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Five-Star Favorites: Recipes from Friends of Mamie and Ike, 1974

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Five-Star Favorites: Recipes from Friends of Mamie and Ike: Oversized cookbook compiled by the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary to raise funds for the medical center. Copyright 1974 by Desert Charities, Inc. Presumed first edition, first printing. 272 pages. Book is in mint condition. Dust jacket has issues.

Recipes include Mrs. Harry S. Truman’s Ozark Pudding, Barbara Walters’ Western Casserole, Dinah Shores Quesadillas, Norman Rockwell’s Oatmeal Cookies, Mrs. Ronald Reagan’s Veal Stew with Red Wine, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Lobster Cardinal, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson’s Pedernales River Chili, Mrs. Gerald R. Ford’s Prawn Madras Curry, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s Crab Mayonnaise Casserole.

At we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write proudly that their recipes are “not from your mother’s cookbook.” We think the recipes in your mother’s cookbook provided food that was nutritious and warm and colorful and just plain yummy! We know that just looking at the cover of your mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book makes you feel good. Holding her Betty Crocker Cookbook, or her Better Homes and Gardens, or Good Housekeeping Cookbook in your hands is better than nostalgic. And cooking some of those dishes for your children will pass on a great tradition.

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