Saturday, November 30, 2013

BACON SQUARES/GOLDEN NECTAR

This is an old recipe card I got back in the 1970s with a Betty Crocker recipe club.  I will confess I have never made either of these recipes.


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Friday, November 29, 2013

CHOCOLATE SPONGE CANDY

This is a recipe I got in the early 1970s and it was supposed to be a nostalgic recipe then.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BROWN-SUGAR FROSTING

A fluffy 7-minute frosting with wonderful brown-sugar flavor.

1 egg white
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon light corn syrup or 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Dash salt
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring

Place all ingredients except maple flavoring in top of a double boiler (not over heat).  Beat 1 minute with electric or rotary beater to blend. Place over boiling water and cook, beating constantly until mixture forms stiff peaks, about 4 to 5 minutes (don't overcook). Remove from boiling water. Add maple flavoring and beat 1 to 2 minutes or till of spreading consistency. Frosts top and sides of a 13x9x2-inch sheet cake or tops and sides of two 8-inch layers.

Monday, November 25, 2013

HOT DOG CHEESIES

This is a recipe I got when I joined a recipe club back in 1970 when we first got out of the Air Force and moved back to Indiana.  It is a different way to serve hot dogs!


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

OLD PEACH RECIPES FLYER

This is another of the old yellowed grocery store give-away fliers I found in my late mother's shoebox of recipe clippings, etc.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

CANDLELIGHT LIME MOUSSE

Here is another recipe from the March 20, 1977 Bing Crosby TV Special sponsored by KRAFT.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

PORK CHOP DINNER

This is a recipe I got around 1970 after we got out of the Air Force.


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WILD RICE FRITTATA

This is an old recipe tear out from a women's magazine many years ago.



LEMON SUPREME POUND CAKE

This is the last recipe on this old pound cake flyer from Duncan Hines.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

FRUIT 'N PUDDING CRISP

This is another of the old recipe clippings from my late mother's "recipe shoebox".

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FRENCH DRESSING

This is a recipe from one of my 1963 recipe books.

1/2 cup salad oil
2 tbsp salad vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp each salt, paprika, and dry mustard
Dash cayenne

Combine ingredients in a jar; cover and shake well before using.  Makes 3/4 cup.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ORANGE POUND CAKE

This is another pound cake recipe from the old grocery store flyer.

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BURNECE MCDONALD'S ORANGE RAISIN ROLLS

This is another recipe from my 1955 Marshall Township PTA.  Burnece McDonald was the mother of one of my classmates.  This recipe calls for her Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe that was published earlier on this blog.  You can put the name Burnece's Baking Powder Biscuits in the upper left-hand corner block on this page to pull it up.

(Use baking powder biscuit recipe)
3 tbsp. melted butter
1/3 cup raisins, chopped
1 cup sugar
1 orange, ground up

Roll biscuit dough 1/4 inch thick into rectangular pieces about 10 inches wide.  Brush with melted butter.  Mix together ground orange, raisins, sugar, and spread over dough.  Roll as for jelly roll. Cut in 1 inch slices. Place flat on greased baking sheet or in greased muffin pans.  Bake 20 - 30 minutes at 425 degrees.  Serve warm, remove from pans when hot.

Monday, November 18, 2013

OLD FASHION CRANBERRY SCONES


  • I have no idea how old this recipe is.  I get requests from time to time for old fashion scone recipes so when I saw this on my  Mr. Food email I thought some of you would be interested.

  • 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons stick butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  •  Cooking spray

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, baking soda, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and cream of tartar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 forks until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cranberries and orange rind, tossing well. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Sprinkle remaining flour evenly over work surface. Turn dough out onto floured surface; knead 4 or 5 times. Divide dough into 2 portions. Pat each portion into a 5-inch circle on prepared baking sheet . Cut each circle into 4 wedges, cutting to, but not through, bottom of dough. Sprinkle each circle evenly with remaining sugar.
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until golden.



  • Sunday, November 17, 2013

    CALICO CARROT CAKE

    This is another of the old recipe clippings from my late mother's recipe shoebox.  This is another one that is cut from an old almanac calendar.  My grandpa had to have one of these every year where he hung it in his kitchen.  All gardening was done according to the almanac and the weather forecasts were always from these calendars.  Grandpa didn't drive so my mom or dad would have to go to the local Rexall Drug Store to get him a calendar every year.

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    Saturday, November 16, 2013

    ANTIPASTO ROMA

    This is another recipe from the March 20, 1977 Bing Crosby TV Special recipes flyer.

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    Friday, November 15, 2013

    PINEAPPLE POUND CAKE

    This recipe is from an old grocery store recipe give-away flyer. Click on the recipe to enlarge for easier viewing.



    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    AMY'S CRACKER DIP FROM AUTHOR JANETTE OKE

    1 8-ounce package cream cheese
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup Miracle Whip
    1 jar cocktail sauce
    1 can shrimp
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    1 small pepper (diced)
    3 green onions (diced)
    2 tomatoes (diced)

    Blend cream cheese, sour cream, and Miracle Whip; spread on pie plate.  Spread in layers the cocktail sauce, shrimp, cheese, pepper, onions, and tomatoes.  Refrigerate and let set for 2 hours.

    Variation: Same as above except delete sour cream and use 1 cup Miracle Whip, omit shrimp, or use less cheddar.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    SPAGHETTI SUPPER PIE

    This is another recipe from the 1977 Bing Crosby TV Special recipe flyer that was given away in the grocery stores.  The recipe is followed by a picture of this multi-page flyer.

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    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    LIME JELLY

    This is an old Betty Crocker recipe I have had for about 30 years.  It is an easy way to make jelly not only for your family but also for gifting.



    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    MOCHA PECAN COOKIES

    Love this little "COOKIE" book I found in my late mother's recipe box.  It is dated 1970 and I love the price of 35 cents. This recipe is one of many in this book.

    1 cup butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    3 cups sifted flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon instant coffee
    1/4 cup water
    1 cup pecan halves

    Cream butter and vanilla.  Add both sugars gradually; cream until fluffy.  Sift flour, baking powder and instant coffee; add alternately with water; mix until blended.  Chill dough.  Roll only a portion of the dough at a time 1/4-in. thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with 2-in. fluted cutter.  Put on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press a pecan half on each cutout.  Bake at 350 degrees F. 12 to 15 min.  Makes 7 dozen.



    Friday, November 8, 2013

    CONFETTI SALAD

    This recipe is from an old homemade cookbook with the following stamped on the front: Christmas Tid-bits
    Kingsway CWF.  I have no idea where it came from or how it ended up in my possession.  Most of the recipes are not readable because the quantities were stapled into the center and rusted.  But here is one for a Confetti Salad.

    FUDGE NOUGUTS

    I am always excited when I come across an old handwritten recipe of my late mother's. She has been gone over 10 years and couldn't write for almost 2 years prior to her death.  Finding this today made my day!

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    McCALL'S APRICOT-FILLED COOKIES

    This is a recipe card I got in my 1973 McCall's Great American Recipe Card Collection.


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    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    AUNT JOYCE'S FRUIT DIP

    This recipe is from the author Janette Oke's Family Cookbook. I don't know how old this recipe is but this book has recipes from several generations of the Oke family.

    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    2 teaspoons honey
    1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
    2 teaspoons orange juice
    1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

    Blend all ingredients.  Use as a dip with fresh fruits.