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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

Some kids eat their meals just to get to the desserts. I can well remember when dear old Mom would tell me to eat my supper because it was good for me. Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

4 ounces cream cheese 1 cup grated cheddar Salt and pepper, to taste 5 large jalapenos, halved (seeds removed if you like it a bit milder) 10 strips bacon Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

Like most ladies of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, Grandmother Sweeney and my mother grew up making home desserts you’d steal for. (If they turned their backs for a minute, I did exactly that.) Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Guaranteed, there is no better dessert than a homemade dessert—especially if it’s from my mother's or grandmother's kitchen. No wonder my wife Lisa is a great cook, as she has access to these recipes from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Big, squishy, gooey cookies are the best. And cookies that don’t require the use of a mixer (or some serious gym rat-level hand mixing) and are pressed into a pan instead of individually scooped are truly the height of human innovation... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Once you work buttermilk into your culinary repertoire, you’re going to wonder how you ever got on without it. It will add a bit of rich, sour, tanginess to both your baking and your cooking. This quick scone recipe is a good way to give... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

When you bake your own cakes, using basic ingredients, you actually know where they come from. It’s not only a good idea, but it’s also cheaper than buying a cake and results in the sweetest-tasting cakes this side of heaven … not that I came from... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Galettes are a cross between a pie and a pizza. They come together super fast and have a lovely, rustic appearance that’s perfect for a holiday party. This particular filling is great with any combination of mushrooms; in fact, the bigger the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that we are moving into some bread recipes from the 1920s, let me take you back to those times and just how to handle the recipes of those days. Growing up in the 1930s, home-baked bread from my Grandmother was just a natural thing and you... Read more

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you are from the 1930s and ‘40s, you may still long for those old-fashioned baked breads of all different tastes. You will also know what was in them and, to me, that is what is most important... Read more

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Grapes make a lovely sweet and savoury addition to a variety of meals. If you can manage it try and time this recipe for when you have the bottom of a bag of grapes that have gotten a little old... Read more

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This is a bit like a quiche and some holiday stuffing had a fling and along came a weird hybrid casserole. This is a great recipe to help clean out your freezer of last years (or a few years ago) sausage and all that stale old bread on your... Read more

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Back in the 1930s and 40s mom baked her own goodies and desserts were homespun and knowing just what was in those delightful desserts. They also tasted far better than the modern off-the-shelf desserts... Read more

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you like homemade bread, then let me take you back to my mother’s kitchen, back to the 1950s. Those were the days when men never wore their hats in a building when a lady was present, when men always opened the door for a lady and never walked... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Apple crumble is as close to a perfect food as I’ve ever found. It can be breakfast just as easily as it can be dessert or even dinner. It’s fast to prepare, and when it comes right down to it, pretty healthy... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: You opened up Blackbird Bakery five years ago. How have things been? Kayla Morrison: For the most part, pretty good. You always have ups and downs — that’s the nature of business. But for the most part, everything has hit the... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Pixabay

Having grown up in the 1930 and 40s, I was used to homemade food such as pancakes, bread and fresh-from-the-garden homemade soups. Nothing was prepared in cans from the grocery store that had sat on the shelves for months. The only thing spread on... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

The Yukon grows wonderful root vegetables. And anyone who has participated in the From the Ground Up fundraiser will tell you that local root vegetables are abundant and delicious this time of year... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Bear is a controversial meat. Unlike most other game, hunters aren’t forced to keep any of the meat and can hike out the pelt and skull leaving the rest of the animal in the woods for scavengers. There also seems to be some sort of stigma about... Read more

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s no downside to freshly baked bread – it tastes great and makes the house smell wonderful. Making bread can be a bit time consuming though, if done the old fashioned way it can take hours of kneading and proofing... Read more

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