Sunday, December 31, 2017


This recipe is from an old church potluck.

2 lbs fresh carrots, peeled
1 lg. green bell pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
dash of pepper

Wash and scrape carrots; cut into thick crosswise slices. Boil in water just until tender; drain well. Combine soup, olive oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Pour over carrots, green pepper, and onion. Cover and chill in the refrigerator. Good served hot or cold.

Note: File Photo

Saturday, December 30, 2017


2 cups diced unpared red apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup broken walnuts
1/2 cup seedless raisins
lettuce leaves for presentation

About 1 hour before serving time;
1. In a medium bowl, toss diced apples with lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise. Refrigerate.
2. Just before serving, remove from refrigerator and add celery, rest of the mayonnaise, broken walnuts, and the raisins. Mix together well and serve on 4 salad plates. Place lettuce leaves on plate and top lettuce with the Waldorf salad.

Yields 4 servings.
 Note: File Photo

Thursday, December 28, 2017


This recipe is from an old cookie cookbook. I can't find a date on the book but it has a retail selling price of 15 cents printed on the front cover. I think that should say something about it being vintage!

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter

Sift together the flour and sugar. Cut in the butter thoroughly to form a soft dough. Divide the dough in half and shape into two balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten into 7-inch circles, about 1/2-inch thick. Flute the edges to form a scallop. Prick lines on the circles by using a fork, outlining 12 wedges on each circle. Bake in a moderate oven of 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. While still warm, cut along the pricked lines but do not cut all the way through. Cool and break into wedges.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies.

It says in the cookbook that this recipe actually came over to America from Scotland.

 Note: File Photo

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


This recipe was cut from an old magazine.

1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped finely
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 roll (approx. 16 oz) refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix peanuts, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set bowl aside. In a second small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely well blended. Shape mixture into 24 balls. Cut the roll of cookie dough into 12 even sized slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise and flatten slightly. Shape one piece of the cookie dough slices completely around one of the 24 balls you made. Cover the ball completely. Roll each covered ball in the peanut, sugar, cinnamon mixture. Gently pat the mixture completely onto the balls. On an ungreased cookie sheets, place the balls 2-inches apart. Grease the bottom of a small drinking glass and place into remaining peanut mixture. With the bottom of the glass flatten each cookie. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture on the tops of the cookies and press in lightly. Bake for 7 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until the edges are golden brown.

Note: File Photo

Friday, December 22, 2017


This recipe was in a collection of recipes I found.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, your preference

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a one 9-inch cake round cake pan and set aside.

Combine the butter and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Remove from the heat. Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until thoroughly combined. Blend in the flour and the nuts. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Make the glaze below and pour over the cooled cake.


2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbsps butter
4 tbsps dark corn syrup
2 tsps milk
Chopped nuts for garnish, optional
Fresh berries for garnish, optional

In a saucepan, combine chocolate, butter, and corn syrup. Cook the mixture over low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk. Pour glaze over cake while it is still on the wire rack (be sure to have a cookie sheet, waxed paper, or something under the rack to catch any drips. Let stand until glaze sets. Garnish with chopped nuts, if desired.

 Note: File Photo of a similar recipe.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


This is a recipe from an old magazine clipping.

2 cans (10 3/4 0z ea) cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
1/2 tsp pepper
1 pkg (30 to 32 oz) frozen hashed brown potatoes
3/4 cup sliced green onions
1 jar (2 oz) diced pimentos
3/4 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish and set aside.

Combine soup, sour cream, and pepper in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in potatoes, onions, pimentos, Cheddar and Swiss cheeses. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread out into an even layer and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake, uncovered approximately 1 hour or until bubbly and golden brown.

 Note: File Photo

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


1 cup of self rising flour
1 cup of all purpose cornmeal
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar, optional
2 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup of cooking oil (vegetable, canola, melted bacon fat etc.)
1 tablespoon of fat, for frying, or oil combined with a bit of butter

 Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels and place a rack on top; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar. Measure out the buttermilk in a liquid measuring cup, and add to that the water and oil; blend well. Add eggs and mix well; combine with dry ingredients. Heat oil and butter in a cast iron skillet over medium to medium high and drop batter by about 1/8 cup measures into the hot skillet to form small medallions.
Fry until brown and crisp, turn and brown the other side. Remove and let drain on rack. Serve immediately with warm syrup for breakfast or as a snack, or dip ’em in a mess o’ greens to sop up that pot likker (juice from the greens)!

Variation: When corn is at peak and in-season, add about 1 cup of corn cut and scraped off the cob. You’ll need about 1 large ear of corn. Can also make this into a pan hoecake. Add only enough buttermilk to make a stiff batter. You may not need the additional water. Pour into a screaming hot, well greased 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Reduce heat and let brown underneath about 10 – 15 minutes. Run a metal egg turner underneath and turn to brown the other side. Can also bake in a well preheated 425 degree F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes (no turning needed).
Tip: If you spray the measuring cup with a bit of non-stick spray before scooping, the batter will slip right out. If you don’t happen to have that 1/8 cup measure, just do about 2 tablespoons of batter in one pile and push it around to form a medallion.

Note: I got this recipe and photo from the internet on a blog called recipesinfamily. I love fried cornbread. This reminds of all the good meals I had at my grandma's house. Grandma made the pan hoecake in her well seasoned cast iron skillet. I loved watching her flip it. She lived next door and I loved to sneak over there at dinnertime!


This recipe is cut from a very old Keebler magazine advertisement.

45 Keebler Vanilla Wafers
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsps butter or margarine
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Arrange 21 whole Vanilla Wafers in the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Cut a slight portion off of each remaining Vanilla Wafer forming a straight edge. Place those wafers, cut side down, around the edge of the springform pan lapping them slightly in a clockwise fashion.

Combine the coconut, pecans, brown sugar, and butter or margarine in a skillet. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter or margarine is melted. Continue to cook and stir until the mixture brwons lightly (about 5 minutes). Pour mixture onto a baking sheet to cool. When cool, break the coconut into coarse crumbles. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumbles and set aside. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the Vanilla Wafer base.

Prepare pudding with milk as directed on the package. Fold in the whipped cream. Turn into the pan, spreading mixture gently to the edges of the standing wafers. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs over the top. Chill 4 hours or overnight. Cut into wedges to serve.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Note: This is a great "make ahead dessert" for a busy day since it needs to refrigerate as long as overnight.

 Note: This is not this actual recipe but the closest picture I could find.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


This is a Ralston Purina Company recipe from 1986. It is cut from an old Chex cereal box.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 1/4 tsps McCormick/Shiling Season-All Seasoned Salt*
4 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 2/3 cups Corn Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups Rice Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup salted mixed nuts

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt butter in a 15x10x2-inch roasting pan in the oven. Remove from oven. Stir the seasoned salt and Worcestersire sauce into the melted butter. Gradually add cereal and nuts, mixing until all pieces are coated. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees. Stir mixture every 15 minutes during baking for even coating and baking.

Makes 9 cups.

*Any seasoned salt will do.

Microwave Directions: In a 4-qt bowl or 13x9x2-inch microwave safe dish, melt butter on high for 1 minute. Stir in seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce. Gradually add cereal and nuts, mixing until all pieces are coated. Microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes. NOTE: A 650 microwave oven was used for these directions. For other wattage ovens, time may need to be adjusted.

Note: File Photo

Saturday, December 16, 2017


4 eggs
1/2 cup oleo
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups milk
1 cup coconut
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place all the ingredients in a blender, one at a time. Blend until all mixed together. Pour mixture into a buttered 10-inch pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. When done, the crust will be on the bottom.

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Friday, December 15, 2017


This is a recipe from one of the elderly ladies in the community when I was a child.

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups shortening
2 tsps salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 egg

Mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the shortening. Add the water, vinegar and egg. Mix well and chill before rolling out. This dough can also be frozen for use later.

Note: File Photo

Thursday, December 14, 2017


1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 oz pkg sloppy joe seasoning mix
1 cup water
6 oz can tomato paste
2 cans (16-oz each) French-style green beans, drained
1 jar (2 1/2-oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain off all fat. Stir in the seasoning mix and water and cook until thickened. Add tomato paste. Cover the skillet, lower the heat to simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and mushrooms. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish and top with the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes until bubbly and heated through.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: File photo of a similar recipe.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


This is a recipe from a lady I did volunteer work with at the elementary school my oldest daughter attended many years ago. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

1 stick margarine
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 cup chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Melt the margarine in a 9-inch square pan. Put the graham cracker crumbs over the melted margarine, then layer the coconut, chopped nuts (if using), and the chocolate chips. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the layers. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


This recipe is from an old community cookbook from Indiana.

1 1/4 cups sugar
6 tbsps flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 cups diced rhubarb
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
2 tbsps butter

Sift sugar with flour, salt, and cinnamon. Combine with rhubarb, tossing lightly to coat all the rhubarb. Pour into the pastry shell. Dot with butter.

Crunch Topping:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter

Blend brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over rhubarb. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 40 minutes longer or until the rhubarb is tender and the topping is browned.

Note: File Photo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


This recipe is from the 17th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Recipe Book pictured below. This is one of my older cookbooks, dated 1966. That makes this recipe 50 years old.

2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup Pillsbury's Best Flour (Regular, Instant Blending or Self-Rising*)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (3 to 4) egg whites
2 cups chopped Diamond Walnuts
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

Oven 325                                                                        36 cookies
In mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and egg whites. Add walnuts and apricots; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto well-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.
*For use with Pillsbury's Best Self-Rising Flour, omit baking powder.

Variations: Substitute 1 cup peanut butter pieces for the apricots.
Substitute 1 cup flaked coconut for the apricots. Add 1/8 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg with the flour.
Substitute 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces for the apricots.

Monday, December 4, 2017


This recipe is from an old lady in the community where I grew up (many years ago).

1 1/2 lb ground beef
large onion
2 eggs, beaten
1 can whole kernel corn
bread crumbs to thicken
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp steak sauce
salt and pepper to taste
6 to 8 large green peppers
tomato juice

Parboil peppers which have had seeds removed, until just tender. Stuff with ground beef mixture which has been previously sauted and drained and mixed with eggs, corn, bread crumbs, sauces, salt and pepper. Cover with tomato juice in a large baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

 File Photo

Sunday, December 3, 2017


This is a recipe from my late mother-in-law who was a very good cook up into her 80s. The photo is a nytimes file photo.

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsps flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsps melted butter or margarine
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 cups rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
Pastry for a two crust 9" pie

Cream together sugar, flour, salt, butter and egg. Spread rhubarb in the bottom of a pastry lined 9-inch pie pan. Spread the sugar mixture over the rhubarb and cover with a top pastry. Make slashes in crust for air to escape. Pinch edges together securely. Bake at 450 degrees for 45 minutes.

Friday, December 1, 2017


I have no idea if this was really a recipe from Elvis. I do know he loved his Southern Foods and this is a Southern Food staple.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


This recipe is one I found in an old volunteer fire department cookbook from Southern Indiana.

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt

In a small mixing bowl, place the beaten eggs. Add the milk to the eggs and blend well. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the milk and egg mixture. Heat oil to approximately 350-360 degrees. Dip fresh fish fillets into the batter, then gently drop into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and fillets rise to the top of the oil. To keep your oil from cooling down too much, only add a couple of pieces of fish at a time. After removing fish from the oil, drain on paper toweling for a couple of minutes.

This batter is also great for making fried onion rings, fried zucchini, etc.

Note: File Photo

Monday, November 27, 2017


I am a member of a facebook group, Olden Days of Christmas Town Recipes, Memories, and More. This is a recipe one of the members, Ali Van Arsdall posted. Sounds delicious. I plan to make it.

Saturday, November 25, 2017


This recipe is from an old Kellogg Company advertisement.

1 cup chunky taco sauce
1 can (4-oz) green chilies, chopped
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 cup refried beans
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup water
4 cups corn flakes cereal
chopped tomatoes, optional
sour cream, optional
chopped green onions, optional
sliced black olives, optional

In a small bowl, combine taco sauce and chilies; set aside.

In a large frying pan, cook ground beef and onions until meat is browned. Drain off the drippings. Add cumin, beans, half the cheese, half the taco sauce mixture, and water. Pour half the corn flakes into a lightly greased 12 x 7 1/2 x 2-inch (2-qt) baking dish. Cover with the meat mixture. Top with remaining taco sauce mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining corn flakes.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake just until the cheese melts. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, sour cream, chopped green onions and sliced black olives, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings.

Note: File Photo

Friday, November 24, 2017


Click on picture to enlarge. You may still need a magnifying glass!


These burgers were popular in my hometown in Southern Indiana when I was a child and teenager there. Click on the recipe to enlarge for easier reading.


Click on Photo to Enlarge for Easier Reading

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


This recipe is a clipping from a very old Bedford, Indiana newspaper. It was submitted to the newspaper by N. Hill of Medora, Indiana.

6 ears corn, cut from the cob
1 egg, well beaten
2 tsps sugar
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt

Combine egg, sugar, butter, milk, flour and salt. Mix to combine well. Add the cut corn and mix until well blended. Drop by tablespoonful into hot shortening or oil. Fry 2 or 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper towels before serving.

The following is just a file photo from the internet. I do not have an actual picture of this recipe.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


This old recipe was published by the Pork Industry Group, National Live Stock & Meat Board in 1978.

8 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking powder
4 tsps salt
1 cup lard* for soft wheat flour or 1 1/2 cups lard for hard wheat flour

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut lard into flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture has a fine even crumb. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. This mixture will keep at least a month in the refrigerator. Yield: 10 cups biscuit mix.


Add 1/2 cup milk to 2 cups Homemade Biscuit Mix. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 1/2 minute. Pat or roll to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with a medium size cutter or lip of a water or juice glass that has been dipped in flour. Bake in a very hot oven (450 degrees) for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown. Yield: 10 to 12 biscuits.

*Solid shortening may be substituted for lard.

Note: This is a file photo.

Monday, November 20, 2017


This recipe is from an old Hershey's Grocery Store "Give-Away" Pamplet.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Filling (recipe below)
Red candied cherries, halved

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer bowl, combine the flour, butter or margarine, and brown sugar. Blend on low speed to form fine crumbs, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the nuts. Reserve 3/4 of this crumb mixture for topping. Pat the remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, prepare the Filling.


1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped red candied cherries

In a small mixer bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar beating until fluffy. Add cocoa, milk, egg, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Fold in cherries. Spread mixture over the warm crust. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture. Garnish with the cherry halves. Return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting into squares. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Note: File Photo for Reference Only

Thursday, November 16, 2017


This recipe is from an old PTA cookbook.

2 lbs carrots
3/4 to 1 stick butter, melted
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, melted
1 tube Ritz crackers, crushed

Clean carrots, peel and slice. In a saucepan, cover the carrots with water, add salt to your taste, and boil carrots until soft; drain. Mix the butter and Velveeta cheese into the carrots. Pour into a very lightly greased baking dish. Top with the crushed crackers. Bake at 300 degrees until brown.

 Note: File Photo

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


This is an old recipe I got from a lady in Tennessee.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped apples
1egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped nuts

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together; add apples. Add egg, milk and butter, mixing just enough to moisten. Put in buttered muffin tins. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of muffins. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Note: File Photo

Monday, November 13, 2017


2  bricks (8-oz each) cream cheese
1 4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion
6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
5-oz green olives, drained and chopped

Mix all together, chill and serve.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


This was my late mother's recipe.

2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
2 cups diced celery
1/2 cup water chestnuts, sliced
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups Rice
1 pkg (18-oz) grated cheese

Prepare rice according to package directions. Mix soup, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Place in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with crushed potato chips or Ritz cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Note: File Photo


1 can (10 3/4 oz) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen peas
2 cans (approximately 6-oz each) TUNA, drained and flaked
2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp butter, melted

Combine the soup, milk, peas, tuna and noodles in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

Bake are 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir.

Combine bread Crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake another 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: Serves 4
 Note: File Photo

Friday, November 10, 2017


This recipe is from the 1950s at least, probably older. Read to the end. You will enjoy the explanations about lime juice!

1 cup syrup from canned pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup white dinner wine
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pinapple tidbits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 package lime gelatin
2 tablespoons lime juice
dash salt
1 cup finely cut celery
green food coloring

Heat pineapple syrup and water to simmering; add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat. Add wine, lime juice, sugar and salt; stir to dissolve sugar. Tint mixture a deep green with food coloring, if desired. Cool, then chill. When mixture begins to thicken, fold in pineapple, celery, and nuts. Sp0oon into 6 individual molds that have been rinsed with cold water. Chill until firm. Unmold on crisp salad greens and serve with mayonnaise or a fruit salad dressing. (When fresh limes are not available, use the juice that comes in the plastic lime containers. These are on most produce counters. Lemon juice is also sold the same way.)

It is suggested this is a good salad for holiday meals.
 Note: File clip art. I do not have a photo of this recipe.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


This recipe is an old newspaper clipping--I have no idea what newspaper.

1 1/2 qts (6 cups) peeled, seeded, diced zucchini
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup Ritz style cracker crumbs
6 tbsp melted butter or margarine
8-oz pkg shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together all ingredients except one-half of the cheese. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square baking dish that has been lightly greased. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until zucchini is tender and casserole is bubbly.

Note: The picture below is a file photo for reference only. It is not this exact recipe.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


1 lb cubed beef stew meat

2 Tbs. flour
1 Tbs fat (shortening or oil)
1 chopped onion
1 large potato that's peeled and cut into chunks
2 sliced carrots
1 turnip (cut into chunks)
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbs. flour
1/4 cup water
1 can peas, drained
1 can whole-kernel corn, drained
1 can cut green beans, drained

Toss the meat with the 2 Tbs. flour. Heat fat in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring often, until browned. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the potato, carrots, turnip, bouillon cube, spices and enough water to cover all. Put lid on Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 1 hour or until the meat is tender. Mix the 1/4 cup water with the 2 Tbs. flour and stir into the stew with the canned vegetables. Bring to a boil and cook a few minutes until thickened and heated through.

Garnish as desired.

Serves 6
File photo for reference only.

Friday, October 27, 2017


2 1/2 qts popped corn
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup white corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda

In a medium, heavy saucepan, mix together the butter, brown sugar, salt, and corn syrup. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. (When a drop of the mixture is dropped into cold water, it will form a soft ball.) Remove mixture from the heat and add the baking soda; mix well. Have corn spread of a cookie sheet with sides. Pour the mixture evenly over the corn. Bake in a slow oven at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


This recipe is one my mother cut from a can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce when I was a child in the 1950s.

1 1-lb can chicken in gravy OR 1 10-oz can chicken a la king
1 8-oz can Hunt's Tomato Sauce
2 tablesp. instant minced onion
1/2 teasp. rosemary, crushed
1 8-oz can peas, drained
1 3-oz can mushrooms, drained
1 5-oz can boned chicken, diced
1 pkg. refrigerated biscuits

Mix together all ingredients except biscuits. Heat and pour into 1 1/2 quart casserole. cut biscuits in half and arrange on top of chicken mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. 4 to 5 servings.

Note: At the bottom of the recipe is the following notation: "Hunt's Tomato Sauce is so easy to use! Just cook it into stews, soups, spaghetti, rice, meat loaf, eggs, fish, vegetables, gravies. Perfect for leftovers."

Note: File photo for reference only.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


This is an old Iowa "church" recipe.

2 cups water
3/4 cup cooking oil
2 cups raisins
2 cups sugar
2 tsps cinnamon
2 tsps nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a 2-qt saucepan, bring the water, cooking oil, raisins, sugar, cimmamon, nutmeg, and cloves to a boil. Boil mixture for 10 minutes then allow to cool. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, and salt. Mix the batter well and pour into a well greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until the cake tests done.

Note: This is a file photo.

Monday, October 23, 2017


This recipe is from an old church cookbook. No date, or town.

12 cups dry bread crumbs
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup finely minced onion
1 1/2 cups finely minced celery
4 eggs, well beaten
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried sage
poultry seasoning to taste (a lot)
1 qt milk
giblets chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Melt butter in heavy skillet. Add onion and celery to skillet and cook until they are softened. Put bread crumbs into a very large bowl. Add celery and onion to crumbs. Add eggs, baking powder, salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning; mix together. Add milk, giblets, and enough broth to make the mixture quite moist. Pack turkey loosely. If baked in roaster, baste with turkey juices.
Note: You can save time, especially at the holidays, by chopping the onions and celery a day or two ahead of time. Seal in a bowl or plastic bag and save up to 3 days.

Note: File Photo

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


This recipe is a clipping from a 1989 Woman's Day magazine according to the notes I found with it.

1/2 cup margarine, at room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups uncooked oat bran
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray. TO MAKE CRUST: Mix margarine and sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl until blended and smooth. Add oat bran, flour and salt; stir just until blended. (Mixture will be moist and slightly crumbly.) Turn into prepared pan and press firmly and evenly over bottom. Bake 20 to 25 minutes just until edges start to brown.


Whites from 3 large eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

While crust bakes, put all topping ingredients into a medium-size bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over the partially baked crust. Bake 20 tl 25 minutes longer until top looks dry and slightly puffed. Cool completely in the pan on rack. Lift foil by ends onto a cutting board. Peel off foil. Cut into 16 squares, dipping knife into hot water before making each cut.

Note: These keep well up to 1 week in tightly covered container in cool place with waxed paper between layers. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Per cookie: 188 calories, 4 g protein, 26 g carbs

Note: This is a 1989 September issue. I have no idea which issue this recipe was in.

Friday, October 13, 2017


3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
6 tbsp cocoa
3/4 cup salad oil
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder into an ungreased 9 x 12-inch baking pan. Make three "craters" in dry ingredients. Add the oil to one, vinegar and vanilla to one and the water to the third. Beat with a fork along all edges, then middle until well blended, turning pan as you beat. Bake 45 minutes. Cool and ice as desired.
Note: I found this picture on the internet and figure it might be a good example of this recipe. I am diabetic and have never made this cake.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


This old recipe clipping appears to be from an old Bisquick advertisement. I found this in my late mother's shoe box of  recipes.

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 envelope (1 1/4 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 can (4 oz) whole green chilies, drained, seeded, chopped
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup baking mix
3 eggs
1/8 tsp hot sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly grease a 10-inch pie plate. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in 10-inch skillet until beef is brown; drain. Stir taco seasoning mix into the beef and spread mixture in bottom of pie plate. Sprinkle with the chilies and cheese. Beat remaining ingredients until smooth, 15 seconds in blender on high speed or one minute with a hand beater. Pour into pie plate. Bake until golden brown and knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with peppers and shredded cheese if desired. Refrigerate any remaining pie. 6 to 8 servings.
 This photo is the closest I could find.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


1 1/2 lbs deer meat,no fat, sliced into thin strips while frozen
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp A-1 Sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp hickory smoke flavoring

Mix the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, A-1 Sauce, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and hickory smoke flavoring together. Mix well. Add the meat slices and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Remove meat from the marinade and put on wire racks with a drip pan underneath. Dry in the 200 degree oven for about 4 hours.

Note: File Photo

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


This is a collection of old salad recipes from an old College Woman's Cook Book. These recipes are interesting reading, one calls for the salad to be made in the morning and kept in the ice-box until evening. How many of you remember the ice-box? I can remember my family having one when I was young. We lived in the country and I loved going into town and buying ice in a huge block. Click on the picture to enlarge for easier reading.


2 1/2 cups whipping cream
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup white corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Boil cream, sugar, and syrup to the soft ball stage. Remove from heat and let set until cooled. Add vanilla and nuts. Beat hard until creamy. Pour into a buttered 13x9x2-inch pan. Cut into small squares after candy is completely cooled.

Note:  This File Photo used for reference only. It is not this particular recipe.

Monday, October 9, 2017


This is a recipe from an old Iowa church cookbook.

2 1/2 cups unsifted flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, and salt together into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, buttermilk vanilla, and baking soda that has been dissolved in the cup of hot water. Mix thoroughly. Line 36 muffin baking tins with cupcake liners. Fill each liner about 2/3 full. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes. Fill with the filling below using a pastry bag with a large rosette tip attached. Force the cream into the center of the cakes. Frost with your favorite frosting, if desired.

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
2/3 cup shortening
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Combine sugar, milk, shortening, salt, water, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat on high speed of electric hand mixer for 7 minutes. Add powdered sugar and continue to beat for another 5 minutes.

 Note: This is a file photo.

Friday, October 6, 2017


1 pastry crust for a 9-inch quiche pan
1 1/2 cups Half & Half cream
4 eggs
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to suit your taste
5 slices bacon, cooked (just until done)and drained
5 links breakfast sausages, (cooked just until done) and drained

Line the quiche pan with the pastry crust. Toss Swiss cheese with the flour. Add the onion, parsley flakes, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture on the bottom of the pastry shell in the pan. Using a whisk, mix eggs with half and half until well whisked. Pour into the pastry shell. Bake 35 minutes at 375 degrees. Place bacon and sausage on top of the quiche in a pinwheel fashion rotating the bacon then a sausage. Return to oven and bake another 10 minutes.

Note: File Photo


Note: I have never liked sweet cornbread and since I am a diabetic, that is a good thing. However, a couple of my children and their families will only eat sweet cornbread. This is a great recipe I got from a lady on line who had gotten it years ago from another lady online. It supposedly goes back some years.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (200 degrees C).
Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


This recipe is cut from the side panel of an old box that says Best Foods at the bottom.

1. Mix 1 tablespoon ARGO cornstarch and 1 cup milk until smooth.
2. Add 2 tablespoons Mazola margarine, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
3. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute. Makes 1 cup. (Use for creamed vegetables, meat, poultry, fish or casseroles.)

 Note: File Photo