Valentines Day RED fest! Hess’s Mile-High Strawberry Pie

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Pie Revival

By on February 14, 2015

Max Hess, Jr. was the P.T. Barnum of the department store world, a master at selling with flamboyance and showmanship. Following in the footsteps of… more >

Wade House Cranberry Muffins (and a primer on hearthside cooking)

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Then & Now

By on January 25, 2015

These simple cranberry muffins are a guest favorite at Wade House hearthside dinners. more >

Boston Baked Beans & Brown Bread Baked in a Can

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On the Sideboard

By on January 7, 2015

It's astonishing that such a hearty grain trio--rye, coarsely-ground corn, and whole wheat--yields such a moist, tender and flavorful loaf! Perfect with our classic Boston… more >

Short Rib Stroganoff

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Chef Recipes With Vintage Flair

By on January 5, 2015

Chef Rob Hurrie’s update on mom's stroganoff, is a short rib slow-braise with soooo many good things: red wine & sherry, rosemary & thyme, mushrooms… more >

Brussels Sprout Petals with Bacon, Onion & Maple

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On the Sideboard

By on December 30, 2014

Separating the leaves or "petals" from the sprouts and quickly stir-frying them with olive oil, onion and oven-toasted bacon, yields a not-a-hint-of bitterness side dish more >

Sizzling Salmon with Lemongrass & Tamarind

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Seafood Savvy

By on December 28, 2014

Pan-steaming fish over aromatics and then sizzling it with hot garlic oil is an old Cantonese cooking method---tamarind, ginger, lemongrass and lime add Southeast-Asian zing more >

Fennel, Pear, Jicama & Celery Salad in Soy-Cream Dressing

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Salad Days

By on December 26, 2014

Each of the items in this salad work well with each other, the anise sweetness of the fennel, the juiciness of the pear and crisp… more >

Veggie Tray Soup (Crudite Soup)

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Vintage Veg

By on November 20, 2014

Simply a creamy saute of vegetable soup with the broccoli and cauliflower florets trimmed down to tiny, this "veggie tray" soup is really easy to… more >

Senator Russell’s Sweet Potatoes (Version 1 & 2)

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Cookbook Connection

By on November 12, 2014

Whether you serve Senator Russell's Sweet Potatoes as a sidedish, or dessert, there’s no denying that the butter-crunchy pecan crust and smooth, whipped sweets beneath… more >

Best-of-the-Midwest Chili (with Oneida White Corn)

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Meaty Mainstays

By on October 25, 2014

With a more pronounced roasty-corn flavor than any hominy I've tried, Oneida white corn is really nice mix-in to my favorite Midwestern-style chili made with… more >

StrawberryPieUSEforwebSwap Shop

This is the place to look for a lost recipe–help somebody else find theirs!

Monica’s Most Wanted

Hi! Please do drop in at Swap Shop to see if you have any of the recipes people are looking for, or, to post a recipe request of your own. We just put up better controls to keep unwelcome spam out of the site. Looking forward to learning of your lost recipes. See you there soon!–Monica Kass Rogers

Lost Recipes Found Media center

Remember the Dressel’s Chocolate Fudge Whipped Cream Cake? Here’s our very own mini-documentary on the cake, plus info LRF used to recreate a recipe for the cake with the Dressel’s family as tasting panel. Added bonus: Check out our two-part cooking demo with Chef Heidi Hedeker of Kendall College.  Video editing by Sue McCosky, McCosky Film & Video.

Bookshelf

From the Ground Up, by James Villas Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe has a Story, by Kimberly "Momma" Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a time, Martha Bayne Cake Ladies, Celebrating a Southern Tradition, Jodi Rhoden