Dig That Dish: Teen-Age Party Menus & Recipes For All Occasions

Dig that Dish, 1960

Dig That Dish: Teen-Age Party Menus & Recipes For All Occasions First Edition 160 pages, Copyright 1960 “A successful party takes ideas, organization, and your shoulder to the wheel. When it is successful there is nothing like the satisfaction of knowing you put it across. The easiest way to do it is to set a […]

Shared Recipes: Date Nut Meringue Cookies

Date Night Meringue Cookies

Date Nut Meringue Cookies This recipe is from my first printing of Tooth Sweet, originally published in 1955. It’s my Father’s Day special: Date Nut Meringue Cookies. My children voted it perfect for Father’s Day (hence the “Father’s Day” logo on the lower right-hand side of the recipe card), since it was my husband’s favorite. […]

Tooth Sweet, Second Printing

Tooth Sweet cover 2

Tooth Sweet: A Journal of Desserts Featuring Holiday Specialties 140 pages, Copyright 1955 This cookbook was a second printing of the original, both printed in the same year. I changed the cover from the original, replacing it with this perky apron-ed baker, ready to share her sweets. “Never-fail” recipes for dessert have let down many […]

The Terrace Chef, First Edition

Horizontal issue Terrace Chef

The Terrace Chef: Festive Barbecue Recipes Horizontal Layout, First Edition 142 pages, Copyright 1952 “The day of elaborate entertaining is past and the informal, casual BARBECUE has taken its place. This, much to the delight of hostess and guest alike. Barbecues have become popular for several very definite reasons. The foremost reason that occurs to […]

Shared Recipes: Martini Chier—Dry

Martini Chier, Dry

Martini Chier—Dry This recipe is from A Guide to Pink Elephants, Volume 1 (also available as an app at iTunes!), originally published in 1952. This recipe was made for my father, who loved a very dry (more gin-filled) Martini. A Guide to Pink Elephants, Volume 1 (and 2) were so enjoyable to create. Both books […]

Big Spread, Third Printing

The Big Spread third printing

The Big Spread: An Encyclopedia of Hors D’oeuvres and Canapes 144 pages, Copyright 1953 This was the third printing of The Big Spread. The second printing (1953) had the same cover and content as the original (1952). This third printing has different photographs and a different cover—they’re having a fabulous time at this party! “Parties, […]

Epicurean Guide, Revised Edition

The Epicurean Guide Revised

The Epicurean Guide, Revised Edition Festive Recipes on Washable Plasticized Cards 144 pages, Copyright 1956 This one is a second edition, fewer pages than its predecessor, but finessed organization in the tabs.* It gave me a chance to revisit my very first and fully loaded cookbook, which will always be a favorite of mine. “A […]

Tomato Well Dressed, Second Printing

A Tomato Well Dressed, 2

A Tomato Well Dressed: The Art of Salad Making 146 page, Copyright 1953 This cookbook was a second printing of the original, with a new cover featuring a lovable plump tomato. “Salads are the most versatile of food combinations. They are served as every course of your meal at one time or another. Sometimes, a […]