A New Magazine!

You asked for it! A new series of online magazines to feed your creativity! You'll find good food and great ideas to entertain your family and friends! Hope you enjoy the tablescapes, ideas for celebrations, recipes and a pinch of food history!

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Format has Recently Changed. Content is still WONDERFUL!

A Tribute to Victoria Magazine!

I've posted photographs from a wedding exhibit held a year ago at the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, Illinois. The Civil War General's wife … who always referred to herself as Mrs. John A. Logan ... and never used her first name ... was an expert on etiquette during the Victorian era. She was an author and published one of the first American ladies’ magazines in the late 1800’s. I think Mary Logan would have loved Victoria!

Aren’t we lucky to have magazines … and especially magazines like Victoria. I especially remember the beautiful holiday issues … and one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions was introduced in an early Victoria magazine. The story suggested that we traditionalists try at least one new thing on the annual Thanksgiving dinner menu. Several recipes were provided and I made one … tiny onion tarts. My dad, who had eaten the same Thanksgiving menu his whole life (short of the time he was in WWII) loved them and they became a new tradition on the annual menu!

Special thanks for this new blog party ... Click the icon on the left to visit the host site!


  1. Onion tarts--hmmm, might just be good!

  2. This is a lovely post! I love reading how Victoria touches other's lives. I tried some of those recipes too! I think it is a wonderful thing! Thank you so much for participating this week! Look forward to more to come. I hope you noticed the giveaways I am privileged to offer! Hope you stop by again,

  3. Thank you for posting my button on your sidebar! Made me smile

  4. Hi Debbie! I came looking for your post on Victoria Magazine. I liked the story about your new menu tradition. I think the magazine influenced a lot of people in ways they hardly know. I enjoyed your post. Jacqueline

  5. The yellow glassware is gorgeous! I collect yellow depression glass too.

    I hope to participate in the Victoria reviews when we return from vacation!



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