Welcome to the Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts blog!For over 10 years I have been writing this blog as a fond nostalgic parody of recipes and crafts from the 70's and earlier. Do you remember a trend fondly? From chiffon cakes to pom poms for roller skates, you're speaking my language.
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In honor of Stephen Hawking, I decided to post this recipe today. I’m not sure what makes it mathematical, but it sounds pretty good. It’s from the 1959 cookbook from the Home Bureau Women of Jersey County. “Mathematical Pudding” Cream … Continue reading
This is one of my favorite cookbooks in my collection. It’s a 1961 church cookbook from “The Ladies Aid of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church” of Leavenworth, Kansas. It’s held together with yarn, has this charming crafted cover with … Continue reading
I’m clearing out a few cookbooks, and found a delightful late 1950′s community cookbook “Compiled by the Home Bureau Women of Jersey County” with a vinyl cover and held with metal rings. There is a terrific easy bread and roll … Continue reading
Molly MacRae returns this month with an interesting Ice Cream Sauce…-AA We had a good crop of dill in our garden again this summer. By “crop” I mean volunteer weeds and by “garden” I mean the expansion crack along the … Continue reading
For the past 10 years, I’ve enjoyed blogging about vintage recipes and crafts. I haven’t been blogging as much lately, but I’ve been making cooking and booking videos (talking about cooking and books) with my sons this summer at https://www.facebook.com/AlanaMysteries/ . … Continue reading
Happy summer! As she is finishing her next delightful book, Molly MacRae brings us a fun post and recipe to spark your memories of vintage mold salads. In the next week, I’ll be uploading the video book reviews and posts … Continue reading
Molly MacRae takes time to share a great recipe with us today in the middle of writing her next book in the Highland Bookshop Mystery series. These sound delicious! -Amy My mind is on scones these days, as I race … Continue reading
Ready for another minty recipe? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and my new novella, Struck by Shillelagh, I’ve been posting some minty recipes. Do you have a favorite? This is from my 1976 Cookie Jar cookbook. Lots of favorite, … Continue reading
Molly MacRae joins the minty celebration this month with this very interesting concoction…-Amy This dessert doesn’t start out minty, but the recipe calls for “flavoring” and leaves the choice of that flavor up to us. So let’s join Amy’s minty … Continue reading
Struck by Shillelagh, the 5th Alana O’Neill mystery with recipes, is now available on Amazon for ereaders. When her friend is arrested for attempted murder of the Mayor at the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Alana O’Neill tries to learn who really … Continue reading