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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Earth Day Baking Part 5: Yeast Breads

While they take longer to make than quick breads, yeast-raised breads are versatile and delicious. Great to eat by themselves, with soup, stew, or another meal – homemade breads can help you save money and eat healthier. Baking bread is also a great way to express your creativity in the kitchen. Yeast is a living […]

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Bake a cake in vintage Pyrex

Pyrex made these round baking dishes, for layer cakes and similar desserts, in the 1950s and 1960s. We eat more pie than cake at our house, but these dishes work quite well for upside down cakes, coffee cake and similar, single layer cakes that are handy for snacks and quick lunch accompaniments. And they are […]

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Pyrex pink gooseberry casserole with tuna recipe

How Tuna Casserole Got Me a Job

Every time I make this tuna casserole, I get to savor two memories. One is about the casserole dish. It came from a “granny sale” that I found some years ago, on one of those Saturday mornings when I would take $20, go around to garage sales until the money was spent and the car […]

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Make Some Cobbler for Earth Day

One great way to celebrate Earth Day is to enjoy the fruits of the earth. And one of the most hardy of those is rhubarb, or pie plant, which originated in Siberia. Nowadays in the spring we can easily find fresh fruit in the produce markets: baby watermelons from Honduras, grapes from Chile, or pears […]

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