big holiday punch

Holiday Punch Recipes

This morning I started thinking how nice a warm mug of homemade cider would be. I haven’t yet purchased any this season, but the idea of the perfume of an apple harvest wafting through the house while I worked sounded brilliant. Not brilliant enough for me to go to the store, but brilliant enough for […]

Vegetable Pot Pie

vegetable pot pie

These days it is rare that I take time to make a homemade meal. The state of our family meals is kind of pathetic. I took charge and decided to make something yummy for all of us and lo the quest for a nice recipe for vegetable pot pie began. I settled on this recipe […]

Coca Cola Salad

vintage recipes coca cola Salad

See! Something healthy! A salad! What? Hmmmmm? There’s no vegetables in this recipe? Oh and soda is an ingredient? Oh hush….it’s yummy! Millie’s Holiday Salad (no holiday is required – serve when something calls for a “festive” dessert, like when you are celebrating a day with a vowel in it) 1 tall can crushed pineapple […]

Cold Spaghetti Salad

Also called: Summer Spaghetti I do not remember ever eating this dish, but it was in the part of Millie’s rolodex for “leftovers” and that struck me as interesting and possibly helpful. I don’t often have leftover spaghetti, but I thought this might be a great recipe for making the entire box. Use some for […]

Carrot Souffle

If you live in some houses you wake up on Easter morning and discover that the Easter bunny has left you baskets of candy-coated chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and oh my lands, marshmallow peeps. Some kids wake up and these delicious nummies are just waiting for them. But other kids, ahem, had to do some […]

Ham Alalou

So full disclosure, I don’t eat ham. I just don’t. But I’ve never had an Easter lunch without ham at the table and there always seems to be leftovers. The obvious option is to turn things into a sandwich or maybe toss into an omelet, but I found a recipe in Millie’s Rolodex that takes […]

No Name Cake

This recipe has seen better days. I have no idea how it came to be so discolored and delicate – but I hope it means that it was a recipe that was made often. And a recipe made often must mean that it is good. It reads like another version of the earlier posted Pineapple […]