Category Archives: cookbooks

Recipes from vintage American cookbooks

Egg Nog in August: Pieathlon Time!

These dog days of August make frozen custard more inviting than a pie with a custard filling, but I couldn’t resist the call from Yinzerella of Dinner is Served 1972 for competitors in the 5th annual Pieathlon. Advertisements

Posted in cookbooks, Food, history, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Got Mint? Make Juleps!

When your garden is overrun with mint, it’s time to think beyond garnishes for fruit salads. I muddled my way through mojitos and decided to make another classic, the mint julep.

Posted in cocktails, cookbooks, Food, History, memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Yee Haw! Rice for Cowboy Day

Most Hollywood-themed histories fawn over the glamorous stars and trivia associated with the early 20th century movie industry.  Recipes4Rebels packages film history in a more fun way.

Posted in cookbooks, Food, history, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slush with a Secret Ingredient

Quaker Oats claims to be the first food brand to print a recipe on its box in 1891, but it didn’t take long for other companies to make similar use of the space on their packages. They knew a captive … Continue reading

Posted in cocktails, cookbooks, Food, History | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Got Strawberries? Make Punch!

In colonial America, punch usually referred to a rum drink, served in a bowl that was imported from China if you were wealthy. The temperance movement inspired recipes for non-alcoholic punches and made the punch bowl a staple of everything … Continue reading

Posted in cocktails, cookbooks, Food, history, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Twist on a Whiskey Sour

I’d be more likely to pair whiskey with simple syrup than maple syrup, but I was intrigued by the Whiskey Sour recipe that I spotted in the Bemus Area Hometown Favorites cookbook from the Bemus Point Historical Society.

Posted in cocktails, cookbooks, Food, history, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lemon Relish for Grilling Season

So what if we’re standing outside in our down coats instead of chili pepper-printed aprons? Spring traditions must go on. Continue reading

Posted in cookbooks, Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments