Author Archives: Yinzerella

About Yinzerella

Just a Steel Town Girl on a Saturday night, cookin' for my life. www.dinnerisserved1972.com

Guest Post: Shirley Temple and Rob Roy

Originally posted on Rantings of an Amateur Chef:
Today we have Emily from Dinner is Served 1972. She brings not only two recipes for us but a story that brings me back to my own childhood and ordering a special drink.…

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The Bawlmertini

In Baltimore (or as they say it down here, Bawlmer, hon!)  there are 3 men who are revered more than any others: Cal Ripken, Jr., Johnny Unitas, and John Waters. Out of those 3 I think you can discern which … Continue reading

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Best Wishes, Tom Selleck

On Saturday I received one of the greatest gifts ever: Yes, that is an autographed photo of Tom Selleck in a Speedo. And a visor. This was a housewarming gift from my cousin Chuck, his wife Christine, and their boys, … Continue reading

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How We Partied like Mad Men for the End of Mad Men

FINALLY! After weeks of teasing yinz guys, I finally threw my Mad Men Party featuring recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin in honor of the end of the show. My shindig was just … Continue reading

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Posted in 1950s, Beverages & Cocktails, cookbooks, Dessert, Eggs, Food, International Cuisine, Jell-O, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Truth is Still Out There!

Oh. Em. Gee. THE X-FILES is coming back!!!  This is the SECOND best thing to happen to me in the past year, right behind the Blu-Ray release of Twin Peaks (remember, I did a slew of Tuesdays devoted to that) and then … Continue reading

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Irish Cheer (One Day Late)

Well, on St. Patrick’s Day I posted the recipe for the drink that I was going to make that night, the Irish Cheer:Which I did, as promised, make on Tuesday night. But I was tired, so I didn’t post it … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Seems like a lot of people plan on celebrating tonight, at least based on the number of folks who have checked out my recipe for Corned Beef & Cabbage in the past week or so. I will be celebrating tonight … Continue reading

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Party Like a Mad Man!

Hey kittens! I have some very exciting news–I am participating in a virtual party on April 5th in honor of the last 7 episodes of Mad Men. So you can get in the spirit as well, I am giving away … Continue reading

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53. Stuffed Breast of Veal (or Lamb)

Remember that time I told you about the Best Worst Date Ever (or the Worst Best Date Ever, depending on how you want to spin it)? Well, to refresh your memory, one of the things that made the night so … Continue reading

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27. Swedish Meatballs (Readers’ Choice)

Snow day! Snow day! Snow day! Yeah, here in Baltimore we are getting hit by quite the winter (spring?) storm. And everything is closed. EVERYTHING. It is supposed to snow until 5pm tonight, but look at what I’ve got outside my … Continue reading

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Posted in 1970s, Beef cuts, Dessert, Food, Fruit, Ground Beef, International Cuisine, Potatoes, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments