Vinegar Peppers and Pork (Florida, 1991, adapted)

It’s important to me on this site to present vintage recipes as our parents and grandparents would have prepared them.   The internet is already saturated with modernized versions of comfort food classics.  I don’t want to be one more site projecting twenty-first century food trends onto vintage recipes.  If I’m going to make a tuna……

Sloppy Chinese Burgers (California, 1990s, adapted)

Sloppy Chinese Burgers is a tasty weeknight sandwich that comes to me by way of Bless This Food, a community cookbook compiled by the Little White Chapel Christian Church in Burbank, California.  The recipe was submitted by one Carol L., who contributed dozens of other normally named recipes such as Dori’s Rigatoni and Noodle Chicken.  ……

Mexican Barley Soup (adapted from Mexican Recipes, 1967)

Mexican Barley Soup is a hearty beef soup that’s easy enough to cobble together on a weeknight.   I have adapted it gently from the 1967 cookbook Mexican Recipes.  Mexican Barley Soup exemplifies the simplicity and accessibility of the selection in Mexican Recipes.  This recipe is nestled in with a bunch of more obviously traditional recipes,……

Orange-Spiced Pot Roast (Oklahoma, 1970s adapted)

Orange-Spiced Pot Roast is an international approach to the traditional Yankee pot roast.  The recipe comes to me by way of Adventures in Food, a 1970s cookbook from my parents’ Oklahoma congregation.  It’s a surprisingly adventuresome dish for this cookbook, where most of the main dish recipes are practical weeknight meals.   Like most 1970s……