Hooray for Friday and hooray for vintage cocktails! This is Champs Elysees! We’ve been looking for excuses to use our recently acquired Chartreuse, and this recipe fit that bill nicely! “Looks like we didn’t waste the Chartreuse.” The Verdict: Very Good From The Tasting Notes – This drink was strong and fruity but not sweet. The bitters really brings it together. Like a fruity version of a Brandy Manhattan. A good use of our hard to find Chartreuse, it really accents the herbal flavor. Would be good as a pre-dinner cocktail! « Previous Golden...

I know that Lent is over, but I was digging around in the archives recently and came across this bad boy from last year and knew I had to share it again. Who doesn’t love a giant tuna sandwich covered with cheese? Enjoy! This week we are having tuna! Tuna covered with Velveeta. Mmmm…mmm! Tom’s favorite. This is Golden Tuna Shortcake! This excellent recipe was sent to us by Amy and Kathleen! Thank you so much, Amy and Kathleen. Any time I can find an excuse to feed Tom processed cheese, I am happy. I didn’t feel like rolling...

So, I think I’ve kinda jumped the gun a bit over here by starting to test summer recipes. But hey, the weather was really nice this weekend, so I decided to make pie. This is Raspberry Pie! I was mostly excited about this recipe because the raspberries in this pie aren’t cooked! I am always looking for pie recipes that use fresh fruit rather than cooked. And unflavored gelatin? Hallelujah! Unfortunately, since I jumped the gun on the whole summer thing and had no ripe berries, I had to settle for grocery store berries. This caused...

I really like chicken soup with dumplings. These dumplings, though… hmm. « Previous Reader's 2015 Lamb Cake Gallery and Vintage Cookbook Winner!   Next » Raspberry Pie, 1941 – Vintage Recipe Test ...

Thank you so much to everyone who sent in a lamb cake photo this year! If you missed the deadline, feel free to send in your picture anyway and I will add it to the gallery. There were so many great submissions this year, and so many pictures of delicious, delicious cake! And keep an eye out for the bunny! But before we get to the gallery, let’s announce the winner. I did a random drawing with everyone’s name who sent me a lamb cake, and the winner is: Bethany S.! But, of course, I couldn’t just pick one winner. So...

Who is ready to eat some lamb cake???? It’s time for everyone to dust off their lamb and rabbit pans and get ready to make some molded cakes! To help you out, I’ve pulled together this post to make sure you get all the tips and advice that you need. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I will answer them as completely and quickly as possible. First, the basics. Check out my lamb cake tutorial/tip post to get advice about how to properly bake, de-pan and frost your fluffy little cake friend: And now...

Let’s pretend it’s summer and have a citrus-y cocktail! This is Pompano! Well, we aren’t Florida-bound or anything, we just wish we were. Also, we left out the ice in the finished drink, because the ice in the shaker melted quite a bit while we were trying to get the drink together. It turns out when you cut an orange in front of a toddler, they immediately demand to have said orange. So you have to cut that orange up for them, and then get a different orange. And then cut most of that one for the toddler, too. “Is it good?” “Yes.” “Does...

So. Have you guys ever made a peanut butter white sauce and then poured it over Fritos? Because I have. These are Peanut Butter Fritos! “Children particularly like the crunchy tastiness of this dish.” We recently received an entire box full of vintage cookbooks from one of Tom’s family members. It was amazing. There were so many books!!! Among the goodies we found perhaps the greatest brand cookbook I’ve ever seen. I thought the Heinz books that put ketchup in everything were amazing, but that has nothing, nothing, on a cookbook...

Who needs a pick-me-up today? Then it is time for Morning Call! Of course, Tom is always up for anything with Absinthe in it. “Are your eyes watering?” “I’ve gotta let some of this ice melt. This is really strong.” The Verdict: Good But Strong From The Tasting Notes – This would definitely wake you up in the morning! Fruity and strong, but still good. Let some of the ice melt a bit before you take your first drink! « Previous Corned Beef Loaf - A St. Patrick's Day Guest Recipe Test   Next » Peanut...

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