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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Another delightful recipe from the same 1983 church cookbook where I was blogging from earlier in the week. I don’t know if we can call this salad. It’s a take on Hawaiian Salad and Frozen Fruit Salad, both vintage cookbook … Continue reading
I’m still doing some fill in at the library in the midst of a busy summer teaching an online grad school course, working for AuthorRx, giving talks, working on a couple books coming up, and trying to spend time with … Continue reading
Molly MacRae gives us a fun recipe to enjoy for this holiday. How are you celebrating? -AA Happy 4th of July! Parades, picnics, and evening fireworks are all more exciting plans than reading a blog today, so I won’t … Continue reading
Molly’s June post takes us to some Jello cookbooks. How can she not like Jello? These are always among the favorite in my collection – prunes aside! -AA Two dear friends gave me a couple of cookbooks they bought at … Continue reading
I’m recovering from foot surgery and am getting ready to spring into some exciting new things with this blog and my site. Stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy Molly MacRae‘s delicious and delightful monthly post. -AA Here’s a treasure that … Continue reading
Molly MacRae brings us a delicious sounding pudding recipe this month. Have you made pudding from scratch? It’s not that hard (You know if I say that, it’s really easy!) and usually turns out well. Enjoy! -AA Here’s a recipe … Continue reading
March kicks off with another funny post from popular mystery author MollyMacRae. What are your favorite family recipes? Did you change them? Stay tuned for some lucky St. Patrick’s Day posts and a March giveaway as this blog celebrates 10 … Continue reading
Celebrate fun desserts and recipes this month, featuring my Alana O’Neill Blast From the Past novella. Scenes from an upcoming St. Patrick’s Day story will be included. Are you new to the Alana series? She’s an antique mall bookkeeper who … Continue reading
Molly MacRae kicks off an exciting February with this fun pudding recipe! At least there are no prunes! Molly always knows how to keep her many readers entertained if not well fed. Stay tuned for a February Blog Blast right … Continue reading
Molly MacRae kicks off our food posts for 2016 with new cookbooks and another interesting recipe, though this one sounds pretty good! At least, it’s better than the Prune Whip she almost put up…What are your cooking – and reading … Continue reading