This is my great-grandmother's recipe box, just in time for the Mason-Dixon contest!
Although this isn't a recipe, but more of a list, I had to show this card.
Kinds of Toast
Buttered 1/2 inch thick
Cinnamon 1/2 inch thick
I thought there were more than six kinds of toast, but apparently not. And what on earth is hot water toast?
Here's an actual recipe for something that sounds vaguely weird but probably tastes good -- Mayonnaise Cake!
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. hot water
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. soda
4 T. cocoa
Combine and sift into liquid.
Pour into greased 13x9 cake pan. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 (moderate oven).
If you wish use 1 tsp. soda + 1/2 tsp. baking powder.
I also liked this page from the April 1944 issue of Good Housekeeping.
My favorite line from the Karo syrup ad is: "Karo Syrups are rich in dextrins, maltose and dextrose, food energy sugar. Doctors recommend Karo for babies, for growing children. It's a great energy food." Amazing how 64 years later corn syrup is being touted as one of the worst possible things to feed your kids, huh?