Vintage Kitchen Tips: 1940's Wisdom - *If there were no tribulations, there would be no rest;* *if there were no winter, there would be no summer. ~St. John Chrysostom* It's been a crazy month...
Monday, September 27, 2010
This is a nice, easy cucumber salad recipe. Simple to prepare and very tasty. I used rice vinegar in place of red wine vinegar, but you could use several different types according to your tastes. Balsamic would work nicely with this as well. I prefer the mild taste of rice vinegar. I give this a 4 out of 5.
New recipes added this week:
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
Beef Stroganoff Sandwich
Chicken Noodle Burgers
Coconut Peach Pie
Peach Crumb Bars
Peach White Chocolate Mousse
Amish Barbeque Lima Beans
Amish Breakfast Casserole
Pennsylvania Dutch Kaffee Kuchen
Shepherd’s Pie Soup
Stuffed Green Peppers
Saturday, September 11, 2010
If you like banana bread you'll like this cake too. It's easy, tasty and, well... pretty average. It's good, don't get me wrong, and none of it went to waste, but I prefer a fluffier cake with more spices. That's not to say you couldn't doctor this recipe up! The nice thing about this particular recipe is it's easy and fairly fuss-free.
Get the recipe for this banana buttermilk cake here
We've added some more new recipes for you to try! Be sure to check them out and let us know if you make any. :)
Beef Carbonnade - delicious, already tried this, picture included
Grilled Fruit Sundaes
Grilled Raspberry-Peach Chicken
Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Corn Soup
Thursday, September 2, 2010
While this recipe for Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes and Pancetta does take a little bit of time to prepare, it was mostly because of the tomatoes. I chose some smaller tomatoes, it might have gone faster with Romas. Very, very tasty, I definitely enjoyed this. I rated this recipe a 4.5 out of 5, and here's why:
Recipe Review: Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes and Pancetta
1) The tomatoes. I chose the wrong kind, so that's my fault. Don't deviate, it takes too long. Trust me. Get Roma tomatoes, also known as plum tomatoes. Also, I would definitely recommend plunging them into boiling water for about a minute, then peel the skins off before seeding and chopping. The skins in the dish were annoying.
2) Fabulous flavor. Really good, definitely worth the effort!
3) Pancetta is an Italian cured meat; pork belly that has been salt cured and spiced. It's delicious and you don't really want to substitute bacon as the flavor, fat content and texture are considerably different.
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New Recipes Added
Banana Buttermilk Cake
Original Toll House Streusel Muffins
Pasta with Garlic Roasted Broccoli