CAKE SECRETS from Swans Down Cake Flour
I did a post on February 20, 2011 entitled " Swans Down Vintage Recipe s" which was about an old cookbook that contained lovely illustratio...
The Wellesley Tea Room (a.k.a. The Wellesley Inn)
Does anyone else find it odd that Wellesley — a town with three colleges, two if you don’t count Mass Bay — is somehow not really a college town? Not in the same way that Amherst and No…
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!
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.
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.
CHOCOLATE ALMOND CREAM ROLL: Summer Retro Ad & Recipe
Summer is here, and it's going to be a scorcher today. Thought I'd take you back to another time with a Retro Baker's Chocolate Ad. My parents bought a new house in suburbia in the late 50s. Since neither of my parents grew up with air conditioning, they didn't choose that option from the builder add-ons. What were they thinking? Philadelphia? In the summer? My grandmother lived with us, so there was always a hot oven since she loved to bake. Needless to say, a few years down the road, my…
Two Tone Chocolate Pie: Vintage Ad & Recipe
I just love these Baker Chocolate Vintage Ads & Recipes that tell a story, no matter how incorrect the subject matter might be today. This advertisement is from May 1, 1939. Let me know what you think! And, I love this Two Tone Chocolate Pie! So this is for the Men in my Life... but not for Topper.
America's 3 Favorite Chocolate Foods: Baker's Chocolate Vintage Ad & Recipes
There certainly are a lot of favorite Chocolate Foods, but this Baker's Chocolate Vintage Ad from Life Magazine, January 6, 1941, gives three chocolate recipes that are still a great way to start the New Year-- 71 years later! Rich Chocolate Frosting. Yes! Chocolate Fudge. Yes! Devil's Food Cake. Yes! Enjoy!