Christmas

Roll of Necco Wafers - old-fashioned candy

How round, colorful Necco Wafers candy became so popular (1920)

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.
Winter rum drink recipes from 1971

Warm yourself up with these winter rum drinks (1971)

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.
Cranberry-glazed pork roast (1993)

Cranberry-glazed pork roast (1993)

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.
Vintage 7-Up cake recipes

7 vintage 7-Up cake recipes

Try one of these vintage 7-Up cake recipes! "Never before have you had a cake so light, so airy, so high, and with such a delightful new flavor."
Use old wallpaper samples as gift wrap

8 high-style, low-budget gift wrap ideas (1976)

A pretty wrapping makes a gift special. But when you suddenly realize that some of your Christmas presents are costing almost as much to wrap as they did to buy, then it's high time for ingenuity and originality!
Southern fruitcake recipe (1921)

Southern fruitcake recipe (1921)

This old Colonial Southern fruitcake recipe is the real old-fashioned fruitcake prepared on all the Southern plantations for the holiday season before the war.
Classic cocktail vintage recipes for drinks from 1940s

How to make 30 classic cocktails & drinks (1946)

Love those classic cocktails? Get the recipes here for some of the finest from the 40s: Gin Rickey, Creme de Menthe Frappe, Hot Toddy, Side Car, Pink Lady, Stinger, Champagne Cocktail, Manhattan, Daiquiri & more!

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

If you're looking to recreate that special cookie that your grandmother used to make, or hoping to discover an old-fashioned cookie to make new again, we have assembled some this big, tasty collection of recipes -- classic, vintage, retro, heirloom and antique -- for sweet treats this Christmastime!

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