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So, a little bird over on Twitter informed me that this is National Jell-O Week. I had been planning on bringing you a feast of pizza excellence this week (it is pretty hilarious), but I put that one on hold for the love of gelatin. Also, I didn’t get anything made for Valentine’s Day. But since I have been showing you a lot of gelatin lately, I decided to break out...

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,...

I was in The Wall Street Journal today with a mention of The Mid-Century Menu and some pictures of my annual Easter Lamb Cake! I am at the end of the awesome article Playing Kitchen Detective: Home Cooks Try to Recreate Family Recipes. My annual quest for the perfect lamb cake is mentioned at the end of the article, but I have several awesome pictures in there, including: My...

We have a new pamphlet in our digital library ;“Five Lamb Treats” from approx. 1950. This is a special one to me, because this came from the small...

So…shiny… From Five Lamb Treats, approx. 1955 Like this:Like Loading......

 Hello again and welcome to another fun vintage recipe test!!! This week we have a very important and serious thing to talk about. Lamb Cake. Every year since I have been about 16 I have tried to make a cake in the shape of a lamb for Easter.  I inherited a fantastic and superior lamb cake pan from my grandmother, and SHE used it to make an Easter Lamb for my Dad’s...

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