Recent Recipe Posts

Orange Bowl Coffee Cake

A Recipe from 100 New Bake-Off Recipes from Pillsbury’s 16th Grand National (1965) About the Recipe Sometimes a dish comes out of the oven, and you show your little brother how to properly flip a baked dish, and as he lifts the casserole dish off, you’re crossing your fingers that it comes out properly –…Continue reading »

Chicken Legs, Pierre

A Recipe from The Family Circle Fish and Poultry Cookbook (1955) About the Recipe There are a few things in this recipe that I find interesting enough to try again and to play with in the future. Because the chicken gets browned in the pan first, when the tomatoes (from the can! Don’t use fresh,…Continue reading »

Pi(e) Day 2021

I have always maintained that pies test my patience, and this year, just after the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, they definitely did. The crusts took 3 tries to get out of the oven in a usable state. I needed to call in my sous-chef (husband) multiple times because I wasn’t ready for some…Continue reading »


A Recipe from preparing foods with Reynolds Wrap pure aluminum foil (195?) About the Recipe Imagine a tuna-melt. Now imagine that the tuna salad part has a few more ingredients than it really should. Now imagine that instead of quickly grilling it up, you’ve got to put it on a bun, wrap it in tinfoil,…Continue reading »

Aloha Banana Bread

A Recipe from Pillsbury’s BEST 12th Grand National Bake-Off Cookbook (1961) About the Recipe Okay, I know what you’re thinking – really, Andi? Another banana bread recipe? Hear me out though – this one is different. I’ve written before about the wonder that surrounded the act of Hawaii finally becoming a US state. In 1961,…Continue reading »

Yorkshire Burger

A Recipe from 9th Grand National Cook Book (1958) About the Recipe It’s been a long time since I’ve had a real Yorkshire pudding. When I saw this recipe for the first time, it didn’t actually occur to me that this would be the closest that I’d ever get to making one myself! The texture…Continue reading »

Maraschino Date-Nut Cake

A Recipe from Cakes & Tortes (1957) About the Recipe Yesterday was my little brother’s birthday, and I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. I passed him a few of my baking books and let him figure out which sounded the most interesting to give a test run. This was the cake that…Continue reading »

Eggs, Eiffel Tower

A Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens Lunches and Brunches (1963) About the Recipe If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you probably know by now how much I love an overcomplicated but delicious breakfast / egg dish. Here’s another one to enjoy! When I was looking at the recipe on…Continue reading »

Maple Memory Cookies

A Recipe from 100 Prize Winning Recipes from Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National (1952) About the Recipe These little maple cookies are just the right amount of sweet! They’re fairly easy to make, but be aware that the dough gets a little on the dry side as you’re combining the dry ingredients and maple syrup to…Continue reading »

Strawberry Cake

A Recipe from VIP Cook Book Vol. II (1977) About the Recipe When I opened this book to find a recipe, I did it with one goal in mind – Find the recipe from Rosalynn Carter! I had two thoughts when this was the one that I found: Well, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I…Continue reading »


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