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A Groundhog Day Menu (1971)

Cue up the Pennsylvania Polka! For the 2nd year in a row, I have decided to delve into my copy of Gourmets & Groundhogs (1971) to properly celebrate Groundhog Day. And to do so, I referred to a favorite Groundhog Day … Continue reading

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BH&G Vegetable Cook Book Split-Pea Soup (1967)

When I drove back to Baltimore from Pittsburgh after Christmas, in my car I had Brian, Margot, a new immersion blender, new luggage, and a giant hunk of Christmas Eve ham. Over 2 pounds of delicious, perfectly cooked and smoked, … Continue reading

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Jo Funkhouser’s Punch (1966)

It’s been a while. Because I’ve been super-busy. And maybe because everything just went to shit! In the first part of November Brian and Margot got fleas. The fleas then somehow turned into Brian peeing on things. This is basically … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Countdown!

Let’s kick it off the week with this tasty hunk of meat: I miss you, Bob Benson. And I miss you, Mad Men. Here’s another look at that glorious Thanksgiving apron (and the gorgeous man wrapped in it):   He … Continue reading

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70. Roast Beef (Standing Rib)

For Christmas Day, the fam and I did what we have done every year since whenever it was we retired the goose. We made a big ol’ Prime Rib. I really love Prime Rib. Prime Rib. Huh. So they (whoever … Continue reading

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Gourmets & Groundhogs: Hot Shrimp in Vermouth

Happy Groundhog Day! In honor of this most bizarre of holidays, I made a dish from the 1971 cookbook, Gourmets & Groundhogs by Elaine Light. I found this volume at an antique store in Bedford, PA. Bedford is not on … Continue reading

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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

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The Vampire Gimlet

Happy Halloween, you little goblins! In honor of the holiday, I whipped up something in my cauldron (and by cauldron, I mean cocktail shaker). The VAMPIRE GIMLET! This recipe is courtesy of Miss Marvelous Memories (and, Smirnoff Vodka). She picked … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day 2015!

This is an updated version of a post that appeared in August, 2012. There are more delicious dishes than last time! Hi, darlings! I want to give you some ideas for your Labor Day cookouts, picnics, clam bakes, or whatever … 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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