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Fruitcake lovers will love this recipe!

Brian Cormier - FruitcakeIf you love fruitcake that’s dark and boozy, you’ll love this fruitcake recipe courtesy of My Island Bistro Kitchen! You’ll love all her recipes, actually! I make this fruitcake every year now. If you love fruitcake, this will be your favourite! If making fruitcake intimidates you, no worries! Just follow the instructions and you’ll be fine! The pan I used was like one shown in the recipe (Fat Daddio 8-inch square cheesecake pan with removable bottom) and can be found here.

If you’re not a fruitcake fan (or even if you are) and prefer seafood during the holidays, check out my very popular blog post containing a scan of Moncton’s beloved Cy’s Seafood Restaurant recipe book. Click here to check it out. And yes, the book includes their delicious seafood casserole!

Enjoy!

Moncton’s Cy’s Seafood Restaurant vintage recipe book sure to bring back memories

Cy's Seafood Restaurant - InsideThose of you who either grew up in Moncton or visited Moncton on a regular basis probably remember the old Cy’s Seafood Restaurant which existed on the site of the current Château Moncton.

Enjoy this Cy’s recipe book from the 1960s / 1970s era. They are all tried and true and are credited to Chef John Speranza.

Recipes include:

  • Lobster newburg
  • Stuffed oysters
  • Baked stuffed shrimp
  • Spaghetti carbonara
  • Meat sauce
  • Broiled lobster (Not a big fan of splitting a live lobster in half, so feel free to try a more humane technique.)
  • Barbeque spareribs
  • Manicotti
  • Chicken cacciatore and noodles
  • Seafood casserole
  • Spaghetti alle vangale
  • Lasagne
  • Shrimp newburg
  • Oyster fiorentina
  • Minestrone soup
  • Pear parfait

There was no copyright information in the recipe book, so I consider this to be in the public domain. It was likely used as a promotional item many years ago. Click on each photo for a larger version. (Editor’s note: For a PDF version of the book, click here.)

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