A gorgeous Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book!
Printed in 1950, the recipes eschew butter in most instances, and lean toward "salad oil" or shortening. Some of the cooking tips are quite rib-tickling. Worried about how to increase the size of a dish ? "Use exactly twice the amount of each ingredient." Making a smaller portion? You guessed it! "Use exactly one-half the amount of each ingredient." I also adore the Dutch floral motif printed on the cover of the cookbook so much that I'm going to try to incorporate it into a re-do of my hideously ugly kitchen. (More on that later!)
Then there is the box labeled "Small Fork." Yes, in quotation marks. My dad specifically picked these pastel-hued, Japan-made, mini-forks. I imagine these cute forks are from the 1960s and are perfect for spearing an hors d'oeuvre, such as one listed in my new, old cookbook. Take a stab at a cucumber-anchovy canapé or chili-sardine snack.
And I've got the perfect recipe!