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#DoYouRemember: Celebrating Old-Fashioned Crafts and Recipes + Downton Abbey Cookbook Giveaway

Welcome to #DoYouRemember on Cheap Eats & Thrifty Crafts!

We’re feeling nostalgic these days, thinking about the vintage crafts and old-fashioned recipes from yesteryear. Remember all the things you’d make with Mom and Grandma? While we’re still cooking and crafting, time goes on and trends change.Before you know it, years have passed! But seeing the first afghan you ever made or coming across one of Grandma’s old recipe cards can take you right back to another time. Our senses tend to remember the feel of yarn in our hands, or the smell of familiar food from so long ago. It’s almost like time traveling!

In celebration of those memories, we’re sharing our most nostalgic recipes and crafts all week long here on the blog.

Join the fun! We’d love if you shared your own memories, too! Use the hashtag #DoYouRemember all week long on Facebook and Twitter so we can see what you’ve got and share it with our readers. 🙂

Tell us, #DoYouRemember?


What’s Going On This Week

Check in with us every day for five minutes of nostalgia. Bookmark this page so you don’t miss a thing! Here’s our schedule for the week.

Monday, August 24

Grandma’s Favorite Recipes

Tuesday, August 25

5 Vintage Crafts from Yesteryear

Wednesday, August 26

Dump and Go Beef Stew Recipe
by guest The Seasoned Mom

Thursday, August 27

Free Printables That’ll Take You Back

Friday, August 28

Victorian-Era Style: DIY Little Girl’s Fur Muff with Matching Doll Fur Muff
by guest Carolyn Wainscott
Vintage Christmas Craft: The Tussie Mussie and the Language of Flowers
by guest Carolyn Wainscott

Bonus giveaway!

To celebrate our nostalgia week, we’re giving away a fabulous book of vintage recipes. Downton Abbey fans, you’re in luck! Even Lady Mary couldn’t keep her composure if she saw this amazing prize. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary’s Crab Canapes to Daisy’s Mousse au Chocolat–More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs.

And the winner is… Hally Dolan!

Hally wrote, “My favoirte old time dinner is the first one I made for my husband after we were married- tuna noodle casserole topped with cornflakes! And i forget to add the tuna after i assembled it and put the cornflakes on top! so here I was , poking holes in the casserole to add the tuna!! oh the good old days!!!”

Hally, we’ll email you about your prize!


What’s your favorite old-fashioned recipe or craft?