I was digging through the archives for a good pie and I came across this chocolate frosted wonder.  Since I’m making it again, I thought you guys may want the recipe as well.   This is Chocolate Topping Pie!   So, this pie has a chocolate top with a peppermint chiffon filling. I was pretty excited about this one, mostly because the “chocolate top” was basically frosting. Pie frosting. Pie frosting!!! Okay, calm down. We have to make a pie. The recipe calls for peppermint sticks, but I couldn’t find any in the store so I...

It’s that time of year again!  It’s time for Pieathalon! Thanks again to Yinzerella from Dinner is Served 1972 for hosting the Pieathalon for the 3rd year in a row! This is always a fun vintage recipe swap.  In the past I have gotten (sort of) lucky with an interesting Cheese Pie and an Avocado Lime Pie.  Well, maybe not so lucky with that one… Anyway, this year I got lucky again and was assigned Brandy Apple Pie.  Which I totally didn’t deserve, since I had submitted Lemon Potato Pie, which was chosen for Taryn at Retro...

It’s been hot around here lately, so this week we decided to make a frozen treat. This is milk sherbet. This recipe comes from a book that I received for my birthday from Tom’s folks.  It’s called Food for Home and Trade and it is a textbook/cookbook from the Girls’ Trades and Technical High School in Milwaukee Wisconsin from 1942.  I love this book!!  I’m a big fan of home economics cookbooks in general, but I am especially excited about this one.  I’ve done a quick once-over, but it deserves a much closer look.  Not...

I was digging through the archives this week for a yummy gelatin to whip up for a Memorial Day picnic, when I came across this post from August of 2013! Since I am making it again, I thought I would give you guys a re-run of it as well. Enjoy! This week we have a gelatin that is decidedly NOT gross. Sea Breeze Salad! This thing is basically jelled lemon pie filling with pineapple in it. Nothing bad here. Surprising, isn’t it?  Well, we were invited to a picnic earlier last month where I knew there would be kids present and I didn’t...

Since I am hip-deep in rhubarb right now in Michigan, I thought I would do a mini-roundup of great rhubarb recipes from the blog archives!  And I know I’m posting this during fresh rhubarb season, but I’ve also made these all successfully with frozen rhubarb as well! Rhubarb Meringue Pie This recipe is from Tom’s family and is by far his favorite rhubarb dessert.  It features an oatmeal cookie pie crust.  Yum. Raspberry Rhubarb Salad This is a fast, easy gelatin dessert that is fabulous with whipped cream! Lemon Rhubarb Cake This...

Here in Michigan it is now rhubarb season, so we are going to make a rhubarb dessert that is not rhubarb meringue pie! Here we have “Rhubarb Custard Dessert” This recipe is a little different from our normal recipes.  It’s a Clark family recipe with an uncertain lineage.  The recipe card above was copied from a much older, original card.  According to “Ma” Clark, the original card was yellowed.  It appears to have a streusel topping, but the sugar in the topping was added by Tom’s mom.  I thought about trying...

I was in the mood for some gelatin this week, so I decided to go strolling through the archives for a good recipe. Yes, unbelievably, there are good gelatin recipes in the archives. Anyway, I found this Orange Jell-O, and I’m happy to report it was just as good this time as the first time we made it for the Glistening and Jiggly recipe contest. Enjoy! This tested recipe is STILL from our Gelatin Contest! Can you believe it? I never thought I would be dragging this thing out until 2013, but here you go. And we still have 11 tested gelatins...

While going through the archives, I ran across this creation from May 2012.  I thought it was so hilarious that I decided to share it again.  Enjoy! Here is the insanity that is Spaghetti Subs! Just in case you were wondering if you were seeing things, never fear. There is canned spaghetti mixed with corn on that sandwich. You aren’t insane. It’s okay to laugh. Really. Just let it all out. We have seen some crazy crap on this blog, but this has to be one of the weirdest. When we get something like this, you really, really start...

This week, we are making a pie with cinnamon red hot candies and alphabet noodles. This is Alphabet Pie! This pie was originally brought to my attention by a reader, and really caused me to take a closer at the book it comes from, 250 Superb Pies and Pastries, published by Culinary Arts Institute in 1941.  I had this book in my collection for quite a while before I really read the thing from cover to cover. Or, in my case, missing cover. After taking a really good, long look at this book, I’ve discovered that this might actually...

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