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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Category Archives: Handwritten Recipes
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 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 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
Happy New Year! 2015 took me in lots of new directions, and 2016 already has some fun plans. A favorite thing that happened was renewed interest in jewelry and accessories, to the point where I am selling things in a … Continue reading
Here’s a great and easy recipe someone made for a recent party. Yum! What’s your easy go to recipe for the holidays? Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars (makes about 30 bars) 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, softened 2 cups flour ½ … Continue reading
Readers here know I love handwritten recipes and the way they reveal clues about their owners. Molly MacRae shares some details about her stash in this delightful post. -AA In September, I shared some of the treasures from the stationery … Continue reading
Are you making several types of holiday cookies? What do you make each year? This recipe does not have much information but sounds interesting: 1 cup butter 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 1/2 cup flour 1 cup coconut … Continue reading
I found a wonderful pamphlet tucked inside a recipe box – advertising a Betty Crocker Lemon Pie contest due “midsummer 1939.” Along with that is this delightful “Holiday Spaghetti:” 1/2 lb. spaghetti 3 qt. boiling salted water 1/2 cup Shortening … Continue reading
Are you thinking about your Thanksgiving menus yet? Chances are you won’t want this one on there. It’s from one of my favorite handwritten recipe boxes, marked from a woman and “30s-40s-50s”. This one has a grocery list on the … Continue reading