Holiday Baking! Old-fashioned Butter Cookies & More

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Vintage Holiday

By on December 8, 2014

Tender-textured, all-butter sugar cookies, piped with vanilla or lemon frosting. A Christmas classic. more >

Happy Thanksgiving, 2014!

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Letter from the Editor

By on November 24, 2014

Monday morning, Thanksgiving week. Gentle rain has colored the tree trunks black, there are drops on the window panes, and the wind swirls what leaves… 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 >

Short Rib Stroganoff

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Chef Recipes With Vintage Flair

By on October 29, 2014

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 >

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 >

Simple Apple Cake (Gina DePalma’s Mom’s Hubba Hubba Apple Cake)

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Cake Walk

By on October 23, 2014

This simple apple cake from Gina DePalma's mom is basically a dump cake--just whisk and stir liquid ingredients with the dry ones, layer with cinnamon-sugared… more >

Concord Grape Tart (& Pie)

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Pie Revival

By on October 17, 2014

Concord grapes make a very fruity/grapey filling for tarts or pies. more >

Corn Dogs

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For the Kids

By on October 16, 2014

Corn dogs! Sausages dunked in thick, cornmeal batter, fried and served hot and crispy, with mustard. more >

Honey-Dipped Chicken

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Cookbook Connection

By on October 14, 2014

Chicken crumb-coated and crisped to perfection is then dunked in a sherried honey/soy sauce and baked low and slow to sticky, tender, doneness. 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.


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