Chicken Cutlets with a Swiss Cheese Crust (Nebraska, 1987, adapted)

Chicken Cutlets with a Swiss Cheese Crust is a tasty fried chicken dish suitable for weeknight cooking.   The whole chicken and cheese thing isn’t normally appealing to me, but I had been craving fried chicken like crazy when I came across this recipe.  I was also looking for an opportunity to use my new meat……

Lamb Shank Vindaloo (inspired by Hotpoint Storybook Kitchen Cookbook, 1964)

Lamb Shank Vindaloo is a mid-century American interpretation of a popular Indian dish with Portuguese roots.   The lamb shank is cooked in a sour and spicy sauce that’s addictive and delicious.  Vindaloo dishes are now an Indian restaurant staple, but the sauce has its origins in a vinegary Portuguese stew.  As such you’ll often find……

Belgardin Brod (from Christmas Convoys, 1952)

Belgardin Brod is one of several traditional European “cookies” featured in Christmas Convoys.  In practice it looks and feels more like a cracker than a cookie, and tastes kind of like a cross between a ginger snap and a snickerdoodle with strong citrus overtones.  It’s kind of like the old fashioned grandma candy equivalent of……