So there is this little 1956 Christmas booklet that I acquired at an estate sale. It is called A Merry Christmas at Your House. It looks to be a booklet that a company could buy and put their name on to hand out to employees as a "Christmas card". This one was given out by … Continue reading 1956 Christmas Buffet: Part One
I like vintage. I have an appreciation for it and finding excitement for it online is not hard. On Instagram and YouTube, I follow many lovely women and men that adore the clothing, the decor and the music. I can find followers of rockabilly, art deco and the swinging jazz. I have witnessed dedicated passion … Continue reading Quaint Cooking: A New Beginning
Its another Mrs. Beeton's photo this week. This time an illustration on how to make Pastry. The Caption on the picture reads: "Sieve the flour, add water and mix with the fingers; roll out and place the butter in the centre; fold the ends over, making an envelope for the butter; roll out; method of … Continue reading Mrs. Beeton’s Pastry
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
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
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!