Recipes

Sour Creamed Pot Roast – 1976

[And, this week is another reposting, back from the original Time Capsule Cooking blog. This week has been.... busy. Professional development courses can be exhausting.] I have a confession to make: Despite cooking for years, and working, before now I’ve never actually used a slow cooker. Well, I’ve used one. Mostly just plugging the thing… Continue reading Sour Creamed Pot Roast – 1976

Cookbooks

Vintage Cookbook | Cooking with Condensed Soups – 1952

So, it should be no secret to anyone that thrifting is a hit-or-miss activity. Sometimes you come away with absolutely nothing... a lot of times you come away with nothing... but sometimes you find pure gold. This find was very shiny indeed. Well, not literally. It was actually pretty dusty. But that's beside the point.… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Cooking with Condensed Soups – 1952

Recipes

Spicy Shortcake with Applesauce – 1952

Wow, the title of this one really sounds innocent, considering the ingredients involved. Well, one ingredient at least. You see, this is one of the variations to the famous Campbell's Tomato Soup Cake. Yes, you heard me right. Now, evidently the tomato soup cake was first invented in the 1920s, but this cookbook, according to… Continue reading Spicy Shortcake with Applesauce – 1952

Cookbooks

Vintage Cookbook | Easy Oven Meals from Betty Crocker – 1984

I must admit, I've noted that the closer a cookbook is to the current era, the more normal it seems. It makes sense. Tastes change gradually after all. And, comfort food and some questionable TikTok recipes aside, the more current the recipe the higher the chance its going to fall in line with what people… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Easy Oven Meals from Betty Crocker – 1984

Recipes

Chocolate-banana Shortcake – 1984

Last week, over on Instagram, I asked everyone what they would like me to try next.... unfortunately I couldn't get everything written out on the poll correctly so the two choices were tomatoed fish or simply chocolate banana. Not very descriptive, that last one, is it? I'll do better next time around. Despite the uncertainty… Continue reading Chocolate-banana Shortcake – 1984

Cookbooks

Vintage Cookbook | Southern Living Casserole Cookbook – 1971

Back before Southern Living started doing their annual recipe books they had another series that they published in the early 1970s. Part of the Southern Living Cookbook Library, as the series was called, each book was simply titled "The (insert-type-of-food-here) Cookbook".  This particular book's mission is evidently to tell us about the "fine art of… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Southern Living Casserole Cookbook – 1971

Cookbooks

Vintage Cookbook | The Pillsbury Convenience Cookbook – 1960s

I have to admit that, like a lot of people, I'm drawn to color. Perhaps that's why I have so many 1960s era cookbooks. The color palette during that time period is just so bright and cheery. And those stylized fonts and illustrations! You probably know the ones I'm talking about, those kaleidoscope pinwheels and… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | The Pillsbury Convenience Cookbook – 1960s

Recipes

Baked Salmon Casserole – 1971

So, I’m noticing a trend with the earliest Southern Living Cookbooks, in that most of them are of the “recipes collected from somewhere else” sort. Admittedly, I kind of like them like that. It feels more authentic somehow. It wasn’t More than likely it wasn’t created in a test kitchen somewhere. Someone actually had to… Continue reading Baked Salmon Casserole – 1971

Recipes

Flaky Corn Meal Ring with Chili Mexican – 1960s

Okay, so a little confession, which probably isn't that surprising considering the amount of "five ingredients or less" recipes I've tried on this blog, but I actually really prefer those sorts of simple recipes, for a few reasons. First off, I get a quick food experiment without having to invest in ingredients I might not… Continue reading Flaky Corn Meal Ring with Chili Mexican – 1960s