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.

“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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Mrs. Marvin’s Magic Muffins: More from the Nancy Drew Cookbook

Here’s another gem from the 1976 Nancy Drew Cookbook. Is Mrs. Marvin the mom of one of her friends? I believe so. I thought these sounded too easy. Would this really work? 1 cup self-rising flour 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Shortcake

This sounded delicious, but it has no picture. It is also from the 1934 Swans Down Cake Secrets pamphlet I’ve been blogging from lately.I love Raspberries. Raspberry Shortcake 3 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour 3 tsp. Calumet Baking Powder … Continue reading

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Fun Frostings

I’ve been blogging a lot from this 1934 recipe pamphlet lately. It was given to me by a host of a show and every time I open it I see something I want to make. Today I’ll put up a … Continue reading

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