For this week's vintage food picture, I decided to do a collection of cakes from different cookbooks throughout the years. Somehow I thought this would be a little quicker than writing a few paragraphs about one picture. I was wrong. I think it actually took longer. Silly little me...... Top Row 1- Chocolate Checkerboard … Continue reading A Collection of Cakes
The Original Caption Reads: Almost every ingredient in Mexicali Casserole is an emergency shelf item that can be easily stored for unexpected company. Trim with snipped parsley. See recipes like this is the reason why the 1960s get a bad rep. Well that and savory jello salads. It is comprised of a random handful of … Continue reading The Mexicali Casserole
Caption in Recipes for Entertaining says: Cook Chicken-Steak Almond at the table in a wok or an electric skillet for an intimate dinner for four. Accompany with crispy chow mien noodles, steamed rice, Cucumber-Radish Plate, and warm sake. Sometimes when looking at the group shots in cookbooks, I can't help but let my mind conjure … Continue reading The Intimate Dinner Party
Growing up my family was not a big Jell-O family. Sure my mother sometimes made the ever popular Jell-O jigglers (kids of the eighties know what I am talking about) and for an occasional treat there might have been Jell-O pudding cups in the fridge. On rare occasions a 7-Up salad would appear at family … Continue reading The New Joys of Jell-O
Caption Reads - A Memorable Birthday Party: At refreshment time, serve gaily decorated Drum Cake and Cherry Shakes. Fill the take home favors with an assortment of candy. I think your child might be taking home more than candy from this party. This is suppose to be a storybook themed party but I'm not sure … Continue reading A Memorable Birthday Party?
Caption on the picture reads "All you do to make Pickle in a Poke is to cover a line-up of fat dills with juicy hamburger steak, then cook in foil. Slice to serve - everyone gets a round of beef with a bull's-eye of pickle". Serving suggestions was serve it like meatloaf or tuck into … Continue reading To Pickle or Not to Pickle?
I love the vintage kitchen. I am always amazed at what they were able to accomplish without most of the modern conveniences of today. Its sometimes hard to imagine a life without food processors, refrigerators, blenders and dishwashers. I love finding old booklets giving housewives recipes to show the range of these items as they … Continue reading Welcome to Quaint Cooking!