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Breakfast 101

How to have fun cooking breakfast
Creative Educational Society, Inc.
1974

Doesn’t breakfast look groovy? Evidently kids back then need to understand how to make a bowl of cereal. As a teen in 1974, I don’t remember this being a particular problem, even for younger kids. I think a cookbook for kids and teens is a wonderful topic for a book, but this doesn’t do the job now or in 1974. Despite the groovy clothes, I also don’t see a lot of “fun” happening.

 

Mary

More Kids Cooking:

Boys in the Kitchen

Young America Cooks

A Magical Microwave!

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Husband Tested Recipes

Husband tested recipes cover“Husband-Tested” Recipes
Pet Milk Co.
1949

A little something from the olden days. Husbands, run don’t walk to get this wonderful cookbook for the Missus.  I love these vintage cooking books. Definitely a keeper for an archive, but not so much for a public library.

The recipes don’t look too bad if you ignore the icky black and white photos. I am going to say no to the funky looking banana nut salad.

Enjoy!

Mary

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Martha Stwart’s Quick Cook

Martha Stewart coverMartha Stewart Quick Cooks
1983

Submitter: Martha Stewart cookbooks are pretty much a no-brainer purchase for our mid-sized public library collection but I think this one has reached the end of its life span. Also, I’m not sure Martha’s definition of quick to prepare food matches with any other human on the planet.

Holly: Well, leaving the head and scales on the fish definitely saves time (picture below). And that pink dress! Wow!

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