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Mac 'n' Cheese

This recipe is a classic comfort food and still very popular today.


California Dip

This recipe appeared on onion soup mixes in households across the country.


Red Hot Salad

An unconventional salad using red hots candy!

American Fare: the 1950s

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Cooking Up Some American History!

50 Authentic, Easy-to-Make Recipes from All Periods of American History!

The 1950s were an era of prosperity for America. New foods and new technology completely changed the way Americans ate and the kind of foods they ate.

Packaged, prepared foods grew in popularity. Packaged foods brought Americans together in a new way. Instead of eating traditional, regional foods, cooks began preparing meals from the back of boxes so families everywhere were eating the same foods for dinner.

American 1950 recipes used new foods and new technology and completely changed the way Americans ate.

Cooking Up Some American History cookbook front cover

Vanilla Milkshake

A burger and fries served with a milkshake was standard fare as the restaurants spread across the country.

A photograph of a vanilla milkshake, hamburger, and french fries
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