Mid Century Christmas Dinner

This was a great Christmas for cooking. I had plenty of time, and Dan let me cook pretty much the whole meal. Which meant I could choose whatever vintage, retro recipes I wanted. It ended up being a mid-century menu. Here’s what we had for dinner: Baked Ham Supreme from All Maine Cooking, 1967 Dan’s [...] Read more »

World War II Applesauce Muffins

I’ve been doing lots of research for my upcoming lecture at the Wright Museum of World War II History about cooking during the war. My talk will be in February, and I’ve promised to not only give an illustrated talk, but to bring samples of baked goods for people to try. Yikes, what have I [...] Read more »

Aunt Lil Wins King Arthur Heritage Bake Off!

I have exciting news! Aunt Lil’s wonderful recipe for Rich Coffee Cake won a blue ribbon at the recent King Arthur Flour/Historic Deerfield Heritage Family Recipe Bake Off!  Last week I was notified that Aunt Lil’s recipe had been chosen to be a semi-finalist in the contest. To enter the final phase of the competition, [...] Read more »