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Food Nostalgia

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes seem even better from the box (or can). If you disagree, though, don't worry; we've got you...

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Vanilla sandwich cookies from the 70s/80s

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by mariahan 6 years ago

I'm trying to remember the name/manufacturer of vanilla cream sandwich cookies from my childhood. I grew up in the Midwest and I'm 45, so these would be from the late 70s-80s or early 90s. They wer...

Conca D’oro chocolate cookie bars

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by TAS826 2 years ago

Hello. I was hoping someone may have a recipe posted in a 1970s Bon Appetit RSVP. It was for an Italian cookie from a bakery in NJ called Conca D’oro. The bakery will no longer share the recipe but...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

Shortbread Cookies in the blue can

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by Shaylala 13 years ago

I am having a craving for the shortbread cookies in the blue can. Not the holiday cookie mix blue can it was in a coffee type can. What was it called? Is it still out there for sale?? Thanks it ...

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Cold Sesame Noodles

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by workintheater 6 months ago

I was saddened to read about the closing of Sammy's Noodles in the West Village. They served the most delicious, substantial and unusual (for NY) cold sesame noodles I've ever eaten: thick, ropy no...

What Were These Called?!

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by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

Driving me nuts. You know "oyster crackers"?- a tiny soda cracker that New Englanders often eat with chowder? Well in the 60's we used to have 6" round flat discs just like oyster crackers. "low fa...

Looking for 1977, 1978 or 1979 Bon Appetit recipe

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by Nbetts 3 years ago

Please help me find a Bon Appetit recipe from the November 1977, 1978 or 1979 issue. The recipe was a turkey stuffing recipe made from ricotta, spinach and pine nuts but I can’t remember what else...

Anywhere to get shish Barak, josh para, or manti

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by ilnazn 11 months ago

I’m looking for somewhere in Vancouver that sells shish Batak/ manti, a type of dumpling similar to tortellini popular in the Middle East and Central Asia. Is there anywhere that sells it pre made ...

ISO hard candy from childhood

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by BookGirl 16 years ago

I can't seem to find these candies anywhere and have no idea how to search for them on the web as I don't know who made them or their name. Here's a description: - came in your standard fruit fl...

Mini-Waffley Buttery Biscuity Things

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by Querencia 9 months ago

In this grim season I happened on something that is actually fun. There is a tiny waffle iron just the size for elves and fairies---4 inches wide. Plug it in on the table while you are having coffe...

Cereal changed?

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by luvcubs 9 months ago

When I was a kid, I used to LOVE Cracklin Oak Bran. It wasn't sweet, (I was a weird kid... Iiked Grape Nuts & Shredded Wheat, too). I was at the store the other day, and saw COB, so I bought a b...

The ESSENCE of European Cooking

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by GTJ 1 year ago

On a thread having to do with cast iron pots the topic shifted to French Cuisine and, in somewhat obsessive fashion as is my tendency, I decided to pursue the topic 'theoretically' as well as pract...

Sticky Buns (from Mr. Otto, Williamsport PA)

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by glaforme 14 years ago

Stumbled on this site this a.m. and read some postings from folks from the Williamsport area. Fondly remember the Village Tea Room and MR. Otto and of course Tags! Does anyone have a recipe for t...

Facsimile of Mariposa Cafe Roast Pork

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by DEREK 18 years ago

Last night a group of us from Chowhound (a bakers group originally, now more a food cooking group) got together at Jeffs (our perfect host) to make Lamberts' and Bobbys' Steamed and baked pork buns...

How will you handle Grandparent's Day this year, Sept. 13th?

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by gutreactions 9 months ago

It doesn't get as much publicity as Mother's Day and Father's Day, but Grandparents like to be a part of the love, too. Finding the right tags for this post has not been easy. Grandparent's Day fal...

PBS Cooking/Travel Show?

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by OKC_eater 8 months ago

During the 80's, Sunday afternoon on PBS, was usually filled with different cooking/food/travel shows. I have been trying to recall one show in particular. It revolved around different areas of Chi...

Lausd chocolate flying saucer cookies recipe

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by rschwartz7793 9 months ago

Does anyone have the recipe for the LAUSD Chocolate Saucer Cookies from the 60's similar to the Ranger Cookies but all Chocolate. Crunchy and Chewy, can not find recipe anywhere.

Blum's Almondettes

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by Alice 21 years ago

Does anyone remember Blum's Almondettes? I assume they're history by now, but if you ever spot them, please post!

Creamsicle?/Dreamsicle? with popsicle on the outside?

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by Maerzie 9 months ago

I am looking for the old Creamsicle?/Dreamsicle? that still puts POPSICLE on the outside of the ice cream, instead of the mushy sherbet? I bought some by accident awhile back and didn't realize I'...