August 7, 2017

Riddle me this: What do ranch dressing, a plumber's crack, and the Alaskan Bush have in common? Answer: Everything. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing was developed

August 6, 2017

Midcentury cooks considered it to be good stewardship to empty out the refrigerator of long-in-the-tooth produce and bits of meat and make use of it. How better to use old produce than to congeal it, mold it, and serve it to the ones you love? If your Jell-O concoctio...

August 6, 2017

I think many of these childhood memories were made without a recipe and when vintage tastes gave way to 1980s gourmet the potluck ladies gave their molds to Goodwill. It was an end of an era. Kids no longer have the challenge of navigating the Jell-O minefield and potl...

August 2, 2017

This chicken salad has some green stuff in it but it is still southern potluck worthy. Preparing this salad does not require heating up the kitchen making it a perfect choice on a hot day.

July 23, 2017

Once upon a time salad was a mix of raw vegetables dressed with vinegar, oil, and herbs. In 77 AD Pliny the Elder defined salad as a dish composed of garden products that "needed no fire for cooking and saved fuel, and which were a resource to store and always ready."...

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