Recent Recipe Posts

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 »

Blueberry Pancakes #2

A Recipe from the Mary Margaret McBride Encyclopedia of Cooking (1959) About the Recipe I woke up yesterday with an undeniable craving for blueberry pancakes. After a quick search through the MMMB, I came across this particular recipe. I took a look around for Blueberry Pancakes #1 – and did not find it. SO! Blueberry…Continue reading »

Blueberry Peach Pie

A Recipe from Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cook Book (1961) About the Recipe Nothing quite says summer like a fresh fruit pie. This is a delightfully simple pie recipe, designed for making quickly and toting to a picnic or barbecue. Peach and blueberry is a classic combination, and this pie just works. I used pre-made Pillsbury…Continue reading »

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 »


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