The not-great-cuisine PARTY PUPS from 1966

The not-great-cuisine PARTY PUPS from 1966

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Adjust Servings:
8 each Frankfurter I used hot dogs instead, and they were good
8 strips about 3 ½ x 1 inch Cheese Sliced. American used in the original recipe. I prefer Sharp Cheddar.
1 can (8 oz) Refrigerated Crescent Rolls Store-bought, naturally!

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An easy-to-make snack or appetizer from 1960s! Cheap and guaranteed to be liked by everyone.

  • 15 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • Easy




Party Pups with Cheddar


I usually do not post recipes that use a bunch of pre-made ingredients as I love cooking from scratch. But today I stumbled across a cookbook that I had to buy. It was a thrift store find, a Clementine Paddleford’s COOK YOUNG COOKBOOK published in 1966. I never heard of her name before. I decided to do my little investigation and find out if she was famous at all back in 1966.

Clementine Paddleford

Apparently, Miss Paddleford was a very well-known food writer of her time. She was a big proponent of the regional cuisines of the United States. She also was a huge fan of using the canned goods and dry mixes in the kitchen. 1950-1960s were a time of the post-war progress in America. Folks did not have a whole lot of time to cook from scratch at home anymore. And with the help of the newly developed recipes by Clem Paddleford and her colleagues along with an assortment of the readily available precooked stuff at the grocery stores, housewives and working people spent less and less time in the kitchen.

Cooking from scratch started fading away. After all, who had all that time to spare on cooking meals the old way in the face of progress? On the other hand, by simplifying the recipes and using all those shortcuts, more people than ever before started trying their hand at cooking at home!

Even preparing food for a party started looking more like a hassle-free activity. Look at the following recipe. What can be easier to make than a three-ingredient recipe? The result is foolproof, definitely edible and pretty cheap to make!

I tried making these Party Pups with sliced Cheddar instead of American, and I liked it better that way. Also, a good dipping sauce would make a huge difference in taste. I suggest a good BBQ sauce, or something sweet and spicy like a pineapple relish.

If you enjoy having delicious snacks with your beer, try making these Zucchini Beer Snack from 1970s ! It’s good!

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Preheat the oven up to 375F. Place the frankfurters on a plate, cover with a paper towel and microwave on high for 40 seconds.


Split the frankfurters lengthwise . Insert a strip of cheese. Separate the rolls into triangles. Wrap each frankfurter in a roll.


Bake for 10 minutes until the rolls are golden brown. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.


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