Retro Recipes

Mint Hot Szauce Sundaes: A Recipe of Pure Indulgence

October 2, 2015

Hey cool cats! 

So last night I indulged quite a bit and made a delicious mint sundae with some hot Old School Favorites special "Szauce". Right off the bat I have to say it turned out fantastic! The chocolate Szauce tastes like love, and certainly deserves your vote in the Martha Stewart American Made contest


First, I added a little bit of mint chocolate chip ice cream. The Suzie Q Ice Cream Spade cut through like butter!

Then, me being the chocolate fanatic that I am, layered the special Szauce with the ice cream. I even added a fudge covered thin mint cookie to help stack the layers... but that's just between you an me. ;) 


I continued the gluttonous (but oh so fun!) process of layering mint ice cream, chocolate Szauce, and a thin mint cookie until it was a mountain of a sundae. Then I heated up some of the special Szauce and drizzled it across...


Just putting these pictures up is bringing back sweet, sweet flashbacks.


Lastly, for the truly brave and bold... I topped it off with more thin mint cookies! I highly recommend you share this with someone, but if you've been having a particularly tough week I say enjoy it all to yourself. We all need a little indulgence from time to time.




Milano Cookies in 5 Easy Steps - An Old School Favorites Recipe

September 25, 2015
Our friends at Old School Favorites really know their chocolate. They're a small, family-owned company who recently became a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made competition. They already have our vote, so show 'em some love and give them yours!

Anyway, their signature chocolate "Szauce" is absolutely amazing. We decided to make a whole bunch of retro recipes using that special Szauce to show our support.

Did you know Milanos are super easy to make? We borrowed this recipe from Old School Favorites' recipe page:


-12 tablespoons butter, softened
-2 ½ cups powdered sugar
-7/8 cup egg whites (appx. 6 eggs)
-2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
-1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
-1 (8 ounce) jar of Old School Favorites chocolate Szauce

    Step 1 - Warm the Oven

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Step 2 - Mix the Batter

    • Using a stand mixer (I can't live without my KitchenAid!), cream the butter using the paddle attachment.
    • Then mix in the powdered sugar.
    • Add the egg whites gradually (no yolks!). 

    • Lastly, add the vanilla and finish the batter by mixing in the flour until just incorporated. 

    Step 3 - Pipe It

    • Fill a piping bag with the batter.
    • Using a small (1/4-inch) plain tip, pipe 1-inch long segments of batter onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. I actually ran out of parchment paper and greased the pan with butter instead. Space your batter segments 2 inches apart, as the batter will spread.

    Step 4 - Bake

    • Bake for 10 minutes, or until light golden-brown around the edges.

    Step 5 - Assemble

    • Let the cookies cool.
    • Spread a layer of Szauce on half the cookies and create sandwiches by placing a plain cookie on top.



    Suzie Q's Retro Blueberry-Raspberry Cobbler

    August 10, 2015

    There's nothing that says "home" more than a cobbler.



    • 4 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
    • 34 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar
    • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
    • 14 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 2 cups fresh blueberries
    • 2 cups fresh raspberries
    • 12 tsp. lemon juice
    • 18 tsp. almond extract
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 12 tsp. baking powder
    • 12 tsp. kosher salt
    • 12 cup milk
    Step 1 - Prep
    • Crank your oven up to 400°F.
    • Grease an 8" x 8" baking dish with 1 Tbsp of shortening and set aside.

    Step 2 - Filling

    • Whisk 34 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp cornstarch, and 1tsp cinnamon in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
    • Add blueberries and raspberries.
    • Bake for 7–8 minutes until thickened.
    • Remove from heat and stir in 12 tsp lemon juice and 18 tsp almond extract.
    • Pour filling into baking dish and set aside.
    Step 3 - Dough
    • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Work remaining shortening into flour with your fingers until pea-size lumps form.
    • Stir in milk to form a good dough.

    Step 4 - Bake

    • Place heaping tablespoonfuls of dough evenly over filling.
    • Bake for 35–40 minutes until golden and bubbling.