Everyone welcome Jason to the blog! Jason was kind enough to reach out to me a looooong time ago and volunteer to test out some recipes.  Here is a snappy little loaf he tested out on friends and family with mixed results. Since the backbone if this shivery loaf is corned beef, I thought it was perfect for today. Enjoy! By Jason Ladies and gentlemen! I give you my first foray into the retro Jello-O recipe family. Behold! Corned Beef Loaf! Oh man. What terror have I wrought? I found this lovely little gem floating around on the internet....

Buzz isn’t just a pretty face that is willing to eat questionable cooking. He’s also a mathematician. So yesterday we celebrated Pi Day… with pie, of course. « Previous Jellied Cottage Cheese And Tomato Salad - A Vintage Gelatin Recipe Re-Run   Next » Corned Beef Loaf - A St. Patrick's Day Guest Recipe Test ...

Spring is almost here! And I immediately started thinking of all the gelatin things I am going to make this spring and summer. While sifting through the archives to remind myself of what we’ve made already, I came across this doozy of a recipe that originally posted during our gelatin contest and I knew I had to reshare it. Enjoy! Want to see something scary? Behold! Jellied cottage cheese and tomato sauce served over coleslaw! It looks…horrible. Like a melting monster face with a green pepper tongue. Appetizing, huh? This recipe...

I am constantly impressed by how mid-century recipes continue to surprise me with the ways they find to use commercially pre-packaged foods. Like pudding in sweet roll dough. Pudding. « Previous Corned Beef Spread – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday   Next » Jellied Cottage Cheese And Tomato Salad - A Vintage Gelatin Recipe Re-Run ...

It has been a crazy, crazy few weeks in the Retro Recipe household, and we haven’t been cooking (or blogging!) as much as we want. But after our too-long hiatus from Mid-Century Menu, we’re back with a doozy: corned beef spread. Hooooo boy. « Previous The Original Frosted Ronrico West Indies, 1937 – Vintage Cocktail Friday   Next » Sweet Yeast Dough – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday ...

This week we are pretending that it is summertime, and we are making frozen Daiquiris. This is The Original Frosted Ronrico West Indies!! What we found interesting about this is that it contained Maraschino, which is something that we picked up over the holidays at the enormous liquor store in Tom’s hometown that has absolutely everything under the sun. We had some difficulty tracking this one down, so now we are pumped about finding drinks that use it! “How is it? “Eh, it’s okay. Not great.” The Verdict: Okay This tasted...

This week we are taking a break from hot dogs and gelatin and making some nice, wholesome banana bread. This is Banana Tea Bread! What better people to get a banana bread recipe from than Chiquita, right? Strangely enough, this recipe is almost my grandmother’s recipe. It uses almost the same ingredients (a little more flour and a little less sugar since my grandmother had a bunch of kids to feed!), but is put together in a different way. In my grandmother’s recipe, the fat used is vegetable oil and the bread is stirred together...

I’ve been thinking about summer a lot lately. Probably because it is colder than anything outside and we are covered with about 3 feet of snow. So I went into the archives and tried to find something that screamed, “summer”. Of course, I came up with a gelatin. Enjoy! Let’s see a show of hands: Who out there likes canned baked beans? I have to admit that I do enjoy baked beans, even of the canned variety. And I can understand adding a few ingredients to a can of baked beans to perk up the flavor, which is very common in mid-century...

This week we have a cocktail that is going to take your breath away. This is the Tummy Tightener! “It’s strong, but good!” “Did you just have to suck in some air when you took a drink?” “I guess that’s why it’s called the Tummy Tightener.” The Verdict: Good ‘N Strong From The Tasting Notes - Strong with significant anise flavor.  Mostly just tasted like alcohol. Not bad, but very strong! « Previous Vintage Valentine’s Day Menu – Make A Mid-Century Meal For Your Sweetie!   Next » Barbecue...

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