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Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe
The classic hot milk vanilla cake with a coconut-butter-brown sugar topping.
Congealed desserts, political scandals, and summer barbecues. Sounds like unlikely bedfellows, but say “Watergate Salad” and all these things come to mind. In this dish, which even by the loosest definitions should never really be classified as a salad, an instant pistachio pudding packet is combined with crushed pineapple, whipped topping, mini marshmallows and chopped pecans. It’s the kind of...
Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950, is credited with making banana bread mainstream. This easy recipe from the 50's has stood the test of time.
During the 1950s and ’60s, an epidemic of island fever swept the United States. Tiki-themed restaurants, drinks, and decor were all the rage and the height of classy dining and entertaining. Now viewed as decidedly kitsch the Tiki fad became a uniquely American pop culture trend. The Pineapple appealed to the tropical island-obsessed 1950’s American as it came to symbolize...

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