Category Archives: Food

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Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

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Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

Redskins logo

Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

A Chocolate Bunny For Easter

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

A Chocolate Bunny For Easter

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Vintage illustration WWII Soldiers Coke Xmas

Merry Xmas to Our Military Men and Women

Remembering all our brave military men and women who won’t be home for Christmas! A Merry Christmas to All!

Vintage illustration WWII Soldiers Coke Xmas

Merry Xmas to Our Military Men and Women

Remembering all our brave military men and women who won’t be home for Christmas! A Merry Christmas to All!

vintage ad Uncle sam hat Kellogg's cereal

Kellogg’s vs Breitbart The Choice is Yours

After Tony the Tiger took on Pepe the Frog, Breitbart the populist home for the alt right has declared all out war on Kellogg’s. Once Kellogg’s pulled its advertising  from that popular  platform for white nationalists, deciding the site was

vintage ad Uncle sam hat Kellogg's cereal

Kellogg’s vs Breitbart The Choice is Yours

After Tony the Tiger took on Pepe the Frog, Breitbart the populist home for the alt right has declared all out war on Kellogg’s. Once Kellogg’s pulled its advertising  from that popular  platform for white nationalists, deciding the site was

vintage woman drinking Dr Pepper

Big Soda Big Lies

Americans are worried…First they came for our tobacco, now are they coming for our sugary drinks? This election has caused  panic among our citizens. While many alarmed Americans are agitated, losing sleep over possible deportation, distressed over the state of

vintage woman drinking Dr Pepper

Big Soda Big Lies

Americans are worried…First they came for our tobacco, now are they coming for our sugary drinks? This election has caused  panic among our citizens. While many alarmed Americans are agitated, losing sleep over possible deportation, distressed over the state of

Lucy Dolly Madison Cake ad

Merchandising First Ladies

Melania Trump is getting a lot of heat for  promoting her jewelry line on a government  site. But is Melania the first First Lady to cash in on her husband’s name? Rutherford  B. Hayes wife Lucy, an advocate of temperance

Lucy Dolly Madison Cake ad

Merchandising First Ladies

Melania Trump is getting a lot of heat for  promoting her jewelry line on a government  site. But is Melania the first First Lady to cash in on her husband’s name? Rutherford  B. Hayes wife Lucy, an advocate of temperance

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Post Voting Stress Relief

Done voting? Time to break out the booze. As the end finally draws near to the most stressful and divisive election in memory, lets pause  to honor two great American institutions. Voting and whiskey. “Of all characteristics that bespeak America,”

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Post Voting Stress Relief

Done voting? Time to break out the booze. As the end finally draws near to the most stressful and divisive election in memory, lets pause  to honor two great American institutions. Voting and whiskey. “Of all characteristics that bespeak America,”