Just like dump cake, I first tried this recipe at a work potluck. It was while I was working as a visual merchandiser for a retail chain. My friend and co-worker at the time brought these meatballs to the event. I can't remember now what she had called them though the ingredients were easy enough to … Continue reading The History of Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs
I first had a dump cake at a work potluck. I had never heard of it before but looking back I find that weird. If my mother had known about dump cakes, the recipe would have been one of her go tos. It was a low effort but a high reward recipe. Those were what … Continue reading The History of Dump Cake
I don't know why but does any one else find soup included in a TV dinner weird? I also feel like you could easily make a mess trying to carry it from the stove to the table.
This is another installment of weird things Bonnie is obsessed over, I give you party punches. I have never been to a party that included one. By the time I was old enough to go to dances, sadly there were no punches. Actually my middle school dances just sold Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas and … Continue reading Christmas Punches
This is the continuing saga of me trying to figure out the popularity of gelatin recipes from the 1920s to the 1970s. Each month, I randomly pick a recipe from a jar filled with the good, the bad and the savory gelatin recipes to see which ones were worth it and which ones should stay … Continue reading The Gelatin Diaries: Apple Cheese Salad
If you haven't been following along, last Friday I talked about how I made a whole Thanksgiving menu from the 1963 Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations. On Tuesday, I talked about the appetizers. Today I will be sharing the main course which had the following items on the menu: roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu: The Main Course
I have a collection of vintage metal recipe boxes. Sixteen to be exact with all but one full of handwritten recipes and clippings from newspapers and magazines of the past. My favorite thing to do is to flip through the curated recipes of someone's time in the kitchen. The problem is I rarely cook from … Continue reading Recipe Box: Pumpkin Cookies
This is the continuing saga of me trying to figure out the popularity of gelatin recipes from the 1920s to the 1970s. Each month, I randomly pick a recipe from a jar filled with the good, the bad and the savory gelatin recipes to see which ones were worth it and which ones should stay … Continue reading Gelatin Diaries: Basic Bavarian