Sunday, March 31, 2013

OLD NEWSPAPER CLIPPING RECIPE FOR LEMON CHEESE CHIFFON

This is another of the old recipe clippings from a shoebox full found in my late mother's kitchen.  I am sure it is from her local Southern Indiana newspaper or her rural electric co-op magazine.  The page appears to be a faded green so it was probably from a holiday section. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

OLD FASHION OATMEAL COOKIES

This is another recipe from my old Marshall Township School PTA cookbook.  This recipe is typed as written and it was submitted by Mrs. Critt Gilbert.  Do any of you Needmore School folks know who she was/is?  I don't recognize the name but this book was printed when I was in 2nd grade.

Set oven at 375 degrees.  Grease lightly 2 large cookie sheets.  Sift together; 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt.

Mix 1 cup soft shortening, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup granulated sugar.  Beat until light.  Add 2 unbeaten eggs, one at a time.  Beat well.  Stir in 2 tsp. vanilla and 2 tbsp. milk.  Add 1/2 of flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.  Then mix in 2 cups oatmeal.  drop by tsp. about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake on top rack of oven about 12 minutes or until brown.  Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Friday, March 29, 2013

DOROTHY'S CHEESE STRAWS

This recipe is from a famous Hoosier Cook, Dorothy Mengering aka David Letterman's mom.  Dorothy said she got this recipe from her good friend Anna.  This will make about 3 dozen straws.

2 cups all-purpose flour minus 2 tbsps
1 stick margarine
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
dash of salt

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.  Knead using hands or put into a food processor until well blended.  Pack the mixture into a cookie press with a star shaped tip.  Push the dough through the press in strips to make straws.  Straws should be pressed onto ungreased cookie sheet/sheets and be about 4-inches long.

Bake straws at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Remove straws from oven and allow to cool. Lower oven temperature to 200 degrees.  Return to the oven and bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes.

After straws are completely cooled they may be stored in a covered container.


Note:  Straws can be frozen for later use.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

VFW STEAK DIANE

Sometimes you get recipes from the strangest places.  Years ago my husband had a friend die and his body was donated to science.  They held his memorial at a small VFW post.  And so I acquired this recipe I call VFW Steak Diane!

Click on the picture for easier reading.
 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

THE BEST OLD FASHION BBQ SAUCE

I'm not sure exactly who decided this is the best bbq sauce except to say this recipe is from a hospital in Dallas, Texas. 

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp horseradish
4 tbsp vinegar
5 tbsp catsup
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp Tabasco sauce

In a saucepan, melt the butter with the lemon juice.  Add the horseradish, vinegar, catsup, salt, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces; stir to blend together well. 

Heat just to a simmer, do not boil.

Excellent for chicken or pork cooked on a barbecue grill.

Friday, March 22, 2013

POTATO CHIP COOKIES

I have an old cookbook from the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and this is one of the popular recipes in it.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

EASY ENGLISH MUFFINS

This is another of my late mother's old recipe clippings.  According to her records this one for easy English muffins is from Zionsville, Indiana.  Note: I have never made it as I don't eat much bread due to my diabetes.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1963 RECIPE FOR PASTEL COOKIES

This recipe is from the backside of a fold-up flyer that came in a bag of Gold Medal Flour my mother bought in 1963.  The first picture is the recipe, the second is the variations.  You can click on the pictures to read them better.


Monday, March 11, 2013

CLEANING AND SEASONING A CAST IRON PAN FROM SOUTHERN MAMA

I got a request for some advice on how to clean and season a cast iron pan so here it is ~~Southern Mama



1. Put about 4-5 heaping tablespoons of salt into the pan along with an equal amount of vegetable oil
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2 Using a paper towel spread the salt and oil mixture throughout the entire inside of the pan taking care to cover every part of the inside of the pan

3 Let the pan sit and soak in the mixture (we let ours sit for about five minutes). In the meantime let the oven heat up to 250 degrees F

4. Next wash the pan with hot water and soap, using your hands or a paper towel. Be sure to not use a brush or towel

5 After thoroughly drying the skillet…

6. Coat the inside of the skillet entirely with a thin coat of vegetable oil

7 After your oven has heated, place the skillet in the oven for half an hour at 250 degrees. After half an hour take the skillet out (it will be hot!) and re-coat the pan again with a thin layer of vegetable oil

8. Once the skillet has heated let it cool thoroughly and sop up extra oil with a paper towel

To ensure that your pan stays in tip-top shape be sure to not clean it with soap after each use. Typically you can get away with just rinsing your skillet well with hot water. If there are still leftover food on the skillet you can repeat this process with salt and oil again. Always dry the pan completely (over heat if possible) before storing it!
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I got a request for some advice on how to clean and season a cast iron pan so here it is ~~Southern Mama



1. Put about 4-5 heaping tablespoons of salt into the pan along with an equal amount of vegetable oil

2 Using a paper towel spread the salt and oil mixture throughout the entire inside of the pan taking care to cover every part of the inside of the pan

3 Let the pan sit and soak in the mixture (we let ours sit for about five minutes). In the meantime let the oven heat up to 250 degrees F

4. Next wash the pan with hot water and soap, using your hands or a paper towel. Be sure to not use a brush or towel

5 After thoroughly drying the skillet…

6. Coat the inside of the skillet entirely with a thin coat of vegetable oil

7 After your oven has heated, place the skillet in the oven for half an hour at 250 degrees. After half an hour take the skillet out (it will be hot!) and re-coat the pan again with a thin layer of vegetable oil

8. Once the skillet has heated let it cool thoroughly and sop up extra oil with a paper towel

To ensure that your pan stays in tip-top shape be sure to not clean it with soap after each use. Typically you can get away with just rinsing your skillet well with hot water. If there are still leftover food on the skillet you can repeat this process with salt and oil again. Always dry the pan completely (over heat if possible) before storing it!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

1963 YEAST COUPON

An 8 cent coupon today wouldn't be worth much.  But in 1963, this was quite a savings.  Don't know why my late mother never used the coupon.  This coupon was good during my Junior year of high school!