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Shortbread Cookie Bake Off

Shortbread Cookie Bake Off

Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits Historic Baking

Earlier this fall, MAG staff members Kim and Joanne battled it out in our Stewart Discovery Studio to put their shortbread cookie recipes to the test. Who's recipe did it better? Try out the recipes yourself to decide...

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Historic Baking: Peanut Butter Slices

Historic Baking: Peanut Butter Slices

Tuesday, December 22nd 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Peanut Butter Slices with Kim, MAG Exhibitions Coordinator You had me at Peanut Butter…. Flipping through the St. Leonard’s cookbook was a treat. When I came across the Peanut Butter Slice recipe...

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Family & Party Fare: 5 More Sweet Treats to Try

Family & Party Fare: 5 More Sweet Treats to Try

Wednesday, December 16th 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

The second cookbook we are looking at this month as part of our Historic Baking: Holiday Edition series is: Family and Party Fare This little cookbook measures approx 4 x 6.5 inches and appears to be a community cookbook...

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RDPL Cookbook: 5 Sweet Treats to Try

RDPL Cookbook: 5 Sweet Treats to Try

Wednesday, December 9th 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

MAG staff will be trying out as many baking recipes as we can from the cookbooks in our Library as part of our Historic Baking: Holiday Edition series this December. Check back throughout the month for some new (old) recipes to try! In the...

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Historic Baking: Cinnamon Twists

Historic Baking: Cinnamon Twists

Tuesday, December 8th 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Cinnamon Twists with Kirstin, MAG Marketing Associate Last week my cousin sent me a photo of Sour Cream Twists he made. My immediate response was to exclaim “whoa!” – I had not eaten (or seen) one of these in over...

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Historic Baking: Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Historic Baking: Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Mint & Chocolate Chip Macaroons, Recipe c.? with Joanne, MAG Art Curator I made a recipe from this tiny cookbook in our museum library called Family and Party Fare from the Gaetz Memorial Evening Group. I can only assume this was a...

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Not-Historic Baking: Pennywise Cake

Not-Historic Baking: Pennywise Cake

Saturday, October 31st 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits

Making a Pennywise Cake with Karli, MAG Marketing Associate Spooky cake, perfect for Halloween! For the month of October I decided to set up some personal challenges and goals that were creative. One of those goals was to try cake...

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Historic Baking: Sourdough Bread

Historic Baking: Sourdough Bread

Tuesday, September 29th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits Historic Baking

Making Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread, Recipe c.1900-1910 with Karli, MAG Marketing Coordinator click here to jump to recipe There is nothing more comforting to me than freshly baked bread; it’s deeply tied to my memory banks of my...

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Historic Baking: Tomato Soup Cake

Historic Baking: Tomato Soup Cake

Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits Historic Baking

Tomato Soup Cake: Challenge Accepted! Elizabeth Vasquez click here to jump to recipe As a fan of all activities the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery provides to the public, I found myself into this very pleasant opportunity to make a...

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Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

Posted in: History Historic Baking MAG Collection

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. See how MAG member Elizabeth V.'s Tomato Soup Cake from the Twilight Lodge Cookbook turned out here! We've been loving all the time for baking and trying out some new (or old...

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Historic Baking Pt 2: Lemon Sponge Cake

Historic Baking Pt 2: Lemon Sponge Cake

Tuesday, May 19th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits Historic Baking

This is Part 2 of a two-part baking series. View Part 1 here! Mmmmmm, cake. My adventure in trying out a Lemon Sponge Cake Recipe as described in Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book, published in 1908. Melanie, our...

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Historic Baking Pt 1: Universal Electric Mixabeater, 1918

Historic Baking Pt 1: Universal Electric Mixabeater, 1918

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Posted in: History Historic Baking MAG Collection

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. See how Kim's Lemon Sponge Cake from Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book turned out here! More time spent at home means more opportunity to bake! Pictured is a very early...

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