Friday, September 17, 2021


This recipe is from a 1970s Kraft Foods grocery store give-away flier.

Pastry for a 9-inch pastry shell
2/3 cup half & half cream
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
dash of pepper
4-ozs KRAFT Natural Swiss Cheese Slices, chopped
1 tbsp flour
4 crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled

Line 24 miniature muffin cups with the pastry; set aside.

Combine half and half, eggs, and seasonings; mix well. Toss cheese with the flour; add cheese and bacon to the mixture. Fill muffin shells two-thirds full with the egg mixture. Bake at 325 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Variation: Line bottom and 1-inch up the sides of an 8-inch square pan with the pastry. Pour cheese and egg mixture into pastry shell. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021


When I was a little girl I always wondered why my grandmother loved cornmeal mush. I am in my seventies now and I still wonder about that. Do any of you readers like cornmeal mush or have memories of family members who ate it?

1 quart boiling water

1 quart cold water

2 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal

1/4 cup white flour

1 1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 tsp sugar

Put the cold water into a heavy 4-quart saucepan. Combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar and salt; stir into the cold water. Slowly add the boiling water while stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Cover and cook slowly for 1 hour until mixture glops slowly. Add 1/2 cup cornmeal 5 minutes before removing from the heat.


 This is an old Amish recipe. I'm not sure of the yield of this recipe but remember the Amish have large families to feed.

1/2 cup butter

1 cup chopped onion

10 cups sliced zucchini

1 cup celery

1 tbsp parsley

1 tbsp basil

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 cups chicken broth

Put into a large stockpot. Simmer until soft. Blend until smooth. Serve topped with a little cheese.



This recipe is from an old country cookbook. The picture is a file photo of cucumber dip.

1/2 large cucumber, peeled
1/4 onion
8-oz pkg cream cheese
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Blend the cucumber and onion together in an electric blender; drain well. Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic powder together in blender and add well drained cucumber and onion mixture. Serve with your choice of chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


This recipe is from the late mother of children I went to elementary school with in the 1950s.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts

Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, mix shortening and sugar beating until light; add eggs and beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add the potatoes and vanilla mixing until well blended. Stir the flour mixture into the creamy mixture, alternating with the milk. Stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased 13 x 9x 2-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting or dust top with powdered sugar.

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 This is not exactly a vintage recipe but it is an old one. I saw this in TOH some years ago and tweeked it somewhat to make it more diabetic-friendly for my fellow diabetics. The tweeking makes it more healthy for anyone. Also this recipe takes a little over an hour, much of that time in the oven.

4 cups cubed cooked turkey breast (or any leftover turkey)
1 can low-fat cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained
1 pkg (6.9-oz) chicken-flavored rice mix
1 1/3 cups low-fat milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup chopped celery
1 can (8-oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
3/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped onion

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Spray a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until blended. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
Cover and bake at 325 for 1 hour. Remove cover and bake another 15 minutes or until the rice is tender.

Yield: 8 servings.
The original picture.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


1 tbsp butter or margarine
2/3 cup Bisquick
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lb frying chicken, cut-up

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Melt butter in an oblong baking pan 9 x 13-inches, in the oven. Mix the Bisquick with the paprika, salt and pepper; coat the chicken. Place chicken, skin sides down, in the pan. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Turn and bake until done, about 15 minutes longer.

 Photo from Just a Pinch

Monday, September 13, 2021


This recipe came from a friend of my mother's back in my childhood.

5 lb pork loin
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp prepared mustard
1 can tomato soup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 drops Tabasco sauce

Place pork in a shallow roasting pan and roast in a 325 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours. Combine the onion, celery, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Stir this mixture to combine well and pour over the pork. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and continue baking for another 1 1/2 hours, basting frequently. To serve, slice the pork and serve the sauce over the slices.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021


This recipe is from an old Campfire Girls cookbook.

3 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped parsley
4 ears of frozen corn, thawed and drained
4 slices pastrami

Combine butter, cheese and parsley in a small bowl and mix well. Spread the butter mixture over the corn leaving a 3/4-inch margin on each end. Wrap the corn with the pastrami. Seal ears in foil and prick foil with a fork. Grill over hot coals for 10 minutes turning occasionally.

 Just for fun photo.

Saturday, September 11, 2021


2 cups scalded milk
2 pkgs yeast
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp cardamon
6 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the scalded milk that has been cooled with two cups of the flour. Blend until smooth. Soften 2 packets of yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water; add to the milk mixture. Cover the bowl well and let stand in a warm place for 1 hour or until bubbly. Cream 1/2 cup butter and the sugar until light and fluffy; add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the salt and the cardamon. Mix this creamed mixture into the first mixture, blending well. Stir in 2 cups flour; add the raisins and mix in. Turn the batter out onto a well floured board and knead in about 2 1/2 more cups of the flour. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 2 hours. Shape into loaves and place in loaf pans that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Let rise in the pans about 1/2 hour until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes to one hour (depending on the size of your loaf pans). You can drizzle with powdered sugar frosting, if desired.

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