April 25, 2010

The Glories of April 1951 via Woman's Day Magazine

Yesterday while doing my best to clean up the mess and organize my "room" for sewing today, I came across this Woman's Day magazine I got at a thrift shop last year...along with a few others. I started flipping through the pages and my ADD (not Attention Deficit Disorder but Attention to Delightful Distractions) took over me. It had been awhile since I had picked this magazine up and I had a passing thought, ever so passing that I would put it up on Ebay for sale. Hubby is always after me to get rid of my treasures. But how could I? I picked up my camera and page after delightful page was filled with adverts that blew me away with glee and delight.
I'll say no to the Underwood, but sure could go for some Jiffy Pop especially since I just heard hubby putting a fire in the fireplace.
Does anyone know if they still make Ten-B-Low (aahhhh just got the name as I typed it!!!!!)?? 
Does anyone recall using it?
Just under this Aunt Jemima Ad was another one for Aunt Jemima cake mixes.
Does anyone remember those?
I think that is Tom Cruise swooning, "She had me at eight".

I wish I had a brand new one of these double wonders, clock dials and all.
I wonder if that *wink* is about the corned beef or maybe she has something else on her mind.

I also want eyebrows like these. Mine are hardly noticeable.

These are just the ads...the articles were to die for.

Honest to goodness, as I thumb through this magazine there are, I promise you, a thousand other adverts I could put here. Page upon glorious page. 
I may have to come back and blog some more when I have more time.

Ohhhh... look at this there is a recipe for Lemon Snow with photo
which appears to be the exact same recipe one of my dearest friends sent me an e-mail about for a segment on Connecticut Style. Stay tuned this week and I will make it for hubby and share it here.

Till tomorrow...Be well

Patti and Lassie -

Here is a recipe that immediately transports me back to my grandmother's kitchen in the mid-sixtys.  My great-grandmother (Helen Fletcher Thompson)lived in Amenia, NY but much to my delight, spent many a winter with us. My "great grammy" also know as "great grink" to my cousins and me never tired of baking cookies, cakes, pies along with some old fashioned desserts.  This was my all-time favorite - Snow Pudding.  The enclosed recipe is in her handwriting.  It is simple, light and satisfying.  I have also included a recipe for what my cousins and I considered to be the ultimate chocolate cookie.  Great grammy always made dozens and dozens of these at Christmas - and - neither I nor my cousins have been able to "crack the code" to the missing ingredient in this re-written recipe.  The cookie should have crackles on the exterior - but be very soft and chewy on the interior.  Perhaps one of your viewers knows the secret ingredient - I guarantee - the end result will not disappoint !

Snow Pudding
1 Tablespoon Knox unflavored gelatin (i small package)
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Whites of three eggs
Dissolve gelatin in cold water.  Add boiling water and dissolve.  Add sugar and lemon juice and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Set bowl in cold place and stir occasionally.  When jelly is thick add to beaten egg whites and beat well.

Custard Sauce

2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
yolks of three eggs
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
Add sugar and salt and eggs to scalded milk.  Cook until smooth and thickened.  Pour over "snow pudding" when ready to serve.


  1. Cool stuff! I'll bet those Aunt and... Uncle? Jemima shakers go for a pretty penny!! And Mmmmm... corned beef! The cans still look exactly like that to this day!

  2. Lisa,
    When Frank and I lived in Ancram, NY, we had a Crown double oven stove with 6 burners!! The only problem was the mice had chewed half of the insulation out of one of the ovens so you never really knew if the temperature you set it at was correct. I LOVED that stove.


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