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Holiday fudge recipes: Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959)

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book from 1959 features multiple holiday fudge recipes, including Rocky Road and Old-time Fudge.

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Holiday fruitcake hell (with a fudge recipe as an apology)

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959) features multiple recipes for fruitcake. All the variations are shown in a photo of what the cookbook calls a “fruitcake window.” I call it a glimpse into fruitcake hell:

photo showing multiple fruitcakes

Shelves and shelves of fruitcake variations (photos and recipe © 1959 Meredith Corporation)

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Saying “Merry Christmas” with pea-green cake filling

The Cherry Candle Cake from the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959) features a filling of pineapple, lime gelatin, and food coloring that renders into a lovely radioactive green hue.

Christmas Candle Cake cut to show bright green filling

“Christmas on a platter—tuck in a holly sprig, light the candle, and whisk this beauty to the table!” (© 1959 Meredith Corporation)

You really don’t need to light the candle in the center to draw attention to this cake.

Test your tubes FREE: do-it-yourself TV repair in the 1950s

Front and back of brochure for Quik-Chek tester by Reliable Selectron Tubes

Found inside a 1958 paperback purchased at a thrift store: brochure for Quik-Chek tester by Reliable Selectron Tubes.


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