One of the great pleasures of original Nancy Drew books is reading all the descriptions of the six-course meals and sumptuous snacks, often prepared by housekeeper Hannah Gruen. And so it is with Mabel Maney's books: in The Case of the Good-for-Nothing Girlfriend, for example, there are many hilarious and mouth-watering recipes for Idaho potatoes. (Cherry Aimless, who is from Pleasantville, Idaho, declares, "Idaho is the Land of Famous Potatoes, Midge!")


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