Tag Archives: vintage cookbooks

Duchess Franks: “High Society Suppers with Hamburgers and Franks!”

┬áThis is from the Better Homes and Gardens Best Buffets, 1963. That really is how these photographed foods are described. The caption also says that the Duchess Franks “have a surprise of ham, cheese and pickle.” 1 pound (8 to … Continue reading

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Vintage “Black Magic Luncheon” -No Cauldron Needed

I have no idea why this recipe has such an unusual name. It is another casserole from the 1968 BHG cookbook I’ve been blogging from lately. 3 cups diced cooked ham 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Does Parsley Make It Elegant? Macaroni Cheese Deluxe

Here’s another gem from the 1968 BHG Casserole Cookbook: Macaroni Cheese Deluxe. The caption on that photo reads: “Macaroni Cheese Deluxe is sophisticated enough for a special family affair or company elegance. The tangy sour cream makes this classic casserole … Continue reading

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Picnic Casserole: Bean Pot Limas

The caption on this photo if “Hearty picnic casserole: Bean Pot Limas are superb for a barbecue or just plain homespun eating. Bean fans will call for this casserole often.” Bean fans? This is interesting. Seems like baked beans, with … Continue reading

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Jello Drinks: Spicy Apple-cadabra

Another gem from my 1977 Amazing Magical Jell-O Desserts, featuring psychedelic art and the “Amazing Marvello” magic tricks. I’m enjoying looking through a favorite this morning after an amazing busy visit to the Romantic Times convention over the past few … Continue reading

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Asparagus-Egg Salad and Jelly Muffins

Here are a few more fabulous finds from the Better Homes and Gardens Meals in Minutes. I was intrigued by the eggs on top of asparagus dish to the left in the photo. How would you serve that so folks … Continue reading

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Peachy Recipes: Lightning Lunch and Peach Petal Pie

I have a couple more recipes from the Better Homes and Gardens Meals in Minutes. The first is not one I’d want to eat, but the second sounds like an interesting twist on a pie. Lightning Lunch 1 12-oz. can … Continue reading

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Sunny Jello Drink

I am getting ready this morning to head to the Des Plaines Public Library to do a workshop on Cookbook and Crafting Readers Advisory. I had so much fun collecting information on modern cookbook and craft trends, though many of … Continue reading

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Green Spring Salad Ring

This Spring Salad Ring fits nicely into my green recipes plan for this month. It is from the Better Homes and Gardens So Good With Fruit book, 1967. The caption on this photo is: “Glistening crown of lime gelatin tops … Continue reading

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