Wednesday, June 16, 2021


This recipe is from an old Iowa church cookbook.

2 cups sweet milk*
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp butter or lard, melted
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups flour, more if needed

Sift the flour, adding all of the "dry" ingredients. Make a nest of the flour mixture in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until stiff. Adding more flour if needed. Roll dough out on well floured surface and cut. Drop into hot grease, enough so the doughnuts float. Fry until golden brown. Drain well.

*Sweet milk is whole milk NOT sweetened condensed milk!

clipart for fun

Monday, June 14, 2021


This recipe is from my aunt.

2 cup sifted self-rising flour (or Bisquick)
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup sweet milk*

Cut shortening into the flour until it has the appearance of cornmeal. Put in the milk and work until real firm, then work some more. Roll real thin and cut.

Drop dumplings into boiling broth, with a few drops of yellow food coloring. Continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes then cover and turn off the heat. Let set about 15 minutes.

Note: This recipe may be made, rolled out and cut then laid on waxed paper and frozen for later use.

*Sweet milk is whole milk NOT sweetened condensed milk!

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Sunday, June 13, 2021


This is another old recipe clipping from my late mother's shoe box recipe collections. I have never made it as I don't eat crab so I have no recommendations one way or the other on this recipe. It is hard to read so I have typed the recipe below.

6 oz Crabmeat
8 oz Light Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. White Wine Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. Light Mayonnaise
1 green onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 8-oz bottle cocktail sauce
Fresh parsley, chopped

In small bowl, combine cream cheese Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, mayonnaise, green onion and garlic powder. Spread mixture in shallow glass serving dish to make the first layer. Second layer: cocktail sauce.
Third Layer: Crabmeat. Fourth Layer: sprinkle with parsley. Cover and chill in refrigerator. Serve with crackers. Makes 24 ounces.

Saturday, June 12, 2021


1 tbsp butter
2 lbs ground beef
2 quarts boiling water
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup diced celery
2 cups tomatoes
1 cup corn
1 cup diced carrots
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 onions, diced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup rice

Melt butter in a skillet and add ground beef. Brown the beef, drain and pour into a large saucepan or a Dutch oven. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the vegetables and rice then the seasonings. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours to cook the vegetables and allow the flavors to mesh.

Friday, June 11, 2021


4 rib pork chops, cut 1 1/2 -inch thick, each with a pocket

2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
3 tbsp orange juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wipe pork chops well.

To Make Stuffing: In hot butter in skillet, cook the onions and celery until tender - about 8 minutes. Add bread cubes and brown slightly. Remove from the heat. Add the parsley, salt, orange peel, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, and orange juice; toss mixture lightly to combine.

Fill pork chops pockets with the stuffing. Stand chops on rib bones on a rack in a shallow pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt. Pour water to 1/2-inch depth in roasting pan (the water should not touch the rack). Cover the chops and roasting pan with foil. Bake chops for 1 1/2 hours at 375 degrees.
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 tbsp cider vinegar

Combine the orange juice, brown sugar, orange marmalade, and the vinegar in a small saucepan; mix well. Bring to boiling while stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes while stirring.

After removing the chops from the oven, remove foil and pour off the water. Brush chops with some of the glaze. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes, or until tender and browned, basting with the glaze every 10 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings.


2 large sweet potatoes
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup chopped fully cooked ham (As a diabetic, I use 1/2 cup to add more protein.)
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Scrub potatoes and pierce; bake at 350 degrees for an hour or more until tender. Set aside to cool.
When potatoes are cooled enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato. Scoop out the pulp, leaving about 1/4-inch shell. Place pulp in a bowl, add the butter, olive oil and mash. Stir the ham, onion and cinnamon into the mashed potatoes; spoon mixture into the shells.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes to heat through.

Some nutritional Sweet Potato Facts:

Thursday, June 10, 2021



I call this recipe my Air Force Macaroni Salad. It was given to me by a lady who worked in a restaurant in New Mexico when I first went there as a young Air Force wife in the 1960s.

2 cups cooked macaroni
1/2 cup diced cheddar cheese
1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
3 tbsps finely chopped onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle (or sweet pickle relish)
1/4 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours before serving.


4 large eggs, beaten
1 can (10 3/4-oz) reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 can salmon, drained, flaked
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen green peas, thawed
2 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease or spray a 12 x 7.5-inch baking dish; set aside.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, soup, dill and black pepper together well.  Add the flaked salmon, peas, half the cheese, bell pepper, onion, and bread crumbs.  Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese over casserole and bake another couple of minutes until cheese melts.  Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares for serving.

Yield: 8 servings
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021


This recipe is from an old community cookbook.

1 cup finely chopped apples
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 cups oatmeal

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a saucepan, combine apples, raisins, pecans, granulated sugar, and water. Cook and stir this mixture until thick and apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

Cream the brown sugar with the butter then beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in the oatmeal. Set aside 3/4 cup of the dough. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets. Make a small depression in each cookie and add a small amount of the apple mixture to the depressed spot. Top apple mixture with a small amount of the reserved dough. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees until cookies are lightly browned.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021


1 lb lean ground beef
2 medium or 1 large yellow onions, sliced
1 medium white onion, sliced
1 can (16-oz) diced tomatoes
1 to 2 tsps chili powder, according to taste
1/2 cup uncooked regular rice
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, cook meat, onions, and bell pepper until meat is browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in the tomatoes, rice, chili powder, salt and pepper. Pour mixture into an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Cover and bake for 45 to 1 hour until cooked through and rice is tender.

This clipart is used for reference only. It is not an accurate representation of this recipe.