About The McCallum’s Vintage Recipe Divas

You’ll find charming handwritten recipes, old clippings, vintage recipe booklets & promo pieces. They may be a bit tattered, yellowed with age and sometimes stained, but these recipes were saved, used & cherished for decades…and now they’ve settled here.

I started this because I have always loved cooking. The roots of my cooking were instilled by an entire family of cooks starting with my Great Grandparents and the wonderful memories at the family dinner tables on Holidays and Special Occasions.

I often am able to remember fond memories of lost loved ones while cooking, so, therefore– I wanted to honor them and the little things they did. I hope it will bring fond memories or laughs to your table as well.


12 thoughts on “About The McCallum’s Vintage Recipe Divas

  1. TidiousTed April 3, 2014 at 1:00 am Reply

    Annie in NOLA has been kind enough to nominate me for a Libster Award and now I’m nominating you

    There are some rules to being nominated: • Answer the questions you were given by the person who nominated you • Keep the ball rolling and nominate 11 new blogs with 500 followers or less • Post 11 new questions for your nominees to answer • Tag your nominees and be sure to leave a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been nominated.

    My questions to you is:
    1 Country side or city, what do you prefer?
    2 Cats or dogs, what do you prefer?
    3 What were your hobbies when you were a kid?
    4 Why did you start to blog?
    5 Favourite holiday destination?
    6 Favourite kind of music?
    7 Favourite kind of food?
    8 Favourite book of all times?
    9 Wine or beer, what do you prefer?
    10 Hiking or luxury hotel, what do you prefer?
    11 Watching TV or surfing the net, what do you prefer?

    If this has no interest for you just forget the whole thing, if it sounds interesting start answering the questions and find 11 blogs you like to nominate

    Greatings from Ted at Recipereminiscing


    • Heidy L. McCallum May 30, 2014 at 5:57 am Reply

      Thank you so much!!!


  2. cynthia Dopp April 15, 2015 at 11:09 am Reply

    Libby’s Pumpkin bread recipe from label in 1980’s PLEASE??????


    • Heidy L. McCallum May 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm Reply

      I am on the hunt for your recipe, please be patient. 🙂


    • Heidy L. McCallum May 21, 2015 at 7:29 pm Reply

      3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
      1/4 tsp. baking powder
      2 tsp. baking soda
      1 1/2 tsp. salt
      1 tsp. each nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon
      1 1/2 c. each granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
      1 c. oil
      2 c. canned pumpkin
      4 eggs
      1 c. each raisins and nuts (optional)
      Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add the sugars, mixing well.
      Mix dry ingredients with the oil and pumpkin, stirring until well combined.

      Add eggs, one at a time, blending thoroughly. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 1/2 x 5 1/4-inch loaf pans.

      Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Place on wire rack to cool.


      • Christine Sinclair October 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm

        Thank you for all the great recipes. I actually had tears of joy for all the happy memories of my mom.


  3. Andrea October 17, 2015 at 8:56 pm Reply

    What a stroke of luck to come across your page. I have been desperately looking for an old McCall’s recipe for Bouche de Noel. It was published probably in the 1980s or thereabouts. Can you help me?


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  4. Carol Stewart October 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Hi Heidy – can I am interested in finding out about the vintage Sunkist recipe cards. I work for Sunkist and would love to include a copy of one or two of your vintage recipe cards in a gift basket I am putting together for the holidays. email me to chat? Carol

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  5. Pat November 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Add Roast Pork Boulanger in mcCall’s cooking school to you recipes. I have and old tattered copy,but it is outstanding!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kelly Graham July 24, 2017 at 1:29 am Reply

    Any chance you have the McCall’s Great American Recipe Card for London Broil (flank steak, garlic, lemon, oil, salt & pepper, plus sliced onions sauted)?


  7. Jackie December 24, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

    I came to your site to check out the “1945 War-Time Xmas Recipe Book” but I can’t find a way to download it. Is it available for download? I would love to get it. I love pre 1950 cookbooks. After WWII and especially after 1950 too many convenience food came into being. I also remember my Bubbie (Grandmother is Hebrew) making such wonderful things in her kitchen and would love to make more like she did. In case you think I a a crazy young woman you would be wrong. I will be 67 in 1 1./2 month.


    • Heidy L. McCallum December 25, 2017 at 1:58 am Reply

      Just go bellow recipes, should be a print button


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