Baked Bananas and Cranberries (adapted from Old-Time Meatless Recipes, 1955)

Baked Bananas and Cranberries is an easy-to-make fruit-forward side dish that exemplifies the spirit of Old-Time Meatless Recipes.  The original cookbook includes full mean plans:  Baked Bananas and Cranberries is meant to accompany a luncheon menu of cheese rarebit (i.e. Welsh rabbit) and coffee.  As will be obvious from the ingredient list, it is not……

Spiced California Cup Mocktail

Spiced California Cup Mocktail is a non-alcoholic adult beverage that pays tribute to a weird recipe from my cookbook collection.  The original recipe, the ominously named California Cup, comes to me courtesy of Adventures in Food, a 1970s cookbook compiled by my parents’ former congregation in Oklahoma.   California Cup is a chilled soup appetizer that……

California Cup Mocktail

The California Cup Mocktail is a quick, fruit-forward non-alcoholic beverage inspired by a 1970s chilled soup recipe.  The original recipe, with the unassuming name California Cup, caught my eye for its weird mix of cranberry juice and Campbell’s tomato soup. The same cookbook contains any number of savory Jell-O salads, making it one of the less……