Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Grasshopper Pie

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by courtney

A minty, refreshing dessert that doesn’t require an oven?  How cool is that?!   Grasshopper Pie Ingredients 1 package (sleeve) chocolate wafers, crushed into crumbs 1/4 cup butter 40 large marshmallows 3/4 cup milk (less if skim) 3/8 cup green creme de menthe 3/8 cup white creme de cacao 1 pint heavy cream, whipped stiff… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Frankfurter Casserole

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You can do more than just grill a hot dog – try this easy and filling retro casserole recipe this weekend!             Ingredients 2 Tbs butter 1 Tbs flour 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 c milk 4 c diced potatoes 1/2 pound frankfurters (or hot dogs), sliced in… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Is your garden overflowing with more tomatoes than you can handle?  Try this time-honored sauce recipe to make the most of your bounty! Ingredients 10 pounds tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 3 large basil sprigs 1 tablespoon… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Classic Lemonade

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It’s the summer!  It’s the weekend!  Time to get those lemonade stands up and running with this classic, simple recipe.     Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 cup hot water 2 cups fresh lemon juice 1 gallon cold water 1 sliced lemon 1. In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Watermelon Fruit Basket

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Keep it kitschy and classic this 4th of July: a tisket, a tasket, a watermelon fruit basket!   Watermelon Fruit Basket   Ingredients 1 watermelon   cut and add any other fruits you like: cantaloupe honeydew melon grapes pineapple peaches nectarines apples bananas strawberries blueberries raspberries blackberries plums kiwi oranges   1. Cut a thin… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Skillet Cornbread

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A Southern staple, this simple cornbread is the perfect side for sopping up summertime barbeque sauce!   Skillet Cornbread Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 large egg 1 ⅓ cups milk or 1 ¾ cups buttermilk ¼ cup + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 cups self-rising white cornmeal 1. Preheat oven to 450 F. 2. Coat… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Chocolate Scotcheroos

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An easy retro treat that doesn’t require the oven is the perfect dessert for summer get-togethers.  This recipe is from the side of 1965 box of Rice Krispies cereal! Chocolate Scotcheroos Makes 48 bars, 1 x 2 inches Ingredients 1 c sugar 1 c light corn syrup 1 c peanut butter 6 c Kellogg’s Rice… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Polynesian Chicken Skewers

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Let Dad relax on Father’s Day by prepping this retro dish ahead of time.  When you’re ready, just toss on the grill!  These skewers are easy for Dad to rotate with tongs in one hand and a cold beer or Tiki cocktail in the other! Chicken and Pineapple Teriyaki Skewers Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. boneless,… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Ham Croquettes

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A cocktail hour favorite that can make leftover meat seem fancy?  Sounds good to us!  You can get creative and make croquettes using chicken, salmon, ground beef, potato or cauliflower… our favorite is ham and cheese.  Try it out for yourself this weekend!   Ham Croquettes Makes about 24 golf ball-sized pieces Ingredients 1 tbs… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Old Fashioned Cocktail

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A “cocktail” was first defined in May 1806 when the editor of The Balance and Columbia Repository in Hudson, NY wrote that a cocktail “is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters – it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and it is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion,… Read more »