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Foiled in the Kitchen

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Carefree Cooking with Aluminum Foil
Reynolds Metal Company
1975

Yet another helpful cookbook for those with aluminum foil who haven’t got the slightest idea what to do with it. (I suppose you can make these lovely crafts.) Again, we have some delicious-looking molded food. In the picture below is a stunning recipe for frozen jellied turkey-vegetable salad. It’s the pimento garnish that really sells this recipe.

The other recipes are unremarkable and hardly different or unique because of the foil. I did wonder why a giant hamburger was needed. How about a meat loaf or individual burgers? I guess I will never know.

Time to head to the grocery store so you can indulge with these tasty treats. You’re welcome.

Mary

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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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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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