There’s so much history packed into the history of the American flag, that doesn’t only represent the states in the country, but the evolution of the USA.
Before air conditioning and refrigerators existed, here’s how peolple managed to stay cool during the great New York heat wave of 1911.
Hot dog shapes turn plain food into party fare – and fun! Here’s how to make your hot dog turn into a fun edible treat, plus ways to stuff them with cheese and other wonderful stuff.
For many Americans, a big, sweet part of our past involves chocolate – *especially* chocolate in cake and cupcakes. Check out these three heavenly classic chocolate cake recipes from Hershey’s!
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!
When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves on Memorial Day, there will be many indebted to General John Alexander Logan. Here’s why.
This star-shaped dessert seems so very American. It starts with red Jello, and has a white layer with marshmallows, then is topped with blueberries — a fruit that is native to North America.
These vintage swimsuits from the ’50s said they’d ‘slim the hips, diminish the waist, and give your bustline the gently rounded new look.’ See
Old wedding superstitions and traditions are intended to bring the couple good luck – but worrying about all these myths & signs would stress anyone out!
Here’s a look back at some of the sweet vintage Mother’s Day cards – including a few of the 240 million greeting cards just for mom that were sold back in 1959.
Remember vintage Doughboy pools? Some were big enough for adults and kids could learn to swim. Take a look back at above-ground poolls & retro wading pools!
There are so many clever ways to make vintage Easter egg crafts – from using colored foods, paper and glue, hollowed-out eggshells and other classic creative ways to make retro Easter decorations. Get some how-tos here!
If you’re bringing dessert to this year’s 4th of July potluck, these easy patriotic Jell-O desserts have an all-American appeal that everyone will love.
Here is a collection of 15 colorful vintage Easter postcards from the early twentieth century!
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.”
Want to make natural Easter egg dyes the old-fashioned way? Find out how to use roots, berries, herbs and vegetables to color your eggs for a vintage Easter celebration.
In the ’60s, monkey bread was one of the ‘in’ things around Hollywood and Beverly Hills. From those days, we have three old-fashioned monkey bread recipes!
Chocolate mint sundae cake “Yes! It’s easy to get better cakes — use Spry with Cake-Improver!” says Aunt Jenny. “It is proof you’re wanting, ladies?
Here, see a collection of antique & vintage St Patrick’s Day postcards — sweet little hello notes people sent to each other a century ago!
With strawberries appearing in the supermarket, now is the perfect time to try the simple favorite Cool ‘n Easy Easter Pie.
Have fun making this Easter collection of Rice Krispies Marshmallow Treats – bunnies, eggs & springtime cutouts – with Snap! Crackle! Pop!
The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe recorded blizzards in American history.
Why not give your family a Sunday kind of meal right in the middle of the week? Like, on Wednesday, for instance. Here are four fab retro dinner recipes from the ’60s to try!
This is maple-pecan chiffon cake with maple-flavored frosting, for the day you want something very, very special! Your guests will think you are wonderful!
Valentine’s Day has its own kind of graffiti. “Hug Me.” “Love Bug.” “Doll Face.” But where did those candy hearts with sayings on them come from originally?
Do you remember any of these adorable ’70s & ’80s vintage Valentine’s Day cards, featuring Snoopy & Woodstock of the Peanuts gang?
Hallmark Valentine cards in the ’70s – at least those geared toward girls – were anything but subtle. Hot pink, pale pink and red were big, as were the doll-like little girls’ eyes and heads.
For Valentine’s Day, Washington’s Birthday or any day, give them something made with love, like these deliciously indulgent rocky road bars and a sweetheart fudge pie!
Lady Bird Johnson’s Lemon Cake is truly American, luxuriously Texan, with its eight egg yolks and all that butter – and it was said to be President Lyndon Johnson’s favorite dessert.
In 1922, Washington DC had their biggest snowstorm in 34 years, and in many ways, it brought the city to a halt. Here’s a look at the nation’s capital covered in snow so long ago.
If you’re having a party, consider these 12 cheese ball recipes! These tidbits provide a good color, taste and texture contrast to other foods, and can be made ahead of time, too — even several days ahead to suit your convenience.
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