It’s Time for Tailgating

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by Cathy

  College football season starts soon and that means one thing – tailgating! The parking lots and grounds of campuses all over the country will soon fill with open trunks, lawn games, elaborate table settings and fun food and drink. Whether your team wins or loses, it’s often the social gathering that is the highlight… Read more »

Ruby Lane Social Hour

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by Cathy

        No doubt grilling, entertaining and fireworks are in your July 4th plans … and perhaps a libation or two. Raise your glass with one of these cocktails and celebrate our nation’s founding fathers. Happy Independence Day weekend!   White Wine Berry Sangria   Ingredients: 1 bottle dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc recommended) 1… Read more »

Breakfast at Wimbledon

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by Cathy

  If a trip across the pond to watch world-class tennis players compete on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (otherwise known as The Championships at Wimbledon) June 29th through July 12th is not in your future, why not settle in for a front row seat at home and celebrate the annual ritual… Read more »

The Ruby Lane Social Hour

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by Cathy

  Join us every Friday on Facebook for Ruby Lane Social Hour! It’s a great way to kick off your weekend and add a new cocktail recipe to your repertoire. This week try a twist on an old summer favorite, the Mojito. The traditional Cuban cocktail is particularly refreshing in the warmer months when mint… Read more »

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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by Cathy

        Cinco de Mayo a.k.a. El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla is Tuesday, May 5th and a time for celebration no matter what your heritage. Parades, festivals and lots of margaritas commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over France in the Franco-American War (1861-1867). Why not add some vintage decor to your Cinco de Mayo party? Here are… Read more »

Retro Recipes: Classic Mint Julep

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by Cathy

    Mint Juleps and the Kentucky Derby go hand in hand. Celebrate with this classic Southern cocktail and be sure to chill in a vintage silver julep cup!   Southern Mint Julep 1 glass of Bourbon 4 sprigs of fresh mint 1/2 tbsp. powdered sugar In a julep cup, crush the mint leaves and… Read more »

Retro Recipes: Lemon Bar Deluxe

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by Cathy

  Lemon Bars Deluxe   Today’s retro recipe is courtesy of founder Thomas Johnson’s mom Ruby, who is not only the namesake and inspiration of Ruby Lane but also an incredible cook.   Bake at 350 degrees, 25 minutes till browned in a 9 x 13 pan   Ingredients:   2 cups sifted flour 1… Read more »

A Prosperous New Year’s Dish

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by Cathy

  Southern legend (dating back to the Civil War)  has long held the idea that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day will bring luck and prosperity. While many advise adding a penny to the pot just before serving or eating legumes 365 days a year will increase your chances for abundance, you might try… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Champagne Punch

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by courtney

From Gourmet Magazine 1959, an exceptional punch recipe that has stood the test of time and will take you into the new year!     Champagne Punch   (makes approximately 8.5 quarts)   Ingredients 3 small pineapples 1 lb fine sugar 1 pint Cognac 1 cup lemon juice ¾ cup eau de vie framboise ½… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Christmas Quiche

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by courtney

This red and green (tomato and basil) quiche can be made the night before and reheated so you can focus on presents come Christmas morning! (We serve it with a side of bacon and maybe some leftover Christmas cookies…)     Christmas Quiche   (makes 8 small servings)   Ingredients 1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie… Read more »