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Appetizers
Hoffman
1980

Yum! With holiday entertaining in full swing, you might want to add a few of these treats to your menu. As you can see from the pictures below, there is a whole lot of interesting recipes to try. Of course we have a few molded recipes as appropriate for the era. Tuna Mousse and other molds and loafs are all over this book. The color selection ranges from a pale pink to a lime green. I shudder to think what these taste like. As a cookbook, the layout is terrible. Pictures illustrating techniques are not always located near the recipes. I had to search around for the companion recipe. Not good for 1980 and really not good for 2017.

Mary

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Appetizers, Anyone?

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Appetizers, Spreads and Dips
Sunset Cookbooks
1976

This came through my library’s donation pile the other day and of course someone said I just had to have this delicious example of late 1970s cocktail party food. Honestly, this could have been my parents’ party. I know both my mom and I sported the neck scarf look on more than one occasion, and “harvest gold” along with avocado green were THE colors of the late seventies.

The recipes are right out of the 1970s handbook. They aren’t too bad, and very typical of what would be served at a generic house party in the Midwest in the late 1970s. (Although I can say I never did get to try Tofu Teriyaki Appetizers.)

Have a groovy time in the kitchen with these fab recipes.

Mary

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