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You have several married couples to dinner in your home. Wrong Way: At the dinner table seat husbands next to wives. Right Way: Arrange your seating plan so that husbands and wives do not sit together.

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, THE CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, 1950 04-20-1950

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DESSERT

BISKUPSKY CHLEBICK (Fancy Fruit Egg-White Bread (Cake)), Czechoslovakian

Ingredients
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 ounces almonds
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ½ package chocolate bits
  • ½ stick cooled melted butter
  • 2 large tbsp. quince jam
  • 2 large tbsp. glazed lemon peel
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. rum
Preparation Instructions

Cut almonds (not blanched), raisins, quince jam and citron peel in slivers. Beat egg whites to peak stage, add sugar by the spoonful, beating after each addition. Fold in gently the slivered fruit and chocolate bits, butter, rum and flour. Prepare a bread pan or a tube cake form: butter and flour pan. Fill with dough and bake about 1 hour at 350°.

Contributed by Milena Valstrova, 1950

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