Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I know I am, because I’ve got some great cookbook and cooking finds for you today, including a link to a whole huge list of cookbook picks at the end of this post. So get excited, because this week we have fantastic cookie cutters, amazing gelatin molds, psychedelic bake sales, a Barbie dream kitchen and “food for boys that girls like”!
Why I Want This: What I seriously want is that kitchen!!! Do you think it would be too weird to have two kitchens in your house? I suppose I could pretend one is for a mother-in-law suite or something. And if this cookbook is as good as it claims, I should have no problem forcing Tom to do my bidding after I feed him mountains of donuts and a giant coconut cake!
Why I Want This: I don’t even have enough words to describe how much I want that Champale pamphlet!! And that slogan! It’s like nothing else you ever tasted…oh, except champagne. Gotta love afterthoughts in advertising.
Homer: Someday I will buy you a real castle.
Marge: Oh Homer, you do not have to do that!
Homer: Oh! Whew, that is a relief! You know Marge, looking at you I see the beauty of Princess Lea and the wisdom of Yoda.
Marge: Homer, maybe it is the Champale talking, but I think you are pretty sexy yourself.
Why I Want This: There is just something about vintage food photography that makes me want certain cookbooks. The front of this cookbook just…speaks to me. Maybe it’s the jaunty toothpicks in those meatballs. Maybe it is the chicken casserole. I don’t know, I just want it.
Why I Want This: Soooo….either that gingerbread/cake is made with cheese spread or it has cheese spread on top of it. Either way, I want it.
Why I Want This: Who doesn’t want this?? And those Count-Down Brownies actually look really good!
Why I Want This: How ridiculous is it to want an appliance manual for an appliance I don’t have? And yet….
Why I Want This: Ummm…yes to all of this. Just…yes.
Why I Want This: Forget Barbie. This is MY dream kitchen!
Why I Want This: Two great cookie cutters! I am not sure what I would like more, little chocolate Betsy McCalls with Pat Nixon’s recipe or Mamie Eisenhower elephants!
Why I Want This: Grumpy cat gelatin mold!
Why I Want This: Are you kidding me??? I could make such wicked gelatins with this thing. The mind boggles.
Why I Want This: That curry rice ring cracks me up. Cracks. Me. UP!
Also, thanks to Pam at Retro Renovation, I figured out a fun way to show you guys even more cookbooks! The Saturday posts will still be filled with great cookbook finds, but from now on I am going to feature at the end my eBay “Wish List” which has just been turned into a gallery of cookbook awesomeness. Click here to see a gallery of over 150 more vintage cookbook and kitchen kitsch picks by yours truly:
How fun is that!?! And if you are still jonesing for even more kitsch, check out the eBay picks on my other blog, No Pattern Required!
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