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Museum Review: National Capital Radio & Television Museum

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My kids and I went to a fun museum earlier this year. I'm a sucker for vintage technology, so The National Capital Radio & Television Museum was right up my alley. Its sister museum, the National Electronics Museum, is another one we visited for a separate field trip, but I'll be posting about it later.

The NCRTV Museum is in an old house which lends a cozy feel. I had my baby in a stroller with me, and right away I noticed accessibility issues. Half of the museum is upstairs with no elevator (it is an old house after all.) So when we went upstairs I had to hold him the whole time. He wasn't a happy camper, and neither was I for that matter! Ugh. It's definitely not a baby/toddler friendly place.

I hate to start off a review with a negative, but that's really the only one! The rest of the museum was absolutely fantastic. The day was downpour rainy, so we had the whole building to ourselves, which is how I like it!

I wanted to start off with the most fun aspect …

Museum Exhibit Review: "Americans" at the National Museum of the American Indian

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I've really missed writing about museums. Ration cooking and vintage recipes have taken over my blog! That's not a bad thing, of course. It's what was easy for me in this recent, crazy stage of my life. Now that my littlest is a bit older, and I've had a wonderful year of posting about ration recipes and menus to celebrate the 75th anniversary of WWII food rationing in America, I thought it was time to finally post some of my backlogged museum posts.

Which leads me to today's museum exhibit review. I had seen ads for the newest exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian and really, really wanted to go see it. When my husband's and my anniversary plans changed last minute, we decided to head down to Washington DC and hit up some Smithsonian museums. It's only 1 1/2 hours away for us, so very doable!

Besides wandering The National Gallery (awesome!!!), I remembered the exhibit I'd been dying to see, so we headed over to the Museum of the Americ…

Vintage Autumn Celebration Finale: Week 13 - Mapley Finale!

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Sadly, we've reached the end of this celebration of vintage maple recipes! I had really wanted to try out a lot more of them than just one or two recipes, but such is life! I loved putting it together, because doing this kind of a series forces me to hunt through my vintage cookbook collection and pull out recipe ideas I never would've thought to look for before. I want my collection to be put to good use, and being able to share all this vintage food goodness with you is a wonderful way to do it. 
For the finale, I thought I'd pull out the rest of all the amazing maple recipes I've found in just the past couple weeks! Here are the recipes we've got in store:
- Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies - wartime version sweetened with honey and maple syrup! - Maple Sugar Cookies - Maple Fluff - Maple Nut Refrigerator Cake (Ooh! Exciting!) - Maple Sirup Cupcakes (original spelling) - Maple Sugar Pie - Maple Candy - and the one I'm really excited about... Log Cabin Upsi…