Happy new year everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
I know I'm looking forward to a new year!
With a new year comes a new start. My new start is to declutter and sell/get rid of all the stuff I have been ignoring for the last year.
(which is all I will fess up to, one year...)
One of those things is 2 plastic bins of old cookbooks. I love old cookbooks and pick them up everywhere. While 2 bins might not seem like a lot, at one point my collection was out of control.
These are the last 2 bins which have been in hiding and now need to be sorted, flipped through, then a decision must be made to their fate.
But before I decide what to do with all of them, here's a few of my favorites from the bin I sorted earlier today.
Brer Rabbit made molasses that was used to sweeten everything from pies, cakes and cookies to baked beans and children's milk.
I love the old Pillsbury bake-off cook books. This one is from the 5th bake-off, the 1954 competition. The Butter Cookies book is also from Pillsbury and its 15c price makes it earlier than the bake-offs.
Despite never having canned, (I know what is wrong with me?), I love old canning cookbooks. You would think with a name like "ABC's of Canning" I would read it and learn how to can.
Cookbooks that tell you how to entertain and cook for company. Back when these cookbooks came out, dinner parties were much more formal and a hostess was judged by her entertaining style.
Cakes! Always a hook for me to pick these up!
I even pick up cookbooks that reproduce old recipes like this one for cowboy cooking. I love reading the history of the recipes like this one:
I hope you can read the history of this recipe in the top right.
This cookbook promises "Recipes for Good Eating". Which begs the question: is there any other kind of eating?
Clearly someone liked this Peanut Butter Cookies recipe!
This cookbook makes a huge promise! Let's see if it delivers...
I love the cookbooks the government put out with frugal cooking tips, recipes and gardening ideas during WWII.
How frugal is this? Save vitamins!
While most meat was saved for the boys in the war, the home cook was left with beef tongue and beef heart...and recipes to prepare them!
Hope you enjoyed my little walk through cookbook history. I think what I love the most is the history behind the cookbooks!
Welcome to this weeks
Cottage Style Party!
Welcome and happy new year!
I hope you are all celebrating in your favorite way with those you love!
Let's get started...
I am just in awe!
First I just want to throw some love at the fireplace itself! Let's enjoy the holiday decor...love the lights twined around the candles, the bottle brush trees on top and that snowfall pompom garland is just adorable!
And if you drop into Mod Vintage Life, Nita will show you how to make the garland AND the bottle brush trees!
This is just a tiny smidgen of the most bling-a-licious tree I have seen all season!
And it starts with the $3 tree!
This gorgeous tree is decorated with vintage jewelry! Yep, that's right...jewelry!
Stop by Trisha's blog American Honey Home to see the entire tree and more details of the jewels!
Since it is New Years Eve, I thought these yummy looking meringues would be perfect!
They are just too pretty to eat!
Drop in to Pennywise Blog for Christina's recipe for these yummy looking Citrus Champagne Meringues.
And enjoy the photos too...so pretty!
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