Welcome to our Vintage Recipe Series. We have collected Antique/Vintage Recipe Books for Years. When reading through these cookbooks we find it so interesting the type of ingredients used, like lard. I remember those days running down to the basement and scooping up a cup of lard out of a large metal container for my Mom.
Yesterday afternoon I had the delight of spending time with my oldest granddaughter and her best friend. They wanted to make something Halloweeny so we took a quick trip to one of our box stores to get some ideas.
This honey & pear bruschetta is a wonderful quick & delicious appetizer or dessert. It is full of sweetness with a slight sharp bite of cheese & topped with salty crumbled cashews. And to bite into them you have a warm but yet cold experience.
Every year, when Fall is in the air, I make my first of many batches of pumpkin bread. I adore the smell of all the different spices baking in the oven. I truly don't think there is anything more enticing than smelling pumpkin bread baking.
This is a superb meatloaf full of green peppers and cheddar cheese. And the most beautiful golden color. It is the best meatloaf you will ever taste. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe fourteen years ago. It was her favorite family meal. The first time I fixed it I knew this was a keeper recipe.
It truly is a treasure. The only danger is you can't put your fork down!
+Terri Henkels and I were so busy coming up with things to make while she was visiting that we ran out of time. The one thing we did want to do is decorate with the cupcake toppers we bought from Michaels Craft Store. As a time saver, we bought cake mix and frosting and set out to have a little fun. We used Wiltons red glitter gel for the blood to go with the knife toppers and sprinkle bones for the Chocolate cupcakes. How fun are these cupcakes!
During my trip to Florida my sister, +Shawna Williams, and I spent time being festive! That is right, our kids are grown and we still made decorated sugar cookies. I used to make them with my children when they were younger and now I have sugar cookie decorating parties with my grandchildren. I must confess that I find it somewhat exhausting. We have cookie dough, frosting and food color from the kitchen to the dining area and it takes forever to make them and clean up afterwards.
Callie is my floor exercise assistant!
She chases my legs as they move and lays
on my stomach while doing crunches
Last week you may have seen my post where I was whining because I was being deprived of all the junk food I love while visiting my sister for two weeks. This past year she adopted a healthy eating lifestyle and I have not. So before I even boarded the airplane I had committed to behaving and not sabotaging all the good habits she has adopted.
I am definitely a junk food junkie and I knew it was going to be difficult and it was! But I also thought just maybe if I can cut back on the sweets and chips at her house it will stick when I get home. Which has sort of worked but not totally.Today I was feeling guilty because I found myself sliding back to those old habits and then low and behold I have a Facebook message from a new follower, Adventures in Mindful Eating.
My sister and I had a moment at Michaels the other day, yes you can say we got sucked up by all the Halloween Decorations and our creative juices just kicked in and before we new it our cart was full and 150 dollars later we were on our way home to do our own theme. I cut the top off the pumpkin and added floral foam inside.
I haven't cooked a steak chili in years, but it has always been my favorite so I set off to recreate my recipe. Why? Because I am the kind of cook that never writes down her recipes and puts them together as I go. I know a lot of you do the same thing.
My chili has to be spicy and full of meat. I like a chili that's flavors and spices are layered throughout each bite. This chili is packed with the smokiness of the roasted peppers and the tenderness of the chuck roast.
This time I wrote the recipe down and am sharing it with you. I hope you all try it.
Come on, grab a spoon and dig in!
We love music as much as we love food and we like a lot of different genres of music including country, blues, funk, soul and rock. A personal favorite, that in my opinion will never be dated, is "Soulshine" recorded by the Allman Brothers on their 1994 album Where It all Began. In 1994 Gov't Mule was formed as a side band and they took the song with them. This video is by Gov't Mule - Soulshine 2007 by Greg Allman, Trey Anastasio and Derek Trucks. It doesn't get any better than this! A beautiful and uplifting bluesy southern rock song and a great way to start your week.