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 St. Walter’s Church in Roselle, IL: Kitchen Kookery. This fascinating community cookbook (likely from the early 70′s) has tons of desserts and a few main dishes. How many community cookbooks do you have in your collection? I was interested … Continue reading
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 had a blast last night discussing Vintage Ice Cream Treats at the Eisenhower Public Library. The audience enjoyed sundaes and Klondike Bars. Remember those? Still around, in similar packaging to that when they were first sold in the 1920′s. … Continue reading
I’m up early with the asthma again, and am laughing over this pamphlet cookbook. My niece pulled it from the inventory and read it aloud last week as she enjoyed it so much. It’s from Spry, with Aunt Jenny, their … 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
Here’s a very interesting recipe from the Nancy Drew Cookbook: Double Jinx Salad. Very Mysterious. Why would you do this, and how would you eat it? 4 peeled Bartlett pear halves (fresh or canned) 1 tsp. mayonnaise 1 cup cottage … Continue reading