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
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
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