Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Coconut Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

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Pumpkin pie like you’ve never had before (or maybe you had back in the 1950s!) – Cloud O’Pumpkin!       Coconut Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatine ¼ c cold water 1 ¾ c mashed cooked pumpkin ¾ cup evaporated milk ½ c water 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten ¾ c brown… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Rumaki

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This 1940’s Tiki appetizer recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at all your fall parties!   Rumaki Ingredients 12 slices of bacon 6 oz chicken livers, cut into 24 pieces 1 8-oz can whole water chestnuts, drained and cut into halves 3 tablespoons of maple syrup 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon minced ginger… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Apple Dumplings

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Still as delicious today as it was back then, this dumpling recipe was a winner in the Better Homes and Gardens October 1950 Cook’s Round Table.  A perfect use for your autumn apple harvest!     Apple Dumplings Makes 6 servings.   Ingredients 2 cups water 1 1/4  cups sugar 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

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Fall means football, and football means tailgating!  Try out this winning recipe for your next home game!     Chili Cheese Dogs   Ingredients 8 hot dogs 8 hot dog buns 2 cups prepared chili (homemade or from a can) 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese 1/2 red or yellow onion, chopped mustard, ketchup, relish… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Sloppy Joes

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This retro favorite makes family weeknight dinner easy as you get back into your fall routine!     Sloppy Joes Makes 6 servings   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef (or ground turkey) 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1/2 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 1/2 cup celery,… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Peach Batter Cake

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When stone fruits are at their prime, what’s better than this seasonal retro dessert from the famous Green Parrot Inn in Kansas City, MO?!     Peach Batter Cake Ingredients 1 Tbs butter ¾ c white sugar ⅛ tsp salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 c cake flour 2 tsp baking powder ¾ c milk 6… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Beer Can Chicken

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The perfect recipe for those late summer evenings – when you want to savor the last bit of sun and not hover over the grill! Beer Can Chicken Ingredients 1 whole chicken 1 can of your favorite beer 1 medium onion – chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp thyme 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Petits Fours

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The perfect treat for a doll’s tea party or just an afternoon snack!   Petits Fours Ingredients 1 box white or yellow cake mix – read back of box for further ingredients various jams (raspberry, strawberry, lemon curd, marmalade, etc.)   For the icing: 9 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup light… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Orange Creamsicle

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Cool and creamy – the perfect treat for a sweltering summer day!   Orange Creamsicle Makes 8 standard size popsicles (may vary based on your mold size)   Ingredients 8 oz. orange juice – fresh squeezed or store-bought 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream 1 orange (to yield 1 tablespoon orange zest) 1 cup heavy… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Cold Borscht

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A hearty yet refreshing classic recipe using garden vegetables! Ingredients 5 medium fresh beets salt 2 cups chicken stock 16 ounces sour cream, plus extra for serving 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 2 cups medium-diced cucumber,… Read more »