Scones vintage Syracuse china

Blueberry Scones Vintage Syracuse China

Why should pie have all the fun? Blueberries are in season, and these scones are easy to make. Quick to bake, too, so the house doesn’t heat up. And, I get a chance to use one of my vintage favorites: a pie plate in the Lancaster pattern by Syracuse, vintage china from the 1950s. If […]

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Peanut butter cookies on vintage Mikasa plate

Peanut Butter Cookies | Vintage Mikasa China

Holiday time means cookie time, and peanut butter cookies are a classic favorite. You may remember them, with the crisscross tops, made by a fork. They are featured here on a salad plate in the Buckskin pattern by Mikasa, from the Potters Art line. This china was made from the 1970s, into the 1980s. The […]

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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars | Sweet Vintage Treat

Get out the cookie jar, and make some easy, no-bake peanut butter bars for quick snacks. Not that they’ll last long. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember Rice Krispie Bars made with marshmallows, or the version with chocolate tops. This one is something of a hybrid, to my mind. It has peanut butter […]

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pasta dish in white bowl

White China Soup Bowls | Pasta With Bacon

White china soup bowls are versatile to use when serving chili, casseroles and other foods, too. Many cooks and chefs like white because they show off the food to good advantage. And as they say, we eat with our eyes. In the September 2011 issue of Everyday Food, I saw a recipe for Pasta and […]

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Apple Galette on Hartstone baking stone

Simple Dessert – Apple Galette

I made my first apple galette today. It’s like a pie without the pie dish. The pastry goes flat on a baking stone or sheet. Then you add the filling and pull up the sides. I’ve seen a number of recipes for this kind of dessert. It seems a little easier than a pie, because […]

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Tuna Salad Sandwich – Vintage China, Cool Lunch

So simple, tuna sandwiches are easy to make as the weather warms up. Keep the filling cold and bring it out for a quick lunch around the pool, or even a picnic if you can keep the sandwiches cold and eat them promptly. Never had an exact recipe for this one. I like lots of […]

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Cinco de Mayo – Serve with Vintage China

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is only a few days away, and it’s time to get ready for your parties or special events to celebrate. There are plenty of ways to use your colorful dinnerware to help serve corn chips, salsa, tacos, guacamole or many, many other foods you might be eating to mark this […]

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Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake – Beautiful Fruit in Season

Time to get out the bowls for another serving of some favorite comfort food. In the winter, bowl food can be chili or casseroles. In the spring and summer, it’s favorite cobblers and strawberry shortcake. This year we had some wild spring weather, and strawberry growers were challenged to protect their crops from freezing. One […]

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Fresh tomatoes vintage dinnerware

Ah, garden fresh tomatoes – a simple vintage dish

Twenty-four hours before this photo, these beautiful red tomatoes were still on the vine in a friend’s garden. Gotta love Early Girl. There is nothing like the flavor of vine ripened, fresh sliced tomatoes. Years ago at home, we served ours sliced on a plate with just a bit of sugar. Gourmet recipes with 30 […]

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How to Hard Boil an Egg

Making hard boiled eggs seems easy. We use them for deviled eggs and beet pickled eggs. But you need them to peel cleanly, and that’s not as easy as it seems. We like our hard boiled eggs just done, with fluffy yokes and NO green ring around the yoke, a sure sign of overcooked eggs. […]

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