Alan Pringle

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Easy blender pasta sauce

With ingredients I keep on hand in my kitchen, I make a blender pasta sauce in under an hour.

I prefer the flavor of this basic sauce over most jarred sauces from the store.
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Holiday fudge recipes: Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959)

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book from 1959 features multiple holiday fudge recipes, including Rocky Road and Old-time Fudge.

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Oster CKSTWF1502-ECO review—and tips for using this ceramic waffle maker

Here’s my Oster CKSTWF1502-ECO review, with tips for getting the most out of a no-frills but excellent ceramic waffle maker.

I wanted a waffle maker, but I didn’t want standard nonstick coatings on it. I have had good luck with ceramic nonstick cookware, so I looked for a waffle maker with ceramic coating on the plates. That’s why I purchased the Oster CKSTWF1502-ECO DuraCeramic waffle maker (usually $20 or less).

After reading the small manual and several online reviews, I did some experimenting to figure out the best ways to use the Oster CKSTWF1502-ECO:

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Holiday fruitcake hell (with a fudge recipe as an apology)

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959) features multiple recipes for fruitcake. All the variations are shown in a photo of what the cookbook calls a “fruitcake window.” I call it a glimpse into fruitcake hell:

photo showing multiple fruitcakes

Shelves and shelves of fruitcake variations (photos and recipe © 1959 Meredith Corporation)

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