Recipe 15: 1001 Famous Recipes Cookbook’s Ginger Ale Jelly Salad (approximately 1940)

I received a box of various recipes and cookbooks from Ebay a few months ago and found this cookbook enclosed: There is no date on the book, so I looked up the title of the book and the author (Jean Dumont Le Sage compiled the recipes and the book was published by the Miller BankContinue reading “Recipe 15: 1001 Famous Recipes Cookbook’s Ginger Ale Jelly Salad (approximately 1940)”

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 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 10: Fritos Swiss Dip (1956)

This is a great moment in Recipe Replay history… I MAY HAVE FOUND A RECIPE THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS DONE!!!!!! You wouldn’t believe how many times I stumble upon what I think is a unique recipe only to find that 10 other people have done it and done it better. I assumed that wouldContinue reading “Recipe 10: Fritos Swiss Dip (1956)”

Recipe 9: Good Housekeeping’s Celeriac au Gratin (1908)

Yay! Another obscure root vegetable! In my research I have stumbled upon several foods that were completely unknown to me. Celeriac is one of them. I decided that the next recipe I would do would be this one after I actually found celeriac at our local Ingles. Imagine that!

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 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 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)”

Recipe 3: Good Housekeeping’s Baked Salsify (1922)

I was a fish biologist in college and grad school. My favorite fish of all time was the Coelacanth, this bony fish that was thought extinct 66 million years ago but was discovered to be living in the Indian Ocean in the 1930’s. It has been called “A Fish Out Of Time” because it isContinue reading “Recipe 3: Good Housekeeping’s Baked Salsify (1922)”