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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.

Looking back at the history of Chicago (1977)

It is hard to believe that only two centuries ago, Chicago was a lonely marshland of trees and tall grass, a place with an abundance of wild onions, from which the Iroquois gave it its name, Chicagou.

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.
Skillet paella (1974)

Skillet seafood & chicken paella (1974)

Rice, shrimp, clams and chicken combine in this in skillet paella, which takes its name from the two-handled frying pan in which the Spanish cook and serve it.

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.

The future of the computer age (1967)

A look back at the computer age: "Today's computer revolution is only getting started. In store are amazing new uses for 'electronic brains' that will reshape the industry and alter people's lives."

Toll House cake with vanilla and chocolate (1949)

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.

3 vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Grandma's one-bowl applesauce cake recipe. It's especially versatile. It's the perfect snack almost any time. Bake it as squares, a ring, a loaf or cupcakes. Glaze it or not. Offer it for special flavor at brunch, lunch, or nightcap breaks.

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