Monday, July 25, 2011

Vintage OWC Cookbooks

A neighbor had a great yard sale this weekend and I bought some fun things. I am especially fond of the 1960`s Recipes On Parade cookbooks. There are five cookbooks, all the recipes contributed by members of Officers Wives Clubs of the Air Force, Army, Marines and Coast Guard. Not much wear except  one cover corner  was a little torn.  I am always amazed how lard, butter and Crisco were essential to most of the recipes. I shouldn`t be amazed because that`s how my family cooked back then too. It was good cookin`!

I also found a box of Aunt Martha`s transfers and lots of fabric. It was a hot day and the ladies set up tables in a large building cooled with fans. I had time to grab a lawn chair and visit for a while too. Hope you had a fabulous weekend!


  1. I love cookbooks will have fun with're right about all the butter and lard...but we didn't know any better back then and it was good..really aunt Martha patterns too....any really interesting ones?

  2. I read cookbooks like novels! I`m looking at the transfers now.

  3. Another old cookbook lover here too. I have two tattered books that my mother used and I have "worn out with use" over the years. They have good basic recipes, which are easy to learn by a young non cook.

  4. I have one of my mother in law`s cookbooks. It`s from the 1960`s. Basic recipes there too. I love it!


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