Saturday, June 28, 2014

Let's Give a (Jell-O) Party + Danishes!

I have a double post for yooz since this month it seems to be taking me for-FREAKIN-ever to get anything posted at either of my dad-blasted blogs (sorry!) Anyway,  first up it's party time, or more specifically, Let's Give a Party (1960) from Wonder Books, which I didn't even realize until after I bought it is actually a promotional kids book / recipe booklet for Jell-O (!!!), and features some really FREAKIN fabulously cute art from Joanne Nigro. And for those of you about to raise a little Jell-O but also require some devilishly daffy, dreamily debonair danishes, I've got you covered there too! Experience: Sara Lee's super cool Discover Danish as it Goes International guide, full of great recipes and tremendously tasty looking illustrations (no date or artist credits listed-- also don't miss our Zodiac Cakes post HERE for more clever Sara Lee yummsies.)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zodiac Cake

One of the grooviest recipe booklets in my collection is this colorfully illustrated Sara Lee guide to creating zodiac themed cakes for every horoscope sign under the stars. Not sure exactly when this was published, --60's or 70's maybe, and unfortunately there's no artistic credit listed either.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Art highlights (and a couple of recipes) from this super fun, 38 page BEANS booklet published by the Michigan Bean Shippers Association of Saginaw, Michigan (date and artist unknown.) Also includes interesting facts and a little bit of history about beans, --and oh man, don't miss the scoop on the Bean Queens at the very end of the post!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Household '58

A variety of interesting ads from the back of the October 1958 issue of Household Magazine, some featuring really fun artwork typical of the era. So what will it be? Gorgeous sparkling Melmac dinnerware, or a Worry Bird to help you decide about that Clark coffin vault?