Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Got Out The Old Recipe Books

Some of these were my mother's, I like to just look and read them some times.
Less go back in time.
 1940  Electric Cooking School Recipe Book
 Yes, sir---Reddy is ready to serve--
 It costs less
Small down payment - Easy Terms
Electric Hotpoint Ranges 
 Big , Roomy  A genuine Westinghouse Refrigerator
Big 6 cubic foot model.
 Want Hot Water -Cheap?
Automatic Hotpoint Electric Water Heaters
In 1940 I am sure my mother didn't have anything like this in her home.
She and daddy lived on a farm with her mother and father in Arkansas.

10 comments:

Ginny said...

These are WONDERFUL!! I used to have the big Betty Crocker one, my grandmother gave it to me. Sadly, I do not have it now and don't know what happened to it. But I DO have her recipe box with recipe cards in her own handwriting. It is awesome that you have saved these, and are now sharing them with us!

CatTales said...

You have some real treasures. I have a few of mama's old cookbooks and I enjoy just browsing through them.

Sparky said...

Such precious memories. Thanks for sharing. ~:)

Mari said...

What fun to look through! I bet there's some good recipes in them too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What fun, I like to read recipe books too. Did your Mom write in any of them. I think I will write in a few of mine for my girls to read some day or someone else who buys the book at an estate sale:)

W. Latane Barton said...

What a treasure you have there. I have some of my Mom's hand written recipes. So happy to have those. Have a great weekend.

Lona said...

My Mom was not a great recipe collector but I have a box of recipes and old books my that my Grandma gave me and I love looking st them and the ads in them. Some of the pinch of this and that does not apply in today's cooking. LOL!It was so much work to cook back then unlike today. Have a lovely week.

Maggie Ann said...

How interesting! I like reading cookbooks and pretending I'm going to make certain dishes. I get so sure I even bend down the corners ....haha. Your collection must be rare...I love to see things like that from times gone by and to think they were used by yo ur Mom, how special.

Love Of Quilts said...

I like to look threw them to.

Karen said...

What a wonderful collection! I love to browse through the cookbooks at our local library!