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  • Vintage Vittles: A bevy of beverages
    February 15, 2014, 3 Comments

    Happy late Valentine’s Day, readers! This week, the yield of combing through recipe collections this week is a selection of beverages — some boozy, some not — to tempt you with.  As faithful Hi readers, you surely wonder ...

  • Vintage Vittles: Food For Health
    February 1, 2014, No comments

    You would be upset with me if you looked in my kitchen right now. After a few days at home with my family — and a few late nights out at concerts for my day job — my sink is […]

  • Vintage Vittles: A Veritable Wonderland of Local Cookbooks
    January 18, 2014, No comments

    Welcome to 2014, lovelies! It seems impossible it’s 2014 already (full disclosure: I wrote 2013 on a two different checks this week). As we skyrocket into the future, I want to make sure that we don’t forget the past. For [&hell ...

  • Vintage Vittles: Roast Chicken and Biscuits
    January 4, 2014, No comments

    Is there anything more comforting than roast chicken on a cold winter’s day? What about roast chicken with a hearty side of biscuits? I’ve adapted this recipe from the Favorite Recipes of the Ladies of the Cosmos Society of the ...

  • Vintage Vittles: Ayres’ Pumpkin Fingers
    December 21, 2013, No comments

    Hello, HI-ers! It’s my birthday today. Yes, I’m turning the big ol’ 25 — officially one quarter of a century old. I’m usually tasked with bringing cakes to different family and friend birthday parties, but what ...

  • Vintage Vittles: No Grocery Needed
    December 7, 2013, No comments

    Hello, HI readers! I’m having the Holy Trinity of bad days: I’m swimming in deadlines for my day job, my car is frozen solid to its parking space,  and I believe I’ve given myself food poisoning. All these forces combined ...

  • Vintage VIttles: Civil War Nectar
    November 23, 2013, No comments

    A bit unbelievable that Thanksgiving is upon us already. I’m sure your family, like mine, has many recipes included in your November meal that have been passed down from family elders. I’d love if you would leave some of those [ ...

  • Vintage Vittles: Riley’s Shortbread
    November 9, 2013, No comments

    Our Hired Girl, when it’s bakin’-day She’s out of patience allus, An’ tells us, “Hike outdoors an’ play,”  An’ when the cookies’s done, she’ll say “Land sake! she’ll c ...

  • Vintage Vittles: A Mulled Wine Cheat
    October 26, 2013, 1 Comment

    As you read this, I’m ensconced in a tent somewhere in Yellowwood State Forest. To answer your unspoken question: yes, it’s cold. So cold, in fact, I prepared this week’s Historic Indianapolis recipe with this camping trip ...

  • Vintage Vittles: Chicken Velvet Soup
    October 12, 2013, 4 Comments

    My shoes are soaked. My jacket is dripping. It’s officially the beginning of our long trudge towards winter and this cold rain is the first sign of it. Of course, my shoes are in their present state because I insisted […]