My brother and sister and I spent several hours Friday going through mom's stuff. She passed away late last year and we are going through probate on the house.
So we are dividing up some of her stuff, some of which was ours from many years ago. Lots of pictures, and cookbooks. She liked to cook.
We found a pair of cookbooks that look really old. One is the Maytag Dutch Oven Instruction Manual and Cook book. After doing some research (OK, Googleing), I found the manual on ebay. It was published in 1949 (the year I was born). There is no cover, and a page or two have holes in them. One page has been removed, but it is still readable. I just finished scanning 28 pages of recipes I might like.
Here is a link to the same book. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAYTAG-INST....c100033.m2042
She had notes in the book for certain things like Cobbler, and cobbler top, Bread Pudding, and sugar cookies. No wonder I didn't grow up a skinny kid.
The second book was published by The Watkins Co - Watkins Cook Book...circa 1945. I think that is the year they got married. I haven't started looking through it yet but will soon. This book on eBay looks identical to the one I have in my hand, crease and all! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Watkins-Coo...QAAOSwEUdaW7T8
Pretty cool stuff from yesteryear.