Thanksgiving Recipes – Molded Cranberry Salad

Dan and I had our best tasting Thanksgiving dinner to date.  It was a mix of modern and retro. I of course cooked the historic recipes. One of the items I made was a molded gelatine salad. Many early 20th century Thanksgiving menus feature a molded salad. You may have “fond” memories of your mother [...] Read more »

It’s Thanksgiving Time Again at Aunt Lil’s Kitchen

It’s the night before Thanksgiving and as I write this I’ve made two pumpkin pies (there’s a story which you will hear when I blog about dinner) and a cranberry molded jello salad. Tomorrow Dan will tackle the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, while I complete the line up with a very vintage [...] Read more »

Quick and Easy Depression Era Dinner

My husband Dan is very supportive of my vintage and retro cooking experiments. And why not when Aunt Lil who is the inspiration for this project was his own great aunt. Last week while he was in an antique store without me he picked up two small cookbooks for my collection. One was the Glenwood [...] Read more »

Potato Chip Cookies – Vintage But Still Modern

There’s a new craze for salty, sweet foods in America, so it wasn’t surprising that the June/July issue of Cook’s Country Magazine featured a Potato Chip Cookie recipe. I knew this was a vintage-style recipe, and I was intrigued to try it. Potato Chips themselves have a fascinating history going back to the 1850s in [...] Read more »

World War II Era Apple Crisp

I’ve been on an apple kick lately, since there are still plenty of fall apples available. I had a few apples in a bowl that were starting to turn, and I wanted to use them up. So I went through my cookbooks looking for a simple recipe where I had all the ingredients. I pulled [...] Read more »