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
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
I’ve been blogging a lot from this 1934 recipe pamphlet lately. It was given to me by a host of a show and every time I open it I see something I want to make. Today I’ll put up a … 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
Here’s another from “The Latest Cake Secrets,” 1934. I love that presentation – look at that lovely green plate. 2 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour 2 tsp. Calumet Baking Powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. sugar 4 tablespoons butter … 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