Baked Beef Heart

What do you think about Baked Beef Heart?  If you read my first page about Vintage Recipes, you might recall that I mentioned there were a few recipes that grossed me out.  I thought it might be fun to post one.  I promise, I have never even tried to do this recipe.  I just threw…

Rhubarb Marmalade

RHUBARB MARAMALADE 8 c. of rhubarb, chopped Juice of 1 Lemon and the zest 2 whole oranges ground up. (peeling and all) 1-1/2 c. crushed pineapple 1 c. maraschino cherries, ground up. 10 cups of sugar. Thoroughly wash rhubarb, lemon and oranges before using.  Put all the FRUIT into a large pot, cover with water and boil….

Bernie’s Rhubarb Pie

RHUBARB PIE There are quite a few ways to make Rhubarb Pie.  A lot of restaurants will offer a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, which is okay if a person is really craving rhubarb.  Rhubarb is a tart vegetable (I call it a vegetable because it grows on a stalk).  It needs some help in order to…

Sausage Rustica

Sausage Rustica used to be one of my favorite dishes at Olive Garden, but they don’t have it on the menu anymore.  The proper name is “Sausage and Pepper Rustica”,  but I shortened it.   So I tracked the recipe down on the internet, because I just had to have it.  However, I’m not a big fan…

French Silk Pie

If you want to knock their socks off this summer with your own special pie, consider giving this recipe a try.  I remember the first time I had French Silk pie and the amazing flavor and texture of it; so rich and so smooth. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was that made that…

Pepper Soup

Pepper soup is a beef based soup recipe that I made up years ago to help combat the cold and flu.  I have considered using chicken stock and chicken in the past just because Chicken Soup has a reputation for curative powers regarding the common cold, but I like the beef version so well.  I…

Staying Busy in 2017

Staying busy is not hard even after a person retires.  Apart from trying to build a website and commit recipes to the internet, I managed to stay rather busy.   During 2017 we have majorly remodeled our bathroom, hall and pantry, built a bird garden, planted a vegetable garden, canned tomatoes and corn.  We actually drove…

The Art of Meatballs

Meatballs: Meatballs are a very versatile dish that can be a main course or an appetizer.  They can be made in various sizes out of any kind of ground meat or combination of ground meat.  You just add eggs, bread crumbs and spices.  To make it gluten free, try oatmeal or rice to hold them…

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger soup is a basically a variation on vegetable soup.  Actually, it IS vegetable soup with hamburger in it.  This is what some cooks call a “dump” soup.  You start off with your stock and your meat and then you just “dump” any leftover vegetables in it.  A lot of times, I might have a…

Potato Soup

There is nothing that will warm you up inside on a cold, gloomy day like a  bowl of hot potato soup.  I prefer what I call “virgin” potato soup as opposed to those recipes that load up the soup as one would a baked potato.  Many restaurants offer  delicious varieties of this soup.  Sometimes they use…