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Parties from the swinging 50's, hip 60's, and ultra moderen 70's were
nothing without the ever present dips and party mixes.

The dancing, the garden parties, the carry in dinners, the family gathering,
and all the rest were made even more festive by dipping your chips,
cheetos, and vegies into various dips.

Dips were made from sour cream, cream cheeses, and salad dressing.  
And then came salsa..................

These are dip and party mix recipes, collected from handwritten recipes,
found in little tin recipe boxes from around the country.
Guacamole Dip
Back in the day, no one worried about weight, we walked it off!

4 Avocadoes, peeled and mashed
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon lemon juice
Hot sauce to taste
1 medium tomato, chopped fine
1 medium onion
Combine and chill
Serve with tortilla chips
Cereal Party Mix Recipe from the

Mix together in a shallow pan. 1 cup Rice
Chex, 1 1/2 cup Kix, 1 1/2 cup Cheerios.
2 cup Broken Pretzel Sticks, 1/2 lb.
Mixed Nuts. Set aside.

Now mix 1/4 c Melted Butter, 1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce, 1/4
teaspoon Garlic Salt, 1/3 teaspoon
Celery Salt - Mix together well and pour
over cereal mixture in a shallow pan.

Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees. Stir often
Cream Cheese Dip - (Dixie’s)

2 packages cream cheese (3oz)
1/2 grated onion
dash Tabasco
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
Accent Seasoning
Mayonnaise to thin
1/2 cup chili sauce

This recipe was taken straight out of a tin recipe box, I do not
know what  â€œAccentâ€� means. It was typed in order, line by
line with the recipe card.  Ah, I found out Accent was a
seasoning used in the 70's.
My mom loved to cook.
Southern Tortilla Chip Dip
from Iolene Powell

1 can shoepeg corn, drained
1 can black-eyed peas,
rinsed and drained
1 any color or colors pepper
1 sweet onion, chopped fine
1 small bottle Italian

Mix together and serve with
your favorite tortilla chips
Makes one quart.
Braunschweiger Dip

Braunschweiger Onion Spread/Dip
1 8 or 10 oz. pkg. Braunschweiger
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Mix together.  For best results, let
Braunschweiger be room
temperature.  Mix until thick and
serve with crackers, chips, or what
ever you like.
Dill Dip Chip Dip
2/3 Cup Sour Cream
2/3 Cup Mayonaise
1 T. Onion powder or onions
1 T. Parsley Flakes
1 t. Seasoning salt
1 t. Dill Weed.
Just mix together.

Potato Chip Dip
2 - 3 oz Philadelphia Cream
2 T. Milk or cream or more
Juice 1/2 lemon
1/2 small onion grated
1/4 t. salt
Dash pepper
1 t. paprika
Chives or parsley for color
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
Fruit Punch

1.5 bottles of Ginger Ale (2 liter
2 packages orange cool aid
2 packages rasberry cool aid
1 46 ounce can of pineapple juice
1 46 ounce can of orange juice
1.5 cups sugar
2 quarts of water

Citrus Punch
2 (6 oz) frozen lemonade
1 (6 oz) frozen orange
1 pt. pineapple juice
3 1/2 quarts ice water
5 T. Instant tea which is optional
Cocktail Dip

1 pint sour cream
1 package dried onion soup
3/4 cup white mountain tuna
1/2 bottle capers
Worchestshire sauce and lemon to

Let rest for awhile in fridge.
Mix ingredients thoroughly.  Serve
in bowl, sprinkle with paprika and
surround with large size corn chips.
Hill Country Caviar
1 cup salad oil
1/4 cup vinegar or cider
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash hot sauce
black pepper
4 cups cooked, dried black eyed peas or just drain a can
1 small green pepper - sliced thin
1 medium onion - sliced thin
Mix oil, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, hot sauce and pepper.  
Rinse and drain peas well.  Add green pepper and onion.  
Pour oil mixture over all and mix gently.  Refrigerate for 3
days in a covered container before eating.  Will keep for a
couple weeks.

Hot Chili Dip
1-15oz. chili with beans
1-5 oz jar of cheese spread
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Pepper to taste
Hot sauce - as much as you like
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 hard cooked egg yolk
Mix all together and cook over low heat, stirring until the
cheese has melted.  Sprinkle with crumbled egg yolk.
Serve hot
Ladies at a lunceon party, circa 1940, 50's
This particular
party was held
in California
during the late
1940's.  You
gals were really
Going to a party.
At the top of the recipe, she
" I get the ingredients at
Three Way Food Fair on the shelves
over the frozen veggies.  I usually
double the recipe.  I always add
cayenne pepper to all dishes.  I add
the mayonnaise to the blender and
mix all at once."

La Tapenade Dip

Put into electric blender or chop very
fine by hand
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons capers
small bunch of chives
10 large pitted black olives
1 can anchovies and 1/2 can best
tuna.  Cut fine in blender or by
chopping.  Turn into bowl - add 1 1/4
cup mayonnaise - just before serving
stir in a little less then one ounce of
A gal who love party dips and chip!  Best she had plenty of recipes.
Who was she?  Where did she work?  
She's a Mary Tyler Moore show gal for
sure.  A girl out to conquered a city.

Her recipes box must have been filled
quick, easy and the latest craze in 60's

Who ever she was, the photo says she
loved life and lived it to it's fullest.  So
Read, "The Story of the Missing
Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre.  A
delightful little Christmas story
with mouthwatering  recipes for
the most wonderful time of the

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key",
plus recipes for your holidays.  A
story by Robin Wallace.

Read "
Easter and Where NOT to
Eggs"  Memories of Easters
past and a few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -The
original story won first place in
sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School,
2005 by Logan Lyon

Food and Genealogy.  A story By
Robin L. Wallace.  Our lives, our
families, our very history's are
defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.
Memories of my father and his
version of Kickapoojoyjuice.

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me,
Memorial Day was the day when
we went out where relatives were
buried in the tiny, local
cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite,
carrying away branches that may
have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's
Story of
and Swit Tater Biskits

Home Remedies Medicines
Recipes From Olden Times.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and
story from the past.

College Foods and Other
I Have Eaten.
Dill Dip Chip Dip 1950's
Fruit Punch 1950's