The Recipe This recipe clipping is from a newspaper. Based on the tiny portion of an advertisement photo on the back, I would date it late 1970's. I wish I had page 95! To avoid being wasteful I halved the recipe and used a 4-cup mold. Nevermind the fact that the contents of this entire … Continue reading Tiered Crown Carrot Mold
Hallowe’en Salad, a Retro Gelatin Treat
To celebrate Halloween, I thought I’d do something a bit more modern. This recipe is most likely from the 1930’s or 1940’s, though the image source (chronicallyvintage.com) suggests the possibility of it being even later. There are a few clues that indicate 1940’s or earlier: the font, ingredients, and the spelling of the word Hallowe’en.
Fun fact: Spelling Halloween with the apostrophe is actually grammatically correct and was how children learned how to spell it in school. It is a shortened version of Hallows Eve. Over time, a grammatical error actually became the norm and now it is rare (and a little strange) to see it spelled with an apostrophe.
Before we get started with this molded monstrosity, let’s briefly talk history.
Gelatin and the Rise of Convenience Foods
Gelatin and jellied foods have existed for centuries, long before Jell-O patented its instant formula in 1897. Because of its convenience…
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