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Sep 18 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Pistachio Pudding Cake

Here is a cake that is moist, flavorful and easy to make! It starts with a box of cake mix and had a subtle pistachio flavor and a light creamy frosting. Make it in a tube pan or 9×13, it’s sure to please!!

Sep 7 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Roasted Tomato Pie

With crops of flavorful summer tomatoes coming in, here is a wonderful way to use them as a main course dish.

We roast the tomatoes first to bring out their sweetness and evaporate some of the juices, then layer them with

sauteed onions and fresh herbs in a pastry crust. A topping of mayonnaise and grated cheeses makes a tasty top crust!

Aug 28 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This is an easy, moist cake that is wonderful for breakfast or anytime. A great way to enjoy the fresh blueberries coming to market this time of year! We also take a closer look at the Sunbeam Mixmaster 12C that we used to make this cake.

Aug 8 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Watermelon Salad

This is a wonderful summer salad that is easy to make and a great way to enjoy the season’s sweet watermelon! It includes feta cheese, fresh basil and chives, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Make ahead and it goes great with grilling!

Aug 1 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Salisbury Steak

Here is a classic ground beef dish that we ate when we were kids but have forgotten how good it can be!!

An easy dish – perfect to make in an electric skillet on in one pan on the stove top – that renders a flavorful

beef patty with onions and gravy.


Jul 25 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Veggie Cheese Quiche

Making a quiche – a savory custard pie – does not have to be complicated. A buttery, flaky crust, holds the moist

and creamy filling filled with sauteed mushrooms and onions and a dose of cheddar cheese. Serve warm or at

room temp – perfect for breakfast, brunch or serve with a salad for a lunch.

Jul 17 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Stove Exchange: Frigidaire to Signature Tappan

It was time for the annual “stove exchange” at the cottage and we took out the 1957 Frigidaire Deluxe that served us for the past year and installed a 1966 Montgomery Ward Signature Menu-Matic range (made by Tappan). The Signature range has a big oven and lots of easy cleaning features.

Jul 12 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Peanut Butter Cake & Kitchen Aid 3B Mixer

This is an old recipe that creates a wonderful peanut flavored cake that has a fudgy peanut butter icing. Can be made as a layer cake or as a 9×13. We also put into service the Kitchen Aid Model 3B mixer from the late 1940’s and took some time to take a tour of this wonderful vintage appliance.

May 24 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Sauteed Garlic Spinach

Another CoF Quickee – a fresh and delicious side dish that is fast and easy to make! You just need a little olive oil, garlic, fresh spinach and seasoning! Sure to please any spinach lover!


May 9 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Orange Banana Smoothie

This simple but delicious smoothie is quick and easy to make, especially in a powerful vintage blender! We look at the ways to make a banana smoothie and take a tour of the vintage Waring Blendor that we use for the recipe.