Anyone else find this ad a little unnerving?
There are no shortage of vintage Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks out there. They put out A LOT in the mid century. Besides the classic New Cook Book, the editors worked on many other volumes on a variety of topic such as The Dessert Cookbook, The Meat Cookbook, Cooking with Cheese, The Holiday Cookbook or … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Creative Cooking Library
My sister reminded me of 7 Up Salad just recently. I had completely forgotten that this congealed salad was served at our earliest family functions. I don't remember it much. I'm sure young me ate it but the exact components of the recipe alluded me. Why am I telling you all this? Well, my sister … Continue reading Gelatin Diaries: 7 Up Salad
Rochelle Hudson was an actress who started her career in the 1930s which lasted through the 1960s. Most probably remember her as the mother of Natalie Wood's character in Rebel Without a Cause. She also acted alongside Shirley Temple in Curly Top. Other movies you may have seen her in is Intimation of Life, Convicted … Continue reading Rochelle Hudson’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake
This is another recipe that I did not grow up with. I think it was because by the time the eighties and nineties came around, box cake mixes were such a part of life and made baking a cake just as easy as this recipe. Unbeknownst to me, I had made this cake (but under … Continue reading The History of Wacky Cake
I don't know why but does any one else find soup included in a TV dinner weird? I also feel like you could easily make a mess trying to carry it from the stove to the table.
If you follow my Instagram, then you might be aware that for Christmas at my sister's house, I brought a cheese ball and 7-Up Jell-O salad. I decided not to share these last month because I will admit I attempted too much for both the blog and Instagram during the holiday season. I kind of … Continue reading Pimento Cheese Party Ball
This is the continuing saga of me trying to figure out the popularity of gelatin recipes from the 1920s to the 1970s. Each month, I randomly pick a recipe from a jar filled with the good, the bad and the savory gelatin recipes to see which ones were worth it and which ones should stay … Continue reading Gelatin Diaries: Avocado Strawberry Ring