Category Archives: 1970s

Hooray for Hors d’oeuvres: Artichoke Devils

OK, it’s the last day of hors-d’oeuvres! We go back to the Smirnoff Brunch Book to the BEFORE THE GAME chapter for a nibble from the All on a Summer’s Day menu: It’s the “in” thing to watch football, baseball, and basketball … Continue reading

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Hooray for Hors d’ourves: Pickled Mushrooms

Another one! This recipe is from The Smirnoff Brunch Book (1971). I first saw this book when it was featured on YesterdaysMenus.com I commented on how much I enjoyed the photos and recipes form the cookbook, and I was so surprised when … Continue reading

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Readers’ Choice!

In my Flank Steak Teryaki post I pointed out that it has been a long, long, long time since I prepared a complete meal from the DiS! set. How long? It was summer. That’s a long-ass time. I have been … Continue reading

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35. Flank Steak Teriyaki

So, have you ever been to Colonial Williamsburg? I have. Twice. Once as a kid and once in my 30s. If you haven’t been, just know that the whole thing is just weird. It’s a little colonial village filled with … Continue reading

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New Year Pretzel & City Chicken (A Very Pittsburgh New Year)

Happy New Year, kittens! The days of December 31 and January 1 are rife with superstition and things to do and not do in order to roll into the new year as a lucky duck and leave the bad parts … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Chicken

Happy Autumn! The Equinox has come and gone and we are enjoying some very fall-like weather here in Maryland. There is a definite chill in the air, as well as lots of rain. It’s an absolutely perfect time for comfort … Continue reading

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34. Herb Broiled Chicken

I am chicken. Well, I made chicken, yes. Specifically this dinner, 34. Herb Broiled Chicken. But I am chicken, as well. Lemme explain. It was about this time last year I was dating Mr. Buckeye. Do you remember Mr. Buckeye? … Continue reading

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12. Lamb and Eggplant Bake

The good? This dinner. This was actually a very yummy dinner. The bad? This dinner. Why? Becausee this was the last DiS! dinner that I had with Leah and Todd. No, nothing bad happened–actually a lot of good happened–they relocated to … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesday: Shirley Jones’ Mexicali Corn Casserole

For Memorial Day this year I went to not 1–but 2 Memorial Day barbecues. This is what I chose to make for the second party, to accompany hamburgers on the grill. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the 1984 … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesdays: The Norwegians are Leaving!

In the Twin Peaks pilot, Ben Horne is courting a group of Norwegian businessmen over breakfast. The Norwegians seemed to be buying what Ben was selling; but eventually some shit goes down (you have to go watch the pilot to … Continue reading

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