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When men were men and homemakers were always happy

Ah, a relic from a by-gone era! Pet Milk created some truly delightful advertising cookbooks in the 1940s and 50s, full of splashy color images, homey recipes and snippets of advice for the eager-to-please wife and mother. “Husband Tested Recipes” … Continue reading

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Cookbook Look: Mueller’s “Tested and Proven Recipes”

Published on the heels of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, this smart little cookbook focuses on simplicity, economy and “meat stretching.” It opens with a letter to the “Homemakers of America” and contains several pages attesting to the quality, … Continue reading

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Whole Lotta Man-Pleasing Going On

Baking Made Easy (1920s) Occident Flour “There is hardly any dessert more popular with the male members of the family (so the women who attend our Baking Schools tell me) than good, old-fashioned pie!” Man-Pleaser Salads (1938) Knox Gelatine “Men … Continue reading

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