The Kindersley Cookbook was created and published by the Guild of St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Kindersley, Saskatchewan in 1947. Each recipe was chosen by the church executives and came from local women in the community, as well as women from other towns and provinces. When it was in circulation, the book sold for only $1.00, as indicated on the cover page. This 53-page cookbook includes a vast variety of recipes in many categories: Rolls and Breads; Cakes and Frostings; Supper Dishes; Jams and Jellies, and many more. Along with offering cooks some new recipes to try, the purpose of this cookbook is to advertise clothing, food, pharmacies, and home repair services. When flipping through the pages, it is hard to miss the numerous advertisements scattered throughout, showcasing businesses in Kindersley and the surrounding area. All of the advertisements encourage the cookbook's reader to visit the stores and services.
The cookbook opens with an advertisement for the Seymour Hotel, followed by a note from the authors and a list of the members of the St. Mary’s Anglican Church. The recipes are then provided, organized into sections, and are accompanied by the names of the people who contributed them. Following the recipes, there is an index that assists in organizing the various sections of the book, including their respective page numbers so the reader can readily access the content. The pages near the end of the book include more advertisements, such as businesses like Mylrea Motors and food products like Robin Hood Flour. Although there are no images accompanying the recipes themselves, some of the advertisements include eye-catching illustrations that entice the reader to find out more about their services. The target audience for this cookbook is women, as many of the advertisements promote activities or products that would have been stereotypically feminine in the mid-20th century, such as beauty products and shopping at department stores.