Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes 1940s Cookbook Spry Vegetable Shortening


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“Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes.” Published in the 1940’s, the book is a soft cover measuring 6 x 7¼ inches with 48 pages, it is actually falling apart but the pages are all clean and unmarked.


Cookbook with recipes using Spry, a brand of vegetable shortening that was first introduced in 1936. Lever Brothers gave this book away to home makers. Aunt Jenny uses the Spry recipes in this book to create cookies, cakes, pies and other fried goods for daughter Sylvia, husband Calvin, and various friends, including the postman Fred Cooper. There is not an exact date of publication in any of the books, which were first published in the 1940’s.

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 3 in