Monthly Archives: September 2016

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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