Coffee Cream Jello, 1978

Originally posted on Molded Memories:
Today’s jello creation comes from another recipe book on loan from my mom, which, like the last one, is held together with a rubber band. Without a cover I can’t tell you exactly what it’s called or how old it is but I can guess with 99.5% accuracy that it…

Fried Pumpkin, 1882

Put those pie pumpkins to good use with this simple 19th-century side dish.

A 1916-Style School Lunch

A sample lunch basket and recipes for three warm school lunch items from a 1916 book called “The Rural School Lunch.”

Vintage School Lunch Recipes and Menus (1916-1960)

With school fast approaching, if it hasn’t already arrived, I thought it would be fun to have a little look at the history of school lunch in the United States. I won’t be covering the historical evolution of the school lunch programs or nutritional requirements in detail, at least not right now. This is more…

Hallowe’en Snack Platter (1944)

Celebrate Halloween with these WWII-era recipes for popcorn balls, spiced apple cider and peanut butter sandwiches (with five mix-ins).