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My obsession with weird-ingredient desserts continues. This week we are making a cake with a fun addition: Pinto Beans! It’s called, unsurprisingly, Pinto Bean Cake. I found this recipe in a stash of newspaper clippings from the 1970’s that I recently bought on eBay. Besides the fact that this cake contained a heck of a lot of beans, I was also surprised at the amount...

After the Peanut Butter Bread debacle of last week, I decided it was time to get back on the mid-century recipe horse and try quick bread again.  But which recipe? I dug through cookbooks. I flipped through magazines. I even got out my collection of recipe cards. I was stumped. And then, Judy Gelman, one of the authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, emailed me and...

Oh boy, oh boy! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is almost here! The PIE! And what better pie to serve at Thanksgiving than old school, classic mid-century pies. Wow. This pie will really…keep you regular. Anyway, all these great pie recipes came from the November 1953 issue of Woman’s Home Companion. And I want to try every single one of them, especially this...

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