Oreo Cream Pie

Hi, new post here! I made this for a pot luck dinner recently, I knew I wanted to make something that I could also post to the blog, but I also wanted to find something that wouldn’t be torture to my poor friends. So I went through my Pinterest and found this Oreo cream pie. Looks like someone cut it off the back of an oreo box. It’s got tons of oreos in it, and it’s still on the Kraft website, so it’s got to be good, right? I sure hoped so as I made it! I didn’t want to accidentally give them something bad!

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Gay Spring Salad

It’s been a while! It’s been a pretty busy past few months but I’m hoping that now that summer is here, there will be more posts. I was looking around for a recipe to make for this week and  came across this one on my Pinterest. It’s pretty eye catching, but we’re not making Man’s Favourite Dessert (rice pudding??? maybe another time). I ended up making the Gay Spring Salad at the top. I find it funny, and hey June is Pride month anyway, even if that’s totally not what they were intending when they titled this recipe. Plus I found it really interesting to see the cost per recipe and serving listed there. I really wanted to make it and figure out how much it cost to make it now, versus in 1940. For the present day cost breakdown, check out the end of the post.

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Pineapple Custard Pie

This week, pie! A few weeks ago I signed up for a ‘treat day’ at work. Someone makes up a treat and brings it in to share with everyone else, and I’d been wanting to make something for a while, and I’d been toying with the idea of making something for the blog to bring in. A coworker said I should make something ‘odd’ so what else was there to do than to go to Pinterest? I found this pineapple pie recipe, which really intrigued me. I’d never ever heard of pineapple pie, and even though it looks like it could be okay, it can be really hard to tell sometimes with these old recipes. I found another pineapple pie recipe that was just the pineapple filling, but I thought that just in case that wasn’t good, the cream cheese top would at least help it taste better.

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Beef Chop Suey

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In the fall I went to an estate sale here. I’d never been to one before, but I knew that I had to opportunity to look at a lot of old stuff, so naturally I was really excited! The whole house looked like it had been frozen in time in the 1960s so it was really interesting to look all around and see what was there. In the front room there were quite a few boxes of books, and my mind went to cookbooks right away, so I took a look and found this book. It seems like a template to make your own cookbook, it comes with dividers for different kinds of food, and then you paste in your own recipes, like the owner had in the 1960s.

There are some weird ones in there, and some not so weird ones that are for some reason repeated in it (did she really need 3 different but similar recipes for chili con carne? Who knows). I ended up picking this one, which is clearly a mid-century attempt to make some “Chinese” food at home, but sticking within the traditional western palate. Something doing this blog has taught me is that people loved to make their own foods that could have come from other countries. Most look weird and awful but some, like Hawaiian pizza, did stick around.

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Fruit and Cheese Mold

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Because it’s a new year with the blog, I thought it would be a great idea to do a gelatin salad. Gelatin salads are a weird thing of the past, I don’t know the exact time they went out in popularity, but I do know that they were popular for a very long time. Too long, in my opinion! Anyway, this one at least has only fruit in it and the only vegetables are the in the lettuce garnish all around it. Not too bad, right? Well let’s see.

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Cheesecake Cookies

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Hey all, happy new year! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Now that the crazy holidays are over, I’m back to bring more recipes to the blog, I’m really excited! Last week I was going through vintage recipe cards online and I came across this one. I also found a funny looking gelatin mold, but I figured I would do the nicer looking one first, to ease myself back into vintage cooking.

I thought this one looked great, because it’s cheesecake! I love cheesecake.

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Christmas Crest Candy

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Hi everyone! Merry Christmas! It’s almost here, can you believe it? It’s been so busy around here lately, so it’s nice to get back into cooking for the blog again.

This week I went through my General Foods Kitchen Cookbook to find a Christmas recipe to make. This cookbook is divided up into different sections, and this recipe is for ‘Stop off after the Christmas pageant’. Because you’ll need a menu for such a specific situation. The center piece is a huge-sounding rice crispie snowman made over a coffee can, which is way more work than I’d want to put into most things.

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Snow Ghost Pie

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This week I tried to find a Halloween recipe to make! On second look I realized that aside from the ghost it’s maybe more wintery? Although I guess it could work anyway because where I’m from Halloween can feel wintery so I think it can work. The recipe ad features a story about some snow ghost that likes to eat pie, but reading the story you’d think the villain of the story was creepy handyman.

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Impossible Pumpkin Pie

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This upcoming Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada so I really wanted to make a vintage pumpkin pie recipe. At first I was going to do some kind of pudding pumpkin pie, but then I was looking on Pinterest and found this Bisquick Pie. Looks cool!

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

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I can’t believe it’s almost the end of September. Today’s the last hot day and then we’re really into fall weather for the year. Fitting, I guess, because tomorrow’s the first day of fall (which means Fall recipes in October!). So because summer is over, here we have an ice cream recipe.

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