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Retro Family Recipes - Old Fashioned Recipes from the 1960's - 1990's Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 93 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00895AKUS
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What a fun recipe book! I didn't even know you COULD freeze coleslaw until I read this. I'm going to try out the orange-roasted carrots today... and thanks to the snippet of info, I may just listen to some Elvis while I cook. And then have the rum walnut balls for afters. (Carefully counting the calories that are so thoughtfully provided, of course.) I've got another use for this book, though (which I have to admit, is why it caught my eye) - for fiction writers, this is a nice little glimpse into a bygone era.
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This is a great book and brought back many memories.My grandmother made applesauce cake every Christmas and I really believe that the recipe in this book may be the one she used. I was never fond of fruit cake, but I loved her applesauce cake.

The author's comments before each recipe bring back many memories from the time of each recipe.It adds such fun to each recipe.

We still make the marshmallow fudge at Christmas time. I can't wait to make the macaroni beef and tomato casserole I could taste it as I read the recipe and we don't eat wonderful casseroles like this anymore.

Buy this book now & enjoy these lovely recipes.
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Reading this book brought back so many memories of those times. Each recipe has a little history of what was going on in the US when people were using the recipe. You might be familiar with many of the recipes, but they offer a new version of how you might have made them - these recipes vary by region in the US. Tuna Popover Casserole - we had plenty of tuna casseroles, but this is new to me. And Banana Pumpkin Pie is certainly worth a try! I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with the nice selection in this book.
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There were no recipes that caught my interest and I was around at that time period. I think my Mom from a European background just didn't cook that way. I was't allowed McDonalds until High School when I snuck out with friends. I did like the stories before the recipes more so than the recipes.
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I was really disppointed in this book. It must have come from another area of the country because I am almost 72 and did not recognize the majority of the recipes, I am sure that people that are familiar with the reipes liked it.
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I don't recall some of these and I am not sure they were from that time period. Since I got married in 1970 and did a lot of cooking I thought there would have been some of the favorites I cooked for my children.
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Not recipes that my family ever cooked. Unlike most, my parents were too busy to cook anything that wasn't in a box so as a grown up, I find it fun to cook things that everyone else experienced as children.
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I've read a lot of Kindle recipe books lately, and this one is superior to most. Why? Recipes are all good AND it's formatted in a way that's super easy for the reader to find a recipe, and follow it.

Sounds simple right? Look around at a few others and you'll realize it's not.

Each recipe is outlined in the Table of Contents and sectioned by type - Main Dishes for example. Chapters are introduced with a Title and photo, which I found very helpful and enjoyable when reading this Kindle cookbook.

On each recipe page you find a recipe title, ingredients, preparation, and (a rarity in Kindle self-published cookbooks...) nutritional information for each recipe (per serving). That last part took this cookbook from a 4 to a 5 star for me! Serving size and a brief author's introduction relating to her family and the era from which the recipe came, added a nice touch to each recipe.

Directions are simple, easy to follow and clearly written. Ingredients are simple, and easy to find at your local market.

Truly, I find this recipe book a delight, and would happily recommend it to others. Well done!
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