Posts Tagged ‘entertaining’

Satellite Tomatoes are out of this world!

By Kerry

You all know that I cannot resist a classic Betty Crocker cook book. So, when I found a copy of “Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cook Book” at the thrift store, I could not pass it up. I used to think Betty could never disappoint me…but she is drawing a gender line in the sand when it […] Read more…

1960s Buffets: Laying it all out on the table

By Kerry

So, do you need to feed 5 to 50 people? Not sure how to get it done? Better Homes and Gardens have your back. Just serve up some food buffet style! But, Kerry, I was just going to serve hamburgers and hotdogs…I can’t have a fancy, retro-style buffet. Think again! Hamburgers and hot dogs can […] Read more…

I Know What Boys Like

By Kerry

…and so does Betty Crocker. Yup, I’ve been rummaging through my trusty Betty Crocker recipe card file – and thought I would share a few dishes that Betty declares “Men’s Favorites.” Just in case you’re suspicious of Betty’s recipe picks, she assures us that these are “princely recipes for kingly dishes, tested and male-approved for […] Read more…

Retro Thanksgiving Ideas

By Kerry

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Since my family is spread out a bit geographically, Thanksgiving is one of the few times we all get to be in the same place at the same time. Since my love of vintage cook books is well documented, it wasn’t a huge stretch to put the two […] Read more…

Kids Party Ideas from the 1970s

By Kerry

Last week, I posted about how Betty Crocker tried to scare small children in the 1960s. Since I picked up an old Betty Crocker recipe card file while thrifting over the weekend, I figured I’d give ol’ Betty a chance to redeem herself with some more children’s party ideas. She did not disappoint. Or, maybe […] Read more…

Entertain Me! Halloween Song Playlist

By Kerry

Halloween is getting closer! Whether you’re looking for some Halloween-themed songs to sprinkle into your party playlist – or just want something spooky to listen to in order to get in the spirit – these are a few favorites: I realize some of these are a stretch (to put it mildly), but they made sense […] Read more…

Betty Crocker wants to scare your kids

By Kerry

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to check in with Betty Crocker on the proper way to throw a Halloween party for children. Betty, helpfully, has the entire gathering planned out – from party games to menu: We’ll get to those party games in a minute. First, I […] Read more…

My Tomato Soupshake brings all the boys to the yard.

By Kerry

First off, I cannot tell you how disappointed I am that the recipe is not in this book for whatever that glowing green beverage is on the cover. I have not adjusted the saturation on this image – that is radioactive green. However, there are still plenty of mind boggling recipes to explore. Starting with… […] Read more…