We’re going to detour quickly to dessert with this guest test. Mystery Pecan Pie is a classic Thanksgiving recipe, and this week we’re going to see if Sarah’s Pumpkin Pie is a suitable accompaniment. « Previous Master of the Hounds, 1964 – Vintage Cocktail Friday   ...

So, who’s up for a strong drink? It’s Friday after all. And we don’t just have any drink this week. We have Master of The Hounds, which is NOT a forgiving drink.   “How is it?” “It’s…strong. And bitter.” The Verdict: Strong This is not a drink for the weak.  It pretty much just tastes like straight liquor. We served this one to visiting guests, one of whom is pretty experienced with cocktails, and even he said it was strong. And he never says that about anything! So…this one may need some ice. Or if you think...

I know, I know. I have re-run this recipe before, but this pie is just So. Dang. Good. Seriously! This recipe has everything. It is vintage, it has a little bit of magic (the ingredients re-arrange themselves in the oven) AND it tastes amazing. What more can you expect from one recipe? So if you are looking for a mid-century recipe to add to your Thanksgiving table, make this one! Well, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and let me tell you that I am cooking up a storm! But I just had to get this post up, because I think this may be the...

The sweet potato is a very American ingredient, and so it’s understandable that it’s commonly found on the Thanksgiving table. Let’s sample some Sweet Potato Scallop! « Previous Orange Blossom Cocktail, 1943 - Vintage Cocktail Friday Re-Run   Next » Mystery Pecan Pie, 1964 – A Vintage Thanksgiving Recipe Re-Run ...

Tom just made one of these the other day, so I thought a cocktail re-run was in order. I mean, why mess with the best, right?  Also –  this original post is over a year old, so chubby baby pictures ahead! Whew! Thank goodness another crazy week has finally come to an end! This week our cocktail is very basic because…well, the ingredients are what we had on hand. And going out to buy stuff to make a cocktail is fine, but somehow I think it is a bit more fun when you make do with things you have on hand. But maybe that is just...

It’s the final countdown to turkey time, so Tom and I decided to break out some vintage recipes to test! These are Frosted Cranberry Squares!   These are doubly appropriate for us, since we are from Michigan and the recipes author, Mrs. Lorry L. Mudge, was from The D! It isn’t Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce shaped like a can! Especially at our house. Tom loves cranberry sauce. Loves it! So I usually make a giant, towering, shuddering cranberry gelatin mold every Thanksgiving. Normally I serve canned sauce along with a...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s time to start taste-testing possible side dishes. Of course you need a turkey or ham or even a Tofurkey — but what does the aspiring Retro-Chef serve to go with? Let’s try some Corn Pudding! « Previous Thomas & Jeremiah, 1941 – Vintage Cocktail Friday   Next » Frosted Cranberry Squares, 1965 – Vintage Thanksgiving Recipe Test ...

This week we are busting out some apple cider for Vintage Cocktail Friday! This is Thomas & Jeremiah!   So, we didn’t have a tall heatproof glass that was vintage, so we mixed ours in a larger cup and then just poured off a small amount into our vintage Pyrex cups. It worked! “How is it? Is it weird?” “A little. Mostly it just tastes like hard cider.” The Verdict: Hard Cider From The Tasting Notes - Tasted like a bland hard cider. Not a great pairing, but it was good enough. It might be a better drink with better cider...

This is it!! It’s the biggest eating season of the year! After we finish off all the Halloween candy in the house, it’s pretty much a gorge-fest until Valentine’s Day. And if you are going to eat four times your weight in food this holiday season, why not make it really good food? So I am re-running this fantastic pumpkin pie from the master of horror, Vincent Price. We made this pie last year on Halloween for the Vincent Price Cookalong, and it was seriously a pumpkin pie revelation. This is the pie I am making for this Thanksgiving,...

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