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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


This is another of the recipe clippings from my late mother's recipe shoebox. She did not like coffee and as far as I know she never made this pie.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


This recipe was popular in a restaurant from my high school years. My family sometimes had Sunday lunch at Walker's Restaurant in the early 1960s.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted plain flour
5 large or 6 small eggs
5 tbsps pineapple juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs to sugar mixture, one at a time. Alternately add in flour and pineapple juice. Beat at low speed of electric mixer until creamy. Bake in a greased and floured tube, Bundt, or loaf pan until done; approximately 1 hour.

This cake is great sliced and topped with fresh berries.

Note: File Photo for reference only.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Note: This is not my mama's recipe. My mother never made cornbread dressing. Her Southern Indiana recipe used bread only. This is a recipe I found years ago while searching the internet.

2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup butter
4 cups finely crumbled toasted bread
4 cups finely crumbled cornbread
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried sage
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
turkey broth
4 large eggs, beaten

Melt butter in a skillet; add the onions and celery and saute until tender.
Combine toasted bread and cornbread in a large bowl and mix.
Add onions and celery plus their cooking liquid, and salt, pepper, dried sage, and poultry seasoning and mix thoroughly.
Using a bulb baster, add just enough turkey giblet broth to make a very moist mixture, then stir in the eggs and scrape dressing into a large greased baking pan or dish.
Bake in 400 degree F oven until dressing is nicely browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.

File Photo
M Dressing!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017


This recipe is from an old rural newsletter. The photo is not this recipe but is used for reference only.

1 med head cabbage
1/2 lb bulk pork sausage
1 tbsp onion flakes
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Chop and cook cabbage until tender. Drain. Meanwhile, crumble and fry sausage until browned Drain fat off the sausage. Beat eggs and add milk. Mix onion flakes and bread crumbs into the egg mixture. Add salt and pepper to suit your taste. Pour into a greased baking dish or pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


This recipe for potato chip cookies sounds weird, but they taste very similar to shortbread. And it's fun to smash the chips
2c butter, softened
1 c sugar
4 c flour
1 c chopped pecans
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 c crushed potato chips (helps relieve stress)
Cream butter and sugar. Add flour; beat til combined. Beat in vanilla. Stir in chips and nuts. Cover and refrigerate one hour. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350, 12-15 min. Makes 5 dozen

Note: This recipe is from a lady named Gail LaFlamme on a fb page called  Olden Days of Christmas Town Recipes, Memories & More

Note: This is a file photo.


I like to identify the sources of these old recipes when I can. However, that is not always possible. I believe, but cannot be sure, that this recipe is from an old advertisement for Borden's Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk.

1 can (21-oz) Apple Pie Filling
1 can (16-oz) pumpkin (about 2 cups, if you cook your own)
1 can (14-oz) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated milk)
2 eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 18 cookies)
2 tbsp butter, melted

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spoon apple pie filling evenly into 8 to 10 custard cups. In a large mixer bowl, beat pumpkin, milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Spoon mixture into custard cups over the top of the apple pie filling. Combine the cookie crumbs and the butter. Sprinkle over the pumpkin mixture in custard cups. Place cups on a jelly roll pan and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake another 15 minutes or until set. Cool. Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Did not have a photo so just used this one for fun.

Monday, September 25, 2017


1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb bacon
1 cup diced onion
1 can kidney beans
1 can butter beans
1 can pork and beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup molasses
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown beef, bacon and onion; drain off the fat. Add beans, brown sugar, white sugar, vinegar, mustard, catsup, molasses, salt and pepper. Place in 2 1/2 quart bean pot or baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serves 8 to 10.
 Note: File Photo


I love it when I find these old ads. And I love Hershey's Chocolate, too!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


This is an old "church" recipe from Iowa.

1 cup white sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1/3 cup lard
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold water
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Boil together sugar, raisins, 1 cup of water, lard, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon until the raisins soften, about 5 to 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool. Mix the soda in the 1/2 cup cold water and add to the raisin mixture. Add the baking powder and flour. Stir all ingredients together and pour into a well greased and floured 8 x 11-inch pan. Bake until done. This is not a typing mistake; no eggs or milk are used in this recipe. 
 File Photo for reference only.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


This old recipe was found in my mother's recipe box. It was written on a sheet of paper from an old fashion writing tablet and indicates it is from Edith. Since my mother had an Aunt named Edith, I assume this recipe was from her.

1 1/3 cups baking mix such as Bisquick
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsps shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes a small cake so use an 8-inch square pan, greased and floured.

Broiled Topping for Crumb Cake:
3 tbsp softened butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp milk or cream
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Mix altogether and spread on warm cake. Put under broiler until brown; approximately three minutes.

Note: Photo from Betty Crocker (Bisquick)

Friday, September 22, 2017


This recipe was on an old yellowed newspaper clipping in a box of recipes from my late mother's estate. I have no idea what newspaper it came from. The picture is a modern day one from The Huffington Post.

1 cup instant nonfat milk
3 tbsps flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 1/4 cups water
1 can (10-oz) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 pkg (10-oz)frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese

Combine the dry milk, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together in a 3-qt heavy saucepan. Stir in the water and chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. In another pan, saute onion in butter until tender--about three minutes. Stir the onion/butter and broccoli into the thickened mixture. Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the cheese until all cheese is melted. If necessary, return to a low heat to get cheese melted. Do not boil! Serve immediately.