Hey there, Rosemary! Thanks for my shiny happy hair!

Hey there, Rosemary!! Thanks for my shiny, happy hair! Once again I'm going off topic but it's food related so it's cool, right?...more

Vintage Kitchens

Vintage kitchens   I wanted to share some pictures of vintage kitchens I found in local real estate listings.  Sometimes when I'm at an estate sale I can picture a fictional lady of the house fixing breakfast for her family or cleaning up after dinner.  (Weird?  Well I call it imagination....more

Homemade Helper

Bonus Post: Homemade Helper With soccer season beginning tonight and the first day of school looming ahead I thought I'd share some quick make ahead recipes that embody all of the wholesome real ingredients you're used to here at Ode To Mrs. Katz Cohn. ...more

Vintage Cornbread recipe

Corn Bread, A Modern Kitchen Guide cookbook, 1940 I finally found a wining recipe!  Hubby and I love cornbread, especially with his homemade chili recipe.  The chili recipe is a super duper secret that hubby won't share.  I've asked.  It's the same chili his mother used to make.  He's been making it since before we met so I really have no claim.  Ha ha....more

Vintage Cornbread recipe

Corn Bread, A Modern Kitchen Guide cookbook, 1940 I finally found a wining recipe!  Hubby and I love cornbread, especially with his homemade chili recipe.  The chili recipe is a super duper secret that hubby won't share.  I've asked.  It's the same chili his mother used to make.  He's been making it since before we met so I really have no claim.  Ha ha....more

Blue Ribbon Tamale Pie

This recipe, submitted by Mrs. Robert Estey of Alhambra, California,  took top prize in the Family Circle "Recipes Using Ground Meat" Contest.  (Hubby thought this was the best recipe contest ever.  He loves his meat!)  I'm sure back in 1949 this dish was considered to be a bit exotic, even in California.  I have to say, despite it's 18 ingredients and many steps,  this one's a keeper.   Here's a pic of Mrs. Estey's Tamale Pie made in the Family Circle test kitchen.  ...more

California Special Green Salad

Tonight we had one of our favorite summer dinners- hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob, salad, and watermelon.  (Yes, after much anticipation watermelon season is upon us!)  For our salad I made the "California Special" from my July 1950 issue of Good Housekeeping. ...more

My menu plan for the week of June 23rd

My Menu Plan for the week of June 23 I usually don't make a formal menu plan, opting to wing it when I go to the grocery store (which works surprisingly well), but after posting about Mrs....more

Pass the Jam, Ma'am

Despite watching my mother making strawberry jelly and even helping her as a kid I was intimidated at the idea of making it myself.  Not sure why.  It only has 4 ingredients.  The process takes a bit of time (Be prepared for a good bit of clean up too.)  but it's not that hard. ...more