Monday Link Roundup

If you didn’t make it to Palm Springs for Modernism Week earlier this year, you can still look forward to Mod-Palm Springs. This new event “celebrating a serving of all things Mid-Century Modern carefully blended with retro Tiki culture (the Polynesian kind so prevalent in the 50´s & 60´s)” takes place October 11th through the…

Big Boy Barbecue Tips

Americans will be celebrating the 4th of July holiday next week and I thought it would be a good time to share some pages from the Big Boy Barbecue Book

Happy Thanksgiving – 1963 Style!

In November of 1963 most of America was in mourning. President John F. Kennedy had just been assassinated and thoughtful citizens around the country were in a state of shock. People were undoubtedly trying to understand what exactly had happened in Dallas on November 22 and how it would effect their world. But families still…

Halloween Apples

Found these old recipes in a copy of the Better Homes & Gardens “Cookies and Candies” book originally published in 1966 and wanted to share them. I haven’t tried these recipes myself yet but caramel & candy apples were one of my favorite things to eat on Halloween night when I was a kid. Enjoy!

A Trim-The-Tree Supper

I recently came across a recipe for a “Trim-The-Tree Supper” in a 1966 issue of Woman’s Day that I thought I’d share. It’s designed to feed a large group of 10-12 people and the ideas should be easy to recreate today.  I’m not sure how appetizing the “Hearty Seafood Chowder” or “Coconut-Grenadine Trifle” is but…

Happy Holidays!

I’ve been so busy with work, holiday plans and home renovations lately that I’ve been neglecting to blog but I thought I’d quickly share a 1951 recipe for Wesson Oil’s “Famous Fruitcake.” I’m not all that fond of fruitcake myself but I’d like to try making this one someday. If anyone gives it a try…

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend! I thought it would be fun to share a couple of ads from 1949 & 1950 that feature 4th of July recipes in case anyone is looking for ideas for their own 4th of July menu. Neither of them looks very appetizing but it’s interesting to see what…

Oscar Party Tips

This weekend the 82nd Academy Awards are taking place and many people will be hosting their own Oscar parties on Sunday night. I’m living out of boxes at the moment so I won’t be hosting any Oscar parties of my own but I will be watching the show and “Twittering Live” for Cinebeats. I thought…