October 17, 2018
What I enjoy the most about going to different sales and finding books are the cookbooks. When entering an estate sale, I always head to the kitchen.
That is the best place to find cool stuff — vintage cookbooks, family recipes boxes full of newspaper clippings.
When listing the Household Searchlight Cookbook, I found the most exciting surprise. There are three recipes written beautifully handwriting in the back of this cookbook. Red Beet Pickles, Quick Molasses Cake, and Raisin Sauce.
It seems very unhealthy and old fashioned. But it does make a difference in baking. Shortening is 100 percent fat, meaning there is no water in it and no steam created during cooking. T
he lack of water also means that shortening does not increase gluten production, so cookies made with shortening tend to be softer and more tender.
The recipe also calls for "strong hot coffee" would make it flavorful, and the choice of 1/4 tsp. of spices is left up to you. Cinnamon, ginger or pumpkin spice would be a complement to the cup of molasses.
Hopefully, this recipe inspires you to try this recipe. If you do let me know, post a picture in the comments. As an empty nester, I don't bake and have a sweet tooth.
Follow the link and check out the Household Searchlight Cookbook. A handy thumb-tabbed cookbook is full of vintage recipes. As always free shipping on all vintage books at Reading Vintage.
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Julia Child, not just a bestselling author and chef. Julia Child was much more than a bestselling cookbook writer and chef. She was also a breast cancer survivor, a TV trailblazer, and a government spy throughout her life.
1- Spy During World War II
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Do your everyday reading habits consist of Facebook updates, texts from friends, or the recipe in your favorite cookbook for your next meal? Push notifications are always alerting us about breaking news, e-mails comments, or advertising.
If you've become one of the many people who doesn't make a habit of reading daily, you might be missing out on vital exercise for your brain.
August 20, 2020 1 Comment
The words antique, vintage, and retro are often used when shopping at antique festivals, second-hand stores, and flea markets. Dealers selling old pieces have been known to use "antique' to add more value to the item they are selling.
Learning what these terms mean can only help you in the bargaining process. This article can help you add an elusive piece you have been looking for to your shelves at a fair price.