Monday, August 27, 2018

Benton-West Puff Pastry Cutters

I've never been one to mess with puff pastry too much but we recently came across these puff pastry cutters that peaked my curiosity.


Something like this might make it really fun to create party pastries with fillings like lemon curd or chocolate mousse!


The cutters still have their labels on them so I know that they were made for Bentson-West Designs. It doesn't look like they are still being made but you can find them hear and there like on Etsy or eBay.

You can find these particular puff pastry cutters in our Etsy shop.



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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Little Red Vintage Recipe Box

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


I have always had a soft spot for old recipes, vintage cookbooks and especially old handwritten recipe cards. The handwriting was always so beautiful! That's why I started scanning, transcribing and sharing old vintage recipes that I come across. (You can find all of the vintage recipe posts HERE)

I recently came across this treasure and had to share it.


There are recipes from the 1930s to the 1950s in here! I wonder if the box is from the 1930s, too...



Eventually, these recipes will be scanned, transcribed and added to the collection.

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer.

We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.



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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Avon Elusive Beauty Dust Body Powder


Avon Elusive Beauty Dust Body Powder. I don't remember where I got it back then. Maybe mom sold Avon AND Tupperware? Maybe I got it from my grandma. I really only remember the scent...and the HUGE powder puff that came with it.


We came across one of the pink and silver plastic holders. We don't have the body powder (though you can still find it here and there) but it still smells like it. MMMmmm!

You can find this Avon Elusive Beauty Dust Body Powder holder and other fun vintage items in our Etsy shop!

Update 9/6/2018: This has sold!



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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Rowoco Game Pie Fluted Tin Mould


I practically snatched this out of Mr. LH's hand when I saw him with it at the thrift store! All HE knew was it had something to do with baking and didn't he see something like it on "The Great British Baking Show"? YES! I binge watched a couple seasons on Netflix several months ago so he was stuck overhearing it.

This is a Game Pie Tin or Oval Fluted Pate Mould. In The Great British Baking Show, it was being used by a contestant for a "picnic pie" with a hot water crust pastry and filled with meat and veggies. It looked divine!

This particular one might be a tad bit smaller. It measures approximately 9 ½” L x 4 ½” W x 2 7/8” H (not including clips). It also has a sticker on it with ROWOCO France. It appears to be in VERY good shape, and with the sticker still on it, I wonder it it has ever been used.

Looking for a recipe to use? Here is one from The Great British Baking Show: Raised Game Pie

These appear to be very hard to find. As much as I would love to keep this one in my own kitchen, it's going in our Etsy shop.

Update 8/22/2018: This has already sold! That was fast! I love vintage, but if you need a game pie mold, there are new ones available on Amazon.




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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Vintage Recipes: High Altitude Baking Adjustments

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


Of course, when you dig through a box of recipes that came from the Rocky Mountain region, it makes perfect sense that you would run into a recipe card with “High Altitude Baking Adjustments” on it.



High Altitude Baking can be a frustrating experience, especially for those new to the challenge. The tips found on this recipe card will give you a place to start when trying to adjust your recipes for a higher altitude.

Please note the adjustments start at 5000 ft which may be higher than your altitude. I presume the information was published in the Denver area which sits at 5280 feet above sea level so their readers would probably not have a need for instructions for a lower altitude.

I don’t suggest trying to convert ALL your recipes to high altitude unless you have a lot of patience and time on your hands…or unless you just plain ‘ol WANT to. It took me several weeks to get my bread machine recipe right so I’ve only fussed with a handful of recipes.

Sometimes it makes sense to find some new family favorites. I recommend taking a look at a couple of my favorite high altitude baking books, Pie in the Sky by Susan G. Purdy and Sharing Mountain Recipes: The Muffin Lady’s Everyday Favorites by Randi Lee Levin.


Also, check out second hand bookstores for local cookbooks (like those usually used by schools or churches as fundraisers). You can find a lot of high altitude family favorites in those cookbooks.

Books pictures in this post:
High Altitude Baking by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
The High Altitude Cookbook by Beverly Anderson Nemiro and Donna Miller Hamilton
Recipes for the Rockies by Sara Clark
Pie in the Sky by Susan G. Purdy
Sharing Mountain Recipes: The Muffin Lady’s Everyday Favorites by Randi Lee Levin
The Rocky Mountain Sweet Shoppe Cookbook by Patti Ross and Amy Larson

Please Note: 
We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.



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Monday, August 6, 2018

NFL Football Teams Cross Stitch Patterns


Football season is coming up fast! We were thrilled to come across this vintage NFL cross stitch pattern book by Nomis.

It includes 28 NFL teams from 1987. Each team has a helmet pattern and a team name pattern. There is even a blank helmet pattern so you can create your own! That's 57 different patterns in all in this book!


You can create all kinds of football gifts with vintage team logos for your favorite NFL fan!

Find this NFL pattern book (and read all the details about it) as well as other cross stitch books in our Etsy shop.

UPDATE 8/29/2018: This has sold.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Vintage Recipe: Barbara's Apple Cake

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen.


This recipe for Barbara’s Apple Cake was handwritten on an index card. It was found in an old large recipe file box. The age of the recipe card is unknown.

The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Barbara's Apple Cake

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ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 Cup Wesson Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Cups Fresh Apples (chop then measure)
  • 1 Cup Pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt

instructions:

Mix all ingredients together. Bake in an ungreased tube pan at 350 F for 1 hour.

NOTES:

I suggest letting this cake cool almost completely before trying to turn it out of the pan (I only waited about 10 minutes and a lot of it stuck to the pan bottom).

The cake tasted good (better when cold) but was oily tasting. I might try replacing half the oil with applesauce. The pan may need to be sprayed or greased and floured if you try this option.
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