Recipe 25: Riceland Rice’s Hot Apple Deep Dish Dessert (1969?)

So, my favorite recipes are the ones that don’t come out of established, well-known cookbooks but instead come from publications or promotional materials distributed by companies to advertise their products. As I do this blog, I realize that these kinds of things are rare finds and I feel sort of like I stumbled upon somethingContinue reading “Recipe 25: Riceland Rice’s Hot Apple Deep Dish Dessert (1969?)”

Recipe 19: The Joy of Cooking’s Pecan (or Walnut) Puffs (1923)

I have eaten all of the cookies at home and have vowed to use what I have to make what I need instead of going to the store. I found a copy of the original The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker online and saw the recipe for Pecan Puffs onContinue reading “Recipe 19: The Joy of Cooking’s Pecan (or Walnut) Puffs (1923)”

Recipe 17: Good Housekeeping’s Rumtopf (1978)

I chose this recipe because it used up some ingredients from the Ginger Ale Salad made two weeks ago (yay) AND had a funny name (YAY)! Rumtopf is a German and Danish liquor dessert typically consumed around Christmas. It involves mixing the fruit with sugar and very high alcohol content rum and letting it sitContinue reading “Recipe 17: Good Housekeeping’s Rumtopf (1978)”

Recipe 13: The Culinary Arts Institute’s Strawberry Bavarian Cream (1956)

For Valentine’s Day I wanted to make something special. Fortunately, I have my handy collection of booklets from the Culinary Arts Institute. There is specifically a book for holiday cooking: Within it are recipes for the most common holidays, including Valentine’s Day! I excitedly opened to the St. Valentine’s Day section and the first recipeContinue reading “Recipe 13: The Culinary Arts Institute’s Strawberry Bavarian Cream (1956)”

Recipe 11: Betty Crocker’s Galaxy Cookies (1974)

I saw this recipe when I was looking through my mom’s Betty Crocker’s Cookbook from 1974 when I was first starting this project in November. I can only find a few other versions of this recipe online (here and here and here, although I know there are probably a few more that I missed), soContinue reading “Recipe 11: Betty Crocker’s Galaxy Cookies (1974)”

Recipe 7: Miss Beecher’s Plain Macaroni Pudding (1846)

These vintage recipes are magical. There are so many things you can think about while making one that will have you transported to a different time. The recipe we are doing today is “Plain Macaroni Pudding” which is found in Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book published in 1846. The book is written by Catharine BeecherContinue reading “Recipe 7: Miss Beecher’s Plain Macaroni Pudding (1846)”

Recipe 4: Jello’s Crown Jewel Dessert (Broken Window Glass Cake) (1963)

I wanted to do something festive since it is Christmas and scoured my recipes (even ordering a special holiday cookbook from the 1950’s) before deciding that I was now experienced enough (3 recipes down!) to delve into the world of Jello cooking. The horrors of retro gelatin cooking have been described in great detail allContinue reading “Recipe 4: Jello’s Crown Jewel Dessert (Broken Window Glass Cake) (1963)”