Food & drink

Monterey souffle salad recipe from 1953

Two ways to make savory souffle salads with Jello! (1953)

If you're a salad-lover, but you've run out of new salad ideas, this will be the best news you've read in years! It's a completely new kind of salad. One that wins applause -- especially from men -- like no other salad you ever served!
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.
Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats

Easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats

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!

Three from-scratch traditional pound cake recipes (1920)

The traditional pound cake recipe got its name from the measurements of some ingredients used in the recipe -- a pound of butter, a pound of sugar and a pound of flour. More than a century ago, the recipe changed to something a little lighter, but no less delicious!
Mint julep in a silver cup

100 years of classic mint julep recipes (1862-1962)

It seems that there are almost as many mint julep recipes as there are people who enjoy these frosty alcoholic beverages. We searched through newspaper and book archives to collect these nine julep how-tos that span a century. Take a look at what we found!

Frosted layered sandwich loaf (1965)

This frosted sandwich loaf holds a surprise in every layer: curried egg salad, tomato, chicken salad, and deviled ham-pickle filling between slices of bread -- frosted with a velvety smooth mixture of mayonnaise or salad dressing and cream cheese.

Sweet! 8 spectacular classic sugar cookie recipes (1971)

Back in 1971, a California newspaper asked readers to submit their best sugar cookie recipes. Most of the cookies were made with tried-and-true vintage recipes, passed down from generation to generation. Here are 8 of the best!
Apple-spice dump cake recipe

Apple dump cake recipe & vintage dump cake how-tos

Without a doubt, the humble dump cake has one of the worst names ever, but this sweet treat has still managed to stay popular since its introduction in the mid-sixties. See step-by-step photos for an apple dump cake recipe here!

Jelly bean carousel cake recipe (1965)

Here is a junior spectacular for such a world-shattering occasion as a child's birthday party. Anyone who loves jelly beans (doesn't everyone?) will love it.

41 fantastic & classic sweet potato recipes

Whether you're looking for basic sweet potato recipes or need some ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes, these 41 classic sweet potato recipes cover the gamut, from main dishes to desserts!
41 classic egg recipes (1912)

41 classic egg recipes (1912)

Think you know just about every way to prepare eggs? We bet that at least a couple of the recipes in this collection from 1912 will be new to you. Take a look!

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!

It’s fun to fondue! (1969)

Originally the fondue was a cheese dish, one cooked with wine and served with bread dunked. Today, the fun-to-do dishes have meats, chocolates or vegetables as their main ingredients.

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