Thursday, March 05, 2015

~ Vintage Pyrex... the Casserole's...

There is so much curb appeal to these Pyrex casserole's with their cradles. And so many to choose from to match any kitchen. Just when I think I have seen the best of them, I come across something amazing in eBay. 

image from here... and looking for a new home! 

Oh, my. Of course it is pink. It had to be pink. That is a gorgeous piece of kitchen ware.

image from here... and needs a new home! 

The Pyrex part of this amazing casserole dish... is the clear glass insert. A fantastic divided dish. So using this would make a great buffet server during the holidays. 

I love that it has a large round plate under it. So you can use it so many ways. 

As I am thinking nothing could compete with all this gorgeousness... until see this beauty. 

 image from here... and needing it new home! 

Yep. It even came in turquoise!  You know, I am quite fond of Pyrex in turquoise too.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

~ Gold Medal Flour... Butter Crunch Crust...

As I roam through all the vintage recipes I have collected... I tend to enjoy the ones from the flour companies the best. Be it Swans Down or Gold Medal. They both have a great collection of vintage recipes that are easy to prepare. 

This is a recipe for a great pie crust. Made with butter, brown sugar, pecans and flour. How can this not be amazing? 

After a quick trip to the oven... it ends filled up with pudding!

Friday, January 02, 2015

~ Vintage Pretty...

My goodness... she is exquisite. I love these vintage Vogue's from the 1950's. The clothes in them are just breathtakingly beautiful. Of course these were the golden days of never leaving home without a girdle too. So looking flawless in your pricey linen suit, was not a challenge.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

~ The New Year... with a Badardi Cocktail...

If there is one thing that Bacardi Rum knows how to do... is to be the heart of a great cocktail. 

I love all these fruity Colada's. I can even recall when I had my first Pina Colada. In New Orleans. When I was 19. Once upon a time the legal drinking age was 18 in Louisiana. Before the Federal Government demanded it be raised to 21. Or lose high way funds. I had a lot of fun in Louisiana before I was 30. It was the best place you could go with a pack of girls. And it not financially break you. 

But it is were they had these wonderful stores called Daiquiri To Go... (or something similar) A wall filled with these Slurpee looking machines... filled with daiquiri's. You get yourself a nice 24 oz drink with a lid and a straw. And go walk around the quarter and enjoy the afternoon.

~ It's A New Year...

~ See you in December for more Holiday Fun....

This is unfortunately what the kitchen looks like after that New Year's Eve Party.  Of course the wife can't go to sleep unless it is cleaned up. While the husband is not remotely interested in any of that clean up. 

So Santa leaving us till then... but he is leaving behind lots of good memories for me.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

~ Holiday Cocktails.... Keeping it simple with Amaretto...

Let me tell you... Amaretto makes a fine cocktail. Get yourself a Mason Jar and a straw. Some crushed ice... pour 3-4 ounces of Amaretto over the ice. Then top off with my favorite Pineapple Orange juice. Enjoy the afternoon!

~ Holiday Cocktails... Southern Comfort cocktails...

How about a little Southern Comfort and Tonic?  Not a bad cocktail. It is a nice blend of whiskey with a fruity/spicy taste. Which makes it outstanding to use in many cocktails. You can use it with Coke, Sprite, 7 Up, orange juice and of course just over crushed ice.

~ Holiday Greetings... Have a Great New Year's Eve...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

~ Holiday Cocktails... Tom Collins...

This is probably the only gin drink I like. A Tom Collins. Then again I make it using fresh made lemon-aide and add in the Gin.  

There is just something about Gin, I am just not a fan of the taste. I have friends who love a Martini made with Gin. But I think they taste like... what I image finger nail polish remover would taste like.  Very harsh and burns to drink. 

But I am thinking I might like this Cuervo Tom Collins. It's on my list to try out!