Category Archives: Vintage Cookbooks & Crafts

Amy Alessio unleashes her extensive vintage cookbook and craft pattern collection on the unsuspecting public through her presentations and this blog. Mystery author Molly MacRae guest blogs with an unusual recipe every First Monday.

Pink Cloud Dessert (Hint: Jello!)

Are you hosting Passover or Easter this year? Do you have a traditional favorite? My good friend once again referred to her family’s Passover Jello with pears and green Jello (often known as Under the Sea Jello in cookbooks).  This … Continue reading

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Norwegian Egg Salad?

Here’s another from the same 1959 Home Bureau of Jersey Cty. Community Cookbook I’ve been blogging from lately.  I’m not sure what makes this Norwegian. It seems like deviled eggs with ham. It sounds pretty tasty, with a fussy presentation, … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Collection: Blueberry Boy – Bait?

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

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“Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie”

From the 1965 Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Cookbook, the boys and I are going to attempt the “Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie.” Many of the pies in here have uncooked egg whites as a meringue on top, but this one seems … Continue reading

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10 Cakes Husbands Like Best: Fudge-Frosted Layer Cake

I’m continuing with the 10 Cakes Husband Like Best from Spry. This one does look good, but I can never get square cakes to turn out of the pan with all corners intact. I end up with round, even from … Continue reading

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10 Cakes Husbands Like Best: Marble Cake Supreme

This looks much better than the Spicy Prune Whip Cake. I don’t know about the Lemon Cream Icing with the chocolate/vanilla mix, though. I’d go for chocolate frosting. But then, I always go for chocolate. Sift: 2 3/4 cups sifted … Continue reading

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Firecracker Red Punch and Patriotic Pork Cubes

I have four menus for the Fourth of July in my 1960′s Complete Holiday Cookbook. This is from the Minute-Man Brunch, which is supposed to include: Fresh Tomatoes Vinaigrette, Patriotic Pork Cubes, Mini Chicken Legs, Green Onions, Radish Roses, Macaroni … Continue reading

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More from “The Original Mexicans” cookbook: Moon Rolls and Break Apart Bread

This is supposed to be a photo of several “Mexican” breads from my Jose Cuervo and Ortega cookbook. I believe the Moon Rolls are in the middle. I wish they included a photo of the Break Apart Bread as I … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew Cookbook: Bess’s Secret Chocolate Waffles

Here’s another great recipe from The Nancy Drew Cookbook. I’m just not sure what the “Secret” is in these. 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 stick (4 oz.) butter 1 scant cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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More from the Nancy Drew Cookbook: Hidden Staircase Biscuits

There are so many funny recipes in here, but no pictures, so I may just blog a few more recipes. This one is intriguing, and not just from the name. Hidden Staircase Biscuits 1 can 10-count refrigerator buttermilk biscuits 2 … Continue reading

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