Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vintage Children's Recipe Book + Corn Bread Recipe

I don't know where I picked up this little gem, but it is ever so adorable!  The picture on the front of the little girls rolling out biscuits is sweet, and the inside illustrations are as well.  The recipes have little pictures that go with the words, so if the word "hands" was printed, a picture of a pair of hands would be shown, as well.
Here's the front cover:
The book was printed in 1932 byt The Harter Publishing Company of Cleveland, OH.  It just reminds me so much of simpler times, though it is interesting to see how things have changed since then.  For instance, I'll post a picture of one of the recipes which is called Mammy's Corn Bread.  I mean...Mammy??  Well, it is a glimpse of how things were back then.   Here's the inside of the book, with a little list of rules for little cooks:

I can almost imagine my grandmother using some of these recipes.  I lived with my grandmother during my early childhood, so I have that deep sense of the past that I learned from her.  This book reminds me of her.  The last picture is for the recipe I mentioned above:


  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. Woot! My first comment from someone not me!