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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Here is a great typewritten gem with a handwritten variation on the back. Yum! Oatmeal Cake Soak 20 minutes: 1 C. quick oats 1 1/4 C. boiling water Cream: 1 C. sugar 1 C. brown sugar 1/2 C. shortening Add … Continue reading
I found this one in my collection and it reminded me of my Grandma Curtin. She used mashed potatoes in doughnuts, though we don’t have a recipe from her as she didn’t write many down. Potato Cake 2 cup sugar … Continue reading
This cake has several of my favorite flavors in it – apple, chocolate…and sugar. Sift together: 3 C. flour 1 1/2 C. sugar 3 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt Mix together: … Continue reading
I always think the sign of a good recipe is how many blots or stains it has, indicating heavy use! This was also in the packet of recipes I got from a wonderful person at a show. Even the name … Continue reading
This is in my Mom’s recipe box. I’m putting itup for Mother’s Day this week. Readers here know I’m not all that keen on Mother’s Day as I have bad memories from years of struggling with infertility. Yes, I definitely … Continue reading
Handwritten recipes are not always found on cards. This one is on the back of a cookbook a friend gave me. I already had that cookbook, but I liked hers better as it has this in the back cover and … Continue reading
I love the way this one is typed. The recipe is from E. Hamann – 1949. Wow. Not much in the way of directions here. Fun recipe, though. The descriptions are fantastic! 1 lb. sugar (You have to love a … Continue reading
This is from the back of one of my recipe boxes, in a section with lots of recipes marked “Mother.” I like these recipes, but there is no cooking time or temperature. If you want to try this one, … Continue reading
This is from the back of a metal recipe box along with other recipes from “Mother.” I find this a lot – the owner of the box has hers organized, then a bunch from their parent or another relative in … Continue reading