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1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

With rationing on certain foods lasting until 1954, cooks in the 1950s had to be resourceful and creative. Some recipes have stood the test of time and remain family favourites, while a few of the more “creative” dishes are less popular today.

Tips and recipes were shared with and by readers of The Sunday Post, People’s Journal and The People’s Friend. Take a look at some of the best recipes and tips from the most inventive cooks that ever lived


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Happy 80th Birthday to Beano

Happy 80th Birthday to Beano

Join us as we travel back in time to explore some of Beano’s most iconic moments. Our fun, interactive timeline will take you on a trip down memory lane from the first edition with Big Eggo as the cover star to the creation of everyone’s favourite character, Dennis the Menace, and everything in-between. Help us search the alleyways of the 1980s edition for Dennis’ beloved pet, Gnasher, or celebrate Minnie the Minx’s 60th birthday in the 2010s. Our digital timeline will help you relive some of these treasured memories and maybe you’ll even learn a fun fact or two along the way.


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Top Tips For The Great British Bake Off Contestants...

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You can guarantee every contestant in the new series of The Great British Bake Off will utter one phrase at some point during the competition.

They’ll say they want to bake something: “just like Mum used to make”.

Well, how did Mum make it? Why were the cakes, puddings, soups meat and veg of the past so good?

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My Weekly's Berry Butterfly Cakes

butterfly cakesHere at The DC Thomson Shop we are getting very excited for Spring and the warmer months ahead. To celebrate we wanted to share our brand new Spring products and one of our new favourite recipes!

These Berry Butterfly Cakes featured in My Weekly Magazine and they are absolutely delicious. Our new kitchen product ranges are perfect for a Spring update and what better excuse to test them out than with this tasty recipe!

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How to attract and care for wildlife in the garden

Wildlife in the garden

I really love spending time in my garden, and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I look out and see the wildlife also enjoying my garden. When a hedgehog is exploring the grass or butterflies are enjoying the beautiful plants, I know I’ve done something right.

If, like me, you love nothing more than sharing your garden with birds, bees, hedgehogs and other wildlife then read on for some great tips on how to attract them!

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Lifted Over The Turnstiles Competition

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Scottish Football Memories

To celebrate the launch of our book Lifted Over The Turnstiles, we ran a competition to give 10 copies away. We asked you to send us your favourite Scottish football memories to be in with a chance of winning a copy. The book is a celebration of Scottish football stadiums of the black-and-white era, with fantastic never-before-seen pictures and anecdotes about the highs and lows of following a fitba team.

With football stadiums having hosted so many unforgettable moments and good times shared with friends and family, it’s no wonder you shared scores of your favourite memories. These ranged from incredible cup wins, iconic goals and some of the unique moments that make our game so well-loved (including some personal highlights, like meeting future spouses).


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