Marshall Field’s Greek Feta Pasta Salad

1 lb. medium shell pasta
1 c. crumbled feta cheese
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 c. chunked celery
3/4 c. sl. black olives
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. Italian dressing * (oil & vinegar style)
1 T. dried oregano
1/2 T. black pepper
2 tomatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces (for serving)

Prepare pasta. Combine cheeses, celery and olives.

Whisk mayonnaise, Italian dressing, oregano and pepper to combined.

Add dressing to cheese/vegetable mix, then toss gently with pasta. Chill and add tomatoes right before serving.

6 to 8 servings


Marshall Field’s Lemon Pasta Salad

1 lb. Rotini pasta
2 lemons, grated zest
1⁄2 c. olive oil
1⁄3 c. lemon juice
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
3 tomatoes, cored and chopped
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1⁄4 c. dried basil (optional)

Cook pasta. Combine lemon zest, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Pour lemon oil mix over warm pasta. Toss, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Stir in the tomatoes, fresh basil, cheese and dried basil. Cover and refrigerate for an additional hour.
Serves 8.

Marshall Field’s Cream of Mushroom Soup


1/4 c. butter
2 t. chopped onion
1 3/4 c. chopped fresh mushrooms
1 qt. chicken broth
2 T. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 c. Half And Half

Melt 2 T. butter in large saucepan. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until soft, about 2 min.
Add chicken broth. Cover tightly and simmer 15 min.

In small skillet, melt remaining 2 T. butter. Stir in flour and 1/2 t. salt. Cook 30 seconds or until bubbly. Blend in 1 c. hot mushroom mix.

Pour into large saucepan with half and half. Beat well. Heat to boil, stirring constantly. Taste and add more salt, if necessary.

Top each serving with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream.

Marshall Field’s Potpie (Mrs. Hering’s Famous Chicken Potpie)

40's Marshall Field & Co. Chicago Ad 1946 | eBay

This Potpie is synonymous with Marshall Field’s. It is, in fact, Mrs. Hering’s Chicken Potpie, which was made famous in 1890 when a Marshall Field’s clerk heard customers talking about lunch and offered them the homemade chicken potpie she brought for her own lunch. She set up a table, served her pie, and started a tradition, according to the Marshall Field’s Cookbook by Stephen Siegelman and Marshall Fields.

Chicken and broth:
1 3 1/2 lb. frying chicken
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 sm.onion, halved
2 t. salt

Directions: Combine chicken, carrot, celery, onion, and salt in large stockpot. Add cold water just to cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Decrease heat to low and simmer 45 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and allow to cool.

Increase the heat to high and bring broth to a boil for 20 min. to concentrate the broth. Pass the broth through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the vegetables. When cool enough to handle, pull the chicken meat from the bones and shred into bite-sized pieces.

The dough:
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. cold unsalted butter, diced
1/4 c. vegetable shortening, chilled
3 to 4 T. ice water


Combine flour, salt, and butter in bowl to combine. Add the shortening and combine until dough resembles coarse cornmeal. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with 2 1/2 to 3 T. of ice water. Stir and then press with a wooden spoon until the dough sticks together. A little at a time, add more water if the dough won’t come together. Shape dough into a ball and then flatten into a disk. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min. or up to 2 days before rolling.

The filling:
6 T. unsalted butter
1 lg. onion, diced (about 1 1/4 c.)
3 carrots, sliced thinly on the bias
3 celery stalks, sliced thinly on the bias
1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. milk
1 t. chopped fresh thyme
1/4 c. dry sherry
3/4 c. frozen green peas, thawed
2 T. minced fresh parsley
1 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1 egg beaten with 1 T. water


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place a large saucepan over medium heat and add butter. When the butter is melted, add the onion, carrots, and celery for filling and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 min. until the onion is soft and translucent.

Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 min.

Slowly whisk in the milk and 2 1/2 c. of the broth. Decrease heat to low and simmer, stirring often, for 10 min.

Add the chicken meat, thyme, sherry, peas, parsley, salt, and pepper and stir well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Make the pies:
Divide the warm filling among six 10-to-12-oz potpie tins or individual ramekins.

Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut into 6 rounds about 1″ larger than the dish circumference. Lay a dough round over each potpie filling. Tuck the overhanging dough back under itself and flute the edges with a fork. Cut a 1″ slit in the top of each pie. Brush tops of pies with egg wash. Line a baking sheet with cooking parchment.

Place pies on the baking sheet and bake 25 min., until pastry is golden and filling is bubbling. Serve hot.

6 servings

Marshall Field’s Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins - Stuck On Sweet
Christmas at Marshall Field's | The Saturday Evening Post
One of Marshall Field’s famous Christmas window scenes

Muffin ingredients
7 T. butter, softened
7 T. margarine, softened
2 2/3 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. baking soda
6 c. sifted cake flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. nutmeg

Cinnamon Crunch topping ingredients:
13 T. butter, softened
2 c. brown sugar
3 1/3 c. chopped pecans
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3 1/4 T. ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Crunch topping directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Work the ingredients with a pastry blender (or in a food processor) until it resembles a coarse streusel mix. Spread it on a cookie sheet and bake 5-8 min. or until golden brown.
Let stand for several hours or overnight to dry. Break it into chunks and store in an airtight container.
Muffin directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and margarine, add sugar and cream until fluffy; blend in the eggs.
Combine sour cream and baking soda; set aside. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together. Add the flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
Fold in 2 3/4 c. of the Cinnamon Crunch. Spoon the batter into paper-lined muffin tins, filling the a little over half full. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the remaining Cinnamon Crunch.
Bake 25 min. or until the muffins are golden brown.

Marshall Field’s WWI Era Potato Flour Muffins

Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe - (4.6/5)
Urban spelunking: Marshall Field's / Macy's on State Street

Marshall Field’s in the WWI era

Thank for this WWI era recipe hosted by Recipezazz at The site explains, “During the First World War, cooks were strongly urged to reduce the use of wheat in their recipes. In Chicago, the Marshall Field department store began serving muffins made from potato flour in its restaurants. The wheatless muffins, rather than being seen as a hardship, became a much-loved staple still on the menu in the 1940s, maybe longer.”
8 servings

5 egg whites
2 1/2 t. granulated sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 1/2 T. ice water
3 egg yolks (slightly beaten)
1 c. potato flour
2 t. baking powder

Beat sugar and salt into egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually add ice water. Add egg yolks. Sift flour and baking powder and add to mixture. Mix thoroughly and place in greased muffin tins. Bake in 400° oven for 20 min.

Marshall Field’s Hermit Cookies with Mocha Frosting

Marshall Fields

Makes: 4 dozen

All thanks and credit to for this 1948 recipe for 3 ½-inch, nut-studded molasses cookie was spread with mocha frosting.

1 t. baking soda
3 T buttermilk
2 sticks (1 c.) butter
1 1/3 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1/3 c. molasses
4 c. cake flour
1 t. each: nutmeg, cinnamon, salt
1/2 t. ground cloves
1 c. nuts, chopped
1/2 c. each: currants, raisins

Mocha icing:
5 T. butter
3 c. confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 T. Dutch process cocoa
1/8 t. salt
5 T. hot coffee

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla to sugar mixture, then molasses and buttermilk mixture; beat well.

Sift together flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Mix dry ingredients to wet mixture. Mix in nuts, currants and raisins. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 min. per batch. Cool.

Frosting: Cream butter, gradually adding confectioners’ sugar, cocoa and salt. Add hot coffee. Beat until creamy. Spread thin coating of mocha icing on hermits.

Marshall Field’s German Coffee Cake

All thanks and credit Lost Recipes Found at, where the site notes: “If there is a body of recipes Chicagoan’s miss most, it’s those from Marshall Field’s. So many people have written in search of this or that beloved dish. I’ve tracked down several of the recipes and done the math and tweaking to convert them from high-volume quantities to home-cook versions. This cake is a beautiful testament to just how good Marshall Field’s kitchen recipes were.”
4 oz. Bakers German Sweet Chocolate
1/2 c. boiling water
2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. butter or margarine
2 c. sugar
4 egg yolks, unbeaten
1 t. vanilla
1 c. buttermilk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
2 c. butter
1 3/4 c. sugar
4 1/2 T. flour
8 egg yolks
2 c. evaporated milk
3 c. toasted pecans, chopped
4 c. flaked coconut

Melt chocolate in microwave at 50% power. Mix with boiling water. Cool.

Sift cake flour, soda and salt together. Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy–about 3 min. at medium speed. Add egg yolks a little at a time, beating after each. Add melted chocolate. Blend. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, starting with dry ingredients and blending after each addition. Mix 1 min. with medium speed mixer.

Beat egg whites until stiff, fold into batter. Pour into 4, greased 9″ cake pans. Bake 350 degrees for 24 to 35 min., or until done.

Frosting/filling: Melt butter. Add sugar and flour, whisking constantly until boiling. Add 1/4 of the evaporated milk to the egg yolks. Set aside. Add the rest of the milk to the butter mixture. Whisking constantly, heat to boiling. Add egg yolks/evaporated milk mixture, still whisking. Boil again. Press through sieve to remove any bits of cooked egg. Stir in pecans and coconut. Cool. Spread on and in-between layers of cake.

Marshall Field’s Frango Mint Cheesecake

lostpastremembered: Frango Mint Ice Cream Pie at Marshall Field & Co.
Photos at The Walnut Room - American Restaurant in Chicago

1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1⁄4 c. sugar
1⁄4 c. melted butter
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1⁄3 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 T. cream
12 Frango mints, melted (about 1/3 lb. box)
1c. sour cream
3 T. sugar
1⁄4 t. vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350ºF.
Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Pat evenly into bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
Bake at 350ºF for 5 min.
Filling: Mix cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Then the cream, then the melted Frango mints until very smooth.
Pour into baked crust. Bake at 350ºF for 25 min. or until it’s just firm.
Topping: Mix sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Spread over the baked cheesecake. Bake 3-5 min. more
Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Marshall Field’s Sour Cream Cranberry Pecan Coffeecake

For the cake: 

1 c. butter (2 sticks), melted and slightly cooled, 2 c. sugar, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 c. sour cream, 1 t. vanilla, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1/4 c. wheat germ , 1 t. salt, 1 t. baking powder, 2 c. fresh or dried chopped cranberries,

For the filling:

1/2 c. chopped pecans, 1 T. dark brown sugar, 1 t. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 10 cup, fluted Bundt pan and set aside.

Combine the melted butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. Stir in the flour, wheat germ, salt, and baking powder and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the cranberries.

In a separate bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon and toss to mix well.

Pour half the batter into the Bundt pan. Sprinkle on the nut mixture then layer on the remaining batter. Bake for 50 to 60 min., until firm and golden brown on top. Let cool for 10 min. before inverting onto a plate.

Marshall Field’s Iced Frango Mint Pie

Thank you to a kindred spirit at Lost Past Remembered at and Midwest Living at

Praline Topping:

½ c. butter, ½ c. sugar, 2 T. water, 1/8 t. salt, ¼ c. sliced almonds or hazelnuts or walnuts

Heat butter, sugar, salt and water to 300º. Add almonds and stir. Pour out on a cookie sheet, cool. Break or pulse in a processor into course crumbs.


1 ½ c. graham crackers crumbs (about 20 crackers), 6 T. melted unsalted butter, ¼ c. sugar


1/2 c. sugar, 1½ t. of cornstarch, 1/8 t. salt, 1 c. milk, 8 Frango Mint Chocolates (3 oz) finely chopped, 1 egg, room temperature, 1 c. heavy whipping cream, ½ t. vanilla extract


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch pie pan. Combine cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Transfer to the prepared pie pan, pressing evenly to the bottom and side of the pan. Bake about 8 minutes, until the crust begins to brown, cool.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add ¼ c. of milk and whisk until cornstarch dissolves. Add the mint chocolates and remaining milk and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 min., until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Whisk egg, then gradually add about ¼ c. of the hot chocolate mixture, whisking constantly until blended. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, for about 1 min., until slightly thickened. Do not let the mixture come near a boil or the eggs will scramble. Transfer the custard to a bowl and allow it to cool completely, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cream and vanilla. Refrigerate for about 2 hrs., until well chilled.

Freeze the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until frozen but soft and spreadable. Transfer the ice cream to the crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hrs. or overnight, until firm.

Sprinkle the top of the pie with the praline, pressing it in gently to adhere.

Marshall Field’s Blueberry Blue Cheese Chicken Salad

From the Marshall Field’s Cookbook.

Thanks and credit to the Culinary Cellar who notes that in 1890 Marshall Field’s was the first department store in the country to serve food. It did, and so eloquently.

2 t. Dijon mustard
2 T. minced shallot
2 T. honey
3 T. lime juice
1 t. salt
½ t. black pepper
1 T. minced fresh rosemary.
¼ c olive oil

Salad ingredients:
3 c. cooked chicken, in bite-sized pieces
1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, in ¼” slices
1-1/2 c. green grapes, halved
1-1/2 c. fresh blueberries
½ c. chopped toasted walnuts or hazelnuts
½ c. crumbled blue cheese

Dressing: Whisk dressing ingredients except olive oil. Slowly whisk in olive oil to make an emulsion.
Salad: Combine salad ingredients and pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat thoroughly. Serves 6.

Marshall Field’s Market Place Mandarin Chicken Salad


Chicken and marinade:

1/2 c. soy sauce

1/4 c. orange juice

2 thinly sl. green onions

1 minced clove garlic

1 lb. broiled boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut or torn into strips (bite size pieces).

Fried won tons:

Vegetable oil

6 won tons, cut into 1/4″ strips

Sesame seed dressing:

1/3 c. sugar

3 T. apple cider vinegar

2 1/4 t. onion juice, 1 t. soy sauce

1/2 t. dried mustard

1/2 c. sesame seed oil

3 T. toasted sesame seeds, divided*


5 strips crisp bacon

1 c. blanched cool snow peas (cut in half on the diagonal)

1/4 c. diced red bell peppers

1 8oz. can drained sliced water chestnuts

1 11oz. can drained mandarin oranges

2 thinly sliced green onions

2 1/2 c. sliced romaine

2 1/2 c. sliced iceberg

1/4 c. toasted sliced almonds, for garnish*

2 T. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


Marinate the chicken: Combine soy sauce, orange juice, 2 green onions, and garlic in a shallow bowl. Add the chicken, toss well, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Fry won tons and toast sesame seeds and almonds:
Heat several inches of oil in a large saucepan to a depth of several inches over medium-high heat. When hot, add won tons strips a few at a time and fry for about a minute, until crisp and golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Toast sesame seeds and almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan, 3 to 5 minutes.

Prepare dressing:
Combine sugar, vinegar, onion juice, 1 t. soy sauce, and mustard in blender. With the motor running, add the 1/2 c. sesame seed oil in a slow, steady stream to make an emulsion. Stir in 1 T. toasted sesame seeds and salt to taste.

Assemble salad:
Combine chicken, bacon, snow peas, red peppers, water chestnuts, oranges, green onions, and lettuces in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss lightly. Divide among 4 chilled plates, top with the won tons, garnish with toasted almonds and remaining toasted sesame seeds, and serve.
4 servings.

Marshall Field’s Chicken Salad Sandwich with Cranberries


1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. sour cream
1 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. granulated sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. white pepper
2 1/2 t. lemon juice
1 1/2 c. chicken shredded, I love using roasted chicken leftovers
1/2 c. celery finely chopped
2 T. green onions finely chopped
1/4 c, pecans toasted, chopped
1/4 c. dried cranberries


  1. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon, sugar, salt, white pepper and lemon juice well.
  2. Mix together, chicken, celery, onions pecans, cranberries and dressing. Mix well and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  3. For sandwich, layer bacon, lettuce and chicken salad on soft roll. Serve with dill pickle and chips.