Red, White, and Blue Cuisine and Dishes Born for the Fourth of July

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by Ruby Lane

How much more American can we get!  Well, try not only serving the food at 4th of July gatherings on patriotic place settings, but dress for the role, and serve red, white, and blue food.  Here are five cool ideas that are so neat they’re hot! 1.    Serve Bomb Pops for dessert positioned on classic… 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 »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Egg Nog

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by courtney

Indulge with REAL egg nog this holiday season, and leave the skim milk and Equal for the springtime!     Egg Nog Ingredients 4 large eggs (yolks and whites separated) 1/3 cup sugar 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 Tbs freshly grated nutmeg 3 ounces bourbon or rum 1 Tbs sugar pinch… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Peanut Butter Blossoms

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by courtney

Making Christmas cookies is one of our favorite holiday traditions, and this is one of our all-time favorite recipes! Do you make the same cookies each year? Which do you make?     Peanut Butter Blossoms   Makes about 3 dozen   Ingredients 1/2 c. butter (unsalted is best, but salted works fine) 1/2 c…. Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Mulled Wine

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by courtney

Baby, it’s cold outside! Stay warm (and make your house smell wonderful!) with a simmering pot of mulled wine!   Mulled Wine yields about 4 glasses   Ingredients 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine 1 orange, zested and juiced 1/4 cup brandy (optional) 1/4 cup honey or sugar 8 whole cloves 6 whole black peppercorns… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Candied Yams

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by courtney

A retro Thanksgiving classic – it’s hard to believe this is considered part of dinner and not dessert!     Candied Yams with Marshmallows   Makes about 8 servings   Ingredients 5 yams/sweet potatoes, sliced ¼ cup butter ½ cup packed brown sugar 3 Tbs orange juice ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipe – Classic Green Bean Casserole

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by courtney

From scratch or with the help of Campbell’s, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a little green bean casserole!   Classic Green Bean Casserole   Ingredients 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon soy sauce dash ground black pepper 4 cups cooked cut fresh green beans 1 1/3… Read more »