Catering for Special Occasions
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Fannie Farmer’s Catering Special Occasions: Antique Recipes

Fannie Farmer’s Catering Special Occasions: Fannie Farmer’s Catering for Special Occasions was published in 1911 by David McKay, Publisher, Philadelphia.  The cookbook has menus and corresponding recipes for New Year’s Afternoon Teas, St. Valentine’s Spreads, Halloween Spreads, Thanksgiving Dinners, Christmas dinners, and many more.  The cherub illustrations are the very definition of charming!  Here are the recipes, along with the cherubs, for some Thanksgiving side dishes:

Catering for Special Occasions

Catering for Special Occasions

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