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Macaroni with Paprika-Mushroom Sauce

A Recipe from Recipes by Rakusen’s (195?) About the Recipe When a friend brought this (along with 2 other also amazingly vintage Rakusen’s books) back from England for me, I couldn’t wait to give it a go. These recipes are classics, and this one didn’t disappoint. This comes together almost like an easy macaroni and…Continue reading »

Mrs. Cohen’s Kosher for Passover Cookies

A Recipe from the Koppelman Family archives About the Recipe This recipe comes from Mrs. Cohen – not my mother (though she makes them every year), my Aunt Harriet’s mother. See, my mother was a Koppelman who married a Cohen, and Aunt Harriet was a Cohen who married a Koppelman. Every year we would gather…Continue reading »

Brownie Pudding

A Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Cook Book (1960) About the Recipe My friend Antonella had a birthday last week. As such, she had a (Covid responsible) birthday party yesterday. I asked two questions: Hot or cold? Fruit or chocolate? Her answer: Hot, and chocolate! So, I dove into my favorite dessert cookbook…Continue reading »

Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes

A Recipe from Cast Iron Cookbook (1969) About the Recipe There’s nothing like the combination of sweet potatoes and maple syrup. When my husband issued the challenge to cook us more of this delectable root vegetable, I happily took it on. I landed on this recipe to try to break in our new cast iron…Continue reading »

Hamburg Upside Down Pie

A Recipe from Jane Ashley’s Newest Recipes for Better Meals (1952) About the Recipe Happy Pi Day 2022! With the chaos of a new baby in the house, and time at a premium, I only had time for one pie this year, and wow is this a good one. One of my favorite things about…Continue reading »

Frankfurter Crown Casserole

A Recipe from Easy Ways to Delicious Meals, a Campbell’s Cookbook (1968) About the Recipe It’s been awhile since I’ve had an opportunity to crack open a cookbook, so I thought I’d come back with a mid-century bang! I love a recipe that strikes me as so crazy it just might work, and thankfully this…Continue reading »

Honey Cake

A Recipe from The Golden Jubilee Recipe Book (1959) About the Recipe Tonight (September 6, 2021) at sundown, is the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish holiday celebrating the new year. It’s one of my favorite holidays. It means time with family, getting a little bit of wine even when it wasn’t supposed to be…Continue reading »

Blueberry Buckle

A Recipe from the Mary Margaret McBride Encyclopedia of Cooking (1959) About the Recipe When a friend invited me over for dinner at the tail end of berry season, and with a fridge full of blueberries, I happily volunteered – “I’ve got dessert!” This quick and easy little cake was the perfect cap to a…Continue reading »

Perfect Potato Salad

A Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens Salad Book (1958) About the Recipe When friends are coming over for a beach picnic, what do you do? You make potato salad, of course! I went to this book right away looking for a recipe, knowing that it was one of my grandma’s go-to’s. When I saw…Continue reading »

Chicken Breasts Baked in Cream

A Recipe from Betty Crocker’s New Dinner for Two Cook Book (1964) About the Recipe Chicken is a staple in our household, but even our favorites can start to get old. I had some chicken breasts in the freezer so I went on a search through my books! Betty Crocker (almost) never fails, and this…Continue reading »


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