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When is Eat Like a Pirate Day?

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.



 Pirate's Pie
Retro recipe from a 1960s Star-Kist ad

2 (6 1/2 oz.) cans Star-Kist tuna, chunk style
3 eggs
4-oz. can sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 medium tomato, cut in 1/4-inch slices
4 slices American cheese
1 envelope instant mashed potato mix (or 2 cups mashed potatoes)

Beat eggs slightly and add to separated chunks of tuna. Add mushrooms and parsley. Place mixture in bottom of well-greased 9" pie tin. Top with tomato slices and 3 cheese slices. Prepare mashed potato mix (using 1/2 cup less liquid than package directions call for). Spoon potatoes over cheese. Cut remaining cheese slice (diagonally in half) and top mashed potatoes with slices. Bake at 375˚ for 30 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned and cheese melts. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Garnish with parsley. Serves 6 generously.


The Puffy Shirt ("like pirates used to wear") is one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes. It originally aired in 1993.


Recipe via Livejournal

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

This is called Impossible Cheeseburger Pie because the pie does the impossible by making its own crust.

Nice alternative for folks who don't own a grill.



Impossible Cheeseburger Pie
Vintage recipe from 1981 Bisquick advertising

1 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups of milk
3/4 cup Bisquick baking mix
3 eggs
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup shredded Cheddar or process American cheese

Heat oven to 400K. Grease pie plate, 10 x 1 1/2 inches. Brown beef and onion; drain. Stir in salt and pepper. Spread in plate. Beat milk, baking mix and eggs until smooth. 15 seconds in blender on high or 1 minute with hand beater. Pour into plate. Bake 25 minutes. Top with tomatoes; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 5 to 8 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

High Altitude: Increase first bake time to 30 minutes.


This is my dad, my brothers and me in our backyard pool in 1968.

(If you're doing math, trying to figure out how old I am, we can no longer be friends.)


Recipe via livejournal

Retro Desperate: Campbell's Soup Pizza

Now you know that in a pinch you can substitute Campbell's Tomato Soup for pizza sauce.



Campbell's Soup Pizza
1967 recipe from vintage Campbell's advertising

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's Tomato Soup
1 small clove minced garlic (if desired)
1 1/2 tsp. oregano, crushed
12-inch unbaked pizza shell
1 tbsp. salad oil
4 slices (4 oz.) Mozzarella cheese

In saucepan, combine soup, garlic (if you have no date)* and oregano; heat to blend flavors. Brush pizza shell with oil. Spread soup mixture over shell; top with cheese. Garnish as desired with sliced frankfurters, olives or mushrooms. Bake at 400˚F for 20 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

*Campbell's words, not mine.


According to Billboard, the ten most popular singles of 1967 were:

1. To Sir With Love, Lulu

2. The Letter, The Box Tops

3. Ode to Billie Joe, Bobbie Gentry

4. Windy, The Association

5. I'm a Believer, The Monkees

6. Light My Fire, The Doors

7. Somethin' Stupid, Frank and Nancy Sinatra

8. Happy Together, The Turtles

9. Groovin', The Young Rascals

10. Can't Take My Eyes off You, Frankie, Valli 


Recipe via livejournal
Image via Fashion Bubbles

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

I once used this recipe to make turkey pot pie with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It was a big hit with hubby and my stepkids.


Easy Chicken Pot Pie
recipe from old Bisquick advertisement

1 2/3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 cup cut-up chicken (as I said, turkey works, too)
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup Bisquick Original baking mix
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

Heat oven to 400˚. Mix vegetables, chicken and soup in ungreased 9" pie plate.

Stir remaining ingredients with fork until blended. Pour into pie plate.

Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 6 servings.

High altitude: Heat oven to 425˚.

Via Aunt B Simply Living

Easy retro recipe for Quiche Lorraine

Love how this ad instructs 1960s Americans on how to pronounce this fancy French food.

"Keesh Lorrayne."

Vintage quiche recipe


Quiche Lorraine

Step 1
The pastry. 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour. 1/3 tsp. salt. Few grains of garlic salt. 1/3 cup lard or shortening. 2 to 3 tbsp. cold water. (Note: both pastry and filling may be made ahead of time.)

Step 2
The filling. 6 slices bacon. 3 oz. sliced Swiss cheese. 4 eggs, lightly beaten. 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour. 1/4 tsp. salt. 1/8 tsp. pepper. Few grains cayenne pepper. 2 cups light cream.

Step 3
Sift together salt, flour, garlic salt. Cut in shortening to size of small peas. Add cold water a teaspoonful at a time, while tossing mixture lightly with fork. Press together, flatten slightly, chill 10 minutes. Roll to fit 9" pie plate.

Step 4
Dice bacon, fry crisp. Drain, spread in pie shell, cover with cheese slices. Combine other ingredients, strain into pie shell. Bake at 400˚ F for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 325˚ F for 25-30 minutes more, until silver knife inserted in pie comes out clean.

Click here for another savory retro pie recipe.

Via Copyranter


Retro chicken pie

Here in Boston we're facing a possible snowpocalypse Friday. That calls for comfort food. Like this chicken pie recipe from Crisco.


The official name for this dish is Cock-A-Doodle Pie.

Chicken Filling

Cook a 3 to 4 lb. chicken. Remove meat from bones and cut into large chunks. (This yields about 2 cups of meat.) Cook 1 bunch of broccoli* until almost tender. Melt 6 tbsp. Crisco, blend in 1/2 cup flour. Add 4 cups chicken stock (or milk) and cook until thick. Add 2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper and 1/2 cup grated cheese. Place broccoli in bottom of casserole (1 1/2 qt. capacity). Add chicken and cover with gravy.

Crisco Pastry

1 1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Crisco
3 tbsp. water

Mix flour and salt in bowl. Cut Crisco into flour with 2 knives until pieces are the size of peas. Blend together 1/4 cup of this mixture and 3 tbsp. water. Add to remaining Crisco-flour mixture and mix with fork or fingers until dough holds together. Shape into a round flat mass. On a floured board, roll a circle of dough about 12 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick. Cut slits for steam. Place on filling, flute edges, bake in a 425˚F oven for 30 to 40 minutes. From trimmings, cut little chickens, bake separately. Place on pie (prop up with toothpicks.)

* Or use cooked asparagus or string beans.

It's me again. I would ignore that nonsense about cutting and propping chicks. Instead, after making slits for steam, but before putting the dough on the filling, roll out your trimmings and use a cookie cutter to make whatever shapes you find pleasing. Wet with water the back of each cut-out shape with your finger — you're wetting it just enough so it will stick to the circle of dough — then place your cut-out shapes on the rolled out dough, making sure you don't cover up any slits. Then place the circle of dough on the filling and bake as directed.

Click here for another savory pie recipe from the past.

Via vintage.kitten

Retro Brunch: Bacon and Egg Pie (today we call it quiche)

Bacon and Egg Pie is the perfect brunch food.

Actually, it's a perfect meal for any time of day.


Here's a close-up of this 1959 recipe:

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If you don't feel like making your own pie crust, substitute a refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust. I've tried other brands, but I think Pillsbury is the best.

For the cheese (which I shred rather than grate), Gruyere is my favorite for quiche.

Click here for a retro recipe for Egg Nests.

Via old school paul

Noodle Pie recipe from 1973

This recipe comes from Fray Bentos canned steak & onion pie filling. If the brand and flavor still exist in the U.S., I couldn't find it. You could easily substitute a hearty canned stew like, say, Dinty Moore.

1973 rec

Here's a close-up of the recipe:

Recipe 1

Recipe 2

Click here to see another easy retro recipe, Harvest Bean Supper.

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