Remember the candy you had when you were a kid?

I will never forget it.  Our mom would take us to Manker's Candy Shop down on Paint Street.  I still remember
the wooden floor was so smooth, you could walk on it bare foot.  It felt so cool.  It was ok for a kid to be bare
foot in the 50's and 60's.

We were stocking up for our candy stand, yep, that's right, our candy stand.  See, instead of a typical
lemonade stand, our mom bought us candy to resale.  The Stone kids were budding capitalists.

We sold it all, the wax lips, wax vampire teeth (my favorite), candy cigarettes too.

Yep, we, young entrepreneurs, sold candy cigarettes at the ripe old age of 10 and not one neighborhood adult

(note to self - Maybe that is why I developed a nasty cigarette habit at the age of 19...took me another twenty
some years to kick the habit....I really need to think about suing that candy company......make sure not to
typed this in the story line......)

We had candy necklaces, wax bottles with syrup in them, pixie sticks, now and laters, generally, all kinds of

We were the coolest and richest kids on the block, until we ate all our profits, then mom decided the candy had
to go.  Plus, our coolness factor took a turn for the worst when dad painted our whole house this wild
fluorescent green color. Our house could be seen from the moon. Mom said NASA mentioned that in 1969.

What the heck was dad thinking?  The house was green, his pick up truck was green, mom stopped the
madness at her car's color, heck he even painted one of his restaurants fluorescent green with white stripes.  I
am older something now and still can't find the rational for all that green.

Guess I'm stuck in the past.  Taking about candy, cakes, popcorn, cookies, vintage recipes, and all the rest of
the good stuff.

These old fashion recipes of our mothers are being shoved aside.  Their home-made cookies, candies, and
home cooked meals, are getting tossed out, lost, and forgotten.

This is their history, our mothers.   Their recipes were a sneak peak into our homes then.  They shared these
little treasures with each other.  My mom belonged to a recipe club.  They met once a week and swap recipes.

All those ladies taking all that time to type and write recipes down.  It seemed so sad that their work, love, and
memories would be tossed aside.  I'm keeping them here.

Now here is my disclaimer concerning the vintage recipes.

I am only a collector of vintage cooking recipes, this is what I do, I do not cook, bake, fry, stir, melt, mix,
spoon, or anything else related to cooking.

I started collecting recipes when I saw so many getting tossed out at yard-sales, auctions, and other
places.......and lately.... vintage photos, which I will sprinkle gingerly around the site for added spice!  My own
secret ingredient, sort of speak, for the perfect vintage website.
Well, here they are.  As many recipes  as I can find.
Starla's Vintage Recipe Collection of:
Old fashion cooking recipes from your mother's kitchen.  Handwritten
recipes gathered from little old tin recipe boxes.  Home cooking recipes from
throughout the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.
Plus - Robin Wallace - Story Teller  extraordinaire.

Updated 7-01-2016  
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My Dad Turk Stone owned the Dairy Freeze Restaurant
Movie Theater Candy
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Angel and Devil Recipes.
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Cake Recipes
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Dips and Party Mix Recipes.

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This was in my mom's recipe box.  
I think it was my mom's special
touch that made these so good.  
Shout out to Kelloggs
Rice Crispies Treats
1/4 cup regular margarine
1 package 10 oz (about 40 regular
Half a bag of chocolate chips.
5 cups Rice Crispies
Your choice of finely chopped nuts.
Yes, it was just as busy back then as it
is today, but mom always found the time
to fix meals from scratch.

When she passed away, my sister
inherited her recipes.

One day it dawned on me that most
every mother has a little tin recipe box
on top her stove.

What a shame it would be to loose our
mothers history.  It is a part of who
they were.  So I started collecting these
recipes.  All handwritten,  Now I am
sharing these recipes with you.
Eating hamburgers at the Freeze.
Some of you will remember
him...Turk, owned the Dairy
Freeze near Mt. Logan
school.  Main Street runs
through the East End of
Chillicothe, Ohio.

Yea that's him holding my
dog in the photo.
We all have memories of our childhood that reflect in our cooking.   
The way your mom use to fry her chicken.
The aroma of bean soup floating in the air on a Sunday afternoon
from a neighbors house.  Add your favorite memory about a family
recipe, a childhood candy, Easter, Halloween, Christmas.....a
camping trip...  Here is a place to share your memories about food
and life.  Who and what are families are has a great deal to do with
how and what we eat.  Add your memory by sending me an email.  
Don't let your family's recipes be forgotten.
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre.  
A delightful little Christmas story with mouthwatering  recipes for
the most wonderful time of the year!

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key".  An entertaining story for the
holidays, plus recipes for your Christmas.  A story by Robin

Read "
Easter and Where NOT to Hide Eggs"  Memories of
Easters past and a few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -The original story won first place in
sixth-eighth grade division of Southeastern Middle School, 2005
by Logan Lyon

Food and Genealogy. A story By Robin L. Wallace.  Our lives,
our families, our very history's are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  Memories of my father and his
version of

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me, Memorial Day was the day
when we went out where relatives were buried in the tiny, local
cemeteries and thoroughly cleaned up each gravesite, carrying
away branches that may have fallen in the winter.................."

Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and
Swit Tater Biskits Recipe
Beside -  an old photo, I found
of my best friend, Marty
Higgins, and me drinking a coke
at the Dairy Freeze's counter.  
Probably finished one of those
great hamburgers, dad fried.  
Circa, 1970

Ha! You can't see that green
paint very well here either.  
Vintage photo of me on a bear.
I know this was taken in the late 1950's somewhere because of
my age.  I was born in 53, so this was what....1956, 1957?  
Somewhere there abouts.

Now, I don't know if I remember because my mom told me or
because my mom kept this photo. That's me riding a bear in
the Central Center parking lot, in front of the Big Bear store.

Can you believe my mother allowed me to sit on a bear and
have my photo taken?!  Can you imagine the uproar this would
cause today?
I think my mom said she paid 75 cents to have the photo taken.   Although Central Center is still there, the Big
Bear grocery store closed.

My mom loved Big Bear.  The bag boys wheeled your groceries out and loaded them into your car.  S & H
Green Stamps were the rage.  You traded stamps for  dishes, toasters or other great stuff.  She couldn't wait
until her books were full.  I still have some of the dishes.
It's 1 p.m., the garden still beckons seed and trowel, as I retire
to the kitchen.  A long tall glass of fresh made lemonade is
calling even louder.  Break time.  As I made my mom's
lemon-aid, it occurred to me you might like her recipe.  There is
nothing as refreshing as summertime lemon-aid.  Lazy Sunday
afternoons demand county time citrus squeezes or the day
refuses to end.  Without saying more................

Helen's Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
8 lemons
1 lime
1 orange
1 cup sugar (here I substitute organic sugar, preferring the
color and texture)
2 lemons sliced
1 old fashion glass quart pitcher
1 old fashion electric squeezer

Squeeze all citrus together in a bowl. Add sugar, lemon slices
and fill with cold water.  Stir, enjoy!
Fresh vintage homemade lemon aid.
Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cook Book
Melt margarine in a large saucepan over low heat.  Add
marshmallows and stir until melted and well blended.  Cook 2
minutes longer, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add
Krispies, chocolate bits and nuts. Stir until well coated.  Using
buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and
firmly in buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.  Cut into perfect squares
when cool.  24 squares about 2 x 2 inches.

Got a little
rice crispy history?
For what ever reason, I've highlighted the recipe names that make me laugh the most.

Like "French pastry" crust, rich and cookie-crisp.  Fill cooled shell with ice cream, top with fresh or frozen fruit.

Short Pie
1 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup soft butter (1/2 stick)
2 tbsp. boiling water
Heat oven to 450 degrees (hot). Put Bisquick and butter in 9" pie pan.  Add boiling water and stir vigorously
with fork until dough forms a ball and cleans the pan.  Dough will be puffy and soft.  With fingers and heel of
hand, pat evenly into pie pan, bringing up dough to edge of pan.  This may seem skimpy but will not be when
baked.  Flute edges, if desired.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

This recipe is followed by Peach Pinwheels, Fruit Short Pie Cobbler, Hot Fudge Pudding, Cheese Soufflé,
Asparagus Shortcake, Strawberry Glace Short Pie, Ring-Topped Chicken Shortcakes, Date Velvet Crumb Cake,
Doughnuts, Swedish Pancakes, Breakfast Ring, Colonial Jelly Stack.

Other recipes include: Streusel Ribbon Coffee Cake
Heat oven to 400 degrees (mod. hot). Make Coffee Cake batter (p. 2). Spread half in greased and floured
10x6" oblong pan.  Sprinkle with half of Streusel Topping.  Top with rest of batter, then rest of streusel.  Bake
20 to 25 min.  Streusel Topping: Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed), 2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 tbsp. Bisquick, 2 tbsp.
melted butter, 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

More recipe include:
Jam Twist (Jam is inside), Cherry-Raisin Coffee Cake, Orange Coffee Cake, Cinnamon Rolls, Butterscotch Pecan
Rolls, Nut Bread, Fruit Nut Bread, Banana Nut Bread, Orange Nut Bread, Velvet Crumb Cake, Pineapple Sticky
Buns, Batter Franks, Baked Hamburger or Sausage Sandwich, Velvet Fudge Cake,
Pizza Boats, Brownie Nut
Waffles, Pizza Pie, Cheese Snacks, Cinnamon biscuits Balls, FlavorTops, Deviled ham Turnovers, Roll-Ups,
Hamburger Roll-Ups, Sea Food Roll, Baked Meat Sandwich and Meat Short Pies.

In the waffles and pancakes section, Betty Crocker says, "A good (and easy!) way to stir up excitement at
lunch or supper."  Now, I am wondering, do men ever long to cook?  Do they dream of being in a kitchen
creating fabulous waffles?  Just though I would ask.  Anyway you will find Chicken Griddlecakes, White Sauce,
Onion Pancakes with Beef Crumble,
Waffle Club Rabbit, and Waffle Supper Royal.

Now you have your biscuit's which include Cheese Biscuits, Bacon Biscuits, Bacon Whirls, Drop Biscuits,
London Buns (Fergie would like, Celery Crescents, and Hot Pimiento Cheese Biscuits.

Gosh, I am tired of typing....I'm only getting 14.95 after all.  More pancakes, Puff Pancakes, Puff Waffles,
Waffles with Pineapple, Blueberry Pancakes or Waffles, Silver Dollar Pancakes, Bacon Waffles, Pecan Pancakes
and Waffles, Sausage Rolls with Maple Glaze, Spicy Pancakes, Apple Pancakes, Tropical Pancakes, Sour Cream
Pancakes, Corn Meal Pancakes or Waffles.............O, my goodness gracious..........Bacon-Cheese Muffins,
Banana Coffee Cake, Velvet Crumb Cake..........I may have missed a few.  O, yes - Buttons and Bowknots.  I
quit, if you want the rest, BUY THE BOOKLET!
I sell old recipe booklets that I find at
yardsales, auctions and the like.  You can
find more by clicking
Vintage Recipes

This is 1956 Betty Crocker's Bisquick
Cook Book, 157 Recipes and ideas from
Betty Crocker of General Mills.  This
booklet is only 10.00 plus 4.50

Inside you will find recipes for Pancakes,
Waffles, Muffins, Coffee Cake, and
Page 3 tells you how to make good
biscuits and fruit shortcake.  You will find
Hot Breads like: Dinner biscuits, Herb
Biscuits, Cheese Bread, Cranberry
Muffins, Buttermilk Biscuits, Corn Sticks,
Butter Sticks, and Quick Parkerhouse

Page 5 list Chicken Pot Pie, Pork and
Dumplings, Salmon Rabbit Pie, Corn and
Shrimp Casserole.  Next you will find
Oven-Crisp Chicken and Biscuits, Tuna
Broccoli Casserole, Crispy Fried Fish,
Chicken or Meat Pie, Fritters, Bisquick
Noodles, Mexican Dinner, Batter Fried
Shrimp and more.
My mom loved to cook.

She had a small tin box on top our stove full of recipes.  Most were memorized.  A
few were not.

In the spring she pulled the box from the shelf to make sure she followed her
mother's jam and jelly recipes.  Again at the end of summer for pickles, corn relish,
and other relishes.  My sister inherited her knack for canning.  I never did.  I am the

I've added a photo of my mother and me to the top corner.

The photo is so faded, so you can't quite get the feel for how green the house really
was.  It simply glowed.  Dad loved shocking the neighbors, like the time he brought a
possum home and turned it loose in the neighbor's yard.  You could hear Kay, the
neighbor, screaming for her husband to come kill the rat.  Or the time he help us
raise a baby robin, which had fallen from the nest.  Bird grew up and landed on
anyone's shoulder with a shovel.  Thought they were going to dig for worms.  By the
way, if you happen to find a baby robin, leave it alone unless it is in danger.  Baby
robins eat worms.  Anything else will kill the baby bird. No bread, no seed...just
Letter from a visitor - if anyone can help her find these recipes,
she would appreciate it very much.  Send them to me and I will

Dear Starlina:

I have spent the last 2 hours viewing recipes of years gone by –
what a treat for me!  I found your website just by searching for
some old recipes.

I was looking for several recipes that I remember from either
childhood or ones I had been served but was never fortunate to
get the recipe.  I have been searching
for years for a recipe I was served at a luncheon in 1963.  It was
an Angel Food cake that had been filled with ice cream and the ice
cream had a liquor in it.  It was
absolutely divine!

My grandparents lived in Paterson, New Jersey, which is where I
was born when my father was in the war.  (I am 66 and love to
cook!)  My grandfather visited a
local Jewish Bakery for rolls, etc. and always brought home some
little tarts that had an almond paste filling – boy would I love to
have a recipe for those.

And last, my sweet husband, who is from Texas used to take
business trips to Abilene and had lunch many times at a restaurant
called  His favorite desert there was the homemade peach cobbler  
he said all the men used to fight over the crust part.   He said
there was a layer of crust in the center and then one on
the top.  I noticed you have cobbler and crisp recipes and wonder if
one is anything like this?

I know you must be extremely busy, but if you have the time to
find any recipes such as I have listed above, I would appreciate it if
you would let me know.

Thank you and I wish you much continued success,

Jan G.