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Jell-O pineapple hula hoop (1979)

Pineapple hula-hoop Jell-O mold dessert recipe Bounce a family dinner. Serve a pineapple hula hoop. Ingredients 2 packages (3 oz. each) or 1 package (6 oz.) Jell-O lime flavor gelatin 2 cups boiling wat... Read more...
Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Hae ye tried Bonnie Butterscotch Brownies? Try 'em quick -- They're brownie-rich, brownie-chewy, butterscotch bonnie. Studded with golden butterscotch-flavored morsels.
Caramel peanut nests dessert recipe

Caramel-peanut nests with a candy egg (1980)

These adorable little candy 'nests' are created to hold one perfect little 'egg' -- also known as a peanut m&m. This vintage recipe could help make an adorable addition to an Easter basket!

Mrs President? A woman president probably not in the cards (1956)

The question of a woman president is often batted around in election years. Former President Harry S Truman has said that a woman may well occupy the White House someday. And President Eisenhower has said that women are competent for the office -- though too smart to seek it.

The new heavy-duty 1961 Ford Trucks

New Ford: Economy never came in such a choice - 619 new models! It's the biggest changeover in Ford history with more trucks to match more jobs, more savings on any job! New “Big Six" power for two-tonners!

Rock ‘n’ roll music: The new teenage dance craze (1955)

This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land -- some crazy thing the kids called rock 'n' roll.
Clear Peach icebox pie

Peach icebox pie (1949)

It’s a see-through dessert! This gelatin-based pie offers a clear filling, making it possible for you to see the embedded peaches and cherries when looking at the whole pie, and with every slice.

The ’48 Dodge: The smoothest car afloat

Be ready for compliments galore when your friends step into your new 1948 Dodge. Watch them admire the wide full-view windows - the smart instrument panel - luxury interior upholstery.

Rice and beef porcupines (1940s & 1950s)

What are rice and beef porcupines? Uncooked rice and beef are mixed together into meatballs, and during cooking, rice absorbs moisture and pop through to make white quills.

Why not wallpaper your ceiling? (1970s)

Why stop with the walls when decorating your home, when you can add color and flair up high by wallpapering your ceilings? Here are some retro decor tips from the seventies!
Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups recipe

Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups (1980)

This easy and delicious recipe uses a cupcake or muffin pan to shape these edible ice cream mini bowls, created from Cheerios stirred into a fudgy concoction made with chocolate chips.
Makeup false eyelashes 1967

False eyelashes are here to stay! (1967)

The modern girl is an on-the-go type. False eyelashes are a logical part of her makeup when they are thin and natural-looking for daytime, or longer and thicker for evening.

What were the top movies of 1970?

What were the top movies of 1970? Here's a list of the top ten films released in 1970, ranked by their box office gross earnings in North America. Below this list, you will also find the Academy Award nominees and the year's Oscar winners.

Roll-in-one meatloaf recipe (1966)

How can you get your family to eat their vegetables? Hide them inside this roll-in-one meatloaf! This mid-sixties recipe for a rolled, stuffed meatloaf comes from the Campbell's soup company.
Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler (1979)

Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler (1979)

This Jell-O salad is a gelatin version of gazpacho. It's also dished up cold, but has the veggies and Worcestershire sauce suspended in a bouncy lemon Jello base.

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