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1944 recipe for Honey Pound Cake

Today's recipe comes from a 1944 ad for Magic Baking Powder.

Notice the recipe is 'sugarless.' During the rationing days of World War II, many food ads featured recipes that appealed to frugal homemakers dealing with food shortages.

Honey pound cake

Here's a close-up of this wartime recipe for Honey Pound Cake:

Retro cake recipe

Click here to find another frugal wartime recipe: Brer Rabbit Baked Beans.

Via jbcurio

Aunt Jemima was a genius

Not sure if this is part of a vintage ad or taken from an olde timey recipe booklet. Regardless of its origin, it's an awesome idea.

Bacon pancakes

Cook the bacon first. When it's done to your liking, pour some pre-made Aunt Jemima pancake batter over each bacon strip. Flip when bubbles start to appear on the uncooked side of the pancakes. Pancakes are done when they're a light golden brown on both sides.

Click here to see a vintage breakfast recipe for egg nests.

Via The Chicagoist

1961 recipe for Macaroni Ham Bake


Here's the recipe for Macaroni Ham Bake:

In a 1 1/2-quart casserole, mix 2 cans of Franco-American Macaroni, 2 tsp. prepared mustard and 1 cup of cooked mixed vegetables. Cut a 12-oz. can
of luncheon meat (think Spam) into strips; arrange around the edge of the casserole.
Bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes. Makes 4 - 5 servings.

Click here to see another recipe that uses Spam.