Crown Jewel Dessert

Posted by mrssmythe on February 16, 2016 in Celebrations, Cooking, Mrs. Smythe, Old Books |

A while back, I wrote about a vintage cookbook I’d found on the library FREE shelf. (You can read all about that HERE). It was titled The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook and was published in 1959. I’ve had some time to go through the book, and one section interests me keenly: the “How to Feed a Crowd” section. I find […]

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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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101 Classic Cookbooks

Posted by mrssmythe on January 4, 2016 in Books, Celebrations, Cooking |

A friend of mine gave me a copy of this wonderful book for Christmas this year. I’m inching my way through it now, going slowly so I can “savor” each entry. If you’re at all interested in domestic history – cooking in particular – you really ought to seek this book out. The first half lists 101 significant […]

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