Retro Recipe "Can't Fail 5 Minute Fudge"
I was looking through one of my old cookbooks today, and I ran across this stuck between the pages. I have many recipes stuffed in the pages of most of my cookbooks. I always plan on making a couple of handwritten personalized cookbooks for my kids to have, but I never seem to get around to it. There are many reasons why I haven't done it yet, mostly procrastination, and there is always a growing list of favorites, so that could be time consuming. Probably the biggest reason is, how do you…
Dying for Chocolate
Today is National Brandy Alexander Day. A Brandy Alexander is a sweet, brandy-based cocktail that became very popular in the early 20th cntury. It was supposedly created for the wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood and Viscount Lascelles, in London, in 1922. The Brandy Alexander is based on an earlier, gin-based cocktail called simply an “Alexander”. From the Brandyalexander website comes the history that Movie Stars have consumed Brandy Alexanders on sets of movies and…
Chocolate 'n Mint! Retro Ad & Recipe
Love this Ad and Recipe from Baker's Chocolate from August 21, 1939 (Life Magazine)! Um-m! chocolate 'n mint! A dessert just made for August! I have to admit I've never made this... and I doubt I will, but I like these 'story' ads that Baker's Chocolate ran in the 30s and 40s. Let me know if you try this!
Ten seriously scrumptious vintage chocolate desserts
Given the hefty heat wave that much of the world is melting away under right now, the first day of August might not seem like ideal time for a post about chocolate desserts. Valentine's, Easter, or Halloween perhaps, I hear you say, but I have good reason for busting out the vintage chocolate as we launch into the eight month of the year, sun a blazing away wildly over head. You see, next Monday, the 6th, just happens to my sweet husband's birthday, and Tony is a chocoholic if ever there was…
Wellesley Fudge Cake: Retro Ad & 2 Recipes
This Wellesley Fudge Cake Recipe from an Ad in a 1941 Life Magazine makes a great Double Chocolate Cake! Yes, the name of this cake does come from Wellesley College. This recipe purports to go back 100 years ago when the founder of Wellesley College said "Pies, lies, and doughnuts should never have a place in Wellesley College." The college was not going to be known for house wifely skills, but rather a place of 'higher' learning for women. However, the women who attended Wellesley did make…
Chocolate pecan pie for Easter: A retro '50s recipe
Try something a little deliciously different this year - have a chocolate pecan pie for Easter! Here's a tasty retro recipe from the '50s to make one, plus a bonus recipe for Easter egg peanut clusters candy.
1938 Baker's Chocolate Ad ~ Golden Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe, Vintage Baking Ads
Original vintage print advertisement for Baker's Chocolate and Baker's Cocoa. Features a recipe for "Paula's Golden Cream Chocolate Cake." Tagline or sample ad copy: Paula gives mother-in-law her come-uppance! Publication Year: 1938 Approximate Ad Size (in inches): 8½ x 11½ Condition: VG
General Foods Bakers unsweetened chocolate file box - 1970s
This unused box file flat came from a retired General Foods employee. I recently acquired a great lot of early 70's (and a couple late 60's) packaging file copies from General Foods. It's a great chunk of stuff, and I'm happy to share them here.
1933 Ad Baker's Chocolate Devil's Food Cake Recipe Pie Cocoa Products Dessert
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1932 Baker's Chocolate Ad ~ Chocolate Nautilus Roll Recipe, Vintage Food & Candy Ads
Original vintage magazine ad for Baker's Chocolate. Features recipes for Chocolate Nautilus Roll (pictured), One-Egg Chocolate Layer Cake, and Soft Chocolate Frosting. Tagline or sample ad copy: Two simply sumptuous chocolate treats . . . one to win praise for your thrift, the other for your skill Publication Year: 1932 Approximate Ad Size (total, in inches): 10 x 13½ Condition: VG