Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

The Food ‘n Flix pick this month was Babette’s Feast. This wonderful movie inspired me to make Kugelhopf. Keep reading for the film synopsis, Babette’s menu and my meager attempt at dessert. . . . → Read More: Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

Yes, I know that The Breakfast Club wasn’t chock full of foodie references.

Yes, I know that besides the title itself and the lunch scene, there is not a whole lot of food in this film.

But, dontcha know I think it was a worthy film for Food ‘n Flix this month. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

“Waffled” Breakfast Club Sandwich

I came of age in the 80s.   I wore leg warmers, neon colors, Flashdance-influenced sweatshirts, and designer jeans.   My hair has been pink, asymmetric, and teased up high (just not all at once).     I have been a punk, a prep, and a rocker.   

Circa 1985. Such babies.

I feel . . . → Read More: “Waffled” Breakfast Club Sandwich

Honey French Dressing

I reworked a salad dressing from a vintage junior league cookbook. (Good grief, when did the 80s become vintage?) . . . → Read More: Honey French Dressing

Happy New Year

Some vintage images from my grandfathers’ post card collections and a couple of Happy new Year wishes to you and yours. (And, I finally got around to doing a Top Ten!) . . . → Read More: Happy New Year

The “Party Book” and a vintage dip recipe (circa 1960)

During the holidays, I often wax poetic and get nostalgic about my childhood.   This is going to be one of those posts.   (Please bear with me.)

My mom and aunt were both home economics teachers.   (Today they would be called FACS teachers for Family and Consumer Sciences.)    They would often discuss the latest food trends, . . . → Read More: The “Party Book” and a vintage dip recipe (circa 1960)

Carrot Cake Holiday Cookie

Another heirloom recipe from the 50s. Cookies for Santa, perhaps? . . . → Read More: Carrot Cake Holiday Cookie

“Cooky” Mix

A recipe for a “Cooky” master mix from a vintage (circa 1955) pamphlet along with a Lemon Drop cooky recipe. (I love being kitschy at Christmas!) . . . → Read More: “Cooky” Mix

Butter (DIY)

In my recent Día de Muertos post, I mentioned making my own butter for the Pan de Muerto recipe from Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

I wanted to post the procedure here.

But first….a “remember when.”

In the early 80s my mom had her heart set on a KitchenAid stand mixer.   Mom had many careers before she retired, . . . → Read More: Butter (DIY)

The Ghost of Halloweens Past

Over the years, Halloween has become a major holiday in itself, one worthy of outrageous parties and get-togethers.   According to Yahoo news, Americans will spend $8 billion on Halloween.  (That seems a bit excessive, right?)

When did Halloween morph into such a national spending frenzy?

(Segue alert…Here I go into a “when I was . . . → Read More: The Ghost of Halloweens Past