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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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|7UP, Coke, Pespie and Dr. Pepper.
Angel and Devil Recipes.
Beef Dinners - My 'how to' video!
Breads, Rolls, and Muffins.
Sour Doughbread Starter.
Carry In Dishes
Chicken, Poultry Dishes. - My video!
Cobbler & Crisp Recipes
Dips and Party Mix Recipes.
Fish, Shrimps, & other Swimmer
Gravy - Gravies
Italian Cooking Recipes
Ice Cream Recipes
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades
Lunch Box Sandwich Spreads
Pancakes, Hotcakes and more!
Pickles and Picklers
Pie Lover's Page.
and other Oinkers
Salad Recipes and Dressing Page
Soups and Chowders
|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.
|I sell old recipe booklets that I find at yardsales, auctions and the like. You can find more by clicking Vintage Recipes Books.
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 shipping/handling
Inside you will find recipes for Pancakes, Waffles, Muffins, Coffee Cake, and Dumplings.
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 Rolls.
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.
|SOLD - Pleas see my other Vintage Recipe Books.|
|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.
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 searching
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
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. Alllison’s”. His
favorite desert there was the homemade peach cobbler – he said all the men used to fight over the “burnt” 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,
|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 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
|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. Rats!
|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.
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 those...lol), 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!
|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 Kelloggs
Rice Crispies Treats
1/4 cup regular margarine
1 package 10 oz (about 40 regular marshmallows).
Half a bag of chocolate chips.
5 cups Rice Crispies
Your choice of finely chopped nuts.
|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.
|Yes, it was just as busy back then as it is today, but mom always found the time to fix meals from scratch.
When she passed away, my sister inherited her recipes.
One day it dawned on me that most every mother has a little tin recipe box on top her stove.
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.
|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?
|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
1 cup sugar (here I substitute organic sugar, preferring the color and texture)
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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
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