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Bob Newhart is an actor and a stand up comedian. If you are of the younger generation you may remember him from his small part as Professor Proton on Big Bang Theory or in the movie Elf. Others may remember him from the 1970s television show The Bob Newhart Show or his 1980s show Newhart. … Continue reading Bob Newhart’s Carrot Mold
In the mid 1970s, Bicentennial fever swept the nation which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the United States becoming an independent nation. There were special quarters, half dollars and dollar coins minted between 1975 and 1976. Cities around the country had celebrations and fireworks. Museums such as the Smithsonian had special exhibits. Even Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading McCall’s Great American Recipe Collection
"We Chinese like to think of cooking as a distinctive art form - and a very practical one at that." - Grace Zia Chu Grace Zia Chu was born into a prominent Chinese family as the oldest of nine children in 1899. Her father was notable Christian writer and teacher, Zia Hong-lai. In 1918, she … Continue reading Grace Zia Chu
Unlike some of the recipes I write histories about, this is a dessert that my mother did make quite a bit in mine and my siblings early childhood. That really is not surprising as my mother grew up in the sixties and seventies so this would have been a very familiar and easy recipe to … Continue reading The History of Pineapple Upside Down Cake
The next recipe I am making in my Jell-O journey is called Raspberry Jell-O Salad. I found it in one of my vintage metal recipe boxes inside a little 38 page booklet called Salad Treats. I don't know if it was a handmade version of a charity book or if a bunch of friends got … Continue reading Gelatin Diaries: Raspberry Jell-O Salad
Cleavon Little was an actor of television, film and stage most known for his role as Sheriff Bart in the comedy Blazing Saddles. He won a Tony award for playing the lead role in the Broadway musical Purlie. You may also have seen him in such movies as FM, Scavenger Hunt, High Risk or Toy Soldiers … Continue reading Cleavon Little’s Tacos Californian