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
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
I’m putting together a fun presentation on recipes from labels and boxes over the past several decades and found this one in my collection of recipe boxes. Every reader here knows I love S’Mores. This does sound pretty good! Would … Continue reading
This year is speeding by but lots of fun things are happening. My Etsy shop is not quite ready to go, but I have a trunk show with the jewelry, infinity scarves and place mats next week. I also have … Continue reading
Molly brings us a delicious soup recipe this month as it gets colder in Illinois where we both live. Her latest mystery, Knot the Usual Suspects, would be the perfect thing to curl up with too! -Amy Soup weather blew … Continue reading