Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Wisconsin, 1988, adapted)

Cottage cheese is a common ingredient in many of my vintage cookbooks, usually as a proxy for ricotta or some sort of farmer’s cheese.   I suspect that a mid-century home cook didn’t have access to the embarrassing variety of cheeses we have available today.  Even my local discount grocer reliably stocks a decent Edam and……

Tomato Soup Cake (Oklahoma, 1970s)

This bizarre spice cake recipe has a minor cult following online, a trend that Campbell’s has embraced wholeheartedly.   Campbell’s takes credit for inventing the recipe in the late 1920s and making continuous tweaks and updates to “evolve the recipe with trends in the culinary world”.   I personally have no nostalgia for this cake.  Condensed soup……