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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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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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'Leave Your Mark' Throwback

'Leave Your Mark' Throwback

Thursday, August 20th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits History

For today's Work of the Week (with a hint of some #throwbackthursday), we are looking at a collaborative community project from over 10 years ago! Our gallery space was last renovated 2009-2010. Prior to seeing off the old space, we...

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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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Bannock Making Recipes

Bannock Making Recipes

Friday, June 19th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits

Bannock Recipes! With so many people baking more at home these days we've been sharing some recipes on our blog from recipe books we've found in the MAG's collection. As we work on another recipe post for you (that an awesome follower...

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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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Drawing on Wellness

Drawing on Wellness

Thursday, April 9th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits

ART IS WELLNESS by Lynn LeCorre, Education Coordinator “Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how...

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