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Plural Noun (Merriam-Webster): boiled potatoes that have been diced, mixed with chopped onions and shortening, and fried usually until they form a browned cake —called also hash brown potatoes, hashed brown potatoes, hashed browns
First Known Use: 1951; Like many words, hash browns is a . . . → Read More: Modern Retro Wordpower: Hash Browns
This recipe for sloppy joes is a variation of a recipe for “deviled hamburgers” that I found in a “calorie friendly” cookbook that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I have found that if any recipe says “deviled” in it, there will be mustard and/or horseradish (such as deviled eggs). I doubled the . . . → Read More: Modern Retro Recipe: Sloppy Devils
That's my Grandma Lois in the corner. Doesn't she look like she should be a grandmother?
I know I’ve shared this recipe with you before. However, it is one of The Mister’s favorite casseroles and as I prepared it for dinner Sunday night, I decided I should share it with . . . → Read More: Modern Retro Recipe: Grandma Lois’ Tuna Noodle Casserole
My large family of origin gets together on Christmas Eve for a huge dinner, reading of the Christmas story from Luke, and unwrapping of what seems like a bazillion gifts stashed under the tree (even though we draw names). Oh, and we laugh a lot. It is not a sedate and formal affair by . . . → Read More: Is This Recipe a Keeper? Pumpkin Muffins
Banana Pineapple Passion image courtesy of kraftrecipes.com
Date: Labor Day, September 6, 2010
Time: 3:30 PM
The Mister: We’ve been invited to a barbecue with [the bachelor artists]. I’ll be home at 5:30 to pick you up. We really should take something.
Me: Ummm, what? It’s not like this is . . . → Read More: Is This Recipe a Keeper? Banana-Pineapple Passion
Here is a sampling of things that have come across my desk or piqued my curiosity or are just random thoughts…
I think cabbage is my new favorite vegetable. Sorry artichoke hearts. It all started innocently enough with the Carrot-Raisin Salad and just grew from there. We’ve been having it a lot recently just . . . → Read More: Odds and Ends
True confession. As I child, I adored Swanson’s pot pies…you know, those little individual frozen meat pies that burn the roof of your mouth if you try to eat it right out of the oven. I would eat the insides first and then savor the crusty goodness. Alas, the last time I ate one, . . . → Read More: Chicken Pot Pie (Or, What to do with Leftover Turkey)
After our friend Deborah Laux had mentioned that she was the keeper of a family recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake, I begged her to send it to me so that I could share it with the Modern Retro Woman community. In her email she writes,
My childhood was littered with Chocolate Mayonnaise Cakes – . . . → Read More: Chocolate Mayo Cake
It’s autumn, my favorite time of year! And, even though it means triple digit temperatures caused by winds off of the desert where I live now, all of those years of living in locations with four seasons has changed my DNA so that I start craving a good homemade soup. So, in honor of . . . → Read More: It’s Autumn and that Means Soup!