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Vintage Recipe Cards: Tomato Aspic

Ah yes, my dear vintage recipe card fans, this could quite possibly be the Holy Grail of cards. Behold the majesty of tomato aspic juxtaposed against a classical background of Florentine marbled paper. The only thing this photo truly lacks is a sterling silver aspic platter. Which, would you believe I have 2 of in my cupboards?
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Prune Whip

Oh yeah. You read that right. Prune whip. This is from my newly acquired treasure chest for McCall’s Great American Recipe Cards. And apparently prune whip is one of our national treasures. Who knew? Enjoy.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Muffin Melt

Would you believe someone actually tracked me down to find this card? Yeah, this one seems to have been a childhood favourite for some of you and y’all call yourself foodies! Now there are two really truly hideous things about this card…
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Neapolitan Turnover

Yup! This baby is enough to make any self-respecting Neapolitan grandmother turnover in her grave. What I really love about this card is the decorative touches. The cornucopia napkin theme, and the fancy pressed glasses for the cranberry juice. Would you be surprised to know that I have a complete set of those in my garage? Probably not.
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Grandma’s Potato Salad with Twists

My grandmother cooked potatoes with every meal. She peeled russets with a small hardened steel paring knife. The parings were so thin you could almost see through them. When she thought I was old enough, she started teaching me how to peel potatoes. She said I left more in the sink than went in the pot. But with practice I got better, never as good as she was.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Chinese Fried Asparagus

Ah yes, stir-frying or “chow” cooking, as it is referred to in this handy recipe card, was all the rage in the 70′s. So exotic, so foreign, and such a damn fine reason to use that universal tasty seasoning, MSG. This particular card came with a bold faced “helpful hint” at the bottom, for those who were new to this exotic cooking style.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Carrot Soufflé

Soufflé. Such a delicate and sensitive dish, as we learned from Alice’s failed attempts to make one for the Brady clan. Now, I’m all for a good chocolate soufflé, but carrot?

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Vintage Recipe Cards: Veal Steak with Spaghetti

Yeah, I know, veal is politically incorrect to eat – but it wasn’t back in the day. However the truly offensive part of this card is the three bean salad in the background – you so know those green beans are straight from a can! As always… please enjoy!
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Nova Scotia Notes: Defining Hospitality

There are places in the world so inarguably beautiful that they become legendary. Americans may not know Peggy’s Cove by name – but if you’ve ever seen a picture of a lighthouse, you’ve probably seen Peggy’s Cove. It’s hard to believe that a place so photographed and visited hasn’t sprouted a Motel 6 and an IHOP, but this little corner of Nova Scotia is holding strong at a population of 46.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Lemon Sauteed Chicken

Another winner from my collection! Of course, the blue gingham tablecloth and matching serving dishes are fab, but what I really love about this recipe cards are the spice bottles in the background with the fab frontier font labels. That none of those spices are included in this dish matters not. I also like that the chicken looks like it’s been smeared in Vaseline. Enjoy!
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