Marriage rates rose each year between 1945 and 1949 - more than ever before during a 5-year period - as almost 3,000,000 women swapped the single life for married life.
Are mothers too easy on their kids? A few people from Philadelphia had their say back in 1940, and their answers might surprise you.
If you're looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out more than a hundred different classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
After you get a place of your own, you get to decorate your apartment! You will have such a joyous adventure turning it into the kind of place you like.
While pinball-style tabletop ball games have been around since the 1700s, it took a giant egg to help usher in a new era of arcade game fun in the... Click to read more...
If you own a radio, you're acquainted with Charlie McCarthy. He's the impudent little dummy who sits upon the lap of ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen, his creator, and entertains millions weekly with his comedy
Nothing says 'luncheon' like an old-fashioned frosted party sandwich loaf! And they're so darn pretty, they can even do double-duty as lunch table centerpieces.
See more than 150 celebrity yearbook photos of actresses, actors, singers, musicians, politicians and others whose names you know... but the faces in these pictures from years ago -- when they were young, and often long before they were famous -- may surprise you!
It is useless to deny that motion picture stars have been getting the best of it (as to immunity from draft). Some have been given special deferments and choice assignments and have been allowed extra months to finish pictures before having to report for active duty.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr has hit in fact on a true science-fiction subject. As an American prisoner, in German hands, he was a witness to the Dresden holocaust, that appalling Day of Judgment for thousands -- although who deserves to be judged by whom is less obvious than you may think.
The Allies today sent their invading forces against Adolf Hitler's occupied Europe. The long-awaited invasion was announced by General Dwight Eisenhower with the promise that the high command would accept nothing short of victory.
Here's a look back at a huge advertising push a Boston-based company tried back in the 1910s and 1920s to make Necco Wafers candy -- rolls of sweets flavored with peppermint, wintergreen, chocolate, cinnamon and licorice -- such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
Pass the confetti! I've got something to celebrate. A polka-dot confetti cake -- Super good and a cinch to make! Just think -- little inexperienced me -- making a rich, light, yummy cake!
In the tricycle, knee-pants and pigtail league of television fans, the hero of the hour is a loveable, freckle-faced puppet named Howdy Doody. A phenomenon in the business, Howdy has popped up from comparative obscurity to head man of the most popular TV show for children.
The double chocolate richness of Wellesley fudge cake is a favorite from way back -- practically irresistible when you make it, as your grandmother doubtless did, with Baker's Chocolate.
In the early 1940s, Whitman's Chocolates heavily promoted their product as the ideal Mother's Day gift -- and they laid the guilt on thick. "There is no hurt like forgetting."
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, with their progeny David and Rick, are synonymous with the American family image both on and off television. The Nelson boys are perhaps the only people who have literally grown up before the eyes of millions of weekly viewers.
Rice Krispies Treats were invented in the 1930s, and by 1940, the recipe was known across the country -- and their popularity has hardly waned since. Here, get the original version of the treats recipe, along with some modern variations!
A quaint, old-fashioned idea for a modern cake! You'll see the beautiful results in this chintz cake -- so easy to make.
This jolly marshmallow bunny birthday cake is adorable, especially light for children, and so easy to make!
Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed and cremated in the first two months, and that only 1,000 remained alive.
Are there any chocolate lovers in your house? Surprise them with this chocolate rhapsody cake. Such rich, chocolaty flavor. So lovely and tender.
Choose from these nine new hair arrangements the one that will turn you into the prettiest girl at the holiday parties... and give you a brand new look for 1949!
When long-distance travel was a novelty, travelers were sure to send plenty of postcards to the folks back home, Here, see 15 different postcards views of Portland, Oregon, as it appeared in the the late '30s and early '40s.
Allow two pieces per person when you serve this luscious, moist-rich Fiesta Banana Cake! It's just too good to last! But who cares? Your cake baking reputation will be made.
Here, find out how to make the original 7-minute frosting -- plus get some how-tos on whipping up some tasty new ways to enjoy this icing!
Cake baked in a pie shell! Sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake! That’s Funny Cake - a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so unusual, so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.
Rose jars: a little effort pays off with a lasting aroma (1963) In this era of push-button cans of room deodorants and fancy smells, there is still... Click to read more...
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.
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.
The 1942 Indianapolis 500 was canceled in December, 1941, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor -- and by late 1942, all motor racing in the US was... Click to read more...
Starting around the end of the 19th century, there was a war that was fought not with guns and sharp knives, but with food coloring and butter knives. It was the great battle of Butter vs Margarine.
This Toll House cake is really a different and glamorous cake, with all the lightness and delicacy you always look for - plus whole Morsels of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate scattered through and through it.
The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.