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It’s Lamb Cake time!!! For the last two weeks I have been baking lamb cake after lamb cake in my grandmother’s vintage lamb cake pan. Why? Well, after this story came out in the Wall Street Journal, a ton of wonderful people emailed and snail-mailed me vintage recipes and tips to help me on my quest to make the perfect lamb cake.  I have to admit I was very excited,...

Since this week’s Mid-Century Menu is made and posted already, I am kind of at a loss about what to talk to you about!  I mean, if you haven’t read the post from the Mad Men Virtual Dinner Party, you should totally go back and do that. I made date nut bread from Pat Nixon. Yeah, you heard me. And yes, it is that Pat Nixon. Since my post, the date nut bread has...

After the Peanut Butter Bread debacle of last week, I decided it was time to get back on the mid-century recipe horse and try quick bread again.  But which recipe? I dug through cookbooks. I flipped through magazines. I even got out my collection of recipe cards. I was stumped. And then, Judy Gelman, one of the authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, emailed me and...

I have to admit, right off the bat, that I was excited for this recipe. Maybe “excited” isn’t strong enough of a word. I was hysterical for it. I was insane over it. I woke up in the morning, pushed back the covers and I thought, “Today, I am finally going to make Peanut Butter Bread!” It was a great moment. I felt like the world was in complete balance. The...

Whew. Tom and I are exhausted. We just got back from a 5-night trip to Las Vegas and wow, it was ever crazy. Yep, crazy. Non-stop debauchery. 24 hours a day. Yep. Yeppity-yeppity-yep. Okay, so…most of that was a lie.   I have to say we aren’t a very exciting couple. Moderate gambling. Moderate drinking. Moderate spending. Probably the most scandalous thing...

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