Posts Tagged ‘recipe book’

1960s Buffets: Laying it all out on the table

By Kerry

So, do you need to feed 5 to 50 people? Not sure how to get it done? Better Homes and Gardens have your back. Just serve up some food buffet style! But, Kerry, I was just going to serve hamburgers and hotdogs…I can’t have a fancy, retro-style buffet. Think again! Hamburgers and hot dogs can […] Read more…

I Know What Boys Like

By Kerry

…and so does Betty Crocker. Yup, I’ve been rummaging through my trusty Betty Crocker recipe card file – and thought I would share a few dishes that Betty declares “Men’s Favorites.” Just in case you’re suspicious of Betty’s recipe picks, she assures us that these are “princely recipes for kingly dishes, tested and male-approved for […] Read more…

These hotdogs are happening, man!

By Kerry

It’s that time again, where I bring you the culinary delights of yesteryear! This week is all about “Hotdog Happenings.” Just what was happening with hotdogs in 1972? Oh, so many things! There are literally dozens of hotdog recipes in this book, with promising names like “Frankfurter Fiesta,” “Bohemian Salad,” and “Double Porkers.” Mostly, these […] Read more…

What ever happened to the Swedish Smorgasbord?

By Kerry

I’ve written before about my love for vintage recipe books. I thought it would be fun to do a series of Throwback Thursday posts where I examine some of the entertaining and crafting ideas that were popular in the past. Looking at what is popular on Pinterest today, I’m sure that in 20 to 30 […] Read more…

Why I Love Vintage Recipe Books

By Kerry

My better half and I popped into a thrift store on Saturday, and I had to buy a stack of vintage recipe books. I have a weakness for old recipe books – especially from the 1950s and 1960s. It’s not really about the recipes themselves, it’s about the time capsule-quality of these vintage books. Back […] Read more…