Shared Recipes: House & Garden, 1954

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Complete Menus for Weekend Entertaining: To Give Every Hostess the Freedom of a Guest This shared recipe group is from House & Garden’s Summer Cook Book Guide. My husband and I had a great time pulling together dozens of recipes for this issue. The first section, “Complete Menus for Weekend Entertaining,” focused on how careful […]

Shared Recipes: Vitello Parmigiano, Salsa Marinara, and Insalata di Lattughe

Vitello Parmigiano, Salsa Marinara, and Isalata di Lattughe. ENJOY! Vitello Parmigiano • 8 slices veal scaloppine • Salt and pepper • 1/2 t garlic salt • 1/2 t oregano • 2 eggs, beaten • 1/c C grated parmesan • 1/2 C bread crumbs • 1 t paprika • 1/4 c olive oil • 1/2 lb Mozzarella […]

Shared Recipes: Prosciutto Con Spaghetti

Prosciutto Con Spaghetti This recipe is from  Thank You Mr. Columbus: The Choice Cuisine of Italy, originally published in 1956. My friend Mark supplied the image above from a meal he planned in celebration of Columbus Day. Enjoy! • 4 oz elbow spaghetti • 1/4 c olive oil • 1/4 c chopped onion • 2 Tsp. chopped parsley • 1/2 lb […]

Shared Recipes: Antipasto

Antipasto This recipe is from the Thank You Mr. Columbus: The Choice Cuisine of Italy, originally published in 1956. It is a very simple recipe, that allows you to utilize what’s in your fridge, cabinet, or freezer. Anything can become a fun offering with imagination and a bit of craft. Enjoy! • Artichoke hearts in olive oil • […]

Shared Recipes: Perfection Salad

Perfection Salad–ZERO CALORIES! This recipe is from The Weigh of all Flesh, by Reuben D. Chier, M.D., my uncle. We published it in 1953. It is a comprehensive diet guide, which includes calorie charts, an ideal weight caloric intake guide, a 7 day and a 15 day diet plan, low-cal recipes, exercises, and a calorie counter […]

A Friend in the Kitchen

I’d like to share some beautiful photographs of one of my dishes, which a ‘friend in the kitchen’ produced for me. The recipe is “Pepper Steak, Ranch Style” from Entertaining Snacks After Dark. That was a particularly fabulous cookbook to pull together because of the late-night theme, and I love the profile of the fabulous […]

Shared Recipes: Beer Spice Cake

beer spice cake recipe

Beer Spice Cake This recipe is from The Outdoor Chef…This Calls for Budweiser, originally published in 1963. Richard and I loved outdoor cooking and being inventive with the Grill. This partnership with Budweiser and the Standardized Outdoor Advertising Industry was very fun for us. We included recipes from our original The Terrace Chef, but added […]

The Outdoor Chef…This Calls for Budweiser

cover of the outdoor chef / budw

The Outdoor Chef…This Calls for Budweiser 164 pages, Copyright 1963 “Remindful that the day of elaborate entertaining is past and the informal casual outdoor barbeque has taken its place, THE OUTDOOR CHEF with a special Budweiser Beer section is designed to help you enjoy many successful outdoor barbeques. It has been produced for you by […]

Shared Recipes: Crab Meat in Avocado

Crab Meat in Avocado This recipe is from the Vita Party Book, originally published in 1971. You can see immediately the book format was a departure for us. This was a paperback book instead of our flip recipe books. While Vita is no longer packaging King Crab Meat, you can easily substitute grocery-found canned crab meat […]

Vita Party Book

Cover of Vita Party Cookbook

Vita Party Book 152 pages, Copyright 1971 Published by Popular Library, New York “Parties are for me. Any occasion will do from a traditional Thanksgiving to Get-Yourself-Together Day on St. Marks Place. Eating as a social event is my favorite hobby. There is nothing more convivial or welkin ringing than festive dining with a new […]