Gothic Gourmet’s Greatest Hits

1 Oct


October is here and that means a month-long Halloween celebration for Saucy Cherie.

Why wait until Oct. 31? We’re going to enjoy these weeks with Dinner and a Mooovie as often as we can. That means a few fun recipes and screenings of some Halloween classics all month long.

Enjoy Saucy Cherie’s Gothic Gourmet Greatest Hits.

Dinner and Mooovie A Saucy Cherie original!

Vincent Price Cookalong: our small role in the global potluck, hosted by Jenny at Silver Screen Suppers. Spoiler alert: it’s chicken liver risotto.

Horror’dourves: Rather than gross-out grub, food that honours the season. Butternut squash rice paper rolls with spicy cran dipping sauce.

Witchy Finger Food: Spider web party dip with cheese olive fingers

The Food Has Eyes: Har gow ghosties and NYC pretzel dumplings

Dim Sum Treats: Ruby Fooooos excellent selection of dim sum delectables

Exorcist Soup: or Magic Pan’s Potage St. Germain

Fright Night: Heeeeeere’s Dinner! Japanese Bat Wings and Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.

Halloween Howler:  Bloody Mary dip, Monster Mash garlic white bean dip, and our infamous Canapeyes

Vampire Stakes: Scary skewers with aioli

Winged Terror: Are they fried swamp creature legs or pterodactyl wings?

Dem Bones:  The graveyard good looks of Korean Fried and General Tao wings

Retro Babysitter Jack’o’lantern Patties: from an old Seventeen magazine

Vampire Slayer: Chicken in garlic sour cream straight from Romania – Dracula’s homeland.

A Howling: Black pasta nests with pumpkin seed pesto,

Witchy Pippa Fingers: Scream worthy cheese straws

Civilized autumn lasagna: How did this get in here?

Petrified log: Blue cheese, black sesame seeds and dread fill this blue cheese log.

Sea Creature Booodles: Spicy shrimp in a tangle of nero de seppia pasta

Heart Beet:  Beet and goat cheese pate, and roasted beet, garlic and goat cheese sauce for pasta.

Molten Lava: Autumn fondue of cheddar and hard cider.

Decaying Dinner: caramelized eggplant pasta and arugula pumpkin seed pesto.

Dipping in the Dark:  Broiled Goat Cheese with Pumpkin Seed Sauce



I Want Candy: Variations of pumpkin seed brittle and candy

Not so Lady Fingers: Sugar and spice. Dessert or cheddar.

Trickerdoodles! pumpkin pie spice meets snickerdoodle

The ultimate Halloween apple dipper: Dulce de leche made in the slow cooker.

End of summer beach blowout

4 Sep


We found a photo online of this September 1986 Seventeen page and had to snicker: mayonnaisey salad and deviled eggs on the beach! But then we remembered we had the recipe page (kept mostly for the roast beef, bacon and scallion cream cheese sandwich loaf and cute watermelon shaped cookies:
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watermelon cookies

Glad to reunite these. Enjoy!
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Popcorn explosion

4 Sep


Here’s blast from the past. If you pardon its haggard appearance, this 1980s popcorn recipe page has been shown much love (grease stains to boot!). We took a crack at the “fruity” version and still remember how sticky, but fun, it was.
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The birth of Now You’re Cooking

19 Aug

We are quite astonished that our wee recipe blog has attracted so many 1980s Seventeen Magazine recipe searchers.

We love that our most popular post, Vintage Recipe Searchers, continues generating public requests and a community of recipe sharers.

So we are keen to share another fun discovery we made while idly googling for lost recipes: Now You’re Cooking first appeared in the February 1978 issue! We have yet to find the page (that was more than a few years before we started reading).

If you have a copy, please share a scan with us!

More requests…

18 Aug

Does anyone have a Seventeen recipe page for seafood chowder? It had a cranberry cake to go with it?


Leighton Lunch

17 Aug


A fine summer’s day at a historic art retreat. Beauty all around and lots of memories.
For those who worked up an appetite, a mobile catering truck satisfied.

Gourmet burger bar with a jalapeño relish that was divine!
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You asked, we answered!

10 Aug

Carolyn asks: “What a fun trip down memory lane. I was so sad when my Seventeen Magazines from late 70s to early 80s were taken to goodwill. I have been searching for a sunflower seed bread that I made, shaped like a sun..thinking it was in May 1980 issue with Diane Lane on the cover. Would love to make that again!”

We do have that page, it’s from November 1988:

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