Recipe 23: Fruited Chicken from Better Homes and Gardens (1979)*

*Slightly modified based on available supplies What makes this chicken recipe so special are the two ingredients, soy sauce, and pineapple, that add an Oriental touch to the tender chicken pieces. A perfect partner for oven-baked Chicken is a casserole dish full of rice… Better Homes and Gardens Recipe Card 15G 1979 If the pictureContinue reading “Recipe 23: Fruited Chicken from Better Homes and Gardens (1979)*”

Recipe 21: The Silver Palate’s Chicken Dijonnaise (1982)*

*Slightly modified for COVID-19 shortages of certain foods I purchased or otherwise obtained all of the most popular cookbooks from each decade of the 20th century when I started this blog. I learned from Taste of Home’s site that The Silver Palate Cookbook was the most popular book from the 1980’s. I had no ideaContinue reading “Recipe 21: The Silver Palate’s Chicken Dijonnaise (1982)*”

Recipe 14: Betty Crocker’s Beef Stroganoff (1974)

I just finished reading Crime and Punishment and wanted to make something Russian. I previously vowed to never make any international recipes because I do not know enough about the cultures to know what a vintage recipe would be in different nations. I made an exception here because I’m the boss and I can. TheContinue reading “Recipe 14: Betty Crocker’s Beef Stroganoff (1974)”

Recipe 12: Unilever/Simplot’s Chicken Tonight (1990)

I feel like Chicken Tonight! Like Chicken Tonight! Chicken Tonight! Chicken Tonight was a brand of sauces made by Unilever beginning in 1990 in the United States. It came in flavors like Creamy Chicken and Mushroom, Chicken Cacciatore, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Country French Chicken. The ads were probably the most memorable part ofContinue reading “Recipe 12: Unilever/Simplot’s Chicken Tonight (1990)”

Recipe 8: Oprah’s Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Garlic (1994)

OMG this recipe and the MEMORIES! This recipe comes from In the Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah’s Favorite Recipes by Rosie Daley. The book was published in 1994. I was about 12 or 13. My mom had this book so that she could lose weight but I wouldn’t go near it. I thought all of theContinue reading “Recipe 8: Oprah’s Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Garlic (1994)”

Recipe 5: Culinary Arts Institute’s Chicken a la King (1939)

It is the holidays and I grew up watching “A Christmas Story” (1983) like most people my age. My favorite part is when the Bumpus hounds run into the house and eat all of the turkey meant for Christmas dinner. The narrator exclaims: “The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone,Continue reading “Recipe 5: Culinary Arts Institute’s Chicken a la King (1939)”

Recipe 2: Good Housekeeping’s Chicken Terrapin (1909)

I have learned several things during my first week as a blogger: Chances are, my “original ideas” have been done online. Lots of people enjoy vintage/retro cooking. There are many knowledgeable individuals online in the area of vintage/retro cooking. Blogging takes a lot of work! It amazes me that other bloggers can make such wonderfulContinue reading “Recipe 2: Good Housekeeping’s Chicken Terrapin (1909)”