There is 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 topics such as The Dessert Cookbook, The Meat Cookbook, Cooking with Cheese, The Holiday Cookbook, or The Casserole Cookbook. I … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Creative Cooking Library
So to recap what is going on here, I talked about making a 1963 Thanksgiving menu from Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations last Friday. Then I talked about the appetizers here, the main course here and I quickly delved into the history of Waldorf salad here which was featured on the menu. … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu: The Dessert
If you haven't been following along, last Friday I talked about how I made a whole Thanksgiving menu from the 1963 Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations. On Tuesday, I talked about the appetizers. Today I will be sharing the main course which had the following items on the menu: roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu: The Main Course
As I explained last Friday, I am making a whole Thanksgiving menu from the 1963 Better Homes and Gardens Birthdays and Family Celebrations. First up on this menu, or any menu really, are the appetizers. On this particular one, they were the tomato starter - hot or cold, curried wheat bites, melon pickles, and assorted olives. … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu: The Appetizers
For November, well at least for the next two weeks, I am going to be doing something kind of different. This is the month of Thanksgiving and to celebrate it, I followed a complete menu from one of my vintage cookbooks. This is something I have always wanted to do. One of my favorite things … Continue reading 1963 Thanksgiving Menu
One thing that has always been a favorite to me in the world of vintage is the arts and crafty look that a lot of the party decorations had. They didn't have the internet showing them the sacred path to beautiful professional looking parties by pointing them to YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. They didn't have … Continue reading Vintage Halloween Cupcake Decorations
The Original Caption Reads: Almost every ingredient in Mexicali Casserole is an emergency shelf item that can be easily stored for unexpected company. Trim with snipped parsley. See recipes like this is the reason why the 1960s get a bad rep. Well that and savory jello salads. It is comprised of a random handful of … Continue reading The Mexicali Casserole
Caption in Recipes for Entertaining says: Cook Chicken-Steak Almond at the table in a wok or an electric skillet for an intimate dinner for four. Accompany with crispy chow mien noodles, steamed rice, Cucumber-Radish Plate, and warm sake. Sometimes when looking at the group shots in cookbooks, I can't help but let my mind conjure … Continue reading The Intimate Dinner Party
Caption Reads - A Memorable Birthday Party: At refreshment time, serve gaily decorated Drum Cake and Cherry Shakes. Fill the take home favors with an assortment of candy. I think your child might be taking home more than candy from this party. This is suppose to be a storybook themed party but I'm not sure … Continue reading A Memorable Birthday Party?
Caption on the picture reads - Juicy apple slices bubble and bake with sugar and spice inside their flaky pastry coverlet. Top the warm pie wedges with cheese cornucopias: Roll up process cheese slice: peg with cloves. Now I am originally from the New England area, so a slice of cheddar cheese with your apple … Continue reading Perfect Apple Pie?