Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Friday, July 03, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for July 3
For show and tell today, I am sharing a treasure trove of old cookbooklets. Some of you may remember that I shared some of these awhile ago. But this is a whole different batch of them.
Mr. T has been cleaning the garage and reorganizing it. He came upon this box of old cookbooks that had belonged to my great-aunt. Some of them were too far damaged by mice, etc. to keep, but most were in good condition. I am sharing some of my favorites. I scanned these rather than photographing them, thinking it would show details better.
"Better Meals for Less" was published in 1930. Isn't her apron adorable? "Getting the Most Out of Foods" is a publication of Pyrex ovenware. I love the apron on this cook, too. "Come into the Kitchen" is a thin pamphlet-type cookbook published by the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company. This cook is also wearing a cute apron! A pasta cookbook put out by the Mueller's company. From Grandma's Molasses, 1928. From the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. New Cake Secrets, from 1931. "How to Decorate a Cake". Love this Jell-O cookbook from 1933. The last two cookbooks are my favorites. These are tiny -- about 3x5.5. The pages are perforated and can be removed to use as recipe cards. These little books are both from Kraft Foods, copyright 1933.
"Cheese and Ways to Serve It". Did you know Velveeta was in use back in 1933? Or that Old English Cheese used to come in a brick like Velveeta? A view of 2 of the pages. "Kitchen Fresh Ideas", my very favorite. Love that tablecloth-type background. An interior view of "Kitchen Fresh Ideas". And that is my Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.