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Tips for Living Easy

Today’s Tips for Easy Living
Thomas
1982

If you remember the Today Show from the late 1970s or early 80s, you might remember Dian Thomas and her lifestyle segments. She is still around, according to her website, as a speaker and author. The book is a bit dated, but the recipes are typical of the time, especially to my “sophisticated” Midwestern palate. Extra points for being pretty easy for my limited skills in the kitchen. Exception: I am not sure about the tomato soup cake recipe: cake =yes, tomato soup=yes. Together? Just not feeling it.

The book is a general all-purpose lifestyle cooking, entertaining, crafts, travel tips, etc. These type of books circulate pretty well and would have been an obvious choice 30+ years ago. I actually enjoyed going through this book, and wonder what 21st century ideas would be featured. Jane Pauley was my fashion role model at the time and I think I had a similar dress back in the early 80s.

If anyone needs me I will be in the stacks bemoaning my age and the bygone days when my biggest problem was finding paper for my typewriter and making it to class on time.

Mary

More Lifestyle help from the library:

Secrets from the Homemakers

Real Life is Marriage and Kids

Home Ec Memories

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Dancing in the Stacks

Tap Dancing
Atwater
1971

I am sure that all the kids will lining up to pick up some tap dance tips from this attractive book. I initially thought this book was much older than 1971 given the somewhat 50s-looking cover costume. (I think my dad’s high school prom picture circa 1954 sported a similar look.

In my new job, I am tasked with the 700s and I have to wonder if maybe dance instruction books are obsolete. Is a book the best way to learn dancing? I’d be curious to hear how other dance instruction books compare to instructional DVDs.

Library science aside, I must reject this book on principle for the odd looking clownish type costume on the kid in the second picture below. <shudders>

Marty

More Dancing at the Library:

Time to Dance

Do the Jitterbug

Kiddie Disco

Take me to Funkytown

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Hotdog Magic

The New Hotdog Cookbook
Roate
1968

Another culinary gem for the cookbook collection! The whole hotdog experience has just been upgraded to gourmet status. How about some Hotdog Tetrazzini? Maybe you would prefer the delicate hotdog loaf? Lucky for us there are 2 hotdog loaf recipes and I am just wondering which one is the “better” tasting loaf.

I am a fan of the hotdog, it is awesome street food. Anything else is like putting lipstick on the proverbial pig.

Mary

More Holiday Recipe Ideas from ALB:

Fancy and Versatile Cottage Cheese

Recipes and Menus for All Holidays

Just in Time For Holiday Parties

Tis the Holiday Season

 

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