Good Housekeeping's Appetizer Book
Title: Good Housekeeping's Appetizer Book
Subtitle: "irresistible canapés, hors d'oevres and nibblers"
Author: the editors of Good Housekeeping magazine
Illustrator: Lou Peters
Publisher: Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago, Illinois
Format: Softcover booklet, staple-bound
Provenance: Includes a mimeographed, typewritten recipe for "Blender Cheese Cake" (see below)
Departments: Short Order; Do Ahead; When-It's-a-Crowd; Simmers; Index.
Random Passage: "Meanwhile, drain olives on paper towels. Add, with cayenne, to strained cheese mixture. Pour into small earthenware crocks or custard cups. Cover with foil or saran." (Viennese Spread recipe)
Notes: Simple ingredients, complicated preps for appetizers of all kinds, intended for the hostess in a pinch. The best things about this kitschy little cookbook are the illustrations by the enigmatic Lou Peters, many of which are scanned and included below. Would-be Donna Reeds, take note.