Monday, July 17, 2006

Retro Recipe Challenge #2 Round-Up

I think we have a dream spread here, folks. There is nary a healthy dish in sight. We are laden with sugar, fat, salt -- just the way people ate before they knew about cholesterol.

So get out your prescription for Lipitor and dig in.

The lovely AliCat from Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting .
“The Peanut Butter Cake was verrry good. I found the recipe online from a cookbook that was guessed to be published 50s or prior. I love this little cake,” she says. She even went the extra mile and adapted a recipe for peanut butter frosting.

Ali also made some descriptively named Cathedral Windows. “I don't recall my mom making these grow up, but I know a lot of you are familiar with the marshmallow - chocolaty goodness of the Cathedral Windows,” she wrote. “They are no bake and come together in a flash. They are also really gooood!”

Mooncrazy whipped up some vibrantly colored Picked Beets with Eggs, from her "mother-in-law Ann's Better Homes and Gardens new cook book" printed in 1953."
She “couldn't bear to make the Crown roast of Spam with potatoes” (hee hee hee) “so I thought I'd do the beets as I remember our mom bringing them to picnics when I was a kid.”

Retrofood whipped up a Kidney Bean Salad which sparked a bit of debate in her comments section.

Kathy Maister at The Main Dish pulls out that all-American classic, Lipton Onion Soup Mix Dip. “In this day of being health and calorie conscious,” writes Kathy, “the luxury of real sour cream is by-passed for fat-free sour cream or yogurt. These substitutes work - just. But they just don't have the luxurious taste of real sour cream. I do think Liptons must have a secret recipe with this soup mix because other brands don't work as well, in my opinion.”

Lastly, I threw together some Lime Honey dressing, which sounds a lot better than it actually tastes.

Thank you to all who participated! I appreciate your hard work and tempting contributions!

The next Retro Recipe Challenge won't be announced until the fall, so you have plenty of time to perfect that veal loaf recipe with orange sauce you've been dying to make.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what the next one is, I fully plan to participate.

Anonymous said...

Fall! That is too long for a retro fix. Guess I will just have to read everybody on a regular basis. Thanks so much for organizing this one!

Anonymous said...

We always debate about mayo. Butter and sour cream too.

I love the Retro Recipe Challenge, can't wait for the next one.

Ziz said...

great roundup LB! :o) Can't wait till next time!

Lis said...

Excellent job everyone.. everything looks delicious =) Way to go Laura Rebecca.. am so sad I missed this one! Next time, I will so be there! :D

Anonymous said...

Laura, thanks for including me! I am new to this world and you are my very first trackback!
The receips look fabulous-can't wait to try the "beet eggs".

Laura Rebecca said...

I love seeing what everybody come up with. I hope you'll all be able to particpate in the next one.