Saturday, July 15, 2017

Anchor Hocking Vintage Candle Glow Ovenware

Fire-King by Anchor Hocking was introduced in 1941 with the heat proof Sapphire Blue line and later oven and microwave proof ovenware.  Do not use any in a microwave unless embossed on the bottom.  Fire-King ovenware was produced until 2000.

There are quite a few lines in anchorwhite using decals - Forget-Me-Not, Meadow Green, Primrose, Wheat, Blue Heaven, Chanticleer or Country Kitchen and Candleglow (sometimes shown as Candle Glow).  Not all patterns have all of the same pieces though.  One good thing is that most lids are interchangeable.
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Do not clean these baking dishes in a dishwasher.  The decals will fade and wear.  I never wash vintage dinnerware, glassware or ovenware in a dishwasher period.  Always wash by hand.

I have quite a few pieces of the Candle Glow for sale on eBay.  I like this pattern with the blue and gold candles with flame decals along the side of the dish.  This pattern also includes a coffee mug, cereal bowl and custard bowl that you could use as a dessert or berry bowl.

I do have some of the baking ovenware pieces.  Here's a slideshow of Candle Glow available.

You can purchase these items at:  CAROLINABLUELADY on eBay or you may find a few pieces at my online stores.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hot Summer Day Cool Remedy Vintage Style

It is going to be a hot one here in Charlotte, NC today - mid-nineties and high humidity.  Cool off with an ice cream dessert using vintage Anchor Hocking Banana Split Dishes
Photograph by Con Poulos
Sweet and Salty Ice Cream
recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Soften 1 pint vanilla,, ginger or cinnamon ice cream at room temperature, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; use a spoon to mash in 1/2 cup chopped chocolate-covered pretzels. Cover and freeze until firm.

To serve, use vintage Anchor Hocking banana split dishes. Place 3 scoops of the Sweet and Salty Ice Cream in the dishes. Peel and cut a banana lengthwise and lay on side of the ice cream scoops. Sprinkle with crushed chocolate-covered pretzels.  Then lightly drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Anchor Hocking Banana Split Dishes

You can purchase the dishes at 
CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Cool Sweet Raspberry Sherbet - Pretty In Pink

Photograph by Con Poulos
Could anything be prettier than bright pink raspberries in a vintage Anchor Hocking tulip-shaped sundae dish?  I think not!  Here is a Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet recipe from the Food Network Kitchen.  I bet it tastes as good as it looks.  

Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

6 cups raspberries (4 to 5 pints)
1/4 cup 100% grape or apple juice
1 cup superfine sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly cracked pepper


Puree the raspberries, juice and sugar in a food processor until smooth. Pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl and discard the raspberry seeds. Stir in the buttermilk, cream and a pinch of salt, then cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Serve sprinkled with pepper.

Serve in vintage Anchor Hocking Tulip Sundae Dishes.  You can find a set of 4 at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles:  HERE

Only $32.00 for the set and free shipping!

Anchor Hocking Tulip Sundae Dishes
Cool Sweet Raspberries!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Refreshing Ideas - Beat The Heat With Cool Desserts

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Anchor Hocking made many dessert dishes that were used at soda fountains and diners. Currently, I have 3 sets of dessert clear glass dishes - soda glasses, ice cream sundae dishes and banana split dishes for sale in my CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles online stores.  My memory of these dishes come from the corner drugstore or going downtown with my Grandmother and eating at the Five and Dime stores - Woolworth's, Murphy's and Kresge's.

I was watching the Food Network a little while ago and Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) was making Frozen Hot Chocolate (does that not sound good?) and served in parfait glasses.  It looked gorgeous and I'm sure it tasted scrumptious..........chocolate, whipped cream......cold and refreshing.  Have to share her recipe!

4 Anchor Hocking Soda Parfait Clear Glass Tumblers
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten
Show: Barefoot Contessa

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons coffee liqueur or brewed espresso
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups ice
Sweetened Whipped Cream, for serving (recipe follows)
Grated bittersweet chocolate, for garnish

Sweetened Whipped Cream:
1 cup cold heavy cream (8 ounces)
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Break the bittersweet chocolate into pieces and place it in a medium bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until just melted. Off the heat, whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, and half-and-half and set aside.

Place 3/4 cup of the milk, 2 tablespoons of the coffee liqueur, 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla, and half of the chocolate mixture in a blender. Add 2 cups of the ice and blend for several minutes, until the mixture is thick but not icy, like a frozen daiquiri. (You can add a little more milk or ice if it's too thick or too thin.) Pour into two (10-ounce) ice cream soda glasses and top each with a generous dollop of whipped cream and some grated chocolate. Repeat for the second two glasses. Serve ice cold with straws and long-handled spoons in Anchor Hocking Parfait Glasses at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles.

Sweetened Whipped Cream:
Place the cream, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on high speed until the cream forms very soft peaks (don't overbeat or the cream will be too firm).

You can purchase 4 Anchor Hocking Soda glasses at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles:   Here

Only $36.00 including Free Shipping in the U.S.

Cool and refreshing and CHOCOLATE!