Anna M. Jarvis is the founder of Mother's Day, who successfully campaigned to have the first official Mother's Day celebration held. It was a tribute to her mother Julia Ward Howe who conceived the Mother’s Day Proclamation back in 1870. It is a tradition that is observed on … [Read more...] about The History of Mother’s Day and What to Serve Mom
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The US and Canada celebrated Labor Day yesterday. Another long weekend in another year dealing with Covid-19. The weekend marks the unofficial end of Summer and is normally a joyful time when parents send their children back to school. However, the Delta variant has made this a … [Read more...] about Can you Serve Angel Food Cake After Labor Day?
Happy Birthday Isabella Beeton, best known as Mrs. Beeton, the Victorian Domestic Goddess. Her cookbook Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management published in 1861 when she was only 23, was an instant success. It sold a whopping 2 million copies in 1868. March 12 marks her … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Mrs. Beeton–The Victorian Domestic Goddess
Royal Chef Gabriel Tschumi made this genoise (sponge) birthday cake for Queen Mary during his time at Marlborough Palace. It was one of her favorite cakes. The recipe has been in the royal family for generations. Queen Elizabeth enjoys a chocolate version. Queen Mary's … [Read more...] about Queen Mary’s Favorite Birthday Cake
Bridge rolls are a variation of french brioche rolls, which means there is egg in the dough. They are shaped into logs before baking which make them perfect hand held sandwiches stuffed with your favorite fillings. The exact origin is not exactly known but appeared around WWI … [Read more...] about Melt in your Mouth Bridge Rolls