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Grind raw carrot in food chopper. Make French dressing with chicken fat instead of oil. Mix ingredients and serve.

1 cup raw carrots

½ cup oil (preferably oil from chicken fat)

1 tablespoon vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon parsley

⅛ teaspoon paprika


2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

⅛ teaspoon cayenne

2 tablespoons granulated gelatine, plus 2 tablespoons cold water

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon curry powder

3 tablespoons melted fat

1 cup milk

⅓ cup vinegar

2 cups cooked rice

2 tablespoons chopped olives

Mix dry ingredients, add egg and blend thoroughly. Add melted fat, milk and vinegar. Cook over hot water until thick as custard. Soften gelatine in cold water. Add to the hot dressing.

When dissolved add rice and olives, place in mold and chill. Serve plain or with ½ cup French dressing.


1 cup American or cream cheese

2 tablespoons vinegar

⅓ cup oil

½ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon cayenne

2 tablespoons chopped olives

3 tablespoons chopped nuts

Blend all ingredients thoroughly. Shape as desired and chill. Serve with French dressing. (If American cheese is used, grate or cut fine.)


2 cups chopped cabbage

1 cup peanuts

1 cup chopped apples

1 cup salad dressing

Mix ingredients and serve with French dressing. This salad looks very appetizing when served in cups made of hollowed out red apples, the pulp removed being used in the salad.


1 cup cooked potatoes

1 cup cooked carrots

1 cup cooked peas

1 cup cooked beets

Make a French dressing of

½ cup oil

½ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vinegar

⅛ teaspoon cayenne

Mix dressing thoroughly and pour over the vegetables. If vegetables are kept in different bowls instead of mixed together, the flavor of the salad is improved.

Any vegetable may be used in this way. Let stand 30 minutes. When ready to serve, place each portion in a nest made of two lettuce leaves or other salad, green. If desired, cooked dressing may be mixed with the vegetable in place of French dressing, or may be served with it.

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