The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook

Posted by mrssmythe on January 25, 2016 in Baking, Books, Cooking, Old Books |

I spotted this on the FREE shelf at the library today: I’m a huge fan of vintage cookbooks, so of course I snapped it up. Published in 1959, it’s full of recipes and tips, divided, not by type of food, but by menu. First, there are the everyday meals – foods you’d serve your family. Then come the […]

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The Modern Family Cookbook

Posted by mrssmythe on May 5, 2015 in Books, Cooking, Old Books |

Our library is in the midst of its annual used book sale. Today was the start of “bargain days” – the point in the sale where a bag full of books costs a mere $2. The girls and I left with six bags’ worth. Pepper chose Shakespeare and history, Ginger found adventure fiction, and I ended […]

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Friday Morning Tag Sales

Posted by mrssmythe on June 27, 2014 in Old Books, Out & About |

I finally got my act together and went tag sale-ing. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for years. We live in a great area for it. In the warmer months, there are tag sales every weekend. There isn’t a lot of driving involved. People sell some really interesting stuff….And yet I kept forgetting […]



Winter Reading

Posted by mrssmythe on February 10, 2014 in Old Books, Seasons |

We are still rather frozen here. I spent some time this afternoon trying to photograph water droplets as they slipped off the icicles outside the kitchen window. I love how the entire backyard is reflected in that little orb…. And then the mail came and I gave up photography in favor of opening a package […]


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