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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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