Need to take an easy appetizer to that potluck holiday party? Try a fancier twist on a classic: Avocado Deviled Eggs. « Previous Cacao Eggnog, 1965 – Vintage Holiday Cocktail Friday   Next » 12 Vintage Christmas Cookies For Your Holiday Plate! ...

This year, our Christmas gift to you is a drink that combines chocolate and eggnog. You’re welcome.   “Wait, hold on. Alex is trying to get your hat.” “Well, she can’t have it.” “How’s the drink?” “Really good. She can’t have that either.” The Verdict: Really Good From The Tasting Notes - This was, as you can probably guess, very delicious. It was creamy, chocolately and you couldn’t even taste the alcohol. This would be a fantastic holiday drink, with or without a Perry the Platypus hat. And yes, Tom did...

It’s time for more Christmas fudge! This is “Philly” Fudge! I decided to make a double recipe of this, so the amount you see in the pictured below is a double recipe! This came together really fast, just like the recipe promised, except it came together into a dough. Which was a little strange because I was expecting a more liquidy candy that would have to harden. Then I realized something. This recipe is similar to those cream cheese mints that everyone always makes for Easter and potlucks. Do you know the ones I am talking...

Good morning and happy Sunday, everybody! Let’s have something bright and cheerfully orange. No, it isn’t a mimosa — sorry. It’s Orange Yam Cookies! « Previous Brandied Coffolate, 1976 – Vintage Christmas Cocktail Friday   Next » Philly Fudge, 1951 – The Five Days of Vintage Fudge ...

Time for some Christmas Cocktails! This is Brandied Coffolate! I am excited to start with this one. Chocolate, coffee and brandy? Ummm…yeah. Sign me up! This recipe is from a 1976 Martha Holmes Holiday Recipe book that was put out by the power company.  You can see it spread across the bottom and the top of the page, but I actually kind of like it that way. It gave me an excuse to show you guys the rest of the recipes on the page. Mushroom Cream Cheese Logs or Pickled Brussels Sprouts, anyone? “So, what’s with the crazy face?” “Oh...

‘Tis the season! The season for fudge, that is. I have been setting aside vintage fudge recipes I’ve come across all year so that I can do the very difficult job of testing out fudge recipes for you guys! And because I figured Tom needs a little treat for being such a good sport this year. This is Magic Chocolate French Fudge!   This fudge recipe comes from a Borden Eagle cookbook form 1973, but this recipe has been around for far longer than that. Almost every Borden book I have has this recipe in it, and it is probably the...

Who feels like experimenting today? Let’s try mixing tomato juice and…I don’t know. How about rum? Tomato juice and rum. This is Sancho Panza! This drink is from The Complete Rum Guide from Don Quixote Rum, which was printed in 1960. This fun little drink is listed under “Don Q Summer Specials” in the book. It says it is a “hearty, robust drink” filled with “vim and vitamins.” Let’s see if Tom agrees. “How is it?” “Kind of gross, actually.” “Really?” “Yeah, not sure if it is just me, but these flavors...

December is here and Christmas is coming up fast, so I thought I would make a little something to get us all into the holiday spirit. Because nothing says “Christmas” to me more than ground bologna on an English muffin! This is Christmas Sandwich!   Of course, I chose the bologna over the ham. Ham would have been a bit more Christmas-y, but since I already know what ham salad tastes like I decided to skip it. I was interested in seeing what “bologna salad” would taste like. And I wanted to see if it felt more or less festive...

If your family is anything like mine, there’s always some leftovers. But turkey sandwiches are so boring. Let’s try some Quick Turkey Pie instead. « Previous Vintage Thanksgiving Tested Recipe Roundup – Mid-Century Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Table!   Next » Christmas Sandwich, 1972 – A Mid-Century Holiday Recipe Test ...

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