Watermelon Gazpacho

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Chef Recipes With Vintage Flair

By on September 9, 2014

While original Andalusian gazpacho is made with stale bread, this very refreshing watermelon version, is bread-free more >

Purslane Pesto

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Vintage Veg

By on September 7, 2014

It's not a weed, it's a wonder-green! Purslane has more omega-3s than any other leafy vegetable. In this lovely pesto, walnuts boost the alpha-linolenic acid… more >

Spiced Peaches with Whipped Cream Pound Cake & Mascarpone

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Cake Walk

By on August 7, 2014

Spiced peaches with perfect pound cake, a little mascarpone and a drizzle of the rose-colored syrup more >

Blueberry Pie

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Pie Revival

By on August 1, 2014

Packed with 6 cups of berries and a nice sprinkling of cinnamon, this is a blueberry motherlode of a pie. Be sure to bake it… more >

Gale Gand’s Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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Cake Walk

By on August 1, 2014

Ebinger's was a chain of bakeries in Brooklyn renowned for the deep chocolatey-ness of this cake. The last Ebinger's finally closed in 1972, leaving Blackout… more >

Sugar Snap Barley “Risotto” (Vegan)

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Vegan Vibe

By on July 25, 2014

This silky vegan update on risotto uses quick-cooking barley, a high-fiber, high-protein grain that has a satisfying nutty flavor, plus olive oil, onion, white wine,… more >

Monte Cristo Sandwich

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Sandwich Stars

By on July 20, 2014

Ham, turkey and melted cheese on egg-dipped, butter-crisped white bread, the Monte Cristo sandwich made waitressing at the local Denny's in that godawful brown polyester… more >

Buttermilk Fried Shrimp with Chipotle-Lime Dip

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Gone But Not Forgotten

By on July 10, 2014

Marinated in chili-spiked buttermilk overnight before being dipped in Cajun-seasoned flour and deep fried, these crunchy shrimp get extra kick from chipotle/cilantro/lime dipping sauce. more >

Summer! Sister Mary’s Corn Relish

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State Fair Fun

By on July 10, 2014

This is the corn relish recipe that has won self-professed “ribbon slut” Barb Schaller eight blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair--takes only 30 minutes… more >

Crostini with Warm Goat Cheese and Tapenade

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Sumptuous Starters

By on July 9, 2014

Crostini--olive oil and garlic rubbed toasts--are still popular party food. Serve the toasts with a little warm goat cheese schmeer and a mound of olive/tomato/caper… more >

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Monica’s Most Wanted

monicabestHi! 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