This week we are having tuna! Tuna covered with Velveeta. Mmmm…mmm! Tom’s favorite. This is Golden Tuna Shortcake! Print Golden Tuna Shortcake Author: Velveeta   Ingredients 2 cups flour 3 Tbls baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ cup butter or margarine 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 – 6.5 ounce cans tuna (I bought tuna in pouches) 2 Tbls chopped onion 1.5 Tbls chopped parsley ¼ cup chopped sweet pickle salt and pepper to taste ½ lb Velveeta Instructions Sift together flour, baking powder and...

Most of the time, we do our retro recipes as a household. Even when I do the cooking and Buzz does the tasting, he knows what’s being made. This one, I kept a complete surprise until the last possible moment. Frosted party sandwiches are pretty spectacular, particularly when they’re unexpected. « Previous There's Always Room - Tropic Sunset Salad   Next » Golden Tuna Shortcake – A Mid-Century Lenten Recipe Test ...

  I have a very vivid memory of a family dinner that took place when I was about six years old.  We had finished a perfectly normal, weeknight dinner when, as a surprise, my mom told us that there was dessert. Dessert! We never had dessert in our house unless it was a holiday or my grandparents were visiting (because…you know…in-laws)! And then she told us something even more unbelievable: my sister had made it. Now, understand that to me my 13 year old sister was the epitome of cool. In my memory, she stands about seven...

This week we have a scary cocktail. Behold, the Nightmare! It looks a lot scarier in the picture. Ours just ended up looking like apple cider. Maybe we should have gotten a light for the inside of our cocktail, too. Print Nightmare Author: 2-in-1 Recipe Cards, 1978   Ingredients ⅔ jigger gin ⅓ jigger Dubonnet (red) ⅓ jigger cherry brandy ⅓ jigger orange juice Instructions Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. 3.2.1284   “How is it? I’m guessing strong?” “Hoooooo....

This week we are making something incredibly easy and meant to drink with RC Cola. This is Peanut ‘n’ Ham Spread! Print Peanut ‘n’ Ham Spread Author: RC Cola, 1952   “Enjoy RC with this smart party snack! It’s delightfully different and delicious.” Ingredients Equal quantities peanuts and ham spread Instructions Chop peanuts into tiny bits. Mix with an equal amount of ham spread. Serve this spread on crackers. 3.2.1284 I love it when the recipes only have two ingredients....

From Best Loved Chicken and Turkey Recipes of 24 Good Cooks, 1954 « Previous Apple Bread Pudding – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday   Next » Peanut 'n' Ham Spread – A Mid-Century Recipe Test ...

Buzz loves bread pudding. If he was on a desert island and could only bring along one food, I would guess this would be it. So bread pudding with fruit? YES PLEASE. « Previous El Presidente, 1940 – Vintage Cocktail Friday   Next » Gingered Pear and Chicken Salad, 1954 - Best-Loved Chicken and Turkey Recipes of 24 Good Cooks ...

Who is ready for a cocktail? This week we are making El Presidente from The Host’s Handbook, which was published in 1940 by the National Distillers Product Corporation. Print El Presidente Author: The Host’s Handbook, 1940   Ingredients ½ Don Q Rum (White Label) ½ French Vermouth Juice of 1 lemon Dash of Curacao Dash of Grenadine Instructions Combine Rum and Vermouth, and juice of one lemon, dash of Curacao and dash of Grenadine. Shake well with ice and serve with a cherry. 3.2.1284   “How...

Today we are taking a break from all the gross, and we are making a coffee cake. This is Heath Brunch Coffee Cake, because why wouldn’t you put candy on a coffee cake? Seriously. I’m asking you a question. Why haven’t you done this yet? Print Heath Brunch Coffee Cake   Ingredients ¼ pound butter 2 c flour 1 c brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 1 c buttermilk 1 tsp soda 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla For Topping: 1 c finely crushed Heath English Toffee candy bars ¼ cup pecans or almonds Instructions Blend...

You know that old jingle, the one that goes: “I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Wiener, that is what I’d truly like to be, ’cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener, everyone would be in love with me!” This dish is what happens after you’ve been dating the beloved Oscar Mayer Wiener for a while, and start discovering some strange habits — like swimming in French dressing with lima beans. « Previous Gelatin Glazed Tea Cakes – A Mid-Century Gelatin Re-Run   Next » Heath...

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