Category Archives: 1970s

Twin Peaks Tuesday: Shirley Jones’ Mexicali Corn Casserole

For Memorial Day this year I went to not 1–but 2 Memorial Day barbecues. This is what I chose to make for the second party, to accompany hamburgers on the grill. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the 1984 … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesdays: The Norwegians are Leaving!

In the Twin Peaks pilot, Ben Horne is courting a group of Norwegian businessmen over breakfast. The Norwegians seemed to be buying what Ben was selling; but eventually some shit goes down (you have to go watch the pilot to … Continue reading

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The Total Woman

Lots of fun has been going on over on the Dinner is Served 1972 Facebook fan page. Yesterday I featured the covers to Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl and subsequent cookbook. Today, I went to the absolute other … Continue reading

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Cher’s Meatballs

It’s Cher’s birthday! And in honor of this special day, I am sharing the recipe for one of her own dishes. It’s from this cookbook: (I totally want a copy!) Although this recipe could have just as easily come from … Continue reading

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Liberace Special 15-Minute Eggs

We’ve made it! It’s officially Liberace’s Birthday! And for it, I present to you his most-famous dish. I think of this as Liberace’s “single girl special” because it is simple, quick, and you probably have all of the necessary ingredients … Continue reading

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Liberace’s Chicken Liver and Caper Canape

Liberace Week rolls on! I love the way this recipe sounds. There’s almost a lilting melody to it. Say it out loud: Liberace’s Chicken Liver and Caper Canape! But before I get to the recipe, I want to point out … Continue reading

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Liberace’s Caviar Cheese Dip

Liberace Cooks!, the awesome 1970 cookbook by Carol Truax, is divided into seven chapters, one for each of the dining rooms in his mansion (well, there are eight chapters if you include “Sauces, Sauces Everywhere”). Chapter VI, Room with a View, … Continue reading

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5. Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork

I recently fell off the face of social media because my brother got married on Saturday and I was back home in Pittsburgh for 5 days. I tend to fall off the grid when I go home. I was my bro … Continue reading

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56. Sukiyaki

Hold on a second. Haven’t we seen this card before? Um. yeah we have! This ad appears on the “About Dinner is Served!” page. Check it: That was a little bit of Deja Vu, amiright? Speaking of Deja Vu, have you … Continue reading

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113. Ways With Bread

I’ve been looking forward to this card because of its daffy photography. I love the massive bread knife and the sandwich made of sandwiches. Sadly, I did not make the sandwich filled with smaller sandwiches, for there are so few … Continue reading

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