Need a nice, refreshing drink for these long, hot end-of-summer days? Try this! Seriously, try it. It is surprisingly light and delicious. I pulled this recipe out for the third or fourth time last night for Tom to mix up after the little one toddled off to bed. Mix this drink with some firefly watching (either the bugs or the show) and you are all set! This one isn’t really a cocktail so much as it is…beer. But it is still alcohol, so here we go!   We decided on a variation of the Shandy Gaff, the Ginger Gaff, since all we had...

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I posted this hilariously delicious concoction last year in preparation for Labor Day, so I thought I would bust it out again. It pretty much has everything you need for any party, mid-century themed or not. It has drama, garnishes, gelatin and pimento. Which I think is the mid-century recipe for success. So, go forth and make jellied potato salad! I’m serious. It’s actually really good. I hope everyone is looking forward to Labor Day! I know I am. And it preparation for all the cookouts and picnics that you will be going on, I decided...

Casseroles can be comfort food: warm, full of calories, and plenty of tasty ingredients that play well together. Casseroles can also be the worst examples of cookery to come out of your kitchen, particularly if the components aren’t chosen with a bit of care. In this case… eggs and asparagus don’t really fill me with confidence. « Previous Maple Leaf, 1940 - Vintage Cocktail Friday Re-Run   Next » Potato Salad Gelatin Mold - A Mid-Century Salad For Your Labor Day...

Hey gang! Can you believe that Vintage Cocktail Friday is already over a year old?  Where does the time go? This post is from July of 2012!  Anyway, I was checking out the cocktails we have tried in the past (for research purposes, of course) and came across this fun cocktail, which Tom promptly made again last night. So I thought I would share it with you so that you can make it tonight, too! Hooray for Vintage Cocktail Friday! It means that another week is (thankfully) almost over and it is time for the glorious weekend. It also means...

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These cookies are so cute, fast and fun, and they would be a great end-of-summer treat for kids before they had to head back to school! This recipe originally ran in July 2012 and was part of our Glistening and Jiggly recipe contest. I dug this recipe out of the archives recently for a friend, so I thought it would be a good time to resurrect it for you guys as well! Guess what? It’s time for cookies! Fun, bright cookies made with a package of Jell-O. Yep, that’s right. Jell-O. It turns out that not all gelatin dishes are meant to...

Sure, it’s not July anymore. And pie should probably be a “sometimes food.” But this one just looks so darn irresistible… « Previous Sir Charles Punch, 1941 – Vintage Cocktail Friday   Next » Colorful Gelatin Cookies – A Vintage Recipe Re-Run ...

This week we are making some punch! We obviously cut down on the measurements of this one, because who is going to drink all that? And our ice melted. But this smelled really good. It would be great at a party! “Yum” The Verdict: Fantastic From The Tasting Notes - It’s not really a surprise that brandy goes well with port, but the curacao and the sliced fruit really enhances the flavor of the “punch”.  It was syrupy and sweet and very much a punch, and I’m not sure it was the best use of late bottled vintage port....

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