Tag Archives: cocktail party

Christmas Parade Party Buffet!

A Christmas post, kittens! This year I had a party for the Christmas parade because it goes through my neighborhood. ALL THREE HOURS OF IT. I shit you not. It was like the Macy’s Day parade. But with meth addicts and … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s, Beverages & Cocktails, cookbooks, Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in 1950s, Beverages & Cocktails, cookbooks, Dessert, Eggs, Food, International Cuisine, Jell-O, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Hooray for Hors d’Ouerves: Avocado Dip & Marinated Shrimp

Hors d’ Ouerves Week continues with two other dishes from card A1 from the Cookindex recipe card set. First up is Marinated Shrimp! The little pink pan there indicates that this is an electric skillet dish. Isn’t it so funny … Continue reading

Posted in 1950s, cookbooks, Eggs, Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Orioles Magic Cheese Ball

So, did ya hear that the Baltimore Orioles have made it to the American League Championship Series? Baltimore is buzzing with excitement over the prospect of the team making it to the World Series. The city is awash in orange … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberace’s Caviar Cheese Dip

Liberace Cooks!, the awesome 1970 cookbook by Carol Truax, is divided into seven chapters, one for each of the dining rooms in his mansion (well, there are eight chapters if you include “Sauces, Sauces Everywhere”). Chapter VI, Room with a View, … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s, Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Wedding Ring Punch

Sorry, kids, but I am preempting Wiener Wednesday. I have some great news to share and, well, I just don’t have a hot dog dish. A girl can only take so many wieners! And, yes, I know that I just … Continue reading

Posted in Beverages & Cocktails, Brunch, Fruit, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BH&G Cooking With Cheese: Chili Cheese Log

So on Friday night I was invited to another cocktail party hosted by my friends Rick and Ronny of Retrofurn. I love their parties not just because of the company, the conversation, or their awesome dog Elvis, I also love their … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Mad Men Canadian Clubhouse Punch

Greetings, friends! We are on the cusp of another season of Mad Men. I believe that it has been clearly documented in this blog how much I enjoy what might be one of the greatest television series of all time. … Continue reading

Posted in Beverages & Cocktails, Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wiener Wednesday: 115. Hot Appetizers

So I threw myself a birthday party! (over 2 months ago) So sue me.  I don’t remember every detail of the party or have photos of everything–it was my party after all. And I had, like, 10 people over. So I … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s, Food, Jell-O, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BH&G Fish and Seafood Cook Book: Crab-Deviled Eggs and Smoked Oyster Puffs

The ladies’ holiday cocktail party continues! I’ve already shared with you the wiener part of the evening and the sparkling punch, but here are the remaining delicious dishes, Crab-Deviled Eggs and Smoked Oyster Puffs. Both recipes come from the Better Homes and … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s, Eggs, Fish, Food, Recipes, Retro Food, Retro Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment