There is a Goodwill Thrift Store located within 2 blocks of my workplace and I often venture there on my short 45 minute lunch break. Today I had to drop off these (placemats and tablecloths from my Thanksgiving Post)
and bought this:
Duncan Hines Dessert Book (6th Printing 1966, original printing 1955)
I collect pre 1970 cookbooks and have a very nice small collection including a late 1800s cook book valued at $200 (purchased when I worked in a used and rare bookstore), early Betty Crockers and many a leaflet from the 1950s. Purchase price? $2.49. Not a steal but a bargain to me (consider that there are no garage sales here for 8 months out of the year so am subject to thrift store prices).
I love the simplicity of the recipes:
Macaroon Pie Crust? Egg White, Sugar, light corn syrup, vanilla and coconut
Creme Brulee? light cream, egg yolks, white sugar, brown sugar. Who knew creme brulee could be so easy. I am inspired!
Most of them don't even include Duncan Hines products - and there is a large section on frosting - obviously before Duncan Hines got into the frosting game.
Another great thrifting blog you should check out is Apron Thrift Girl which I posted a previous thrift find(shoes - by Cheapchick) on her Thrift Share Monday. I found a bunch of other great thrifting blogs there - check it out.
I took along my new work friend who has a love of thrift as well and we decided a girls day of thrifting with lunch is required and have made plans for this weekend.
I know, I am not supposted to be buying crap because we are moving - but loads more is leaving the house than coming in, and a girl has to live!