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From Better Homes & Gardens, December 1958 ...

So, I suppose we should do a quick recap: Risking almost certain powdered-soup poisoning, Tom and I decided that we were going to cook a set of four appetizers from Worldly Entertaining Party Ideas From Around The World, a “worldly” cookbook that was published by Lipton in an attempt to get everyone to stock up on much-needed instant powdered soups and bottle salad...

So, here is the plan: Tom and I are going to eat a TON of vintage appetizers on New Year’s Eve. What do you think? Good plan? This plan has been…oh…several weeks in the making. Originally, I was going to post a vintage appetizer a week for twelve weeks, but when that plan fell through due to my crappy food-planning skills and Tom deciding that Pork Cake trumped...

I know, I know. I have done the “big Mid-Century Sandwich” a few times now.  The Backwoods Sandwich. (? Has anyone figured out where that name came from yet?) The Frosted Sandwich.  Yeah, we’ve been there. Yeah, we’ve eaten that. But when you get an impassioned plea from a reader, sometimes you just have to take that extra step.  Go that extra mile. This is...