Here are more than a dozen colorfully-illustrated postcards published in honor of Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves tomorrow, there will be many indebted to a tall, dark-haired frontiersman-soldier-statesman, General John Alexander Logan. Through his efforts, encouraged by his loyal wife, Memorial Day was founded.
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! And gee, I'll admit I could never have done it if I hadn't made a tremendous discovery.' "I mean -- it was terrific! I used Crisco and a wonderful new Crisco Success Cake recipe. Why, the combination's fabulous!"
Hot dogs cut in fancy shapes turn plain food into party fare -- and fun! Try putting the dog on such compatibles as macaroni and cheese, cabbage, and more wonderful stuff.
When the outside of you is cold, the inside of you likes something that makes you warm. And winter rum drinks are some of the very beverages that warm you when you are cold, just as rum can cool you when you are warm.
Midsummer night's dream: A party menu plan for Juliets in search of Romeos This strategy works like charm. Invite lots of boys and wear your ruffly-est ruffles. Great food. Great fun. And no more lonely Saturday nights.
Here's a recipe for a pink raspberry-angel food dessert, otherwise known as the "All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert" from a magazine recipe menu that called 'Midsummer night’s dream: A party plan for Juliets in search of Romeos.'
Since they're neon-bright and bursting with candy-sweet fruit flavor, if you're looking for a fun treat to share with a crowd, it's hard to go wrong with these colorful Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats!
For the boat, the beach, around the pool, or just a quiet drink on the porch, you're invited you to try these summer rum drinks! Salud!
To the average American girl, between the ages of, say, 10 and 17, slumber parties are as important as pizza, add-a-beads and Judy Blume.
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."
For pool-side glamour, '50s swimsuits of elasticized nylon lace are bidding for favor with others of bonbon metallic shimmering satin.
The party favorite - more fun than throwing custard pie! Wham-O Silly String shoots a plastic stream of plastic string 1/4 mile long!
Once you make this Shamrock silk pie -- made with chocolate chips, cream cheese and Irish Mist liqueur -- you'll know why Irish eyes are smiling.
Have you ever wondered about Mother's Day -- like how it got started? In the early years of the 20th century, Anna Jarvis started a movement that spread throughout the world: the custom of observing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Here are three super-simple no-bake pie recipes for you! The first Cool 'n' easy pie recipe is direct from Jell-O back in 1999, while the other two recipes -- for All-American no-bake blueberry pie & Bluebe... Click to read more...
Give gifts from the heart this holiday -- Homemade preserves. Loaves. Cookies. All made with delicious Chiquita bananas! Find recipes for Banana cookies, Country banana bread & Cranberry-banana marmalade
They'll all want seconds on the Fourth when you serve this festive and patriotic flag-design Stars & stripes dessert! It's also perfect for the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.
These flower pot sandwiches are pretty and appealing, and make for lots of conversation at lunch!
This year give your traditional holiday dinner a new twist with the other white meat. Today's pork goes with all the trimmings, from sweet potatoes to cranberries.
This jolly marshmallow bunny birthday cake is adorable, especially light for children, and so easy to make!
If you're looking for a classic cake to bake for a special occasion, you have come to exactly the right place! Here, we have more than a hundred different vintage recipes for delicious cakes to suit all tastes. Check them out!
You'll be the cleverest hostess at any party, year 'round when you bake a cake that looks like a house, a church, a barn or a school.
Color, color, color! Has there ever been such a season in the history of fashion when so many beautiful colors have appeared on the scene at once? Used together or separately, no wardrobe is complete today without the little colored dress!
Five flavors of whipped gelatin form this colorful, spectacular dessert: a rainbow cake.
Celebrate with ice cream in a sweet bowl you can eat! These Rice Krispies cups can hold ice cream, frozen yogurt, pudding, candies, or any other kind of treat. It's easy to make enough for everyone!
Here's a great new way to make the good old green-bean-bake - in the microwave! Green beans, soup, olives and onions team up to bring you this update on a classic recipe.
What is a Watergate Cake? It's the popular dessert made with a recipe that was passed around a lot in the mid-1970s. In the name of historical research, we decided to give this vintage cake recipe try! Here's how it turned out.
Try this light-hearted, melting good chatterbox coffee cake, and taste the delicious new flavor and appetizing new texture Karo adds to food.
Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.
The devilied egg is truly an American innovation, Here are 22 different old-fashioned and divinely delicious deviled egg recipes for you to try!
All-American Jell-O flag molded dessert recipe Prep: 30 minutes Ingredients 4 cups boiling water 2 packages 4-serving size Jell-O Berry Blue Gelatin 2 packages 4-serving size Jell-O Brand Gelatin, ... Click to read more...
Find out how to make these pretty little rolled chocolate chip cookies that you can even decorate for the holidays!
If you're the designated dessert bringer for this year's Fourth of July potluck, easy to prepare and serve, gelatin-based desserts have an all-American appeal that everyone will love.
What were the hottest toys in 1987? See them in this vintage Toys R Us toy & game catalog insert! The slogan that year: 'You'll never outgrow us.'