Weekend Cookbook Challenge Round-Up

Thank you all for the amazing turn out! I was expecting only 5 entries, but I received 16! This is my first time hosting any event, and it certainly won’t be my last (hear that, Sara?).


We have the original hostess herself, Sara from I Like To Cook. She had a nice breakfast of Bacon and Apple Rings, from 1976.

Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen made Jalapeno Spoon Bread, the perfect Southern dish to serve either for breakfast or with soup and salad.


Mary from Baking Delights decided to make a Mile High Buttermilk Cake, 1975. If only it were a mile high.

Even though gross eats is in the blog title, Judy’s cooking isn’t. Unless you hate tuna, this Cheddar Tuna Chowder, 1965, looks yummy!


Although Pittsburgh and Cleveland are rivals, this didn’t stop Linda from Cooking in Cleveland from entering. She baked Anadama Bread (broken link), which is said to have gotten its name from a bitter husband.

The Apron Queen is all about vintage. She even has Vintage Thingies Thursday. Naturally, she entered her Aunt Jemima’s Peach Cobbler, 1954.

Megan and I goofed when picking a recipe from our bake-off book, so she made it up by baking Apple Harvest Squares, 1964

Lysy of Munckin Mail made some yummy gingerbread, 1930s, even though both her and I have no clue what a gill of milk is.


This is Deb from Kahakai Kitchen’s first challenge, and she submitted two recipes from Nancy Drew cookbook – Ivory Charm Shrimp Curry and Fire Dragon Spiced Fruit, 1973.

Heather from Sherry Trifle made a dish that I often cook for dinner – Chicken a la King, 1970s. Even her cat joined in on the fun.


Being in love with cookbooks, Paula from The Cookbook Junkie had to enter. Despite her watching what she eats, she snuck in her Danish Cinnamon Coffee Cake, 1961.

Michelle from Big Black Dog was encouraged by a fellow blogger to enter. She has never made bread pudding, 1896, until now!


Mike from Mel’s Diner didn’t think pre-1980s was considered vintage, but he entered his Boston Baked Beans anyway.

Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe was in a food history kick, so this challenge was perfect. She contributed Banana and Spinach au Gratin, 1965.


As another Ohio foodie, Becke from Columbus Foodie made Mom’s Sticky Buns, 1970.

Laurie from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska forgot about her thrift store purchase, but when she discovered some vintage cookbooks in her basement, she used one of them and made Cannelloni with Spinach Filling, 1967.


I decided to make Sweet Applets, 1964, for the challenge.

Thanks again for entering! Stay tuned to the Weekend Cookbook Challenge blog for next month’s theme.

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  1. Laurie Constantino says:

    Great job on the round-up Carla! As alwasys, there are too many recipes that I want to try!

    As for that gill of milk, it depends on whether it is a US gill or an imperial (UK) gill. A gill is a quarter of a pint – so in the US that means 1/2 cup. Imperial pints are larger than US pints (1 imperial pint of wet ingredients equals 1.2 US pints)

  2. OhioMom says:

    Great round up Carla, and here I wasn't even going to mention "steel" :)

    Thanks for hosting this event.

  3. Michelle says:

    Great job Carla!!!

    And Laurie, thanks so much for the "gill" info!!

  4. The Apron Queen says:

    Thanks for hosting! This was awesome fun for a vintage geek like myself! :D

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

  5. Thanks for the round-up Carla. I even learned about a gill of milk. BTW- A cookie mix is on the way to me. Thanks for hooking me up!

  6. Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats says:

    Great job with the round-up Carla. I love the way you introduced my cat Mystery in the round-up. He gave lots of customer satisfaction assistance. Heather

  7. Johanna GGG says:

    thanks Carla – great challenge and interesting recipes – so fascinating to see what recipes we take for granted that have a long heritage (and some like mine that didn't survive the test of time :-) )

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