"Remember - You can be sure...if it's Westinghouse!" Betty Furness The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book was published in 1954. Depending on when you were born you might remember Betty Furness as an actress for her small parts in RKO films, a spokesperson for the Westinghouse brand in the 1950s, a consumer advocate, first with … Continue reading The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book
I started doing this blog seriously in January of last year. I am still amazed that there are people willing to come and read my nerdy little posts about the history of popular recipe, my love of vintage food ads, my random posts about movies, celebrity recipes and my weird personal quest into the gelatin … Continue reading Aunt Sammy Revisited
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.