The judgments are harsh, and nobody is worried about subtlety in these ridiculously mean vintage ads that ran in popular magazines years ago.
Futuramic in more than style – the Oldsmobiles of ’40 let you push a button to roll down the windows, and made automatic seat adjustments.
Dessert recipes: Fast fixin’ chocolate chip cake, Lemon supreme pound cake, Double pineapple upside-down cake, Cinnamon streusel cake, Cake mix chocolate chip cookies, Sock-it-to me sour cream pound cake
For many Americans, a big, sweet part of our past involves chocolate – *especially* chocolate in cake and cupcakes. Check out these 7 heavenly Hershey’s chocolate cake recipes from the ’70s!
While not exclusively the domain of the fifties, the popularity of vintage pink bathrooms – including pink toilets, sinks and bathtubs and other home decor – reached its peak during the middle of the century.
We know. A peanut butter chiffon pie with pretzel crust sounds as though it might be sticky or salty or heavy. But this dessert is incredibly light and outrageously delicious.
Butterscotch oaties – a classic recipe to make 60 deliciously buttery melt-in-the-mouth cookies. Also get a bonus recipe for chewy butterscotch oat squares!
Check out these 12 retro basement remodels, including a ranch room with a Western atmosphere, created with cowhide furniture, a totem pole, and a colorful pattern for the floor copied from a Navajo blanket.
Nestled between the spectacular Maui coastline and the rolling green hills of a lush pineapple plantation is Maui’s luxurious Kapalua resort. Take a look back!
Holly Hobbie was the old-fashioned girl dressed in calico with lace-up boots and an enormous sunbonnet who appeared on everything from curtains to clothing.
New Cadillac design announced (1914) 1914 car will be new quality of luxury and acme of perfection While the first announcement of the 1914 Cadillac
Get retro recipes for three delicious pies – each with a twist and starring some of America’s favorite flavors: apple, pumpkin and lemon.
Wonderful things seem to happen to people when they take over a 1955 Buick. There’s a special lift just to see it waiting at the curb — swift-lined, stunningly-styled, breathing success.
From 1964 to 1985, America got to know grocery store manager Mr Whipple. The man’s existence was defined by toilet paper, and the line: ‘Please don’t squeeze the Charmin!’
Lemon cheesecake pie appeals to menfolks and everybody – because it’s not too sweet, thanks to the tang of fresh lemons. Try it!
Remember the old Palmolive dish soap ads, featuring Madge the Manicurist (actress Jan Miner), who was always telling women how terrible their hands looked?
Apparently stuck for a way to make toilet paper – particularly rolls of colored toilet tissue – more attractive to ’50s housewives, advertising executives turned to the world of glamour and fashion for an assist.
As they said in the ’40s: Clear-eyed, clean-hearted young Americans are up there in those Flying Fortress planes – writing new chapters of a free world’s destiny.
The first of the Fantasy Role Playing games was Dungeons and Dragons. In it, players got to become – for a few hours – the characters they played… centaurs or wizards…
Check out the classic Ford Pinto, a coupe hatchback auto that was super popular, and was said to prove that a small economy car didn’t have to be ugly.
Considering it spawned two revival series, a movie, books and comic books, it’s hard to believe that Battlestar Galactica had such a humble beginning.
Introduced in 1982, the Dodge Rampage pickup truck (and its re-badged brother, the Plymouth Scamp) was a small, unibody similar to the Subaru BRAT. The line was discontinued in 1984.
If you love the good, butter-rich flavor of butterscotch pudding just as is… wait till you taste it in a flaky pie shell!
A chewy retro ’60s energy snack developed for astronauts became known as Pillsbury Space Food Sticks – treats in chocolate, caramel & peanut butter flavors.
In the ’50s, the love you had for your kitchen paled only in comparison to the adoration you felt for your washer and dryer.
‘Magic Touch’ vintage metal ice cube trays were hugely popular in the ’40s, ’50s & ’60s because they let you easily release your ice without smashing it up.
Squirt’s not sweet like other soft drinks. In fact, it’s definitely dry. It starts with sun-ripened citrus fruit and ends up with natural dryness, a quality never before achieved in soft drinks.
High, gold and handsome… here’s a retro ’50s meatloaf with a unique savory, golden topping that’s really a meringue made with mustard instead of sugar.
If you want to try some fruity-flavored Pastel Clouds cupcakes – tasty treats that taste like lemon or lime, strawberry or raspberry, orange or grape – make them easily by combining cake mix with gelatin.
From the 1950s, here’s are two fruity, cheesecake-style dessert pizzas. You serve them like a pizza… you eat them like a pizza… tastes like a flaky party pie!
Get a Wonder Horse, and you’ve made your cowboy’s happiest dreams come true… Wonder Horse makes the world’s most popular toy horses. All 17 models promise instant joy on Christmas morning — and lasting year-round enjoyment!
Take a look back at the kind of aisles, counters and checkouts American shoppers used to encounter every day when shopping for food and other groceries!
Behind the wheel of one of the snappiest, brightest, best-looking, common sense cars in the sixties: the ’66 Ford Mustang with its 200 cubic-inch Six.
Imagine being able to call someone when you *weren’t at home*! It was a big deal back in the day. See the history of vintage payphones & phonebooths here!
Here’s the recipe for the retro favorite – tuna crunch casserole – made with Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup and other good stuff.
These cute vintage dolls from the ’60s covered the gamut – from the mod Swingy doll to more traditional baby dolls, and mini doll sets to talking toys.
Take a look back at these classic ’59 station wagons, made especially for fifties families! See vintage models from Ford, Rambler, Studebaker and Plymouth.
Consisting of lots of lettuce, browned hamburger, a variety of vegetables, sauces and dressings, a taco salad is a meal in itself.
In the summer of the ’80s and ’90s, jelly shoes were the fad footwear. The popular jellies are made of plastic and came in vibrant, translucent colors.
America flipped over Farrah Fawcett’s famous feathered hair back in the seventies, and the trendy retro Farrah hairstyle was copied by millions of women.
Here are three super-simple no-bake pie recipes for you All-American no-bake blueberry pie & Blueberry fluff are easy to make, and perfectly festive for summertime and all the patriotic holidays!
Gifts shining as though made by Santa’s own elves, all the more pleasing since you made them yourself with these vintage holiday recipes with Kahlua.
Here are two retro recipes for delectable chocolate crinkle cookies — crackle-topped treats with powdered sugar on the outside.
Hot ’80s beauty product Aapri was made with crushed apricot seeds in a creamy base that was supposed to scrub off dead skin that could clog pores.
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!
Vintage diet sodas became all the rage in the ’80s when Nutrasweet (aspartame) was a new sugar-free replacement for saccharine.
Company coming, so of course, dessert just has to be homemade cheery cherry cheesecake pie. So elegant… and so delicious. And you don’t have to bake it to make it.
The swinging sports fastback – the ’65 Marlin! The big, bold, brand-new ear for swingers who love fast lines, deep luxury, and man-size room for man-size comfort.
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