|Vintage recipe booklets, phamplets,
books, and little tin recipe boxes, full
of home cooking, old fashion
creations of food.
|Sugar Candy Treats History of Candy Candy History Part Deux.
Celebrities Favorite's Weird Candy Trivia. Growing Candy.
Angels and Devils.
Beef Dinners and Steaks
Breads, Muffins, and Rolls.
Carry In Dishes
Chicken, Poultry Dishes
Cobbler & Crisp Recipes
Dips and Party Mix Recipes
Fish, Shrimps, & other Swimmers
Gravy - Gravies
Ice Cream Recipes
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades
Marshmallow Creme Recipes
Pancakes, Hotcakes, BuckWheats and
Pickles and Picklers
Pies From Scratch.
Porkchops, Piggies, and other Oinkers
Soups and Chowders
Vintage Recipe Books
|Vintage Homemade Sandwich Spreads for Lunch Boxes
|When I was a kid, my mom use to get up every morning, fix my lunch, pack it in a metal
lunch box, and shoo me out the door. Off to the bus stop I would go, swinging my
lunch box, without a care in the world. Mom packed the best lunches, that little carton
of milk, a baggie full of chips, a pleated baggie sandwich, and a pickle. Lunch was great.
The yearly decision was excruciatingly hard, for a kid. After all, the lunch box could
make you or break you with its coolness factor, or lack thereof. Lunch boxes and their
contents were very powerful social climbing tools. The right choice was imperative.
Even the lunch inside the box could make or break your reputation. Trading lunches was
seen as a necessity, an obligation even, so the box which held the food had to be
perfect. Searching the box for that special treat, knowing mom would never let me
down. A handful of chips in a baggie, a dill pickle, and a sandwich in a Tupperware
container . . . ah there they were....homemade cookies. Now I had trading power!
My favorite selection, even though I was a girl, included sci-fi lunch boxes, like Star
Trek, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Munsters, and Addams Family. My sister was
more refined and lady-like with tin boxes displaying Bobby Sherman, the Monkees, the
Beatles, and the like. Well, we don't sell vintage lunch boxes here, but if you own one,
you will find homemade vintage lunch box spreads and other lunch box treats here.
These recipes are taken from handwritten recipes found in little tin recipe boxes, family
members, and friends. All recipes were used in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's..
|Mary's Recipe of
Pimento cheese Spread
1 Wedge of long horn cheese
1 Small can pimento
1 Small jar sweet pickles
Put this thru food grinder, add mayonnaise
2 T. Sugar
1 T. Flour
1 T. Butter
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup Vinegar
1/4 Cup Water
|I am a treasure hunter. I hunt, collect, display, and even sell a few treasured finds.
One day, many years ago, at a local estate auction, I noticed a little tin recipe box
sitting atop a box lot, surrounded by a bunch of vintage tablecloths. I was outbid on
the tablecloths but manage to win the box lot with the tin recipe box. I was
immediately hooked on a new collectionâ€¦..vintage recipes.
Like little treasured pieces of my motherâ€™s past, they made me feel sentimental
I donâ€™t cook, but it seemed such a shame to toss these recipes which were so
dear to someone at one time and the more I thought about it, the sadder it made me.
Treasured recipes belonging to countless women were being overlooked, ignored,
and tossed aside by us! Over the years, as I went to more auctions, I seemed to be
the only one interested in handwritten recipes. Soon I had a closet full of recipe
Fortunately, I discovered blogs. Now I can share my ever growing collection of old
fashion recipes with everyone.
I sure hope you enjoy them. Most of these come from the 1950â€™s, 60â€™s, and
70â€™s, when we were all celebrating life with the great American cookouts and
All were found handwritten or typed on recipe cards.
Every year, I would get a new lunch box with my favorite TV character or TV show.
What lunch box you carried was always a big deal. As to what my sister and I did
with our lunch boxes, I will never know. What I wouldn't give for them now. I only
managed to find this one vintage lunch box, which is pictured on this page. I think,
since our house was full of girls, dad must have brought this one home. It was
discovered in the attic, where all old things go to hide.
When I was a kid, my mom use to get up every morning, fix my lunch, pack it in a
metal lunch box, and shoo me out the door. Off to the bus stop I would go, swinging
my lunch box, without a care in the world. Mom packed the best lunches, that little
carton of milk,
a baggie full of chips, a pleated baggie sandwich, and a pickle. Lunch was great.
|Tangy Ham Spread
1 cup ground cooked ham
2 teaspoons horseradish
1 teaspoon instant minced onion
1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley.
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Mix until combined. Refrigerate several hours before serving so everything
Delicious with corn chips. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
|My sister was in love with Bobby
Sherman, this is her actual lunch box from
junior high school.
Go - Smith Junior High School, located in
Chillicothe, Ohio circa 1968 or 69..
Who was your favorite?
|Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie Jar"
by PenVampyre. A delightful little Christmas
story with mouthwatering warm tasty recipes
for the most wonderful time of the year!
Read "Santa and the Magic Key", plus recipes
for your holidays. A story by PenVampyre
Read "Easter and Where NOT to Hide Eggs"
Memories of Easters past and a few vintage
Logan's Halloween Story -The original story
won first place in sixth-eighth grade division
of Southeastern Middle School, 2005 by
Food and Genealogy. A story By Robin L.
Wallace. Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.
Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace
A short story by Suellen Fry. Memories of
my father and his version of
Kickapoojoyjuice.Memorial Day Recipes - "For
me, Memorial Day was the day when we went
out where relatives were buried in the tiny,
local cemeteries and thoroughly cleaned up
each gravesite, carrying away branches that
may have fallen in the winter.................."
Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and Swit
Tater Biskits Recipe.
Homemade Remedies Recipes - Recipes our
grandparents used from a poultice, mustard
plasters, gargles and paste.
Thanksgiving Day recipes and story from the
College Foods and Other Mistakes I have
|My sister was crazy about Bobby
Sherman, but I was crazy about the
Monkees, every single one of them,
|Helen S. Baloney Spread Recipe
The following is my mother's recipe for
|A reader wrote ............
I was looking at your site because of the old bullwinkle lunchbox you had on there, and I inadvertently saw the
picture that was taken in the early 60 of the McDonalds that was built over the highway. I saw where you said
you didn't remember where it was.
I think I know where this particular McDonalds is. If I am correct it is right outside of Vinita, Oklahoma about 1/4
way between Joplin, Mo. and Tulsa, Oklahoma on Interstate 44 (Will Rogers Turnpike between Joplin & Tulsa).
Its the only McDonalds that I'm aware of that was built over a highway.
Just thought if you hadn't figured out where this McDonalds was, it might be something neat to pass on to you
where it was located at.
Hope this helped you,
|My dad and my sister, I think. Circa
1950's. I see a Caulk Ware Squirrel Bank
sitting on the floor by a vintage jukebox
record player. Funny how memories
work, I remember the Caulk Ware
Squirrel Bank, but nothing else.