The April 1947 issue of “American Home” magazine is full of retro 1940′s tips for home decor, running a household, and pages of fascinating vintage ads.
However, the part I spent the most time reading over was the cooking section. I really like these clippable “recipe cards,” with the typical photo on front and recipe on the back format. But what I most appreciated about them was the simple fare using basic, inexpensive ingredients. Nothing looks too difficult or time-consuming. And for anyone who, like many of us, is trying to cut down on eating processed foods, a lot of these recipes might be worth a try.
I have scanned some of these cards here for your use; just click on any of them to enlarge if you have trouble reading them clearly. My favorites, which I will probably end up actually making, are the “asparagus with soft-cooked egg” and “strawberry cool and sauce”. This strawberry and sour cream recipe especially looks so refreshing for the summer, and so easy – yet it’s like no dessert I’ve seen before. I think it would be a hit for summer entertaining!
Here is a complete list of recipes you’ll find here:
custard with rhubarb topping
asparagus with soft-cooked egg
banana oatmeal cookies
molded cream dessert
coffee gelatin cubes with custard
strawberry cool and sauce
I hope you enjoy this vintage 1940′s recipe collection, and please share if you end up trying any of these!