Vintage advertisements

BMX bikes of the early ’80s

A new source of biking entertainment is becoming increasingly popular, especially for the youngsters. BMX (bike moto-cross) features a sturdy bike that has been reinforced to withstand a series of bumps, dumps and controlled turns.
Hand-me-down chocolate cake

“Hand-me-down” chocolate cake recipe (1972)

The story behind Mrs. Wilson’s Mother's Hand-me-down chocolate cake: A cake that my mother used to bake was all part of an incident in my childhood that's as vivid as if it had happened only yesterday.

Skippy’s cocoa peanut squares (1959)

If you loved the sweet taste of the classic Rice Krispies treats, you should definitely try this super easy-to-make chocolate peanut-butter spin on that recipe!

Gunne Sax prom dresses of the eighties

Prom gowns are going romantic! Full-length pink taffeta-confections - like those from Gunne Sax -- are the hottest-selling dream creation as high school prom season nears. Take a look back!

Pistachio Inside-Outside Cake recipe (1976)

Making a new dessert that your family will love isn’t a tough nut to crack when you have this Pistachio Inside-Outside cake recipe, made with pistachio flavor instant pudding and cake mix!
Orange-filled party cake

Orange-filled party cake (1985)

In the 1980s, Crisco published a series of ads featuring country music star Loretta Lynn -- and this one -- featuring a recipe for an orange-filled party cake -- was part of the set. Orange-filled party cake ... Click to read more...
1949 Funny Cake recipe

Funny Cake recipe: A Pennsylvania Dutch treat (1949)

Cake baked in a pie shell! Sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake! That’s Funny Cake - a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so unusual, so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.

New England beef stew (1974)

Here's a hearty old-fashioned New England beef stew that's abundant with beef and fresh vegetables. It's often served on special occasions in the Betty Crocker Kitchen.
Chewy brownie cookies recipe

Chewy brownie cookies (1995)

A recipe for the moist, fudgy taste of a brownie in a cookie. This chewy, fudgy, chocolaty, rich, gooey and oh-so-delicious brownie in a cookie bakes up higher and moister than this popular cookie made with butter.

The original Toll House Cookie recipe (1939)

The now ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie came to be back in 1938, and by 1939, those tasty little treats were already being called 'famous.' Here's the original Toll House cookie recipe!
Quick butterscotch ice cream pie vintage recipe

Quick butterscotch ice cream pie (1986)

If you love those creamy, sweet butterscotch chips, here's an easy recipe for a homemade butterscotch ice cream pie with a buttery graham cracker crumb base.

109 colors of Revlon nail polish (1981)

109 colors of nail polish from 1981, from Super Platinum to Spunsugar Pink to Blackberry. The professional nail enamel you can use at home. Dries fast. Looks wet. Stubbornly resists chipping.
Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Hae ye tried Bonnie Butterscotch Brownies? Try 'em quick -- They're brownie-rich, brownie-chewy, butterscotch bonnie. Studded with golden butterscotch-flavored morsels.

The new heavy-duty 1961 Ford Trucks

New Ford: Economy never came in such a choice - 619 new models! It's the biggest changeover in Ford history with more trucks to match more jobs, more savings on any job! New “Big Six" power for two-tonners!

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