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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 ...

 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...