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Retro Buffets

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Best Buffets Cook Book
Better Homes and Gardens
1974

If the Brady Bunch were hosting a party, they would use this book. Feast your eyes on some of these delightful treats, such as Potato Chicken Bake featuring slices of American cheese and tater tots. I can just see Alice pushing these delicious meals on the whole gang. The early 1970s decor and fashion give this wonderful cookbook some extra zing.

Dig in,

Mary

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Tasty Party Snacks

500 Tasty Snacks recipes

500 Tasty Snacks
Ideas for Entertaining
1950

I think a good rule of thumb for cookbooks is that one should be able to identify the food pictured. Some of these old cookbooks seem to delight in NOT looking like something edible. Anyway, as we approach the holiday weekend, I am sure you will want to run, not walk, to the store and make some of these delightful treats for your 4th of July party. I am sure your guests will be delighted with hard-cooked eggs in jellied bouillon or jelled salmon.

Mary

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Mix and Match Cooking

three easy pieces quick menu cookbook

Three Easy Pieces
The Quick Menu Cookbook
General Foods Corporation
1985

This cookbook is trying to be clever by splitting the book into three sections. Get it? You mix and match each section to come up with a delightful menu. I thought it was an annoying gimmick and I was constantly trying to manage the pages. However, I took one for the team and created two menus that you can make. I suggest you try the frankfurter stuffing bake paired with a lima bean salad and a summer vegetable medley. You’re welcome.

Mary

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