Vintage Cooking Kitsch on eBay

Posted on Jul 7 2013 - 6:43am by RetroRuth

I was happy that you guys were interested in seeing more eBay picks, because I am always finding more fun stuff to show you!

First off, we have more cooking with soda fun!

 Vintage Dr Pepper Teen-Age Parties Recipe Pamphlet

Dr. Pepper Teen Parties

Why I Want This: I have to admit that I am sort of obsessed with these cookbooks that use so much soda. The best part is the seller scanned some of the recipes to give us a sneak peek!

Quickie Chocolate Cake Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper Recipes

Cheese-Pickle Stuffed Celery with Dr. Pepper in it? Who wouldn’t love that?

 intage California Way Advertising Booklet Sparkling Wine Cooler

Sparkling Wine Pamphlet

Why I Want This:  Made the California Way! With Wine! The California Way!


Moolah Cookbook

Why I Want This:  With a red fez that says “Moolah” on the cover, the inside has to be gold.

 Vintage 1960s Cookbook KITTY WELL'S COOK BOOK Country Music Star

Kitty Wells Cookbook

Why I Want This: I want to know how Kitty Wells cooks!

Kitty Wells Recipes

Hello, Sloppy Joe Franks!

 Vintage Black,White &Gray WESTINGHOUSE Stove Recipe Box – Salesman Sample

Westinghouse Stove Card Box

Why I Want This:  It is a vintage oven recipe card box! Who DOESN’T want this?

Stove Recipe Box


 Vintage RECIPE BOOKLET from SPARKLE Gelatin & Pudding Desserts c1937

Sparkle Gelatin

Why I Want This: I have never seen a Sparkle gelatin cookbook before, so I was intrigued by this one. The clarity of that gelatin on the cover astounds me.

Sparkle Back

 Retro Vintage MIRRO Alumilite Copper-Tone Pink Mold Set 5 Piece + Recipes

Mirro Gelatin Molds

Why I Want This: Gelatin molds! You can never have enough.

 Famous Drinks of New Orleans

Famous Drinks of New Orleans

Why I Want This: Okay, so this one is from the 80’s, but I just couldn’t resist it. Maybe it is the cover photography with the floating drinks on it, or maybe the happy piano keys inside the book, but I sort of think this looks totally awesome.

Recipes of Drinks

So, that’s it for this week! Hope you guys got a kick out of it and are looking forward to next week. Me, I think I need a Dr. Pepper…

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  1. Cristina July 7, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Vintage cookbooks!!!!!!! I adore them!

    • RetroRuth July 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Me too, Cristina! It is sort of a sickness! 🙂

  2. David July 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I was eyeing a few of those Dr. Pepper recipes. “Spoonburgers” and “Patio Beans” sound like they might be good. I’ve heard Dr. Pepper is a popular ingredient in meat marinades and barbecue sauces.

    • RetroRuth July 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      I’ve heard that, too! I am pretty much intrigued by the whole book.

    • Lee December 31, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

      Around here, Sheetz has been bragging on their menu that their barbecue sauce has Dr. Pepper in it. I’ve tried their sauce, and it’s pretty good, but I also like Dr. Pepper.

  3. Kim Campbell July 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Here in Texas, Dr.Pepper cake is a big thing!

    • RetroRuth July 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Is it good, Kim? I imagine it would be!

      • Kim Campbell July 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

        It’s awesome! I have been to the Dr, Pepper Museum in Waco, TX. It’s neat.

  4. Kari S July 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Oooooh, the stove recipe box! I love it!

    • RetroRuth July 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Me too!!!

    • Lee December 31, 2013 at 4:11 am - Reply

      I lived in a house in the boonies with my family in the late 1980s, and one of the things that conveyed with it was an old Frigidaire electric stove that looked very much like that old recipe box. It had the fat coils on it!

  5. Cristina July 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Ruth, I won the bid on the Dr. Pepper teenage parties!!!! =) I will share some recipes with you! Excited that I won =)

    • RetroRuth July 12, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Hooray! Can’t wait to see some of the recipes! 🙂

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