one man’s trash…

We were thrilled to go on a yard sale excursion together this past Saturday. There was a nearby town wide sale that was calling to us. Neither one of us actually needed anything, but of course we both went home with goodies. We share a common interest for old-time cookbooks with vintage appeal. These little treasures never fail to bring a smile. From the manner of speaking of that era to the portrayal of the average woman, this time period fascinates us.

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Anytime is Pie Time? Heck, that’s our mantra!

Some sample quotations from our cookbooks:

“Need food in haste?” (Um, yeah, the family is kinda hungry and I have to feed them.)

“Use this book to make a speedy treat to suit his taste and win his loving look!” (Seriously? Oh, you naive, young girl.)

Or, how about this image:

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(Side note: How do you keep that 24″ waist while eating casseroles for dinner?)

Of course, we do enjoy the recipes in most of the cookbooks we snag for .50 or $1.00, and get particularly excited to try the recipes that have been acknowledged by a marking by the cook to remember to make this again. Here is one on our “to try” list:

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Since the recipe tells us that this honey is “luscious” we’re even more excited to try it! (Wink.)

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4 thoughts on “one man’s trash…

  1. This sounds pretty yummy. It sounds like a possible Christmas basket item! Which book is the Pear Honey from? I have a LOT of cookbooks from the CAI.

    • The Pear Honey recipe is from A Harvest Home Cookbook, Jams Jellies & Marmalades by Beatrice Vaughan. A true gem!

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