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Blog archives for January, 2011


Archive for January, 2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Yesterday, I was inspired by Casserole Week at The Kitchn to get hot-dish happy. I found a “Ham and Apple Casserole” recipe in a 1966 compilation of army wives’ recipes.

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

This is another Baked recipe – but miniaturized! Warning: muffins in the picture may appear larger than they actually are. These look like big muffins, but in reality they were wee, wee muffins – so wee, in fact, that they got gobbled up quite quickly.

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I wound up returning to Baked Explorations yet again this past week, to make this cake for the baby shower my friend G hosted for her sister:

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Some very experienced epicures and cooks, think the old-fashioned way of preparing bacon is troublesome and useless. They say that legs of pork placed upright in pickle, for four or five weeks, are just as nice as those rubbed with so much care. The pickle for pork and hung beef, should be stronger than for […]

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Sixties salads are really something else.  Those ladies (puh-lease, no gender neutrality necessary here – the gents were all off sippin’ old fashioneds) were willing to chop up anything, put it in mayo, and serve it up.  OK, so maybe I’m exaggerating.  But seriously, salads and canapes were a staple of any wife’s party repertoire, […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

So…I just got back from visiting a friend in LA.  Here are some things we ate and saw… First, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ at Hae Jang Chon.  The quality at this place did not suffer for quantity.  We started out with some pretty conventional stuff – pork and bulgogi…

Friday, January 14th, 2011

OK, so this isn’t as pretty as the root beer cupcakes, but…come on, guys!  It’s soup made of BEER!  Besides, I’m traipsing around LA, putting up fun pics on Twitter, so I just whipped up a little something to tide everyone over. When I saw “Beer Soup” in The Country Kitchen Cook Book, I must […]