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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.

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!

Pretty cool stuff from yesteryear.

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I can relate...both on sorting through Mom's stuff (mine is still alive but we moved her to an Alzheimer's facility a few years ago) and on finding old cookbooks...I just rediscovered that I have my Grandmother's cookbook just this week. The one is pretty sad, but the other is pretty cool.
We share a birth year.
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The story is finally out,Mike, why you cook those delicious looking BQ's. It was born in you.
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Many of the older recipes that originally came from the farms are lost to us, to much now comes from a can or pre-prepped from the store. In this modern world we are too busy to spend time cooking (or doing anything else) the old fashion way. My wife tried an old recipe recently and it took half of her utensils & pots to do it. It was a lot of trouble but the food was delicious (bless her heart). She is a great cook but just for the two of us it's not worth the effort.
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Originally Posted by MT Stringer View Post
... I found the manual on ebay. It was published in 1949 (the year I was born)...
Pretty cool stuff from yesteryear.

Hi, Michael.
Here we have a saying "My ID fell down" when we mention our birth year.

From now, to prepare nice recipes.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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Mike , I swear there’s never a dull moment in your life . Do you ever sleep?
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