Welcome to the Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts blog!For over seven 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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Author Archives: Amy Alessio
I’m so excited to announce the publication of A Delicious Dessert, a romance anthology with recipes. It was put together in honor of author Mary Welk, an author friend of mine (who posted on here!) who passed away late 2015. … Continue reading
Molly MacRae kicks off a fun February on this blog with her post on some comfort food. Perfect thing for a February Monday!-Amy One of my favorite cookbooks is the paperback copy of Joy of Cooking my husband had in … Continue reading
Happy New Year! Some fun changes coming for this blog. To kick off 2017, here’s a recipe from Molly MacRae, who is busy writing her next mystery. Have you read Plaid and Plagiarism yet? It’s terrific! -Amy Happy New Year! … Continue reading
We have a very happy holiday message from Molly MacRae today, on the eve of her new book, Plaid and Plagiarism! I can’t wait to read it! -AA The holidays are here and I’m launching a new mystery series, so … Continue reading
Molly MacRae talks birthdays and cake this month. Yum! And next month the first book in her new series comes out: Plaid and Plagiarism: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series. -AA “Most people who make cakes for people they love regularly employ … Continue reading
I was delighted to be interviewed for this article by Judy Buchenot on an upcoming talk I’m giving. I got to discuss some of the favorites from my collection. Kyle took some photos of me in a vintage dress for … Continue reading
My mind is on Halloween now, between planning for the third grade party and all the themed things in the stores. But I am also thinking about winter. My writer’s group, the Windy City RWA, hosts a writers’ retreat every … Continue reading
It feels like fall around here, and we took the boys out to a local pumpkin farm last week. What are your fall rituals? I think this recipe would be fun for a Halloween party. It’s from the same 1983 … Continue reading
My son Owen’s dream for the last couple of years has been to grow a pumpkin. Last year’s crop didn’t make it past July. This year, one hardy pumpkin is holding on. You can see we put chicken wire over … Continue reading