The History of Harvey Wallbanger Cake

I did not grow up with this cake. As a kid the name thoroughly confused me, I never understood why someone would eat something called Harvey Wallbanger. Actually both my parents who became tweens in the early 1970s did not grow up with this cake either. They both hail from working class blue-collar families so … Continue reading The History of Harvey Wallbanger Cake

1956 Christmas Buffet: Part Three

Here is the last part of the Christmas buffet and if you want to read the first two posts click here and here. I have been creating the Christmas buffet out of a 1956 Christmas booklet called A Merry Christmas at Your House. This is a bit delayed but I do have a reason for … Continue reading 1956 Christmas Buffet: Part Three

Swiss Fondue

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

Cheese 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