Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1968 Dublin Fruit Cake

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, folks! My favorite time of the year is finally here. Pretty lights, countdown calendars, amazing smells (tree, candles, spices...) and baking. So much baking. For my first Retro recipe of the month, I wanted to try something I've never made before (I'm not even sure I've even… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1968 Dublin Fruit Cake

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Retro Cooking: A Very Retro Thanksgiving Meal

Most holidays are a fun times to try retro recipes. Thanksgiving didn't disappoint. Since none of my vintage cookbooks has anything too exciting to try for Thanksgiving, I went to my trusty friend Google and found a few gems.   Cranberry Surprise, from Hellman’s Mayonnaise (1960) Spam Birds, from Hormel (1940's) Pepperidge Farm Stuffing (1965)… Continue reading Retro Cooking: A Very Retro Thanksgiving Meal

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Retro Cooking: 1980’s Halloween Jell-O Salad

Halloween seemed like the perfect occasion to try my grossest vintage recipe to date. While none of the cookbooks I owned had any Halloween recipes, I did a little Googling and found a few. Most of them were pretty tame, mostly a lot of cakes decorated like a pumpkin. Nothing too crazy, especially since I… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1980’s Halloween Jell-O Salad

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1974 Pumpkin-Themed Dishes

It's no secret how obsessed I am with everything related to fall. I love the leaves changing colors, putting on my favorite scarf, participating in all the special events (festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving...) and anything pumpkin-related. Before I even knew about pumpkin-spice, pumpkins were already my favorite way to mark the start of my favorite season.… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1974 Pumpkin-Themed Dishes