Remember the candy you had when you were a kid?

I will never forget it.  Our mom would take us to Manker's Candy Shop down on Paint Street.  I still remember the wooden floor
was so smooth, you could walk on it bare foot.  It felt so cool.  It was ok for a kid to be bare foot in the 50's and 60's.

We were stocking up for our candy stand, yep, that's right, our candy stand.  See, instead of a typical lemonade stand, our mom
bought us candy to resale.  The Stone kids were budding capitalists.

We sold it all, the wax lips, wax vampire teeth (my favorite), candy cigarettes too.

Yep, we, young entrepreneurs, sold candy cigarettes at the ripe old age of 10 and not one neighborhood adult complained.

(note to self - Maybe that is why I developed a nasty cigarette habit at the age of 19...took me another twenty some years to kick
the habit....I really need to think about suing that candy company......make sure not to typed this in the story line......)

We had candy necklaces, wax bottles with syrup in them, pixie sticks, now and laters, generally, all kinds of candy.

We were the coolest and richest kids on the block, until we ate all our profits, then mom decided the candy had to go.  Plus, our
coolness factor took a turn for the worst when dad painted our whole house this wild fluorescent green color. Our house could be
seen from the moon. Mom said NASA mentioned that in 1969.

What the heck was dad thinking?  The house was green, his pick up truck was green, mom stopped the madness at her car's color,
heck he even painted one of his restaurants fluorescent green with white stripes.  I am older something now and still can't find the
rational for all that green.

Guess I'm stuck in the past.  Taking about candy, cakes, popcorn, cookies, vintage recipes, and all the rest of the good stuff.

These old fashion recipes of our mothers are being shoved aside.  Their home-made cookies, candies, and home cooked meals, are
getting tossed out, lost, and forgotten.

This is their history, our mothers.   Their recipes were a sneak peak into our homes then.  They shared these little treasures with each
other.  My mom belonged to a recipe club,  met once a week, and swap recipes.

All those ladies taking all that time to type and write recipes down.  It seemed so sad that their work, love, and memories would be
tossed aside.  I'm keeping them here.

Now here is my disclaimer concerning the vintage recipes.

I am only a collector of vintage cooking recipes, this is what I do, I do not cook, bake, fry, stir, melt, mix, spoon, or anything else
related to cooking.

I started collecting recipes when I saw so many getting tossed out at yard-sales, auctions, and other places.......and lately.... vintage
photos, which I will sprinkle gingerly around the site for added spice!  My own secret ingredient, sort of speak, for the perfect
vintage website.
Well, here they are.  As many recipes  as I can find.
Starla's Vintage Recipe Collection of:
Old fashion cooking recipes from your mother's kitchen.  Handwritten recipes gathered
from little old tin recipe boxes.  Home cooking recipes from throughout the 1950's, 60's,
and 70's.
Plus - Robin Wallace - A StoryTeller most extraordinaire.

Updated 10-20, 2010  New - Rhubarb Pies and Cakes.
New - Home Remedies Medicines Recipes From Olden Times.
New - Thanksgiving Day recipes and story from the past.
New -
College Foods and Other Mistakes

The Vintage Recipe Blog - My place to add new found recipes quickly.
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This was in my mom's recipe box.  I
think it was my mom's special touch that
made these so good.  Shout out to
Rice Crispies Treats
1/4 cup regular margarine
1 package 10 oz (about 40 regular
Half a bag of chocolate chips.
5 cups Rice Crispies
Your choice of finely chopped nuts.
Yes, it was just as busy back then as it is today,
but mom always found the time to fix meals from

When she passed away, my sister inherited her

One day it dawned on me that most every
mother has a little tin recipe box on top her

What a shame it would be to loose our mothers
history.  It is a part of who they were.  So I
started collecting these recipes.  All
handwritten,  Now I am sharing these recipes
with you.
Eating hamburgers at the Freeze.
Some of you will remember
him...Turk, owned the Dairy
Freeze near Mt. Logan school.  
Good old Main Street ran through
the East End of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Yea that's him holding my dog,
Scamp, in the photo.
We all have memories of our childhood that reflect in our cooking.   The way
your mom use to fry her chicken.
The aroma of bean soup floating in the air on a Sunday afternoon from a
neighbors house.  Add your favorite memory about a family recipe, a childhood
candy, Easter, Halloween, Christmas.....a camping trip...  Here is a place to
share your memories about food and life.  Who and what are families are has a
great deal to do with how and what we eat.  Add your memory by sending me
an email.  Don't let your family's recipes be forgotten.
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie
Jar" by PenVampyre.  A delightful little
Christmas story with mouthwatering  recipes
for the most wonderful time of the year!

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key".  An
entertaining story for the holidays, plus
recipes for your Christmas.  A story by
Robin Wallace.

Read "
Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Eggs"  Memories of Easters past and a few
vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -The original story
won first place in sixth-eighth grade division
of Southeastern Middle School, 2005 by
Logan Lyon

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

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
Tater Biskits Recipe
Beside -  an old photo, I found
of my best friend, Marty
Higgins, and me drinking a coke
at the Dairy Freeze's counter.  
Probably finished one of those
great hamburgers, dad fried.  
Circa, 1970

Ha! You can't see that green
paint very well here either.  
Vintage photo of me on a bear.
I know this was taken in the late 1950's somewhere because of my age.  I
was born in 53, so this was what....1956, 1957?  Somewhere there abouts.

Now, I don't know if I remember because my mom told me or because my
mom kept this photo or I just remember...... but I remember my mother
and the Big Bear grocery store.  Yes, that is me riding the bear in the
Central Center parking lot, Chillicothe, Ohio!

Can you believe my mother allowed a man to put me on a bear to have my
photo taken!  It was a promotional gimmic for the Big Bear store.  Today
they would arrest everyone.  Can you imagine the uproar this sort of
promotional gimmic would cause today?
I think my mom told me she paid about 75 cents to have my photo taken sitting top the bear.   Although Central
Center is still there, alas the Big Bear grocery store is no longer.

My mom loved this store.  The bag boys carried her groceries to the car, she gave a tip everytime.  She saved those
S & H Green Stamps, filled her books up, then exchanged the stamps for "stuff".

I remember they gave away dishes at the store, she couldn't wait till a new piece came out!  For some reason, this
was a weird craving of hers...those dishes.  I have the dishes top of the hallway closet.  Sentimental fool.
It's 1 p.m., the garden still beckons seed and trowel, as I retire to the
kitchen.  A long tall glass of fresh made lemonade is calling even louder.  
Break time.  As I made my mom's lemon-aid, it occurred to me you might
like her recipe.  There is nothing as refreshing as summertime lemon-aid.  
Lazy Sunday afternoons demand county time citrus squeezes or the day
refuses to end.  Without saying more................

Helen Stone's Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
8 lemons
1 lime
1 orange
1 cup sugar (here I substitute organic sugar, preferring the color and
2 lemons sliced
1 old fashion glass quart pitcher
1 old fashion electric squeezer

Squeeze all citrus together in a bowl. Add sugar, lemon slices and fill with
cold water.  Stir, enjoy!
Fresh vintage homemade lemon aid.
Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cook Book
Melt margarine in a large saucepan over low heat.  Add marshmallows and
stir until melted and well blended.  Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring
constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add Krispies, chocolate bits and nuts. Stir
until well coated.  Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture
evenly and firmly in buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.  Cut into perfect squares
when cool.  24 squares about 2 x 2 inches.

Got a little
rice crispy history?
For what ever reason, I've highlighted the recipe names that make me laugh the most.

Like "French pastry" crust, rich and cookie-crisp.  Fill cooled shell with ice cream, top with fresh or frozen fruit.

Short Pie
1 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup soft butter (1/2 stick)
2 tbsp. boiling water
Heat oven to 450 degrees (hot). Put Bisquick and butter in 9" pie pan.  Add boiling water and stir vigorously with fork until dough
forms a ball and cleans the pan.  Dough will be puffy and soft.  With fingers and heel of hand, pat evenly into pie pan, bringing up
dough to edge of pan.  This may seem skimpy but will not be when baked.  Flute edges, if desired.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

This recipe is followed by Peach Pinwheels, Fruit Short Pie Cobbler, Hot Fudge Pudding, Cheese Soufflé, Asparagus
Shortcake, Strawberry Glace Short Pie, Ring-Topped Chicken Shortcakes, Date Velvet Crumb Cake, Doughnuts, Swedish
Pancakes, Breakfast Ring, Colonial Jelly Stack.

Other recipes include: Streusel Ribbon Coffee Cake
Heat oven to 400 degrees (mod. hot). Make Coffee Cake batter (p. 2). Spread half in greased and floured 10x6" oblong pan.  
Sprinkle with half of Streusel Topping.  Top with rest of batter, then rest of streusel.  Bake 20 to 25 min.  Streusel Topping: Mix
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed), 2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 tbsp. Bisquick, 2 tbsp. melted butter, 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

More recipe include:
Jam Twist (Jam is inside), Cherry-Raisin Coffee Cake, Orange Coffee Cake, Cinnamon Rolls, Butterscotch Pecan Rolls, Nut
Bread, Fruit Nut Bread, Banana Nut Bread, Orange Nut Bread, Velvet Crumb Cake, Pineapple Sticky Buns, Batter Franks,
Baked Hamburger or Sausage Sandwich, Velvet Fudge Cake,
Pizza Boats, Brownie Nut Waffles, Pizza Pie, Cheese Snacks,
Cinnamon biscuits Balls, FlavorTops, Deviled ham Turnovers, Roll-Ups, Hamburger Roll-Ups, Sea Food Roll, Baked Meat
Sandwich and Meat Short Pies.

In the waffles and pancakes section, Betty Crocker says, "A good (and easy!) way to stir up excitement at lunch or supper."  Now,
I am wondering, do men ever long to cook?  Do they dream of being in a kitchen creating fabulous waffles?  Just though I would
ask.  Anyway you will find Chicken Griddlecakes, White Sauce, Onion Pancakes with Beef Crumble,
Waffle Club Rabbit, and
Waffle Supper Royal.

Now you have your biscuit's which include Cheese Biscuits, Bacon Biscuits, Bacon Whirls, Drop Biscuits, Muffins,
London Buns
(Fergie would like, Celery Crescents, and Hot Pimiento Cheese Biscuits.

Gosh, I am tired of typing....I'm only getting 14.95 after all.  More pancakes, Puff Pancakes, Puff Waffles, Waffles with Pineapple,
Blueberry Pancakes or Waffles, Silver Dollar Pancakes, Bacon Waffles, Pecan Pancakes and Waffles, Sausage Rolls with Maple
Glaze, Spicy Pancakes, Apple Pancakes, Tropical Pancakes, Sour Cream Pancakes, Corn Meal Pancakes or Waffles.............O,
my goodness gracious..........Bacon-Cheese Muffins, Banana Coffee Cake, Velvet Crumb Cake..........I may have missed a few.  
O, yes - Buttons and Bowknots.  I quit, if you want the rest, BUY THE BOOKLET!
SOLD - Pleas see my other
Vintage Recipe Books.
I sell old recipe booklets that I find at
yardsales, auctions and the like.  You can
find more by clicking
Vintage Recipes

This is 1956 Betty Crocker's Bisquick
Cook Book, 157 Recipes and ideas from
Betty Crocker of General Mills.  This
booklet is only 10.00 plus 4.50

Inside you will find recipes for Pancakes,
Waffles, Muffins, Coffee Cake, and
Page 3 tells you how to make good
biscuits and fruit shortcake.  You will find
Hot Breads like: Dinner biscuits, Herb
Biscuits, Cheese Bread, Cranberry
Muffins, Buttermilk Biscuits, Corn Sticks,
Butter Sticks, and Quick Parkerhouse

Page 5 list Chicken Pot Pie, Pork and
Dumplings, Salmon Rabbit Pie, Corn and
Shrimp Casserole.  Next you will find
Oven-Crisp Chicken and Biscuits, Tuna
Broccoli Casserole, Crispy Fried Fish,
Chicken or Meat Pie, Fritters, Bisquick
Noodles, Mexican Dinner, Batter Fried
Shrimp and more.
My mom loved her cooking recipes and she loved to cook.

I remember she had this little red tin recipe box, she kept on top our stove full of recipes.

These were home cooking recipes passed down from her mother.  She rarely used this
box, as she had most of her recipes memorized.

Yet, in the spring, out would come the box and she follow her mother's instruction for
making homemade jams and jellies.  At the end of summer, the box came out again as she
canned pickles, corn relish, and a myriad of other homecooked foods.  My sister inherited
her knack for canning foods.  I never did.  I am the collector.   Up above to your left -
There we are, standing in front of the green house, in 1971. My mom, Helen Stone and
me, a 21 year old "know it all". Boy, was I a brat!

The photo is so faded, so you can't quite get the feel for how green the house really was. It
simply glowed, is the term best to describe the paint choice..  Dad loved shocking the
neighbors, like the time he brought a possum home and turned it loose in the neighbor's
yard.  You could hear Kay, the neighbor, screaming for her husband to come get the huge
rat in the yard.  Or the time he taught us to raise a baby robin, fallen from the nest.  Crazy
bird landed on anyone's shoulder with a yard tool.  Thought they were going to dig for
worms, I suspect.  By the way, if you happen to do this, robins can only, and I stress, can
only, eat worms.  Anything else will kill the baby.
Letter from a visitor - if anyone can help her find these recipes, she would
appreciate it very much.  Send them to me and I will forward.

Dear Starlina:

I have spent the last 2 hours viewing recipes of years gone by – what a treat
for me!  I found your website just by searching for some old recipes.

I was looking for several recipes that I remember from either childhood or ones
I had been served but was never fortunate to get the recipe.  I have been
for years for a recipe I was served at a luncheon in 1963.  It was an Angel
Food cake that had been filled with ice cream and the ice cream had a liquor in
it.  It was
absolutely divine!

My grandparents lived in Paterson, New Jersey, which is where I was born
when my father was in the war.  (I am 66 and love to cook!)  My grandfather
visited a
local Jewish Bakery for rolls, etc. and always brought home some little tarts that
had an almond paste filling – boy would I love to have a recipe for those.

And last, my sweet husband, who is from Texas – used to take business trips
to Abilene and had lunch many times at a restaurant called “Mrs. Alllisonâ
€™sâ€�.  His
favorite desert there was the homemade peach cobbler – he said all the men
used to fight over the “burntâ€� crust part.  I’ve looked and looked for
an old-fashioned
peach cobbler recipe where there is a “REAL� crust made and put on
the bottom of the pan.  He said there was also a layer of crust in the center and
then one on
the top.  I noticed you have cobbler and crisp recipes and wonder if one is
anything like this?

I know you must be extremely busy, but if you have the time to find any recipes
such as I have listed above, I would appreciate it if you would let me know.

Thank you and I wish you much continued success,

Jan G.