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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vintage Cookbook | Favorite Recipes of America: Vegetables – 1966

So this cookbook comes from a series, published first in 1966 and then in 1968, which I had, until now, never heard of. The Favorite Recipes of America series came in a five-book set (and maybe individually as well, I don't know) including cookbooks devoted to desserts, meats, salads, casseroles, and vegetables (which was the… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Favorite Recipes of America: Vegetables – 1966

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Vintage Cookbook | The I Hate To Cook Book – 1960

There is at least one thing that can be said about the prevalence of 'quick-and-easy' style cookbooks: cooking can be a pain. And it's one of those things that, like housework, is never really done. One eats three times a day. If one does the normal minimum that's still dealing with cooking- in some way-… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | The I Hate To Cook Book – 1960

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Vintage Cookbook | Parents’ Magazine Family Cookbook – 1953

Sometimes you run along a book in your shelves and you find yourself wondering why you decided to pick it up. This was one of those for me. I'm thinking it's because I haven't run along as many recipe books from the 50s. Whatever the original reason, there's some genuine oddities in this one that… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Parents’ Magazine Family Cookbook – 1953

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Vintage Cookbook | Pillsbury Classic Holiday V – 1986

Ah, the humble Pillsbury recipe booklet- nearly ubiquitous (at least in the US) resident of grocery store check-out lanes. Also, understandably, one of the easier sort of vintage cookbooks to come across, at least in my experience. How long these booklets have been a thing, I have no idea, but they always managed to catch… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Pillsbury Classic Holiday V – 1986

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Vintage Cookbook | Southern Living 1982 Annual Recipes

So, following along a trend of looking at Southern Living cookbooks, I'm diving into the Southern Living Annual cookbook from 1982. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the Southern Living Annual is released every year, since 1979, and contains the recipes, month by month that have been released in that year's magazines.  As the… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Southern Living 1982 Annual Recipes

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Vintage Cookbook | Southern Living Party Cookbook – 1972

I've noticed, in collecting cookbooks, I gravitate towards a few things, 1. the weird and 2. the familiar. That kinda makes it sound like I just grab anything, to be honest, but essentially that means while I have a bunch of unique cookbooks that are just different, I also pick up a heck of a… Continue reading Vintage Cookbook | Southern Living Party Cookbook – 1972