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 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
This has an interesting assortment of ingredients. I’m pretty sure “1 tall can milk” is evaporated fudge, as it shows up in a lot of the classic Never Fail or Five Minute Fudge recipes. 4 1/2 C. sugar 1/2# butter … 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
This is an interesting one from one of my boxes of handwritten recipes. Some of the instructions are kind of mysterious… Breakfast Pudding 1 lb. sausage cooked and drained 6 slices of bread or toast broken (I don’t know what … Continue reading
I am getting ready this morning to head to the Des Plaines Public Library to do a workshop on Cookbook and Crafting Readers Advisory. I had so much fun collecting information on modern cookbook and craft trends, though many of … Continue reading
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the high green holiday for my family, and this year we are hosting the dinner. I already made my Lime Ribbon Delight and the Mushy Cookie Puddings, dyed green. I’ll take photos as there’s a … Continue reading