10 Vintage Recipes for an Old-Fashioned Ladies Luncheon

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Chicken Salad Sandwiches: A classic combination of diced chicken, mayonnaise, celery, and seasonings served on soft bread or croissants.

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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches: Thinly sliced cucumbers on buttered bread, often with a sprinkle of dill or a light cream cheese spread.

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Deviled Eggs: Hard-boiled eggs, halved and filled with a creamy, seasoned yolk mixture.

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Quiche Lorraine: A savory custard pie made with bacon and Swiss cheese in a flaky pastry crust.

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Waldorf Salad: A refreshing mix of apples, celery, walnuts, and mayonnaise, served on a bed of lettuce.

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Fruit Mold: A gelatin-based dessert featuring canned fruit cocktail or other canned fruits, sometimes with added nuts or marshmallows.

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Tomato Aspic: A savory gelatin dish made with tomato juice, often containing diced vegetables like celery and onions.

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Cranberry-Orange Bread: A sweet, dense bread made with fresh cranberries and orange zest, perfect for slicing and serving with tea.

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Lemon Bars: A sweet and tangy dessert made with a shortbread crust and a lemony filling, dusted with powdered sugar.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: A moist cake topped with caramelized pineapple slices and maraschino cherries, often served warm.

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