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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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Banana Cuisine From Yesteryear

Bananas and how to the serve them

Bananas …how to serve them
Meloripe Fruit Company
1941

Many of you will remember one of our most popular books: Be Bold with Bananas. If you have been waiting for another chance to try some banana cuisine, this little gem is waiting for you! Unfortunately, the photography isn’t as suggestive or “bold” as in the other banana book, but it still has some wonderful recipes that you won’t want to miss. My personal favorite:  Banana Meat Loaf (because regular meatloaf is not enough), or how about Ham Banana Rolls? The possibilities of banana cuisine are endless!

You’re welcome,

Mary

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