Hello vintage-handwritten-antique recipe lovers! Thank you every single one of you for helping to make this website so very popular! Every day we continue to gain new followers from the website and the Facebook page, and I am overwhelmed and grateful.

When I started this little project with 150 of my grandmother’s recipe cards, I never expected we would have so many kindred spirits out in the world who would enjoy this along with me. The project has grown to encompass numerous grandmothers, mothers, aunts, friends, grandmother’s of friends, etc. and many many more. I have found recipe cards in little boxes in stores from antique to junk, on eBay and thrift sites. Some recipes seem to find their way to many people, such as the easy and quick lasagna recipes which are so popular they still appear in cookbooks today.

Also when I started this project, I had an enormous kitchen. I was able to cook and try many of the recipes I found, and then blog the experiences for you. Since that time, we have moved to a smaller house, which made it difficult to cook and blog. The kitchen was sooo small! I say “was” because it has now been torn apart and we are building a lovely new kitchen with plenty of room to cook, photograph, blog, and just enjoy being in the kitchen again. I cannot wait for it to be finished. But….

Big empty room

…this is what it looks like right now. Much of the rest of my house is also bare like this – walls to the studs, concrete floor, no ceiling, no lights, no nothing. My family is living in two of our untouched bedrooms and I am cooking in the microwave and toaster oven. To say it is hectic is an understatement, lol.

Because we have had to empty out so many of our rooms, I was forced to pack away my source materials for this site. I had in mind that I would scan a ton of recipe cards and then just blog them over the ensuing months of construction, but as it happens, that plan was dashed when we had to hurriedly pack up. The thing about construction is that you wait a long time, wondering when it is going to start, and then BAM, it starts tomorrow!

This construction project is expected to last until March 2017, so unfortunately until then, I have to put this site on hiatus. I’m not happy about it, but I am so tickled about having a custom built kitchen etc., that it overcomes my disappointment to suspend my recipe blogging for a bit. Until I return, you may want to check out some of the most popular recipes we have:

Apie Cakes

Icicle Pickles

Watergate Cake

Apple Brown Betty

Ham Balls with Pineapple Sauce

Vintage Holiday Recipes


Sour Milk Waffles

Egg custard Cheese

Plum Pudding

I did manage to scan a number of vintage photographs and holiday cards, so if you love vintage ephemera in general, you might want to visit my site Who Were They? That site is dedicated to antique photos and a few fun other things. Every year I blog vintage Christmas cards, and this year I hit the mother load, so I hope you will check it out too.

Until next March, thank you for your continuing support and interest in all things cooking, baking, and blogging!

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