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

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

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