It’s warm where I live. Hot, really. Really, really hot. And humid. Really hot and humid. And even though we are blessed with a house full of air-conditioning, I do realize that when I have come home from a day of running around in said heat and humidity not only …

That 70’s Casserole

You remember That 70’s Casserole, right? The one that happened for breakfast on holidays and maybe Saturday mornings? The one with everything for breakfast in one pan, prepared the night before? No? Oh dear readers, you have missed out on something entirely too magical to describe with words. May I …

Granny’s 1960’s Sushi

Oh yes, sushi has existed for a long time. But before the craze of putting-raw-fish-into-rice-and-seaweed-and-making-a-roll-that-is-too-big-for-a-normal-humans-mouth-yet-to-take-a-bite-is-considered-rude-and-socially-unacceptable came to be, there were cute little bite-sized, dainty rolls of ham and cream cheese. It was a simpler time. Now don’t get me wrong, The Retro Mom loves sushi and sashimi with a capital LOVE. …

Humble Homemade Potatoes

I don’t know. Potatoes just didn’t seem like a real exciting, attention-grabbing, vintage-thing to write about. They are just so…..bland. They are just “there”. And 60 years ago on the retro dinner table, they were just “there” as well. Ever-present in the American dinner repertoire, potatoes are so commonplace that …