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August 1, 2018

Favorite Recipes

By Julia

On a recent trip to visit family, I found the stash of old cookbooks. These retro books are well-loved and well-used throughout several generations. Today’s featured cookbook was assembled by a church women’s group in 1967.

When I picked up this cookbook, I could feel how much use it had gotten over the years. It is still in good shape, and the pages themselves don’t show any noticeable wear or foxing.

I love the home-town feel of this cookbook. Since it was assembled by a community for a community, there is a thank you page for all participants.

Our chef presenter introduces appetizers first. I’m smitten with the handwritten notes. Those must’ve been some tasty potluck recipes!

There are some neat illustrations nestled within the recipe pages, such as this one for assembling a canape tray.

These baked goods look delicious!

I’d be interested in trying this recipe for buttermilk potato doughnuts. I’ll be sure to post an update if I feel adventurous.

Preserving summer’s bounty of veggies is an important part of all of the vintage cookbooks I’ve come across. Although methods may have been updated over the years, “putting up” fruits and veggies is still a summertime staple!

There is even a section on weight loss in this cookbook, including this diet plan above.

Of course, if you love this cookbook and want additional copies, there is an order form to fill out so you can send for another through the mail.

How about you, dear readers? Have any of you come across any classic family recipe collections?


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2 Responses to Favorite Recipes

  1. Barbara A Grandy Reply

    August 1, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Several years ago, I came across a cookbook that had to do with how to get the most out of your Victory Garden. It was amazing how Americans let nothing go to waste. They found a use for every scrap of food and somehow turned every days foods into amazing meals. Very different concept from our disposable society of today.

    • Julia Reply

      August 7, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      Victory gardens are making a comeback!

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