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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This is from the Better Homes and Gardens Best Buffets, 1963. That really is how these photographed foods are described. The caption also says that the Duchess Franks “have a surprise of ham, cheese and pickle.” 1 pound (8 to … Continue reading
I have no idea why this recipe has such an unusual name. It is another casserole from the 1968 BHG cookbook I’ve been blogging from lately. 3 cups diced cooked ham 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons … Continue reading
Here are a few more fabulous finds from the Better Homes and Gardens Meals in Minutes. I was intrigued by the eggs on top of asparagus dish to the left in the photo. How would you serve that so folks … Continue reading
I have a couple more recipes from the Better Homes and Gardens Meals in Minutes. The first is not one I’d want to eat, but the second sounds like an interesting twist on a pie. Lightning Lunch 1 12-oz. can … Continue reading
It’s the return of summer Sunday blogs when my sons design their own recipes and bake them. They decided to call their blogs Kitchen Kung Fu this summer. We (mostly them) made pineapple baked doughnuts this morning and put a … Continue reading
I’m getting ready to head downtown Chicago today for Printers Row Lit Fest. I’m moderating a panel on adoption this morning then another on tween fiction. Great authors, and I’m sure this will be fun. More on that after it … Continue reading
Today is the first full day of summer for my older son. He has a list of recipes to try and crafts to do – along with Wii games, library programs, swimming, day camp, etc. I hope I have the … Continue reading
These are, I think, pretty readable. I love the plantain leaves tip but am not sure it works to help tetanus as described in the second paragraph. Also I don’t know where plantain leaves are in Illinois, but I’m no … Continue reading
Saturday, June 4: Printers Row, Chicago I’ll be moderating a panel on adoption and another on tween fiction.Sunday, June 5: Retro Summer Crafting, Forest Park Public LibraryThursday, June 16: Crazy About Cakes, Morris Public LibraryJune 24 – June 26: ALA, … Continue reading
Another mock pie from the same recipe box as last week’s selection. But Mock Dates? Why? Clara – the person who possibly wrote the recipe, has an unusual recipe here for sure! Mock Date Nut Delight3 egg whites beaten stiff.3/4 … Continue reading