The Vintage Mixer

Welcome to The Vintage Mixer! My name is Becky and I have a confession to make:  I romanticize my grandmother’s era. Perhaps I’m a victim of Golden Age thinking, but I think she could teach our era how to host a party, warm up a room, welcome strangers, cook for them and strike up a meaningful conversation. We could learn from her how to sit down, eat and enjoy each other.

The heart of Vintage Mixer is about a meal, a table and a conversation.  Our calendars could fill as quickly as we allow, so we have to fight for these moments. Sadly, hosting and hospitality rarely make it on our schedule.  It feels like an after-thought, like something we do if we can’t figure out what else to do or, worse, we do it half-heartedly valuing nothing more than simply getting it over with. It’s time to gather around a table again with a meaningful meal and get to know each other.

Chicken and Asparagus Gratin

I found a little treasure of a cookbook at a vintage shop the other day. It’s perfectly organized by season and month giving ideas for every meal of the day. I found this recipe for Chicken and Asparagus Gratin for the month of April and bookmarked it, awaiting the arrival of fresh asparagus ....more

Baby’s First Birthday Cake Recipe (Low Sugar)

When I started thinking about Everett’s first birthday I couldn’t help but be consumed by the cake. ...more

May Seasonal Recipes

(The artichoke photo above is by Heidi at FoodieCrush. Isn’t it incredible?!) This month there are so many bright and fresh recipes being posted all over the web. ...more

Vegetables and Herbed Ricotta Dumplings

This Mother’s Day I was humbly reminded of how grateful I am to be a parent along-side Josh. ...more

May Eat Seasonal Guide

It’s time!! ...more

Peanut Butter Honey Oat Protein Bites

These Peanut Butter Honey Oat Protein Bites were a necessity over our weekend. A long run (one you’re totally unprepared for) can open up your mind to many things. Over the past weekend I ran my first Ragnar Relay ....more

Seasonal Recipes for April

As I take my daily walk around the park with Everett and Henry I can’t help but let my mind wonder. I’ve been thinking about how grateful I am to be surrounded by such inspiring cooks in the blog world. ...more

Easter Donut Muffins

Special holidays always require a special breakfast in our home. ...more

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Cherry Risotto

Every spring we make this risotto with bright green asparagus and tart sun dried cherries. After having a similar dish at a little cafe in Park City years ago, we’ve been recreating it for our dinner table. Several friends have asked for the recipe and I kept meaning to put it on the blog but honestly, risotto is best enjoyed right from the stove top, no time for photos ....more

Curry Chicken with Cashews, Cauliflower and Green Beans

My friend Heidi and I have been making dinner together once a week. It’s a way for us to spend time together and provide a meal for our families. ...more