Moussaka-In-A-Hurry McCall’s Recipe Card

Most versions of Moussaka are based primarily on sautéed eggplant and tomato, usually with ground meat. However, the Greek version includes layers of meat and eggplant topped with a Béchamel sauce and then baked in the oven.

There are other well-known variations on this basic recipe, sometimes with sauce on the top of the recipe, sometimes vegetables are added. These variants of the Moussaka may include, in addition to the eggplant slices, sautéed zucchini slices, partly-fried potato slices, or even sautéed mushrooms. There is a Vegan version in the Greek cookbook by Tselementes, which includes neither meat nor dairy products, just vegetables;ground eggplant is used instead of the ground meat, tomato sauce, and some bread crumbs are added.

In 1979 McCall’s added a recipe to their collection called Moussaka-In-A-Hurry for those who might be interested in what is called Contemporary cooking along with other recipes. Housewives and novice cooks everywhere would be able to literally make Moussaka-In-A-Hurry.


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Vintage Apple Pie Recipe 1922 compared to my Apple Pie recipe

In the fall there is nothing as good as a warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream rested on top of the slice of pie. Traditional Dutch apple pie comes in two varieties, a crumb appelkruimeltaart and a lattice appeltaart  style pie. Both recipes are very  distinct in that they will usually call cinnamon and lemon juice to be added and may differ in texture, however, not taste. Dutch apple pies may include ingredients such as cream butter, raisins and almond paste, as well as ingredients such as apples and sugar, which they have in common with other recipes.

Below I have shared my apple pie recipe for you in comparison to the vintage version of Igleheart’s Cake Secrets, 1922, Apple Filling for Pie and crust recipe. I hope you’ll enjoy both recipes for years to come. If you try either please come back and let me know what you thought of them.


Igleheart’s Cake Secrets, 1922.,Apple Filling for Pie and crust recipe

Igleheart’s Cake Secrets, 1922, Apple Filling for Pie and crust recipe

“Apple pie” conjures warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness! Nothing tastes better!”

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1973 McCall’s Sweet Potato Pone recipe

A good Sweet potato pone is coveted across the South. Recipes for the grated sweet potato pudding vary in many ways according to the cook’s means of ingredients and even their location in the South. In Louisiana, the Creole version may even contain a good deal of black pepper. You will run out of fingers if trying to count the different methods of this delicious Iconic Southern recipe.

Now most of y’all know I enjoy Southern recipes and I just thought you might enjoy a good reliable McCall’s recipe for a Southern Sweet Potato Pone. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family has over the years.


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1971 Pigs in the Blanket Recipe

It’s been a long time since I have posted on here, but I thought I would share a nice little simple to make Pigs in the Blanket recipe with y’all from the year 1971 by General Mills. What exactly are pigs in the Blanket? Here in the USA, the term “Pigs in a blanket” usually refers to hot dogs wrapped in dough such as croissant rolls, or even Vienna sausages, cocktail sausages, or link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and oven baked.


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Ann Pillsbury’s Pineapple Pie Recipe-1950

Ann Pillsbury’s Pineapple Pie Recipe-1950

Easy, quick, with Pillsbury Pie Crust Mix

Homemade pineapple pie like this is one sure way to sweep a man right off his feet. And now any kind of pie is easy, quick. Just add water to Pillsbury Pie Crust Mix. (Mixes easily, rolls out evenly. Doesn’t break apart when lifted into pan.) Quality is assured by the finest ingredients, scientifically blended, perfectly balanced. You turn out crust that’s light and flaky, so tender and “short” it cuts at the mere touch of a fork. Why not give him the big pie surprise tonight! Continue reading

15 Minute Meatloaf Recipe 1955 Hunts ad

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 A simple 15 minute Hunts Meatloaf recipe from 1955 …

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Cheese-filled meat loaf 1964 Hunts Recipe Ad

Cheese-filled meat loaf (1964)

Cheese-filled meat loaf recipe

Pour in Hunt’ sauce and you pour in a pound of whole, ripe tomatoes simmered to a thick, smooth sauce — spiced just right. It’s the modern way to cook with tomato! Continue reading

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