Category Archives: Retro Recipes

Twin Peaks Eats: Cherry Chocolate Pie (1966)

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day! And on Twin Peaks: The Return, Agent Cooper finally had himself some damn good cherry pie. OMG, that look of food bliss on Kyle MacLachlan’s face! I truly believe that pie should be celebrated on … Continue reading

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PIEATHALON 4: Betty Crocker’s Chicken-Sausage Pies (1965)

DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS? IT’S PIEATHALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! Yes, for the 4th year my food blogger friends and I exchanged pie recipes and got baking! (click here to see pies of years past) Except I didn’t exchange recipes. There … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Eats: Liberace’s Asparagus Vinaigrette

“Diane, I’ve just opened Laura Palmer’s diary. This is the, uh, the last entry, dated February 23rd. It reads:”‘Asparagus for dinner again. I hate asparagus. Does this mean I’ll never grow up?’” Laura Palmer was a girl full of mysteries. … Continue reading

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Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Red Onions and Apple Rings

Finally (and sadly) we come to the end of Feud the television mini series and my series of Feud-themed food posts. I’ve saved the best for last, because this was indeed the best of the bunch. This is Joan Crawford’s … Continue reading

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Bette Davis’ Spinach-Stuffed Filets

Feud Foods™ continues today with Bette Davis’ Spinach-Stuffed Filets! I found this recipe in Johna Blinn’s newspaper column, Celebrity Cookbook (Click on the image to zoom in for the recipe).   Things I learned about Bette Davis in this article: … Continue reading

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Jack Warner’s Broiled Salmon–Vegetable Medley

So, in episode 4 of FEUD: Bette & Joan, Pauline sits down for a Pepsi-centric lunch with Mamacita at a Howard Johnson’s. OK, maybe it wasn’t a Howard Johnson’s. They didn’t serve Pepsi; they had HoJo Cola. But that is neither … Continue reading

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Hedda Hopper Cocktail

Last week I suggested that perhaps for this episode I’d make a Joan-approved cocktail. Well, then… I give to you the Hedda Hopper Cocktail, a.k.a Malice in Hollywood No. 1 Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jim Beam Black Bourbon .5 oz Apricot brandy (Marie Brizard … Continue reading

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Joan Crawford’s Spinach Salad

Hi, kittens! Welcome to DiS1972! Since it’s Sunday, and tonight I’ll be watching FEUD: Bette & Joan on FX, I’m serving up another one of Joan Crawford’s recipes. This one comes from an article in the November 1, 1965 issue … Continue reading

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Bette Davis’ Red Flannel Hash

Hello, kittens! Here’s a quickie right before tonight’s episode of FEUD: Bette & Joan. This time I took a page out of Bette Davis’ cookbook–not that there is one, like Joan’s. (Remember! You can win a copy of Cooking With … Continue reading

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Joan Crawford Cookbook Giveaway!!!

Hello, kittens! I hope you’ve been enjoying the Joan Crawford dishes I’ve been rolling out in honor of the new series FEUD: Bette & Joan. But I know someone who is the definitive expert on what Joan liked to do … Continue reading

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