This best vegetarian chili recipe was passed from someone to my Mom, Sally Reed, who passed it on to me. The vegetarian chili recipe has a meat option which you can cook in the pot or on the side, which is what I do. The secret of the recipe is [...]More →
I remember visiting Newport Creamery as a kid in Barrington, Rhode Island and drinking their Awful Awfuls. They were called that because they were “awful big, awful delicious”, or something like that. If you drank 3, you’d get a fourth one free.
The original recipe from the 1950s calls for:
6 oz of Grade A [...]More →
The descriptions of these cocktails on this 1940s cocktail menu don’t indicate what they were made with, but coconut and pineapple indicate that the ingredients included rum. The Fog Cutter, Monkey Business, Daiquiri are all rum drinks. Rum drinks became popular during the early 40s because due to war-time shortages, most liquors were [...]More →
This limited edition print breaks down 68 mixed drinks into their constituent parts. Follow the lines in this mother-of-all-liquor-related-diagrams for the recipes of your favorite cocktails. Titled “Constitutions of Classic Cocktails”, the 27″ x 39″ poster identifies the mixers, garnishes, spirits and even proper glasses and ratios to [...]More →
Many years ago, my grandmother baked a cake for her daughter’s birthday party. Her daughter – my aunt – was a serious, raw fruit-eating vegan. My grandmother didn’t have a lot of experience cooking for this group and turned over control of the kitchen so they could make what they wanted. She threw together what [...]More →
My mother gave me this simple recipe for from-scratch pancakes that’s the best I’ve had. I have no doubt that she found it in an old cookbook decades ago. It’s best served with butter and maple syrup.
2.5 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
.75 teaspoon salt
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