I did not grow up with this cake at all. Actually I never heard of it until I started collecting charity or community cookbooks and other vintage cookbooks. I will admit that even if someone made this cake I would not have tried it. Why you ask? I have never been a fan of coconut. … Continue reading History of Lazy Daisy Cake
Just a few Valentine's Day related ads for dances, presents and treats that I found while researching. Unlike the Halloween one I did where I did multiple decades, this time these are all from the 1950s. I hope you find them as interesting as I do! Sources: Herald Journal - Feb. 6, 1954 The Calgary … Continue reading Old 1950s Valentine’s Day Newspaper Clippings
When we hear the word fondue, this is the fondue most of us think about. This cheesy concoction actually started to become popular in the 1950s when it was introduced to New York City diners by the restaurant Chalet Swiss. As a result, the fondue pot started becoming a popular wedding present for the '50s … Continue reading Swiss Fondue
I am so excited for this month. I have been planning for MONTHS gathering books, supplies and of course recipes. For what you may ask? FONDUE!!!! This whole month I will be talking about the ins and outs of fondue because guys.....there is a lot. Wow was I amazed on how much I found. So … Continue reading Cheese Fondue
"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
Anyone else find this ad a little unnerving?
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
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