I love vintage cookbooks. I can’t say I ever use them when cooking, but I still love them nonetheless. The pictures, the funny names, the combination of jello and wieners – what’s not to love. I have recently pledged to start cooking a more of the recipes from my vintage cookbooks. I’ve got to have someway to validate picking them up from the thrift store. This week my husband Chris and I made not one, but two!
First up was Stuffed Acorn Squash from Better Homes and Gardens Casserole Cook Book. I have always had Acorn Squash with butter and brown sugar, so this savory spin was a welcome change of pace.
There are several other recipes in this cookbook that I am looking forward to trying like Deviled Ham Elegante just because the name makes me giggle. There is a whole section on cooking at the table that makes me want to ask Santa for a fondue set. I love the tips like “The golden touch – cheese in fancy shapes”.
Next up we busted out Crock-Pot Cooking and tried our hand at Chicken Lickin. I liked the stuffed squash a lot better. The chicken was edible, but let’s just say we won’t be making it again. This recipe is a prime example of why I prefer getting recipes off the Internet, online they have been reviewed. I might give the book another spin and try the Candied Polynesian Spare Ribs or perhaps the Senegalese Cream Soup. However, I have many other vintage cookbooks to pick from first.
Do you have any vintage cookbooks in your kitchen that you swear by? I’ll keep an eye peeled for them at the thrift store.