McLaughlin, coauthor of The Silver Palate Cookbook , also did well by this book's predecessor, and so here is more of, roughly, the same: a recipe for buffalo wings that requires Lipton's onion soup mix, Imperial margarine and Wish-bone blue cheese dressing; another, for Rich Lemon Bars, that calls for Realemon juice; and Philly pound cake with Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese in it. Brand names can make the heart grow fonder; some junk can be our friend. Or maybe it's the idea that what people grew up on they never quite outgrow. them. Anyway, this book impels a return to stock items that may tempt more than reward; temptation, however, may bring its own reward. So try Toffee Fantasy Pie, courtesy of the Heath Bar, or Manhattan meat balls, gilded with Kraft Barbecue Sauce. Some things sound too disgusting to consider, and which is which should be left to individual judgment. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate.
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