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Home Tiki Bar 101

Home Tiki Bar 101

Over eight years ago, I started what seemed like an easy task. I had long been a lover of all things tiki related and sampled many fine tiki cocktails at establishments like the Mai Kai  in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, CA. I had...
1949 Pigs in the Blanket

1949 Pigs in the Blanket

Print Recipe 1949 Pigs in the Blanket "Pigs" seem to rate quite a variety of blankets. There are many "pigs" in many "blankets"; in this 1949 Vintage Recipe the blanket outrates the pig, but it's a good arrangement anyway. Course Main Dish Cuisine Americana Prep Time...
Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Print Recipe Pineapple Cucumber Salad Light delicious salad that is perfect for hot days and is easy to make! Course Main Dish, Salads Cuisine Americana Prep Time 10 minutes Servings people Ingredients whole pineapple cored and chopped1 english cucumber chopped1/2 cup...
Chicken Salad Appetizers

Chicken Salad Appetizers

Print Recipe Chicken Salad Appetizers Fresh vegetables are crisp companions to the chicken salad in these delicious appetizers Course Appetizers Cuisine Americana Prep Time 25 minutes Passive Time 2 hours Servings dozen appetizers Ingredients 3 medium to large...
Black Olive Appetizers

Black Olive Appetizers

Print Recipe Black Olive Appetizers Perfect Appetizer for almost any occasion! The colossal olives used in this recipe are large enough to hold a colorful bounty of fresh, tasty ingredients Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 mins Servings appetizers Ingredients 1 large...
Easy Teriyaki Burgers

Easy Teriyaki Burgers

Print Recipe Easy Teriyaki Burgers Break out of the "plain" burger routine with this zesty marinated rendition! Perfect for the 4th of July or Summer barbecues! Course Main Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Servings burgers Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds lean...
Pink Elephants Maiden’s Prayer Cocktail

Pink Elephants Maiden’s Prayer Cocktail

Print Recipe Pink Elephants Maiden's Prayer Cocktail From the classic 1950's Guide to Pink Elephants, this classic and sometimes forgotten cocktail is a MUST for any Gin lover. I like to use Green House Artisan Gin (it is highly botanical and smooth) but Bombay...
Hawaiian Chicken Boats

Hawaiian Chicken Boats

Print Recipe Fun and Easy Tropical Meal to Prepare! Cut your pineapple ahead of time and pull out of the fridge when ready to make! You can also substitute any vegetables you want into this! Course Main Dish Cuisine Tropical Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes...
Use the Good Stuff Everyday

Use the Good Stuff Everyday

When I was growing up, we had Erma Bombeck for advice. Erma had an answer for everything. Divorce, uncomfortable social situations, etiquette: Erma had you covered. These days, the internet has made women like Erma irrelevant. She would’ve been lost in the...
Mid-Century Supper Clubs with Karen Finlay

Mid-Century Supper Clubs with Karen Finlay

We sat down with Karen Finlay, one of the founders of The Mid-Century Potluck in the Bay Area of California, to talk about how one themed evening with a small group of friends has turned into a 10-year adventure of Jello-O molds, lamb cakes, and cocktail weenie...