Eggs Goldenrod

Vintage Betty Crocker Recipes

Written by Becky

Rediscovering an old recipe is like finding a family heirloom in your attic that you never knew existed before. The excitement of the discovery is equally as fun as uncovering the story behind the found treasure. I’ve been exploring vintage Betty Crocker recipes lately and have found some little treasures with lovely old stories surrounding them. Here are a few I’ve made recently:

Eggs a la Goldenrod

This simple egg and gravy dish was a commonly taught dish in home ec classes around the turn of the century. Ladies had to learn how to hard cook an egg, make a white gravy, fold ingredients, slice toast into perfect points, and shred or grate egg yolks making them into a finishing garnish. After learning these standard cooking procedures women would be more ready to take on breakfast for their future families.

Though I must say the dish isn’t typical of what I enjoy for breakfast, the era tale behind it made it just delightful one Saturday morning. I could imagine my great grandmother perfecting all of these little cooking tips and getting excited to jump more into the adventures of cooking. Or maybe she was more like me and preferred something sweet and fruity in the mornings 🙂 Either way, making this recipe inspired me to jump back into my vintage cookbooks for ideas. You can find this recipe on

Comments (20)

  1. I was so surprised to this recipe. I found it in a vintage cookbook by Meta Givens. At 13 it was one of the first recipes I mastered, many years later I cooked it for my son, it has always been comfort food. It is a gem. I still have the cook book. It had stuff like a prune shake. Tried it, very sweet,!

  2. This looks so great!
    It kinda makes me sad that we are no longer taught how to make such dishes. I think HomeEc should be taken by both boys & girls, because so few people know how to cook these days! I guess Food Network is filling the gap and teaching people?

    • I agree! So many people don’t learn to cook until the leave college and are completely out on their own. I had a girl friend who had never opened a can before leaving college. Crazy!

  3. I love how old-school this recipe is. My father-in-law always talks about eating this as he grew up.

    Great writing too, I can totally picture all these future homemakers steadily creating the dish.

    I’d eat this dish for sure.

    Been meaning to tell you what a great fit you are for this project. I read this post right when it went live but hadn’t left a comment.

    • Becky, you’re the very first person who has said they’ve heard of the dish!! That’s so fun that your father in law enjoyed it. You’ll have to make if for him sometime! Thanks for the nice words too 🙂

  4. Speaking of vintage recipes, I’m looking for a Finnish cookie which was included in the 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. The name of the cookie is “Finska Kakor.” It’s a type of sugar cookie, cut in a diamond shape and has chopped almonds sprinkled on top. Thank you for whatever help you can provide. Your site is wonderful.

  5. Hello,
    I am searching for an old favorite recipe , from my Mothers Betty Crocker book , it was a hardbound issue and barn red in color.
    The recipe was called Golden Egg Cake . I grew up enjoying this dessert and would love to find it , once again.

    My Moms’ book fell apart and many great pages were lost and or misplaced. I only hope you can find this one for me.

    Thank you for your efforts !!!

  6. I don’t have a comment on this particular recipe, but I am looking for a specific recipe. It is made with brown sugar and nutmeg. No white cane sugar. It is rolled into a ball like peanut butter cookies, and you put a walnut half pressed into the top. I used to make them, but don’t remember all the ingredients or directions. If you can help me find this recipe, I’d greatly appreciate it.

  7. I received a Betty Crocker cook book, good sized, in 1959, it had a recipe for beet borscht i’d love to have that recipe
    I can remember some of it but sketchy om some of it, any help ? Thank you

  8. I am searching for 50 yr old cake recipe. JC Holifield’s chocolate pound cake.It was in my great grand mothers red barn betty Crocker book

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