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Christmas Pudding

Plum Pudding – True Historical Recipe

Plum pudding is the traditional culmination of the Christmas feast (it's sometimes called Christmas pudding). This dense, fruit-filled Victorian pudding remains a fixture of British Christmas celebrations to this day. Try the recipe or simply …

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First Layer Cake

The Invention of Frosting

In Jess Touchette's second contributor post, she shares the fascinating history of frosting and layer cakes. Read on... In a recent post about 17th-century "biscuit bread," I traced the centuries-long evolution of …

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Tzimmes (Tsimis)

Mom’s Tzimmes (Tsimis) Recipe

This Tzimmes recipe (Tsimis recipe) is the Jewish answer to green bean casserole. We skip the greens and the creamy soup and instead spend our holidays eating a sweet stew made with …

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