So, if you have been following our Facebook page, you may have seen a preview of this lovely thing this week.  Apparently, since Tom had nothing better to do, he convinced me to try the most disgusting mid-century gelatin recipe we have ever found. This is California Prune Cream Salad. Is it just me, or does this look like something from the Jim Henson Creature Shop?  I feel like at any minute it’s going to blink it’s prune eyes and start talking. It’s…looking at you. Hoooooooookay. In my defense, I wanted to make the prune...

Welcome back to another week of food from behind the scenes of Astronauts Wives Club!!! This is Part II of Episode 9 (you can see Part I here), which was an episode so jam-packed with vintage food I had to split it into two huge posts. This week we have lots of vintage Holiday goodies, including the infamous Bon Appetit Shrimp Christmas tree! I am happy to bring you some close-ups of this food courtesy of food stylist Emily Marshall, who worked like crazy to make sure that the food from Astronauts Wives Club was the most mid-century it...

I was strolling through the archives recently when I found this post, which I had surprisingly forgotten about. Shocking, I know. Who could forget about so much bacon? Well, since I had, I assume all of you have as well. So I am busting this back out, mostly because Tom ate a lot of delicious bacon fat in the name of testing vintage recipes for this one, and so deserves lots of credit. Also because there is an adorable picture of Alex when she was tiny. Hey there! Are you ready for some BACON? Meet the Bacon Big Boy! The minute I saw...

Welcome back to another week of food from behind the scenes of Astronauts Wives Club!!! Episode 9 is crazy with vintage food. So much food, in fact, that I have to split Episode 9 into two parts so it all fits! So, enjoy a meatloaf moon and a rocket ship cake, and come back soon to check out the rest of Episode 9! I am happy to bring you some close-ups of this food courtesy of food stylist Emily Marshall, who worked like crazy to make sure that the food from Astronauts Wives Club was the most mid-century it could be! Schirra Launch Party So,...

This week I am making sandwiches! This is Savory Sandwich! This recipe is from 88 Mealtime Surprises Made With Bond Bread from 1931. Unsurprisingly, most of the recipes in this book are sandwiches or creamed things to serve on toast. Which isn’t a bad thing. I love sandwiches, especially weird ones. Well, maybe not this weird. I was a little hesitant about the tomato soup aspect of all this. Beef! From a jar! Tom! Chowing down! “How is it?” “Why does this taste like pizza?” The Verdict: Unexplained Pizza From The Tasting...

Welcome back to another week of food from behind the scenes of Astronauts Wives Club!!! Episode 8 only has a few lovely food photos to share with you. But no worries, according to Emily the amount of food in the last two episodes is epic, so we have that to look forward to! I am happy to bring you some close-ups of this food courtesy of food stylist Emily Marshall, who worked like crazy to make sure that the food from Astronauts Wives Club was the most mid-century it could be! Shepard Dinner This lovely planked ham with peas and piped...

This week – because I was bored – I decided to test out a recipe that mixes canned tomato sauce with lemon-lime soda. And no, I’m not making that up. This is Sparkling Red Rouser! Just out of curiosity, do you think that mixing 7UP with canned tomato sauce even counts as a recipe? I am not convinced that it does. Even when I see the printed proof before my very eyes. They even had someone illustrate it. Probably because the reality of it was too bizarre to photograph. I had a small moment when I was in doubt over this. Surely,...

Welcome back to another week of food from behind the scenes of Astronauts Wives Club!!! Episode 7 has some party snacks and treats, along with some pasta and quiche! I am happy to bring you some close-ups of this food courtesy of food stylist Emily Marshall, who worked like crazy to make sure that the food from Astronauts Wives Club was the most mid-century it could be! Meeting at Betty’s Pineapple Cheese Ball I love, love, love the plating of this cheese ball! If you would like an excellent cheese ball recipe from my family, check...

I was digging through the archives this week for a yummy gelatin to whip up for a party, when I came across this post from August of 2013! Since I am making it again, I thought I would give you guys a re-run of it as well. Enjoy! This week we have a gelatin that is decidedly NOT gross. Sea Breeze Salad! This thing is basically jelled lemon pie filling with pineapple in it. Nothing bad here. Surprising, isn’t it?  Well, we were invited to a picnic earlier last month where I knew there would be kids present and I didn’t want to completely...

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