17 Aug

Vintage Pineapple Refrigerator Desserts

The last recipe in this grouping is my favourite, and I make it in a double boiler.  My husband, the boy in the Get a Bigger Wagon books, happens to love and remember a decadent and refreshing refrigerator dessert his mother used to make in the 1950s and 60s. In his mother's old cookbook, it's called Pineapple Slice. In thos...  Continue Reading

12 Dec

Merry Cherry Chocolates - A Tradition

In the early 1960s, my mother visited a friend’s home and tasted a decadent, homemade chocolate. It left her in a state of euphoria! She was surprised to learn that it was a tradition in her friend’s home for the man of the house to make the chocolates.  Soon my father and mother, having received the recipe, began their...  Continue Reading