Thanksgiving Menus from the Past

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and I’m waiting for my pie dough to “meld” in the fridge so I thought I’d take a look at Thanksgiving menus from my array of vintage cookbooks. I have six cook books that give suggested Thanksgiving menus that range in date from 1896 – 1942. It was from perusing these menus [...] Read more »

Nostalgia Food Travel – A Visit to Newfane, Vermont

Not only do I love cooking vintage recipes from my vintage cookbooks, I love traveling roadside America looking for unique tourist attractions, quirky motels and lodgings, and Mom and Pop restaurants. My most recent cookbook find, Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes from Famous Eating Places, dated 1950 fulfills both desires! The cookbook features a new [...] Read more »

Banana Cake – Banana Bread with a Twist

I have to admit, I’m going kind of crazy with the banana bread recipes like grandma used to make. There are so many great vintage recipes for banana bread! And since Dan always has a few lying around that are past their prime (I don’t eat them in their “fresh” state), I always have plenty [...] Read more »