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
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’s another gem from the 1968 BHG Casserole Cookbook: Macaroni Cheese Deluxe. The caption on that photo reads: “Macaroni Cheese Deluxe is sophisticated enough for a special family affair or company elegance. The tangy sour cream makes this classic casserole … Continue reading
The caption on this photo if “Hearty picnic casserole: Bean Pot Limas are superb for a barbecue or just plain homespun eating. Bean fans will call for this casserole often.” Bean fans? This is interesting. Seems like baked beans, with … Continue reading
Another gem from my 1977 Amazing Magical Jell-O Desserts, featuring psychedelic art and the “Amazing Marvello” magic tricks. I’m enjoying looking through a favorite this morning after an amazing busy visit to the Romantic Times convention over the past few … 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
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