Category: Vintage Recipes Modernized

Provencal Vegetable Tian

The remarkable looking Provençal Vegetable Tian is definitely a super simple showstopper you can make to impress your family and friends alike; made with organic garden fresh vegetables such as; zucchini, vibrant yellow squash, tender purple […]

Retro Clam Dip

Picture this, the decade is the 50’s in New York, a Sheath dress, topped with a cropped bolero jacket was the fashion among younger women, TV’s had dials, not remotes, radio shows were popular, and many […]

Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing is a deliciously easy, flavorful, homemade, Southern-Style salad dressing that our family has made for years to enjoy over our favorite salad greens and fixings. Made with buttermilk, creamy mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, […]

Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sloppy Joe Sliders are one of my delicious variations of an iconic childhood favorite turned into a fun slider sandwich that’s awesome as a dinner option or even appetizer. You are totally going to love […]

Southern-Style Homemade Banana Pudding

Homemade Banana Pudding is a rich creamy delicious Southern tradition that features delicious layers of rich, custard, homemade vanilla pudding, crisp vanilla wafers, and slices of ripe bananas. Homemade Banana Pudding is the perfect menu item for potlucks, […]

Southern-Style Tomato Mac and Beef

This classic Southern-Style Tomato Mac and Beef Recipes are one of the most delicious, easy to make, flavorful meals from Southern-American childhoods, made with hearty ground beef, organic tomatoes, green bell peppers, sweet onions,  a […]

Nonna’s Traditional Seafood Manicotti with Shrimp #Sponsored

  My Nonna’s Traditional Seafood Manicotti with Shrimp is one of my favorite traditional Christmas Eve dishes, and how can it not be? Pasta that’s decadently filled to the brim with succulent shrimp, creamy ricotta […]

Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe}

The Best Swedish Meatballs that I have had are slowly cooked in a Crock-Pot and smothered in the most amazingly delicious rich and creamy gravy you can make.  These Swedish meatballs are so flavorful is almost too […]

Creamy Spinach Dip Recipe

This deliciously Creamy Spinach Dip pairs so well with your favorite crackers, crunchy tortillas, crusty bread, or even thick-cut potato chips; it makes it perfect for any potluck or gathering. A simple to make dip recipe, […]

Southern-Style Bourbon Meatballs Recipe

These delicious boozy Southern-Style Bourbon Meatballs are going to be the hit of your next gathering; be ready for people to immediately run over to the meatballs on the buffet table and beg for this […]

Southern-Style Egg Salad

The perfect Southern-Style Egg Salad starts with a blend of creamy and slightly crunchy textures coming together with bright, fresh flavors. It’s not even particularly fancy, there are no special secret ingredients just old-fashioned goodness piled on top […]

Southern-Style Bean Salad

This sweet yet Tangy Southern-Style Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for potlucks, Church gatherings, and family picnics. It’s a super easy recipe to make; combining fresh flash steamed green beans, kidney beans, black-eyed […]

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

Whether you’re hailing from Utah and refer to the recipe as Funeral Potatoes or a Southerner from Mississippi that calls it Hashbrown Casserole, this recipe is pretty darn delicious if you ask me or any of […]

Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole

Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole is another iconic Southern covered dish our family loves to share at family functions, Church Potlucks, picnics and even on some of the spring and summer Holiday gatherings. This […]

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. It’s perfect for your […]

Cowboy Caviar {Black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar

Cowboy Caviar {black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar is the delicious Southern cousin of Mexican Black Bean Salsa made with black-eyed peas, sweet corn, diced red plum tomatoes, chopped spicy jalapeño peppers, crisp celery, diced cucumber, […]

Watergate Salad aka Pistachio Pineapple Delight

One of my all-time favorite desserts is the deliciously creamy green Watergate salad, often called Pistachio Pineapple Delight or Green Fluff dessert salad, made from about 7 ingredients such instant pistachio pudding, juicy pineapple, whipped […]

CAJUN FLAVORED HOPIN’ JOHN RECIPE

New Years Day is nearly here and there are some Southern Traditions I plan to uphold; one of them being Cajun Hopin’ John along with a few other delicious Old Southern traditions. Hopin John like most Southern […]

WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless  sliced Globe grapes, […]

Dried Chipped Beef Dip Recipe

The Holidays are the time when we all bring out our cherished dips and appetizers and one of our families favorites is my deliciously creamy, slightly salty,  Dried Chipped Beef Dip Recipe made with dried […]

Perfect Every Time Pot Roast Recipe

A  deliciously tender Perfect Every Time Pot Roast Recipe is hard to come by these days; but I have one to share with you today, made with a quality marbled Chuck roast, tender seasonal root […]

Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon

Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon is a decadent delicious gravy made from simple budget-friendly ingredients such as bacon drippings or butter, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, milk,  a pinch of salt, and smoky crumbled bacon […]

Southern-Style Ambrosia Salad

Years ago, the decadent sweet iconic dessert Southern Ambrosia Salad would start as a simple 3 ingredient dessert recipe consisting of only freshly grated coconut, orange pulp or sliced oranges, and a bit of sugar, these days it […]

Cincinnati Chili Recipe and it’s many "Ways"

In the Roaring Twenties,  a new star would emerge on the food menu of the Cincinnati-based Empress Lunch Room owned by Greek immigrants Tom and John Kiradjieff, that recipe is what has been known for 90+ […]

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore }

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore } looks very impressive on the dinner table, but really it’s so simple and easy to make. All you’ll need to make this delicious tasting Hunter-Style Chicken is chicken thighs, flour, olive […]

Southern-Style Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Southern-Style Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is one of the ultimate comfort food casseroles that I make, this one has absolutely no canned soup, is  made with chunky-style hashbrowns or shredded, deliciously mild cheddar cheese,  white sharp cheddar cheese, […]

Easy Southern-Style Coca-Cola Cake

Down in the Southern states, we are known for loving and adoring our Southern-Style Coca-Cola Cakes. What’s a Coca-Cola Cake you ask? It’s a sinfully delicious, chocolaty cake, made with pure love, fluffy white marshmallows, […]

Southern-Style Baked Beans

Southern-Style Baked Beans are deliciously sweet yet tangy made with can pork and beans, thick cut bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, diced green bell peppers, barbecue sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of organic honey; […]

Southern Tuna and Macaroni Salad

Southern Tuna and Macaroni Salad is one of the  side dishes we southerners often pick to share at our family gatherings and picnics; made from solid white albacore tuna, al dente macaroni, hard-boiled egg whites, […]

Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese aka Southern Caviar is one of our favorite delicious iconic Southern Staples, it ranks right up there with our fried okra, cornbread, and collard greens. You’ll find us Southerners slathering it on several things; […]