Monday, November 23, 2009

A Pyrex Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few days away so I thought I'd share these Pyrex holiday recipes from their 1955 ad campaign in Better Homes & Gardens. I often associate Pyrex with the holidays because I can distinctly remember my mother's kitchen being full of Pyrex bowls and cookware during Thanksgiving and throughout Christmas.

The 1955 Pyrex Thanksgiving Menu:

- Fresh Fruit Cup
- Roast Turkey
- Celery Stuffing
- Baked Broccoli
- Bacon & Sweet Potatoes
- Pecan Pie
- Cranberry Sauce
- Coffee

Recipes, ideas and baking suggestions are all included in the Pyrex ad above. Just click on the image to see the full-size version.

Vintage Pyrex glassware is very popular and extremely collectible now due to it's longevity, smart design and bright colors. If you'd like to learn more about vintage Pyrex I highly recommend visiting the Pyrex Love site where you'll find helpful pattern references and an FAQ. Pyrex Love is also responsible for the wonderful Pyrex Love Flickr Group where Pyrex owners share pictures of their colorful Pyrex collections.

For more information about Pyrex visit the official Pyrex company website:
- Pyrex Products


  1. I am always looking for new postings about vintage Pyrex. The BHG ads is something new that I haven't seen. Very interesting - thanks for sharing.

    Where in No. CA do you live? I am in San Jose.

  2. Hi Linda! I'm glad you liked the Pyrex ads. I'm currently planning to move to Solano or Napa county. It just depends on where we find a place.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Kimberly!

    Hope you get the house in the post below. It's great!

  4. Thanks so much, Greg!

    I hope you're enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday.

  5. I love my Pyrex! I can't cook up a storm without it. Well, except for the Nesco Roaster, etc.

    I am glad I stumbled on this site via Friends of Atomic Ranch. Friends tell me I should have a blog but being someone who grew up during the Atomic days I am of an age with some technophobic tendencies. You make me want to cook ANd blog.



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