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Ham Cheesers (VRP 400)

Ham Cheesers (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H with a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below that is an order form to purchase the box.)

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Ham Cheesers

Ham Cheesers

Ham Cheesers (VRP 400)


  • ½ lb. cooked ham, cubed
  • ½ lb. sharp cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup sliced stuffed olives
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • 8 hamburger buns, split


Mix together all ingredients except buns. Place mixture in buns and wrap well in aluminum foil. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. To serve, place in 400-degree oven until cheese melts (about 15 minutes, or 30 minutes if frozen). Use heavy-duty foil if freezing.
Note: If Mrs. Nickel doesn't intend to freeze the ham-cheesers she adds two hard-cooked, chopped eggs to the filling.

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