Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Trio of HandPrinted Cookbooks

Make It Now - Bake It Later! Barbara Goodfellow, self-published, 1958, softcover, 37pp.
Make It Now - Bake It Later! #2, 1961, self-published, softcover, 35pp.
Make It Now - Bake It Later! #3, 1965, Pocket Books, softcover, 35pp.

This trio of late '50s to early '60s fundraising cookbooks are handwritten collections of recipes that, with few exceptions, were designed to be put together ahead of time and refrigerated until an hour or two before dinner.  Then they are popped into the oven without further ado.

Written by the wife of a Navy admiral to raise money for the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, the first two cookbooks were self-published; after they sold over a million copies, Pocket Books published #3.

Sample recipes for entrees include: Spanish Bean Pot (a delicious sounding variation on baked beans, flavored with peach juice and brandy), Rice and Deviled Eggs with Tuna, Norfolk Noodles (egg noodles in sour cream and 2 types of cheese), Spaghetti Sauce, Lobster Newburg, Clam and Corn Souffle, Lamb Shanks Deluxe, Sophisticated Stew (beef flavored with wine, brandy, bacon, and herbs).

Each book also contains recipes for hors d'oeuvres, salads, cookies, and desserts.

A fun threesome for your vintage cookbook collection.  Or, if you're interested, I just ran across another copy of book #3.  I'll make it available at my eCrater store soon.

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