Friday, February 28, 2014

CIRCUS JELLO SALAD

This recipe is from my sister who used to make this for large family gatherings. Perhaps she still does but since I live well over a thousand miles away, I wouldn't know. My oldest daughter Cindy locked herself in my bedroom and ate a whole bag of circus peanuts when she was 3 years old. She refuses to even taste this salad!

30 circus peanuts (10-oz pkg)
1 large box orange jello
1 #2 can crushed pineapple
1 large Cool Whip

Dissolve jello in 2 cups boiling water. Add peanuts and stir until they melt. Drain pineapple, saving juice. Add water to the juice to make 1 1/2 cups; add to the jello mixture. Let stand until partially set. Add the pineapple and cool whip. Refrigerate.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PEPPY POTATO SALAD

This recipe is from the 1967 Better Homes and Gardens cooking with HERBS and SPICES cookbooklet I have featured several times. Love the name, never before thought of potato salad as peppy!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

OATMEAL MUFFINS

This recipe from my 1955 Marshall Township PTA cookbook was submitted by Brenda Kay Luallen.

1 cup sifted enriched flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. shortening
1 cup oats
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles corn meal.  Add rolled oats, blending thoroughly. Add beaten eggs and milk, stirring lightly. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake in a hot oven 425 degrees about 15 minutes. Makes 16 small muffins.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

COFFEE-RUM COOKIES

This is another of the cookie recipes from the little 1970 Cookie Cookbook I found in my late mother's recipe boxes.

2 cups sifted flour
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening, soft
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon imitation rum flavoring (or vanilla extract)

Sift first 5 ingredients together. Cream the shortenings together, adding the sugars while creaming.  Add egg and extract; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in dry ingredients. Wrap dough in moisture-vaporproof material; chill thoroughly. Roll out a small amount of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with fluted cookie cutter. Decorate round with pecan halves, if desired. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 min. Makes about 3 doz. cookies.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE PIE

This is another of the recipes from my 1970s Easy Homemade Desserts with JELL-O Pudding.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FROZEN PUDDING SANDWICHES

This recipe is from a 1970s Easy Homemade Desserts with JELL-O Pudding booklet from my late mother's recipe boxes.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SIDEWALK SUNDAE CAKE

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

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

1975 PORK-STUFFED EGGPLANT

This is a Betty Crocker recipe from 1975. Click on the pictures to enlarge for easier reading.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MY FAVORITE LEMON MERINGUE PIE



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Monday, February 10, 2014

CLOVE STUDDED ORANGE PORK CHOPS


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

BEARNAISE SAUCE, CALIFORNIA MEDLEY, AND OVEN ROASTING EARS

This is a page from the 1967 Better Homes and Gardens cooking with HERBS and SPICES recipe booklet from my late mother's recipe collection.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

RING-A-ROUNDS

This is another cookie recipe from the 1970 Cookie Book from my late mother's recipe collection.

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