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Tuna Loaf (VRP 400)

Tuna Loaf (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.)

At this time we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box but at this time we are not sure if they were owned by the same person or the eBay seller grouped them together.

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Tuna Loaf

Tuna Loaf

Tuna Loaf (VRP 400)


  • Good as a main dish or in sandwiches. Slice loaf carefully when hot - it's tender. Easy to slice when cold.
  • 4 tablespoons corn-oil margarine
  • 1 C. whole or skim milk
  • 1 C. dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C. drained, flaked canned tuna, salmon, or any cooked fish
  • 1 tablesoon chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablesoon chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    Melt margarine in milk in a saucepan. Stir in breadcrumbs. Beat egg lightly in bowl; mix in fish, onion, parsley, heated milk and seasonings. Grease baking dish with margarine; pack mixture in. Set in a pan of hot water in 350° oven; bake 30 minutes.

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Friday 12th of May 2023

Everyone enjoyed. Simple to make. Only change was greasing pan with butter.

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