The Overview (What We Offer)
- Education: Meal Planning courses, meal idea lists, pantry guides, a Facebook group to answer specific questions, and more to come!
- Kitchen Bullet Journal and Menu Planning Tutorials: Each week, we will post a tutorial on how to create a kitchen bullet journal that works for your specific circumstances. We believe that everyone deserves the right to a peaceful kitchen.
- Recipes: We’re attempting a wide variety to fit different tastes, budgets, and time requirements.
- Antique Tips and Tricks from kitchens and cookbooks of the past.
- Photos of our collection- We think it’s important that these items continue to exist through the future.
- We are attempting to preserve, catalog and share them. When you consider that a large percentage of records and learning occurs digitally, it makes us cherish the pieces of history that have transformed our lives.
Our primary intention is to spread the word (and importance) of the educational value of antique/vintage cookbooks and recipes.
Secondly, we strive to teach young wives and moms, college students, and an occasional odd ball how to care for their kitchens while attempting not to lose their minds. Not an easy feat… this lady knows!
We are a new blog so these categories will roll out in phases. Drop us a line and tell us what interests you the most.
Our Posting Schedule
- M: Menu Plan Idea List: My moods and whims play a large part in my inability to follow a traditional menu plan. I began creating a list of meals I have available to make from my pantry ingredients. I make this list available each Monday and link to Menu Plan Monday, hosted by orgjunkie.com. We also love to try new recipes. An occasional winning recipe may make an appearance from time to time.
- T: Kitchen Bullet Journal: This is a weekly post dedicated to helping homemakers make crucial decisions on how to run their kitchens. From figuring out their budget allotment to discussing the main choice as to why they menu plan, we hope to assist in putting together the pieces. Taking what you need and leaving the rest behind is encouraged. We sometimes include a bullet journal assignment in the hopes of creating a foundation.
- Th: Theme Thursday Link Party: Our free course will be dedicated to helping homemakers carve a path to excellent domestic skills. A menu plan doesn’t do you much good if you don’t know how to shop, cook, or budget. This link party accompanies the course by providing meal ideas that match the pantry ingredients we instruct you to focus on first.
- F: Collection Post: Each week, we will spotlight a piece of our collection. Photos and recipes from a recipe box, recipe binder, antique/vintage book, etc. There is a lot of information available in these personal collections from the past.
- S: New Recipe: We will post a few recipes from each collection or a recipe that will go with our free course.
- Sn: Newsletter: Written for those that have subscribed, it will include announcements, a peek into our week, coupons for our store(s), and a heads up on newly listed items. We also support other businesses we believe in by introducing you to their products.
The Collection (aka Obsession)
Michelle started collecting recipes in May of 2014. It quickly grew into an obsession and morphed into an education in the history of domestic science.
There are four main collections: The American Home magazines and Menu Makers, Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks (binder version), vintage binders, and Antiques.
Angel began collecting cake decorating paraphernalia: vintage cake pans, Wilton yearbooks, vintage confectionary scrapbooks, and more.
Elizabeth quickly became entangled in the family hobby when she discovered tea sets and antique coffee percolators.
Brian and the dog pack are the official household taste testers. They defend their throne mercilessly.
Here you will find personalized collections and antique offerings. We enjoy showcasing and passing our treasures along. If you are interested in something specific, please request a custom job and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
The Contact Information
We absolutely, positively want to hear from you! Drop us a line!
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Snail Mail: Penny Recipe PO Box 734, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
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Please know that we truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by. If there is a feature we can add to the site that will help you, we are always welcome to suggestions.