It's bewitching, this black Midnight Cake - just the thing for your gay Halloween festivities. Strikingly dark and chocolaty as well as deliciously moist, tender and light - it's the perfect black Devil's Food.
Fill ‘er up? Some vintage full-service gas station tips for attendants – and it’s so obviously advice from another era (1944)
What does it take to be a tip-top vintage full-service gas station service attendant during the 1940s? Find out how customer care went beyond 'Shall I fill it up with Super Special?'
Check out these 12 retro basement remodels, including a ranch room with a Western atmosphere, created with cowhide furniture, a totem pole, and a colorful pattern for the floor copied from a Navajo blanket.
Pumpkin pie doesn't have to be light in color and light on flavor! Try these recipes for dark and delicious old-fashioned pumpkin pie with molasses & brown sugar - and see some other tasty variations, too!
Vintage View-Master reels were a trip into another dimension; 'Stereo color pictures are so real, you'll feel you are actually part of the scene! Over 400 entertaining, educational subjects to delight all the family.'
A good old-fashioned meat-stretcher is a corn pie with ground beef crust. It's easy to make, and you will have a mouth-meltingly delicious corn pie that's a conversation piece as well as a satisfying mainstay.
These 72 wonderful wallpaper samples come straight from the forties, when wallpaper was all the rage.
Are mothers too easy on their kids? A few people from Philadelphia had their say back in 1940, and their answers might surprise you.
I'd love to know you better 'cause... (1946) I like "smooth" men who keep presentable longer with Mennen Brushless Shave Cream I'll wa... Click to read more...
He's rich as Croesus, with achievements that are many and brilliant. He has a soft voice, half Southern, half Western, shy eyes and an infectious grin. He's Howard Hughes. There should be a law against him.
Raise your glass for some warm and wonderful classic hot chocolate recipes from across the years! Try cocoa mixtures with a variety of flavors and even some international flair.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 how a Boston-based company made Necco Wafers candy 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!
I've just received the most beautiful gift ever... my shining new cedar Lane hope chest is as unexpected, as precious, as my first love letter - and as lucky, somehow, as a four-leaf clover.
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.