Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Basic French Dressing

While reading through this ad I got to wondering why Heinz didn't just make and market their own salad dressing. A quick search of the web for “Heinz salad dressing” brought up a whole bunch of results for Heinz Salad Cream, which I had never heard of before. A visit to the Heinz website tells us “Heinz® Salad Cream was the first brand developed exclusively for the U.K. market. When first created in Heinz’ Harlesden (London) kitchens in 1914 much of the preparation was done by hand. Salad Cream jars were hand-packed in straw-lined barrels- 12 dozen in each. The work schedule was 180 dozen jars a day- with a halfpenny a dozen bonus if our loyal, skilled workforce could beat the target.” Apparently the cream is finally slowly making its way to the States. On the flip side of the ad we have a snippet of a story about two feuding sisters.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Biscuits Supreme

Served with sausage gravy, topped with jelly or jam or just slathered with butter few foods could be better than hot, fresh homemade biscuits to complement a meal. It looks like there is even a variation of the recipe that involves brown sugar and nuts.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Coffee Breads

This little brochure from Betty Crocker lists about every kind of delicious coffee bread you can imagine, all using the same basic recipe. Served with coffee or not I don't know how anyone could resist something like Spicy Sugar Puffs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Salad Dressing

Both of these salad dressing recipes would be easy to make. I wonder if either one would also serve as a marinade. On the other side of the recipe we have a list of new teachers in Villisca and a partial report on the 1963 corn crop.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Frozen Candied Fruit Cookies

The images for this long accordion brochure are different sizes because of how I had to scan them to get just four pictures. I could have messed around trying to edit them to the same size but figured there was really no point to that. In the brochure we find a friendly little note from Betty Crocker, unused coupons, a candied cookie recipe and a description of some of the amazing attributes of Saran Wrap.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Betty Crocker Offer

Next up in the old recipe box is not a recipe but a Betty Crocker coupon for cutlery (redeemable before September, 1967) and an attached order form for a measuring cup set with rack (good only while supply lasts). It might have been tucked into the box with the intention of mailing it later, only to be forgotten.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


The texture of the material this recipe is printed on, and the fact that it mentions U & I sugar (twice) tells me it was cut from a sugar sack. As for the name of this cookie, according to Wikipedia, “The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudel ("snail noodles"), a kind of pastry. It is also possible that the name is simply a nonsense word with no particular meaning, originating from a New England tradition of whimsical cookie names.”