My mom and me.
Vintage Recipe Books and Booklets For Sale

It was Saturday morning, 1960 something and we were on the way back from the grocery store. Three
brown paper bags filled with goodies sat on the back seat.   Mom promised to teach me how to bake a cake
and I was thrilled.   

Start making memories of your own.  Teach your child to bake a cake!
Back to Vintage Recipe Books.
Vintage Books.
Coconut Recipe Booklet .
Molasses Booklets .
Vintage 1930's Metropolitan Cook Book.
Hospitality in a "JIFFY" Mixes.
Hershey's Recipes.
Good Cookies by Jean Disney.
Bake-Off Cook Book
My big bear ride in front of Big Bear Grocery Store in Central Center.
My mom had my picture taken in front of
Big Bear Grocery store in the Central
Center parking lot around 1956.  Can you
imagine doing this today?!
Price 15.00 each  plus shipping.

Pillsbury Bake Of Cook Books, in good condition, 1967 copyright, and with the following
Main Dish recipes:
Bachelor's Bake, Batter Up Beef Pie, Caballero Casserole, Calico Casserole, Chili Welsh
Casserole, Fisherman's Luck, Gaelic Corned Beef Casserole, Hot Turkey Hustle Up,
Neptune's Dinner, Oriental Shrimp Sandwich Roll, Pauper's Pizza.  Plus Yeast Breads,
Cakes, Cookies, Pies and Desserts, and finally, Snacks.

Recipe Example
by Deborah Zurow, Lombard, Illinois
1 1
/4 Cups Pillsbury's Best All Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon soda
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/4cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2cup Land O Lake Butter, softened
1 cup diced toasted almonds
1 cup chocolate covered raisins
Oven 375 degree F  Yield: About 60
Combine all ingredients except almonds and raisins in large mixer bowl.  Beat 1 minute at
medium speed of mixer.  Stir in almonds and raisins.  Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart
onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees F. 10 to 12 minutes.
For use with Pillsbury's Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt and soda.
Variation: Chocolate covered peanuts may be substituted for raisins; flaked coconut may be
substituted for almonds.  Increase flour to 1 ½ cups.
250 Delectable Desserts Recipes
Copyright 1949. In good condition - Price 9.99 plus shipping

Baked Puddings and Meringues, Chilled Desserts, Creamy Puddings, Custards and
Souffles, Dessert Cakes, Dessert Sauces, Fruits, Frozen Desserts, Refrigerator Cakes,
Steamed Puddings

Example recipe:
Cream Cheese Cake
1 1/2 cups Zwieback crumbs (Nabisco and Gerbers both make (as of 2004) boxes of
Zwieback aimed at babies).
5/8 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons flour ¼ teaspoon salt
1 pound cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs, separated
1 cup cream
Combine Zwieback crumbs with 2 tablespoons sugar and butter: blend thoroughly.  Line
bottom of spring-form pan.  Mix remaining ½ cup sugar with flour and salt and blend
thoroughly with cream cheese.  Add vanilla and beaten egg yolks and beat.  Add cream
and beat again.  Fold in beaten egg whites.  Pour mixture on top of crumbs and bake in
moderate oven (325 to 350 degrees F.) about 1 hour, or until mixture is firm.  Turn off
heat, but do not remove from oven for 1 hour or until cool.  Makes 1 (9-inch) cake.
Vintage Dessert Recipes
A Simple Way to Iron a Shirt by Elaine Knowles
September 1945 Copywrite
Price 5.00 plus shipping
It is a simple instructional booklet on how to properly iron a shirt.  There is a basic
starch recipe - calls for one-half cup starch, 1 cup cold water and 2 quarts boiling water.
Also, a recipe for laundry detergent made with Javelle water (which was a commercial
bleaching fluid)

Page 2 -
The text and illustrations of this Bulletin is that of Cornell University Bulletin
629, reprinted without charge with the permission of the New York State College of
Home Economics, Cornell University, and Ithaca, New York.
Page 16 -
The Ohio State University Cooperating with The United States Department of
Agricultural Extension Service
H. C. Ramsower, Director
Columbus, Ohio
Printed and distributed in furtherance of the Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914
A simple way to iron a shirt
Better Meals with Gel-Cookery
Price 5.00 plus shipping
Better Meals with Gel-Cookery
Recipes feature Knox Gelatine – still found today
1952 is the date on the back cover
These will be molded recipes.
Recipes are Winter Salad, Deviled Egg Salad, Jewel Salad, Tomato Cheese Salad,
Pineapple cheese Salad, Perfection Salad, Cranberry Salad, Molded Chicken Salad,
Waldorf Salad, etc.

Recipe Example:
Lemon Snow Pudding
1 envelope Knox Gelatine
1/2 cup cold water
/4cup boiling water
/4cup sugar
/4 teaspoon salt
/4cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
Soften gelatin in cold water.  Add boiling water, sugar and salt.  Stir until dissolved.  
Add lemon juice and rind.  Chill until mixture is slightly thicker than consistency of
unbeaten egg whites. Whip until light. Add the stiffly beaten egg whites.  Place the
bowl in ice water.  Continue beating until mixture begins to hold its shape.  Pour into
large or individual molds.  Chill until firm.. Unmold (see page 5) and sere with soft
custard, chocolate sauce or fresh crushed berries or fruit.  Yield: 6 servings.
Carnationa's Failure-Proof Recipes - 5.00 plus shipping
1957 copyright by Carnation Company, Los Angeles, Calif.
Booklet in good condition

Recipes are as followed:
Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bake, Welsh Rarebit, Chicken Continental
Chicken Tetrazzini, Oven Fried Chicken, Round-Up Beans n Burgers
Hot Potato Salad with Franks, Meatball-Vegetable Skillet
Creamed Dried Beef, Creamed Seafood, Baked Salmon Salad
Asparagus Cheese Egg Casserole, Veal Savory with Rice, Quick Tuna Bake

Baking and Desserts include, Baked Custard, Fruit with Soft Custard, Caramel Nut
Squares, Five-Minute Fudge, Cream Pralines
, No Bake Orange Pie, Cottage Cheese Pie,
coconut Cream Pie, Lemon-Berry Frost, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream,
Butterscotch Cream, Ambrosia Refrigerator Cake, Refrigerator Cheese Cake, Strawberry-
Pineapple Barvarian, Strawberry Angel Cake, etc.
Carnation's Failure-Proof Recipes
Homemaker Digest
Creative Cooking Made Easy - cost 8.99
1956 copyright by Procter and Gamble Company
108 pages booklet in good condition - spiral binding
Recipes include: Quick Breads, Yeast Breads, Soups, Vegetables, Chicken, Meats, Fish
and Seafood, Stews and Casseroles, Main Fare in Golden Pastry, Leftovers, Cakes, Pies
and Pastries, Cookies, Hors d Oeuvres and Canapes, the Curry Table, An American
Smorgasbord, Children's Buffet, Candy.

Example Recipe:
Mushroom Pie
(8 to 10 servings)
6 tablespoons Fluffo (A yellow shortening invented by Procter & Gamble in 1954, no
longer available – you will need to substitute with a good quality shortening)
2 pounds fresh mushrooms washed and trimmed
1 teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons enriched flour
1 ½ cups chicken stock (homemade – not canned)
1/8 teaspoon marjoram
½ cup sherry
½ cup cream
Pastry for Single Crust
In a skillet, melt 4 tablespoons Fluffo, add mushrooms, salt, pepper and lemon juice,
cover and cook, stirring, until sauce thickens.  Remove from heat and stir in wine and
cram. Pour over mushrooms.  Place pastry on top of mushroom mixture.  Flute edges
and slit top for steam to escape.  Bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes; reduce
heat to 350 degrees F. and bake for 10 minutes longer.
Robertshaw Thermostat Company - Price 8.99 plus shipping
Copyright 1936
This booklet was put out to instruct people on how to use a gas range.  Robertshaw
made ranges.  
Good condition, nice cooking chart, discusses spices and flavors, savory fats, fryings,
directions for bread making.  The directions for bread making will be useful as it explains
the ˜sponge method, the straight dough method
, and other directions for how to deal
with breads.
Nice instructions on oven canning.

Calls for a wooden spoon and a wire egg beater.
Nice section of ˜Whole Meal Oven Cooking Recipes“ that would be handy!
First Whole Meal Menu No 1. Includes Baked Ham with Potatoes, Onions and Carrots
En Casserole, Stewed Apricots, and Bread Pudding.  (Bread Pudding is one of my
The next one is Vegetable Soup, Roast Beef and Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and
Buttered Onions.
Want more?  Buy the book!
Robertshaw Cook Book
Great vintage cookbook full of Betty's recipes.  Who
didn't grow up with Betty Crocker?  This 1986 book is
filled with recipes for soups, sweets, beef, chicken,
pork, turkey, fish, seafood, pasta, rice, and many
more.  There is a picture for every recipe.  

It's a bargain at 10.00 plus 3.50 shipping.