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Vintage Recipes and Recollections

A friend noted the high oven temperature for the cookie recipes in previous posts. To be honest I’d never questioned it before. The recipes have always produced good results  even though 400F and 500F definitely seem out of the norm for cookie baking.  So I did a little investigating…. Many recipes from the early 1900s …

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Half the fun of reading through vintage recipes is coming across ingredients that are totally unfamiliar to me. This simple sugar cookie recipe is a great example.  What the heck is Nucoa? While the answer isn’t nearly as exotic as I’d imagined, it is part of a decidedly weird food story. Nucoa is the brand …

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I have an oddly complicated relationship with this recipe – starting with the fact that I have a relationship with a cookie! But oh what a cookie. Right off the bat, I’m not a baker. Recipes for baked goods always look like Grade Four math problems to me – you know the ones – “Two trains …

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