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Thanksgiving side dish: creamed onions with peanuts

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book from 1959 insists that “it’s not Thanksgiving unless this specialty is on the table”—and that specialty is creamed onions with peanuts.

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Holiday fudge recipes: Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959)

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book from 1959 features multiple holiday fudge recipes, including Rocky Road and Old-time Fudge.

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Holiday fruitcake hell (with a fudge recipe as an apology)

The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959) features multiple recipes for fruitcake. All the variations are shown in a photo of what the cookbook calls a “fruitcake window.” I call it a glimpse into fruitcake hell:

photo showing multiple fruitcakes

Shelves and shelves of fruitcake variations (photos and recipe © 1959 Meredith Corporation)

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Saying “Merry Christmas” with pea-green cake filling

The Cherry Candle Cake from the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book (1959) features a filling of pineapple, lime gelatin, and food coloring that renders into a lovely radioactive green hue.

Christmas Candle Cake cut to show bright green filling

“Christmas on a platter—tuck in a holly sprig, light the candle, and whisk this beauty to the table!” (© 1959 Meredith Corporation)

You really don’t need to light the candle in the center to draw attention to this cake.

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