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Move over, cream cheese icing. Make room for sea salt caramel sauce!

Southern Living Desserts Cookbook cover (1967)

© Southern Living (1967)

Carrot cake and cream cheese icing just got a divorce in my house.

To break in my new KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer, I decided to make a carrot cake. I came across a lighter recipe that didn’t include the usual cream cheese icing in the Southern Living Desserts Cookbook from 1967.

The cake is delicious without the icing, but I had some Trader Joe’s Sea Salt (Fleur de Sel) Caramel Sauce in the fridge, so I warmed it up and drizzled it on the cake. Let me assure you: the combination is spectacular.

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Send ’em running from the dinner table: sauerkraut suspended in gelatin

From the 1967 cookbook Jiffy Cooking:

Easy Perfection Salad

© Meredith Corporation, 1967

Andy Warhol’s cookbook drawings

From Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Cookbook (1961):

From Dips and Spreads section

All images copyright Amy Vanderbilt (1961)

Coffee

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To the bat pole, Robin Barnabas!

And you thought Batman was the only show with a bat pole? In this still from Dark Shadows, you can see a fake bat attacking the neck of Barnabas (Jonathan Frid)—and the pole to which the bat is attached.

Bat (on a pole) attacks Barnabas Collins

Still from episode 405 of Dark Shadows (air date: January 12, 1968). Copyright Dan Curtis Productions.

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