Vintage Jello: The Space Age Treat!

Summer is nearly over and soon the holiday season will be upon us.  It’s not too early to begin planning all of the luscious menus you’ll prepare for celebrations with family and friends.   You might be tempted to fall back on perennial favorites like steak and potatoes, broiled asparagus and corn custard.  Yes, those …

What’s in This Locked Desk?

Take a moment, close your eyes, and step into the Way Back Machine. You’re watching Mr. Rogers on TV (yes, that Mr. Rogers, of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood fame). After a brief introduction, he stands up and takes a short stroll from his living room set into his kitchen set, all the while talking and smiling at the camera. …

Better than Dusting: It’s Story Hour at Circa19xx

I am a person of great complexity and contrast.  Take cleaning, for instance.  I absolutely hate doing it.  I’m busy all the time, so when I have a spare hour or two the last thing in the world I want to fill it up with is cleaning.  At the same time, I can’t stand a dirty house. …

Old Food: Vintage Chocolate

The middle of the week really calls for Chocolate, doesn’t it?  (Come to think of it, is there a day of the week that doesn’t call for chocolate?) So I thought I would pull a page out of my other site, Old Food, and share a couple of finds from the Circa19xx time capsule.  The recipes that …