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August 17, 2010

Vintage Recipes From Mom’s Recipe Archive

By Sablemable aka Jan

My mother, may she be of blessed memory, would have rather had a new cookbook than a new dress!  She was always reading cookbooks, clipping recipes from magazines and the newspaper to find new and interesting ideas for meals.  Mom was also a wonderful cook and could make anything.  We never left the dinner table hungry!

Enter Pillsbury.  For sixty plus years, Pillsbury has had their annual Bake-Offs and Mom collected their recipe books during the Fifties.  Somewhere along the way, Pillsbury must have listed an ad in said recipe books for their international recipes because I have a perfect set of recipes in a not-so-perfect envelope that was mailed to my mother.  Since our trusty leader of the MCM meals from Hades, Ruth, features the horrors of MCM cooking, I thought I’d take this opportunity to give you readers something you can cook and enjoy!

First off is pizza.  Pillsbury even helps with the pronunciation (PEET-tsah) so that you can impress your friends and family by sounding worldly!

Then there’s dessert from Austria, Austrian Nut-Butter Cookies or in German, Zauner Krapfen (pronounced TSOW-nehr KRAHP-f’n; you’ll have to supply the German accent yourselves!).

Right now it’s too hot and humid to heat up the stove, but, winter is just around the corner and I can’t wait to throw these into the oven!

Yummy!   Sehr gut!  Deliciosa!

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5 Responses to Vintage Recipes From Mom’s Recipe Archive

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    So cute how they sound out ‘Pizza’ for you! Hey the pizza and cookies look good to me, can you send some on over my way? 🙂

  2. Miss Marwood Reply

    August 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Oh, how lovely is that! Your mum had excellent taste by the look of it. I might try that peetsah 🙂

  3. sablemable Reply

    August 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    LOL,Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! Yes, I thought it was cute that they spelled out the pronunciation, but considering that back in the Fifties (and before), most American housewives hadn’t had the exposure to “foreign” cooking.

    Thank you, Miss Marwood, for the compliment to Mom! She did have excellent taste in regards to cuisine. I failed to mention my late mother-in-law, Violet, who was also a fantastic cook!

    As far as sending you some goodies, Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I’ll let you know when I fire up the oven and you can fly in for a snack, LOL!

  4. RetroRuth Reply

    August 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Jan!!! Thanks for this, you know I love the vintage recipes! Those cookies look really good, might have to just whip a batch up. Even if I can’t say them. 🙂

  5. Mr. Manager Reply

    August 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    My mom made the Pillsbury pizza recipe all the time when I was growing up – It was great- one of my favorite meals. I still like it better than any pizza I have ever had from a restaurant.

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