This cookbook is a 1974 publication by the Restaurant and Inn Division of the Stouffer Corporation. According to the preface in the cookbook, the Stouffer Corporation had its beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio some fifty years earlier. The cookbook is a celebration of fifty years in business from a simple milk delivery operation, to a lunch counter and ultimately a string of nation-wide hotels. The Stouffer Corporation eventually sold the chain in the early 1990's to focus on its frozen food division which was growing from its 1982 introduction of "Lean Cuisine" line.
The Stouffer family thought that "the best birthday gift we could give would be the recipes that you have enjoyed". The cookbook is divided into the following sections:
- Hor d'oeuvers, Canapes, and Dips
- May we suggest something to start?
- From the Dinner Menu
- From the Late Supper Menu
- Would you like a vegetable?
- A salad?
- Or hot bread?
- For dessert we have...
- And other good things
- When company comes -- for parties and the holidays
- Something from the bar