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  • 1. Sweetness A Collection of Ruth Ann Jespersen's Recipes Sweetness — 
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  • 3. APPETIZERS, DIPS & SALADS Fruit Salad Dip — from Celia Vernier ½ pint Sour Cream Chopped Nuts 10 Macaroons crushed Brown Sugar Mix Sour Cream, Macaroons and Nuts. Sweeten with Brown Sugar. Let set overnight. Shrimp Dip — from Diana Rollo 2 cans small Shrimp 1 stick Butter 2 packages (16 ounces) Cream Cheese 6 sliced Green Onions Drain liquid from can of Shrimp and set aside. Melt Butter on stovetop and add Green Onions. Add Cream Cheese. Stir until melted over medium heat. Add shrimp juice as necessary — it is really salty. Serve warm with Ritz crackers. Cheese Ball — from Carol Whittle 2 8-ounce packages Cream Cheese 1 5-ounce jar Roka Blue Spread 1 9-ounce jar Old English Tavern Cheddar 2-3 Tbsp. White Wine Vinegar Dash of Garlic Salt Chopped Pecans or Walnuts Have Cheeses at room temperature. Mix in bowl. Put in refrigerator until firm enough to work with. Roll in ball and roll ball in chopped Nuts. Serve with Ritz Crackers or Wheat Thins. Sweetness — 
  • 4. Cinnamon Butter ½ lb Margarine 3 Tbsp. Cinnamon ½ pound Powdered Sugar Combine ingredients. Mix well with electric mixer. Great on toast! Acini de Pepe Salad (Frog Eye Salad) 1 cup Sugar 2 Tbsp. Flour 2 beaten Eggs 2½ teaspoons Salt 1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil 1 3/4 cups Pineapple Juice 3 quarts Water 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice 1 cup Coconut (optional) 1 package (16 ounce) Acini de Pepe Pasta 3 cans (11 oz each) Mandarin oranges, drained 2 cans (20 oz each) Pineapple chunks, drained 1 can (20 oz) crushed Pineapple, drained 1 carton (9 ounce) non–dairy Whipped Topping 1 cup Miniature Marshmallows (optional) Combine Sugar, Flour, and ½ tsp. of Salt. Gradually stir in Pineapple Juice and Eggs. Cook over moderate heat, stirring until thickened. Add Lemon Juice. Cool mixture at room temperature. Bring Water and rest of Salt (2 tsp.) and Oil to boil. Add Acini de Pepe. Cook at rolling boil until Acini de Pepe is done. Drain Acini de Pepe, rinse with Water, drain again and cool to room termperature. Combine Egg mixture and Acini de Pepe. Mix lightly but thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight in airtight container. (Tupperware works great.) Add remaining ingredients. Mix lightly but thoroughly. Refrigerate until chilled in container. Makes 25+ servings. Taffy Apple Salad 1 Egg 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice ½ cup Sugar 1 Tbsp. Flour 4 cups peeled, chopped Apples 1 8-ounce can crushed Pineapple, drained (save juice) 1 8-ounce container Cool Whip ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. Dry Roasted Peanuts Beat Egg with Flour, Lemon Juice and Pineapple Juice. Cook till smooth and thick; cool. Fold in Cool Whip and toss in remaining ingredients including ½ cup chopped Dry Roasted Peanuts. Garnish with 2 Tbsp. Chopped Peanuts. Sweetness — 
  • 5. Pear Salad 1 cup Sugar 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Dry Mustard 1 tsp. Poppy Seeds ¼ cup Red Onion, finely chopped 7/8 cup Vegetable Oil (or slightly less) ½ cup specialty Vinegar (Red Wine/Balsamic Vinaigrette) Mix and let sit overnight. Caramelized Almonds 1 tsp. margarine ¾ cup sugar 1 cup slivered almonds Spray frying pan with cooking spray. Add ingredients. Stir on medium high until sugar begins to melt and coat the almonds. Watch carefully or mixture may burn. May be done ahead. Bacon Salad 1 head Romaine lettuce 1 head Butterleaf lettuce 1 head Red Leaf lettuce (Any leaf lettuce combination — these are terrific together) 1 lb cooked bacon, crumbled — May be done ahead. 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese 3-5 Pears sliced, skins left on Just prior to serving, combine dressing, caramelized almonds, bacon, and salad ingredients. Toss and serve. Broccoli Salad — from Karen J. Berthelson ½ cup salted Sunflower Seed Kernels ½ cup Craisins ½ cup Green Onions 6 - 8 slices Bacon 4 cups Broccoli Flowerets Finely chop raw Broccoli. Slice Green Onion. Cook and crumble Bacon. Mix these ingredients together. ¾ cup Mayonnaise ½ Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar 1/3 cup Sugar Stir together. Pour over other ingredients and mix well. Sweetness — 
  • 6. Cheese Straws 4 oz Butter (¼ lb) ½ cup Pecans — chopped ½ tsp. Salt Red Pepper 1 lb Sharp Cheese (Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp is great) (¼ tsp. Cayenne Pepper or ½ tsp. liquid Hot Pepper Sauce) Start with ½ cup Flour and then mix all ingredients adding a Tbsp. of Water. Add more Flour as needed. Grate Cheese and let come to room temperature. Blend in softened Butter. Gradually add other dry ingredients until well blended. Mix with hands. Place in cookie press using star plate or pinch off a dab and roll into a log shape- about 2" long. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets approximately 20-25 minutes in 350° oven. Big Bowl Salad 1 box Bowtie Macaroni ½ package Spiral Pasta 2 cups Green Grapes 2 cups Red Grapes 4 chopped Green Onions 1½ cups diced Celery 4-6 Chicken Breasts (boiled) 1 large can Mandarin Oranges, drained 1 large can Pineapple Tidbits, drained 1 package Dried Cranberries (Craisins) 1 large bag Cashews Mix the above ingredients in large bowl and chill for 1 hour. Mix together in medium bowl: 1 cup Best Foods Mayo 1 bottle Kraft or LiteHouse Coleslaw Dressing Pour dressing over salad ingredients, mix & chill until served. Optional Choices: 2 bags medium Shell Pasta 4 Chicken Breasts 2 Apples Cheese Toast 1 slice of white bread butter 1 block of cheddar cheese 2 cups Red Grapes (if large, cut in half) Garlic Toast Slice enough pieces of cheese with a cheese slicer or knife to cover the slice of bread. Toast slice of bread until lightly browned. Butter toasted bread. Place sliced cheese on buttered toast. Serve and enjoy! Sweetness — 
  • 7. Garlic Toast 1 loaf of grocery store bakery French bread Softened or whipped butter Garlic salt Heat oven Broiler. Cut French bread into ½ or ¾ inch slices. Butter one side of each slice, covering the entire face of the bread. Place buttered slices on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Lightly sprinkle garlic salt over each buttered slice. Optional: Butter both sides of the bread, but season only one side with garlic salt. Place cookie sheet in oven. Broil until butter is melted and edges are toasted a light brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Serve warm. Chicken Mandarin Salad 3 cups diced cooked Chicken 2 Tbsp. chopped Green Onion 1 cup thinly sliced Celery 1 cup well drained Mandarin Oranges 1 cup seedless Purple Grapes 1 cup well drained Pineapple Chunks ½ cup roasted sliced Almonds ½ cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 1 tsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. fresh Lemon Juice Combine first five ingredients & chill several hours. Add Fruit and Almonds. Chill. Toss with Dressing & Garnish (if desired). Guacamole — from Liza Olsen Avocados Green Onions Garlic Salt and Pepper to taste Cayane Pepper Lime Juice Slice avocadoes and place in a small bowl. Also add seeds. Chop Green Onions and add to small bowl. Sprinkle in Garlic and Seasonings. Mix together. Add Lime Juice to taste. Sweetness — 
  • 8. Orange Mandarin Salad 1 cup chopped Celery 2-3 Green Onions, sliced 1 head of Lettuce (Leaf or Romaine, or Iceberg) 1 can Mandarin Oranges ¼ cup sliced Almonds 2 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. Sugar Toss Lettuce, Celery and Green Onions together. Drain Oranges and add to Lettuce mixture. In small nonstick skillet, sprinkle Sugar over the Almonds. Cook over medium low heat for five minutes or so minutes or until almonds are coated and sugar has dissolved. They brown quickly. Do not burn. Place in small bowl and allow to cool. Sprinkle on top of salad just before serving. Serve with Orange Dressing. ½ tsp. grated Orange Peel 1/3 cup fresh Orange Juice 2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar 1 Tbsp. Good Seasons dry Italian Dressing Mix ½ cup Vegetable Oil 2 Tbsp. Sugar Mix dressing ingredients above in shaker jar. Shake well and chill. Shake well before serving. Strawberry Spinach Salad ½ cup Sugar ¼ cup Cider Vinegar ½ tsp. Minced Onion ¼ tsp. Paprika ¼ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce ½ cup Vegetable Oil 2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp. Poppy Seeds 1 bag of fresh Spinach 1 pint sliced Strawberries Mix Sugar, Vinegar, Onion, Paprika and Worcestershire Sauce in blender or electric mixer. While blending, add Oil in a steady stream until thickened. Stir in all seeds by hand. Toss with Spinach and Strawberries. Sweetness — 
  • 9. Cheese Ball — from Houston Texas Stake 1 stick Margarine 6 ounce Cream Cheese 3 cloves crushed Garlic 3-4 shakes Tabasco sauce Finely Chopped Walnuts 8 oz. soft Sharp Cheddar Cheese Mix together the above ingredients with your hands. Chill and form into a ball. Roll in nuts. May freeze without nuts. Pretzel Salad 2 2/3 C. broken stick pretzels 2 cups pineapple juice 20 oz. pkg frozen strawberries 1 9-oz container of cool whip 12 oz. softened cream cheese 1¼ C. sugar One 6 oz. pkg. strawberry Jello Place margarine and pretzels in 9 x 13 pan. Bake 10 min at 400º. Cream together 12 oz. softened cream cheese and 1¼ C. sugar. Spread over slightly cooled pretzels. On top of this mixture spread 1 9-oz container of cool whip. Dissolve one 6 oz. pkg strawberry jello in 2 cups pineapple juice (heated). Stir in large 20 oz. pkg frozen strawberries. Allow to thicken almost to jellied point. Pour over mixture in pan and refrigerate. Swiss Cheese Fondue — from Esther Everett ¼ Tsp. Salt ¼ tsp. White Pepper ¼ tsp. Nutmeg 2 C. Buttermilk 1 Clove Garlic 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch 1 lb. Swiss cheese (shredded) 1 Loaf French bread-cut so some crust is on each slice Toss Swiss cheese with cornstarch, salt, pepper, nutmeg. In fondue pot, heat buttermilk with garlic clove over low heat. When hot, remove garlic and add cheese, stir constantly till melted. Serve over low heat. Each person served himself from common dish, dipping chunks of French bread, which are speared on long forks into cheese sauce. Serves 8. Sweetness — 
  • 10. Spinach Salad 2 bunches fresh spinach 1 red onion, sliced 1 lb strawberries, sliced 1-1½ C. Feta cheese ½ lb bacon, cooked and coursely crumbled Candied Nuts: 1 tsp. Salt About ¼ C Sugar ½ C pecans or almonds, coarsely chopped and candied Heat small fry pan and put nuts in with just enough sugar to coat nuts. Add 1 tsp. salt. Stir until heat liquefies the sugar and coats the nuts. Be careful with heat to eliminate burning. Pour nuts onto nonstick sprayed cookie sheet. When cool, break into small pieces. Add to salad right before the dressing. Dressing: ½ C Oil – any flavor or type (extra virgin olive oil option) 1/3 C vinegar Note: Use apple cider vinegar with vegetable oil or balsamic vinegar with the extra virgin olive oil. ¼ C. Sugar (white, brown or mixed) 2 Tbsp. onion, chopped 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Dry mustard or 3 Tbsp. Poppy seeds 2 tsp. Dijon mustard (with olive oil and balsamic vinegar) Combine ingredients. Make dressing one to two hours before needed and chill. Pour over salad right before serving. Note: The vegetable oil/apple cider combination is not quite as heavy and is lighter in color than the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I cook the bacon, candy the nuts and make the dressing the day before. Actually, everything can be made separately prior to the meal and just compiled right before serving. Cheese Fondue — from Esther Everett 4 Tbsp. Butter 3 Tbsp. Flour ¼ tsp. Salt and Paprika ½ Tbsp. Worstershire Sauce 2 C. Milk 2½ C. Grated cheese Melt butter, flour, salt and paprika. Gradually add milk stirring constantly. Add sauce, then the cheese till it melts, stir. Turn to low heat. Spear a crust of bread with fondue fork and twirl in cheese mixture, drain, cool slightly before serving. Serves 4-8. Sweetness — 0
  • 11. Salsa Juice of 1 lime 1 small tomato 2 Tbsp. sesame oil ½ C chopped red onion Red pepper flakes Salt 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped Great served over chicken. Sweetness — 
  • 12. BAKED GOODS, PIES, CAKES, BREADS &ROLLS Carrot Cake 2 cups raw grated Carrots 2 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 1 cup Vegetable Oil 1 cup Nuts ½ cup Coconut-long Angel Flake 3 beaten Eggs 2 Tbsp. Orange Rind 2 teaspoons Baking Soda 2 teaspoons Vanilla ½ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 small can Crushed Pineapple with juice Mix dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients. Bake at 350º for one hour. Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 stick Butter or Margarine 1 pound Powdered Sugar 11/2 tsp. Vanilla A little hot water ½ cup Nuts (in frosting or on top of frosting) 1 small package of Cream Cheese (3 ounces) Sweetness — 
  • 13. Banana Cream Pie — from Lanell Rabner, Houston Texas Stake 2 cups Milk 12 large Marshmallows ¼ cup Corn Syrup ¼ cup Sugar 4 Tbsp. Cornstarch ¼ cup Milk ¼ tsp. Salt 3 beaten Egg Yolks 1 tsp. Vanilla ½ tsp. Banana flavoring Sliced Bananas Baked Graham Cracker Crust Scald Milk, Marshmallows, Corn Syrup and Sugar in double boiler. Blend Cornstarch, Milk and Salt together. Combine both mixtures and cook until smooth. Add Egg Yolks. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add Vanilla and Banana flavoring. Cool slightly and pour in crust lined with sliced bananas. Meringue: 3 Egg Whites ¼ tsp. Cream of Tartar ¼ cup Sugar ¼ tsp. Vanilla ¼ tsp. Banana flavoring Danish Pastries — from Esther Everett 2 cups warm Milk 1 cup Sugar 2 heaping Tbsp. Yeast 1 Tbsp. Sugar 1 tsp. Salt 6-7 cups Flour 2 cubes Margarine, room temperature 2 Eggs beaten, room temperature Place Margarine and Sugar in bowl. Pour warm Milk over it and let stand. Mix Yeast with ½ cup warm Water and Sugar. Let stand for five minutes. Add beaten Eggs and Yeast to other mixture. Add Salt and Flour. Beat with mixer until dough is too stiff. Then beat with spoon until Flour is absorbed. Dough should be very soft but not too sticky to handle. Cover and let rise for one hour in a warm place. Three Fillings Layer: ONE: 1 instant Jello Pudding, either Vanilla or Lemon. Put instant pudding in jar and shake. Spread down center of pastry dough. TWO: Almond Filling: 1 cube Margarine, 1 cup Rolled Oats, ¾ cup Sugar and 2 teaspoons Almond Extract. Mix all together, put dabs on pudding layer. THREE: Crumb mixture: ½ cube Margarine, ½ cup Flour, ½ cup Sugar and ½ cup Nuts. Sprinkle on almond filling. (continued next page) Sweetness — 
  • 14. Beat one egg white and place in small bowl. Mix finely chopped nuts and sugar in small bowl. Drain and quarter maraschino cherries. Tear off sheets of aluminum foil. Lay on top of each other. Roll out 1/6 dough on greased foil, cut edges of dough with scissors. Add 3 fillings down center and braid across top. Brush top of pastry with egg white and sprinkle with sugar nut mixture. Roll edges of foil to form its own baking pan. Lift onto pan or oven rack. Let rise about 30 minutes. Decorate with cherries. Bake 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Note: When cooled, the pastry can be frosted with powdered sugar and water mixture dripped on top. Pastry can be frozen and thawed successfully but it is not advisable when once frozen to reheat as the pastry tends to become soggy. Just serve cold. See Diagram to the right for Danish Pastries — Millionaire Pie Graham Cracker Crust 2 teaspoons Almond Extract 2 cups Powdered Sugar 3 Eggs 1 stick Butter 1 cup Whipping Cream ½ cup Powdered Sugar 1 cup Pecans 1 large can Crushed Pineapple (well drained) Bake Graham Cracker Crust for 6 minutes at 350º. Pop into freezer to cool. Combine Almond Extract, Powdered Sugar, Eggs and Butter in Mixer until it is whipped. Place in pie shell and put back into freezer. Place beaters and bowl in freezer. Beat Whipping Cream until stiff. Add Powdered Sugar. Add Crushed Pineapple and Pecans. Put topping on top of pie and serve. Frozen Lemon Pie — from Bonnie Reed, Spring Branch Ward 3 Eggs, separated 1½ lemons—Juice and Rind ½ cup Sugar 1 cup Whipping Cream Vanilla Wafer Crumbs Mix Egg Yolks, Sugar, Lemon Juice and Rind. Cook until thick. Cool. Add stiffly beaten egg whites and cream. Fold into Lemon Sauce. Line bottom of refrigerator tray with crumbs. Pour in lemon mixture and top with crumbs. Place in freezer for 12-14 hours. Sweetness — 
  • 15. Diagram for Danish Pastries Foil — Bend over to form edge for baking Dough — Place pudding & almond and crumb mixture Sweetness — 
  • 16. Tunnel of Fudge Cake 1½ cups softened Butter 6 Eggs 1½ cups Sugar 2 cups Flour 2 cups chopped Walnuts Pillsbury Double Dutch Fudge Buttercream Frosting Mix Cream Butter in large mixer at high speed. Add Eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Gradually add Sugar. Continue creaming at high speed until light and fluffy. By hand, stir in Flour, Frosting Mix and Walnuts until well blended. Pour batter into greased Bundt pan and bake at 350º for 60-65 minutes. Cool for two hours and remove from pan. Cool completely before serving. Although Pillsbury has stopped making the Buttercream Frosting Mix which is essential to the above recipe. Below is an adaptation. 1¾ cups Sugar 1¾ cups softened Butter 6 Eggs 2 cups Powdered Sugar 2¼ cups Flour ¾ cup unsweetened Cocoa 2 cups chopped Walnuts Glaze: ¾ cup Powdered Sugar ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa 4-6 teaspoons Milk Heat oven to 350º. Grease and flour Bundt Pan. Combine Sugar and Butter. Beat until light and fluffy. Add Eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add 2 cups Powdered Sugar; blend well. By hand, stir in Flour and remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter into pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is set. Cool in pan 1½ hours. Invert onto serving plate and cool for additional 2 hours. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients, adding enough Milk for desired drizzling consistency. Spoon over top of cake. No Bake Lemon Pie 1 package Lemon Jello ½ cup hot water ½ cup Sugar 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice 1 cup Canned Milk, chilled Graham Cracker Crust Combine Jello, hot Water, Sugar. Cool for 15 minutes. Beat cold Milk until foamy. Add Lemon Juice. Whip both mixtures together until light and creamy. Pour into Graham Cracker Crust and chill for one hour. Sweetness — 
  • 17. Coffee Cake — from Rita Gregory, Houston Texas Stake ¾ cup Corn Oil ¾ cup Water 4 Eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 tsp. Butter Extract 4 Tbsp. Butter ¼ cup chopped Pecans ¼ cup Sugar 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon ½ cup chopped Pecans 1 package Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix 1 4 ounce package Jello, instant Vanilla Flavor Mix and beat Yellow Cake Mix, Jello, Corn Oil and Water. Beat in Eggs, one at a time. Mix in Vanilla and Butter Extract. Grease Bundt pan with 1 tsp. Butter. Sprinkle chopped Pecans. Mix together Sugar, Cinnamon and Chopped Pecans. Place 1/3 cake batter into pan. Place Pecan Mixture on top and cover with remainder of batter. Bake at 350º for at least 50 minutes. Cool in pan and remove. Glaze: 1 cup Powdered Sugar 2 Tbsp. Milk ½ tsp. Butter Extract ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract Combine and mix ingredients. Pour glaze over the Bundt Cake. Pecan Ginger Loaf — from Leona Covey ½ cup soft Butter 1½ cup Sugar 2 Eggs ½ tsp. Cinnamon ½ tsp. Nutmeg 1 2/3 cup flour 2 tsp. Ginger 1 tsp. Baking Soda ¾ tsp. Ground Cloves 1/3 cup Water 1 cup Pumpkin ½ cup Pecan, chopped Cream Butter and Sugar; add Eggs and beat. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternately with Water. Add pumpkin. Stir in nuts. Bake in 9 x 5 loaf pan 350º for 60 to 70 minutes. Sweetness — 
  • 18. Poppy Seed Cake — from Arlene Manning, Houston Texas Stake 2 Poppy Seeds ¼ cup Milk 4 Eggs 1/3 cup Wesson Oil ½ cup Milk 1 Tbsp. Lemon Extract 1 tsp. Butter Flavoring 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 package of Yellow Cake Mix 1 small package of Jello Lemon Pudding Mix Soak Poppy Seeds in ¼ cup Milk overnight. Mix Yellow Cake Mix, Jello Mix, Eggs, Oil, and Milk together; beat vigorously. Add Lemon Extract, Butter Flavoring and Vanilla. Follow recipe on box for mixing. Pour into well greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake 45 minutes at 350º. Remove and cool for 15 minutes before turning out onto cake platter. Remove carefully. Spread frosting. Frosting: 1 cup Powdered Sugar 1 stick Butter Lemon Extract, Vanilla & Milk enough to make thin paste Out of this World Rolls — from Fran Ripley, Buffalo Grove Stake ¼ cup warm Water 4½ cups Flour ½ cup Shortening ½ cup Sugar 3 beaten Eggs 1 cup Warm Water 2 tsp. Salt 2 packages Active Dry Yeast Soften Yeast in the ¼ cup warm Water. In large bowl, combine Shortening, Sugar, Eggs, 1 cup warm Water and Salt. Stir in softened Yeast and 2½ cups of Flour. Beat with mixer until smooth and well mixed. Add remaining Flour to make dough soft. Mix well. Cover and allow to rise in warm place until doubled in bulk. About 1½ hours. Punch down and place in refrigerator overnight. Three hours before serving, roll out by dividing dough in half and rolling each portion on lightly floured surface to rectangle ½ inch thick. Spread with softened Butter. Roll up jelly roll style and cut in one inch slices. Place cut side down in greased muffin tins. Cover and allow to rise three hours before baking in 400º oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Do not over bake. Makes Two Dozen. Sweetness — 
  • 19. English Lemon Pound Cake ½ cup Butter ¼ cup Shortening 1 cup Sugar 3 Eggs 1½ cups Cake Flour ¼ tsp. Baking Powder ½ cup Milk 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract 2 tsp. Lemon Extract Cream Butter and Shortening. Add Sugar and cream again. Add Eggs one at a time. Mix dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture; mix well. Add Milk and beat two minutes. Stir in flavorings. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 70 - 75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Fresh Apple Cake 3 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 1 tsp. Baking Soda ½ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon ½ tsp. Nutmeg 1/8 tsp. Allspice 1½ cups chopped Nuts 3 cups peeled and chopped Apples Preheat oven to 350º. Grease and flour Bundt (or tube) pan. Combine above ingredients in large bowl. (Do not use mixer.) Then add the below ingredients in large bowl: 3 Eggs 1 cup Cooking Oil 2 Tbsp. Vanilla The mixture is thick. Stir until ingredients are blended. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350º. (It may take slightly longer.) Turn out onto plate. Allow cake to mellow and firm before cutting — at least an hour. Great served alone or with Cool-Whip and/or caramel sauce. Coconut Cream Pie Scald 2 cups Milk. Blend and add to Milk. 3 Tbsp. Flour 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch ½ cup Sugar ¼ tsp. Salt Beat 2 Egg Yolks and then add to mixture. Cook until thick. Add 1 tsp. Vanilla and ½ cup Coconut. Pour into Baked Pie Shell. Sprinkle ½ cup Coconut on top of Pie. Add Meringue and bake until golden brown or cool and serve topped with Whipped Cream. Sweetness — 
  • 20. Chocolate Mint Roll ¼ cup sifted Flour 1 cup Confectioners Sugar 5 Eggs, separated 1 pint Mint flavored Ice Cream ½ tsp. Salt 3 Tbsp. Cocoa 1 tsp. Vanilla Sift dry ingredients together three times. Beat Egg Yolks until thick. Fold into mixture. Spread in a shallow 11" x 16" pan lined with waxed paper. Bake at 400º for 15-20 minutes. Turn out on a damp towel. Remove wax paper. Cut off edges of cake and roll up jelly roll style. When cool, unroll, spread with softened Ice Cream and re-roll in towel. Freeze until ready to serve. Move to refrigerator one hour before eating. Slice and serve with chocolate sauce. Serves 8 Chocolate Cream Pie — from Celia Vernier 1½ cup Sugar / cup Cornstarch 1 3 ½ tsp. Salt Mix these 3 ingredients together in a saucepan. 3 cups Milk 4 Egg Yolks, beaten 2 squares Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped (Hershey’s.) Combine these three ingredients and slowly stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. (Be patient! If you cook it too fast it will get all lumpy. The chocolate does not totally dissolve until it boils.) Boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and add: 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. Vanilla. Quickly pour into a cooked Pie Shell. Cover with plastic wrap (snug right on the pie filling so that a film does not form.) Refrigerate for several hours until cold. ¼ cup Powdered Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 small carton Whipping Cream Whip Cream. Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla while whipping. Top pie with the sweetened Whipped Cream. Sweetness — 0
  • 21. Banana Nut Bread — from Verlin Olsen, Chicago Temple 1 cup Butter or Margarine 2½ cups Sugar 4 Eggs (unbeaten) 1 cup Sour Milk (or Buttermilk) 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 1½ teaspoons Salt 1 Tbsp. Vanilla 4 cups Flour, sifted 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda 2½ cups Bananas, mashed 1 cup Pecans or Walnuts, chopped Cream Shortening and Sugar. Add Eggs and beat until well mixed. Combine Milk, Bananas, and Vanilla. Mix well--alternating with dry ingredients. (Starting with dry and ending with dry.) Fill 2 well-greased loaf pans ¾ full. Dust with Powdered Sugar and bake at 350º for 30-40 minutes. Test with toothpick. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from loaf pans. Cool. Sweet Dinner Rolls 2 cups lukewarm Water 2 packages Yeast 1 Tbsp. Sugar 2 sticks Margarine, melted 1 cup Sugar 3 Eggs 1½ tsp. Salt 8 cups Flour Mix Water, Yeast and Sugar; set aside. Melt Margarine and add Sugar; stir. Beat Eggs, slowly add Yeast, Margarine, Salt and Flour (2 cups at a time). Mix well after each addition. Knead until dough cleans your hands. Let rise for 4 hours. Shape into rolls. If butter horns are desired, roll dough into a big circle. Spread with Butter. Cut out pie-shaped wedges, then roll up. Let rise about 3 hours. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes. Bread Recipe — Chicago Temple 16 cups hot Water 1 Tbsp. Salt 4 cups Oil 7 Tbsp. Yeast 3 cups Sugar 22 cups Whole Wheat Flour 22 cups White Flour Combine. Let double. Punch 4 loaves in tray. Make into loaves. Let it rise. Bake at 375º for 21 minutes. Makes 16 loaves, 1½ to 1¾ pounds each. Sweetness — 
  • 22. Chocolate Cake — from Louise Bland 2 C. Sugar 2 cups Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda ¼ tsp. Salt ½ C. Buttermilk 4 Tbsp. Cocoa 1 C. cold Water 1 stick Oleo ½ C. Oil 2 Eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla Mix Flour, Sugar and Salt in large bowl. Put Cocoa, Water, Oleo and Oil in saucepan and bring to boil. Pour over dry ingredients while hot. Dissolve Baking Soda in Buttermilk and add along with Eggs and Vanilla. Beat until smooth. Bake in 18" x 12" inch pan at 400º for 30-35 minutes. 1 cup Sugar ½ stick Margarine 2 Tbsp. White Karo Syrup 1/3 cup undiluted canned Milk Chocolate Chips, Nuts, and if desired small colored Marshmallows. Cook until Margarine melts. Add Chocolate Chips (½ cup or so) until Chocolate Chips melt. Beat. Add Nuts and Marshmallows. Frost cake while warm. Leave in pan and cut into squares. Fruit Cocktail Cake — from Barbara Payne 1½ C. Sugar 2 Eggs 2 C. Flour ½ tsp. Salt 2 tsp. Soda 1 #303 can fruit cocktail (not drained) In large bowl, mix sugar and eggs. Stir in fruit cocktail. Sift dry ingre- dients and add to fruit mixture. Pour in greased 7 x 11 baking dish. ¼ C. Brown Sugar ½ C. Coconut Mix brown sugar and coconut together in small bowl and sprinkle on cake. Bake at 300º for 50-60 minutes. This cake has no shortening; put topping on while cake is warm. ½ C. Canned milk ¾ C. Sugar 1 stick margarine 1 tsp. Vanilla extract ½ C. Chopped nuts ½ C. Chopped coconut Combine milk, sugar and margarine in small saucepan. Boil for 2 minutes. Add vanilla, nuts and coconut. Pour evenly over warm cake. Sweetness — 
  • 23. Fudge Pie 1 stick margarine 1 C. sugar 2 Tbsp. flour 2 beaten eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 C. chopped pecans (optional) 2 squares unsweetened chocolate Melt chocolate and margarine. Mix together in a med. Bowl the remaining ingredients. Add to graham cracker crust. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Mavey’s White Cake 2 C. of sifted cake flour 1¼ C. sugar 3½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt ½ C. Crisco shortening 1 C. milk 1¾ tsp. vanilla 3 unbeaten egg whites Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add shortening. Mix well. Pour about ½ of milk and mix and add vanilla. Then add egg whites and mix with a spoon and add balance of milk. Pour in pan and bake in a 350º. (Use whole eggs for yellow cake.) Seven Minute Frosting: 2 egg whites unbeaten 1½ C. sugar 5 Tbsp water 1½ tsp. white Karo syrup 1 tsp. vanilla Combine egg whies, sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler and heat while cooking. Cook 7 minutes or until icing stands in peaks. Then add vanilla. Cover frosting with coconut. Applesauce Cake — from Dr. Viehweg 1 C. sugar 2 C. flour 1 tsp. cinnamon cloves 1 tsp. nutmeg 3 tsp. powdered chocolate 1 tsp. cornstarch 1 C. nuts 1 C. raisins ½ C. melted butter 1½ C. unsweetened applesauce - add 2 tsp. baking soda to sauce. Sift dry ingredients until mixed well. Add nuts, raisins, applesauce and melted butter. Stir well. Bake in loaf pan for 1 hour in moderate oven or double and bake in tube in tube pan for a few minutes longer. Sweetness — 
  • 24. Cherry Nut Angel Food Cake — from Betty Irons Mix angel food cake mix carefully. Then at the last, fold in gently ½ C. chopped maraschino cherries (drained on paper towel), ½ C. chopped nuts and ¼ C. cocoa. Topping: Whip cream, add powdered sugar & 1 tsp. cocoa into cream. Beat. Carrot Cake 2 C. raw grated carrots 2 C. flour 2 C. sugar 1 C. vegetable oil 1 C. nuts 3 beaten eggs 2 Tbsp. orange rind 2 tsp. soda 2 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ C. coconut—long Angel flake 1 small can crushed pineapple and juice Mix dry ingredients, add the rest. Bake at 350º for one hour. Frosting: 1 stick margarine 1 lb. Powdered sugar 1½ tsp. vanilla ½ C. nuts (in frosting or on top) A little hot water 1 small package cream cheese (3 oz) Satin Pie — from Naomi E. Christensen ¼ C. Milk Pinch of salt 1 tsp. vanilla ¼ C. sugar 4 eggs, separated 8" baked pie shell Whipped cream 12 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate chips Combine chocolate, milk, sugar, and salt in top of double boiler. Cook over hot water until mixture is blended and smooth. Cool slightly. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into chocolate mixture, blending thoroughly. Pour into baked pie shell. Let set 2 or 3 hours. Serve with whipped cream. If pie is refrigerated, let stand at room temperature at least one hour before serving. Sweetness — 
  • 25. Lemon Cake — from Ola Bennett, 1966 1 pkg. Lemon Jello ¾ C. Vegetable Oil ¾ C. Apricot nectar 2 tsp. Lemon extract 1 pkg. Betty Crocker White cake mix Mix the above ingredients together. Four eggs. Add yolks one at a time beating, well between. Fold in well beaten egg whites. Bake in angel food cake pan 1 hr. 15 min. at 315º. Glazed Icing: 1 C. powdered sugar Juice of 3 lemons and glaze while cake is hot. Mom J’s Pound Cake — from Lilly Jespersen 2 C. butter (1 lb) 2 C. sugar 8 medium eggs 4 C. sifted flour (sift twice) Cream margarine and sugar with mixer. Add 1 egg at a time and beat well after ach addition. Add flour and stir on slow speed about 10 minutes. Bake at 325º for 1 hour or till cake springs back after being touched with finger. **Keeps well, tastes better 2-7 days after baking. You can add vanilla or almond flavor if you want. Zucchini Nut Bread 3 eggs 1 C. oil 3 C. sugar 3 tsp. vanilla 3-4 C. flour 3 tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp.. salt ½ C. chopped nuts 2 C. raw, grated zucchini or squash Beat eggs till foamy. Add oil, sugar and vanilla, mix well. Mix in zucchini. Add flour cinnamon, baking powder, soda, salt and nuts. May need more flour. Bake 45 min at 350º or 20-25 min at 325º for 2 loaves. Rather than grating the zucchini, you can blend in with small amount of water. Sweetness — 
  • 26. Banana Bundt Cake 1½ cups Sugar 2 Eggs / cups Sour Milk 2 3 4 Mashed Bananas 1 tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Salt 2 cups Flour ½ cup Shortening (1 cube of Margarine will do) Cream together Sugar, Shortening and Eggs. Make Sour Milk by adding 1 Tbsp. White Vinegar to regular milk to complete 2/3 cup. Add remaining ingredients to first mixture. Bake at 350º for about 30 minutes or until done. Chocolate Glaze: 2 cups Powdered Sugar 1 Tbsp. Cocoa ¼ cup melted Margarine 1 tsp. Vanilla Hot Water or Milk to desired thickness. Mix together and drip over cooled Bundt Cake. Sweetness — 
  • 27. BEVERAGES Mock Champagne Punch 6 large (46 ounce) cans Pineapple Juice 3 (1 quart) bottles Ginger Ale 3 (1 quart) bottles White Grape Juice 6 (6 ounce) cans frozen Lemonade Juice Refrigerate all ingredients for several days before serving. At serving time, pour over a block of ice in a punch bowl. Makes 3 gallons Christmas Punch, mulled 2 quarts Cranberry Juice 10-20 cups water 4 cups Sugar ½ Lemon (juice and all) 8 whole Cinnamon sticks 2 Tbsp. whole Cloves 2 cups Orange Juice Simmer for 10 minutes. Add Orange Juice. Strain. Makes 1¾ Gallon. Bell’s Apple Cider Punch 1 gallon Bell’s Apple Cider 12 ounces frozen Pink Lemonade 1 quart Cranberry Juice 1 quart Ginger Ale 12 ounces Frozen Orange Juice Frozen Apple Cider Cubes—optional Floating Orange Slices—optional Combine all ingredients except Ginger Ale. Add Ginger Ale just before serving. Fruit Slush Punch 6 cups Water 4 cups Sugar 5 ripe Bananas ½ small bottle Maraschino Cherries 1/3 cup Lemon Juice 1 small can frozen Orange Juice 46 ounce can Pineapple Juice 3 quart size bottles of Squirt 46 ounce can Pineapple Juice Boil water and sugar and then cool. In blender, mix Bananas, Cherries, and crushed Pineapple. Combine with cooled sugar water mixture. Add Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice, and Orange Juice. Freeze, stirring occasionally. When ready to serve, thaw partially and add Squirt. Makes a Large Punch Bowl Full. Sweetness — 
  • 28. Raspberry Crush — from Roma Stevens 1 cup Sugar 4 cups cold Water 1 6 ounce can Lemonade 1 12 ounce bottle Sprite 1 10 ounce package frozen Raspberries 1 package Raspberry Kool Aid Dissolve Kool Aid, Sugar and Water. Add remaining ingredients. Old-Fashioned Lemonade Make up the frozen concentrate to half strength. Add ice cubes and bring to full strength by adding carbonated club soda and stir. A red cherry and a garnish of lemon or lime will make it picture pretty and make your friends fell they are very special. Hot Cocoa Mix 32 oz. box Nestle Quik 16-oz jar non-dairy creamer 1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar ½ Cup Cocoa 8 Quarts (pkg) Non fat dry milk (9 1/3 cups) 1 15-oz. jar Carnation Choc. Malted Milk Combined above ingredients. Add 1/3 cup mix to 1 cup boiling water for a mug sized serving. Christmas Punch, mulled 2 Quarts Cranberry juice 10-20 Cups water 4 Cups or less Sugar ½ lemon (juice and all) 8 whole cinnamon sticks 2 Tbsp. whole cloves Simmer 10 min. Add 2 cups orange juice. Strain. Makes 1¾ gallon. Homemade Root Beer 1 bottle root extract 5 lbs sugar 5 gallons water 5 lbs dry ice Water Punch 1 Tbsp. Citric Acid (ascorbic) 1 Tbsp. lemon extract 5 Quarts water 2½ cups sugar Float lemon/lime slices Sweetness — 
  • 29. Fruit Slush Punch 6 Cups water 4 Cups sugar 5 ripe bananas 46 ounce can pineapple juice 1/3 Cup lemon juice 1 small can frozen orange juice 1 sml can crushed pineapple ½ sml bottle Maraschino cherries 3 quart bottles chilled Squirt fruit drink Bring water and sugar to a boil, then cool. In blender, mix bananas, cherries and pineapple. Combine with cooled mixture and add pineapple juice, lemon juice and orange juice. Freeze - stirring occasionally. When ready to serve, thaw partially and add Squirt. Makes a large punch bowl full. Five Gallon Punch 3 or 4 lbs sugar 3 Tbsp. citric acid Ice 1 Can unsweetened pineapple juice 2 6-oz cans frozen orange concentrate Fill up enough water and ice to make 5 gallons. Add food coloring and desired color. Creamy Colada Punch 8.5 oz can cream of coconut 3 C pineapple juice 12 oz ginger ale Combine. Serve immediately. Makes 10 ½ C. servings. Cranberry Punch — from Barbara Payne 4 Cups sugar 4 Cups water 6 sticks cinnamon 12 whole cloves 4 Cups cranberries fresh or canned Cook above ingredients until cranberries are soft. Strain. Add: 12 oz. frozen pineapple 12 oz. frozen orange juice 12 oz. frozen lemonade Chill. Before serving add 2 quarts of gingerale. Serves 25. Note: Can make up punch base ahead of time and freeze. Then add gingerale just before serving. One recipe makes approximately 161 serving ounces. When mixing in punch bowl use approximately 2 cups of punch to every cup of gingerale. (Use as a guideline only) Sweetness — 
  • 30. Almond Punch from Carol Barton, Spring Branch 1 C. Sugar 10 C. Water 1 Tbsp. Almond Extract 1 Tbsp. Vanilla 1 small can Orange juice—frozen concentrate 1 small can Lemonade—frozen concentrate 1 quart bottle 7-UP Mix and serve. Hot Orange Punch 2 C. Tang 1 C. Powdered sugar 2 tsp. Ground cloves 2 tsp. Cinnamon 2 tsp. Nutmeg 2 Tubs Crystal Light Lemonade One Tablespoon mix to 1 mug hot water. Sweetness — 0
  • 31. COOKIES, BARS & OTHER TREATS Vinegar Taffy — from Annie Willden 2 cups Sugar 1/8 tsp. Cream of Tartar 2 Tbsp. Margarine ½ cup Vinegar Pinch of salt Combine all ingredients. Boil to hard boil stage (260º to 270º) or until candy will thread when dropped from spoon. Do not stir while it is boiling. Wipe sugar crystals from sides of pan with damp cloth. Add food coloring if desired. Cool on buttered platter. Coat palms of hands and fingers with margarine. Pull taffy until satiny. — or — 1/3 cup Water 1/3 cup Vinegar 2/3 cup White Karo Syrup 1 cup Sugar 2 Tbsp. Margarine ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla (Can add 1 tbsp. cornstarch) Combine all ingredients in a pan. Bring to a boil, then slightly lower heat and boil about 5 minutes without stirring. Boil to hard ball stage (265º–270º). Dip spoon in taffy and hold up spoon. When candy mixture drips off spoon and spins a thread, it is done. Or, drop a few drops of cold water till it forms a hard ball. Pour onto buttered platter. When cool enough to handle, pull until satiny. Pull in long strips and place on wax paper. Cut with scissors. Wrap, do not refrigerate. Add food coloring just before pouring onto platter. “Many winter nights, all of us kids, would go up to grandmother’s little house. We would sit on the shelf over the woodbox, with our feet resting on the box edge and wait for the candy to get done. Then she would get it ready and hand each of us our piece to pull and what fun it was. By the time it was ready to stretch out on the wax paper on her bread board, it would be about half gone — from sampling. She always claimed the vinegar was good for colds and coughs, though really I don’t think you can taste it much. “In the winter-time we would pour a little outside on a patch of clean snow and that was such fun to eat or suck. We loved it! I can still picture grandmother...her hair was bobbed and curled, her printer dresses gay in color—about down to the calf of her legs, and her starched white aprons. She always seem to enjoy her grandchildren, and how we loved to go to her house. She would also pop popcorn for us but our favorite was the taffy. It’s the only kind of candy I remember her making.” Sweetness — 
  • 32. Chocolate Chip Bars — from Raymond Bland’s Mom ½ cup Butter 3 Tbsp. Confectioner’s Sugar 1½ cup Coconut 1 cup Nuts 1 can Eagle Milk 1 cup or more Semi Sweet Chocolate bits 1½ cup Graham Cracker Crumbs Mix Graham Cracker Crumbs, Butter, and Confectioner’s Sugar and pat into a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate bits, coconut and nuts on top of crust. Pour milk over top. Bake 325º to 350º for about 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Lemon Bars — from Raymond Bland’s Mom 1 cup Butter or Margarine ½ cup Powdered Sugar 2 cups Flour 4 large Eggs 2 cups Sugar ½ tsp. Baking Powder 4 Tbsp. Flour 2 lemons’ juice or 2 Tbsp. of Real Lemon Juice Cream together butter/margarine, powdered sugar, and 2 cups flour. Pour into 9x3 pan and bake for twenty minutes at 350º. Mix Eggs, Sugar, Baking Powder and 4 Tbsp. flour together with Lemon Juice. Pour over baked crust. Bake for thirty minutes at 325º- 350º. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cool and cut into bars. Frozen Pumpkin Parfait Squares — from Evelyn Locke, Houston TX Stake ¼ cup Sugar ¼ cup melted Butter 1½ cup Pumpkin ½ cup Brown Sugar ½ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon ¼ tsp. Ginger 1/8 tsp. Cloves 1 quart Vanilla Ice Cream 1½ cup Graham Cracker crumbs Mix Graham Cracker Crumbs, Sugar and Butter together. Press in bottom of 9 inch square pan. Combine all other ingredients and pour into pan. Cover and freeze until firm. Cut into squares. Top with whipped cream and nuts. Makes 9, 3" squares. Sweetness — 
  • 33. Dipped Chocolates — from Anne Littlefield Filling: ¼ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Vanilla ½ cup Mashed Potatoes 2½ cups to 2 packages of Powdered Sugar Add Salt and Vanilla to hot Mashed Potatoes. Work in enough Powdered Sugar to make stiff enough to hold up as small balls. Use mixer at first and then work in with your fingers. Place balls on waxed paper until you are ready to dip. Place in refrigerator or freezer, as they dip easier when they are cold. Use your imagination for flavoring centers: Chocolate and Cherries Peppermint flavor and Green food coloring Chopped or Whole Nuts Coconut Maple Flavoring Lemon flavor and Yellow food coloring Orange peel and Orange food coloring Use only dipping chocolates. Melt chocolate Put melted chocolate on a cool surface, like a marble slab or a cold plate and roll fillings in it. If you want to put a swirl on top, let chocolate cool a little more and let it run off your finger onto the candy. If chocolate gets too stiff, put it back in pan and melt it again. Hard Candy 1 cup Sugar 1/3 cup White Corn Syrup ½ cup Water ½ tsp. Flavoring Food Coloring 1/8 tsp. Citric Acid — optional Grease inside of lollipop molds with shortening. Place molds on greased flat surface (marble slab or new flat cookie sheet). Place clip over tabs of molds and insert sucker stick between tabs. Combine Sugar, Water and Corn Syrup in small saucepan. Cook on medium high to 300º (hard crack stage). Remove from heat and let cool to 275º. Then add flavoring and coloring. Stir until blended. Pour into molds. Allow to cool until candy is set. Remove clip from mold then remove mold from lollipop. Set lollipop on second flat surface to complete cooling. Use 1/8 to ½ tsp. of Flavoring, depending on concentration. To make opaque colors, add ½ tsp. of liquid white coloring. Citric Acid may be added to fruit flavors to add tartness. Use 1/8 tsp. dissolved in 1 tsp. water. Add at same time as flavoring. Sweetness — 
  • 34. Cinnamon Heart Cookies 1½ cup Sugar 2 Eggs 2 Tbsp. milk 4 cups Flour ½ tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Cinnamon ½ tsp. Baking Powder (opt.) 1 cup Butter at room temperature Cream together the Butter and Sugar until fluffy. Beat in the Egg and Milk. Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Chill overnight. Preheat oven to 375º. Roll dough 11/8 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut with heart shaped cookie cutter. Bake about 8 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. Cool on rack. Enjoy. Caramel Sticks 1 cup light Brown Sugar ¾ stick Oleo or Butter 1 cup Flour 1 tsp. Baking Powder 1 Egg, well beaten 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 cup chopped Nuts Melt Sugar and Oleo/Butter on low heat in saucepan. Cool. Add Flour, Baking Powder, Egg and Vanilla. Stir in Nuts. Spread in 8 or 9 inch pan. Bake at 325º for 20-30 minutes. Cool and cut into fingers. Peanut Blossom Cookies — from Hershey’s Kisses ½ cup Shortening 1/3 cup Sugar / cup Brown Sugar 1 3 1 Egg 2 Tbsp. Milk 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract 11/2 cups Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda ½ tsp. Salt Granulated Sugar ¾ cup creamy Peanut Butter 1 bag (8 ounces) Hershey’s Kisses Heat oven to 375º. Remove wrappers from Hershey Kisses. Beat Shortening and Peanut Butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup Sugar and Brown Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add Egg, Milk and Vanilla. Beat well. Stir together Flour, Baking Soda and Salt. Gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a KISS into center of each cookie. Cookie will crackle around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Sweetness — 
  • 35. Caramel Corn 2 cups light Brown Sugar ½ cup light Corn Syrup 2 sticks Margarine ¼ tsp. Cream of Tartar 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Baking Soda 6 quarts Popcorn 1 cup Honey Roasted Peanuts In saucepan, combine Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Margarine, Cream of Tartar and Salt. Heat to boiling, stirring over medium high heat. Stir constantly. Boil rapidly to hard ball stage (260º) - about five minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Baking Soda quickly but thoroughly and pour at once over popcorn and peanuts in large roasting or baking pan. Stir gently until all kernels are coated. Bake in preheated 200º oven for one hour. Stir two or three times during baking. Turn out at once on wax paper. Spread apart and allow to cool completely. Break apart and store in tightly covered container. Ranger Cookies 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 cup Butter 2 Eggs 2 cups Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Vanilla 2 cups Rolled Oats 1 cup Nuts 1 cup Coconut 2 cups Rice Crispies (or less) 1 cup Chocolate Chips (can substitute butterscotch chips) Combine all ingredients. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350º. Snickerdoodles — from Randall’s 1 cup Shortening 1½ cups Sugar 2 Eggs 2¾ cups Flour 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar 1 tsp. Baking Soda ½ tsp. Salt 2 teaspoons Sugar 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Cream together Shortening and Sugar, then beat in Eggs. Sift dry ingredients, except teaspoons of sugar and cinnamon and add to cream mixture. Chill dough overnight or for several hours. Pinch off enough to make balls the size of a walnut. Roll in cinnamon and sugar. Please on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes. Makes 4-5 dozen. Sweetness — 
  • 36. Chocolate Buttons ¼ cup softened Butter ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. Milk 1 tsp. Vanilla ¼ tsp. Baking Soda 2/3 cup Flour 1½ teaspoons Shortening ½ tsp. Mint Extract ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder 4 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, chopped 4 ounces White Baking Bar, optional Preheat oven to 375º. In a large mixing bowl, beat Butter, Brown Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Milk and Vanilla until combined. Beat in Baking Soda and as much as the Flour as you can. Stir in the remaining Flour by hand until combined. Shape the dough into a ball. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half to 1/16 inch thickness. Cut with small round cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute; transfer to wire racks and cool. In a small saucepan, melt Chocolate and Shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in Mint Extract. Let stand until just cool enough to handle. If desired, in a second saucepan, melt White Baking Bar over low heat, stirring occasionally; let stand. Transfer the warm chocolate mixture to a plastic bag. If using White Chocolate, transfer to a second bag. Snip a corner in te bag to make a small hole. Squeezing gently, drizzle melted chocolate mint mixture and melted baking bar over cookies in threads. Let cookies stand until icing hardens. Makes about 12 dozen cookies. Peanut Cookies 1 cup Flour ½ tsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Shortening 1 Egg 1 cup chopped Peanuts ½ cup Sugar ¼ cup Milk 1 tsp. Lemon Juice Mix dry ingredients together. Add melted shortening to beaten Egg. Add Milk and Lemon Juice. Mix well with dry ingredients. Add Peanuts. Drop with tsp. on greased pan. Bake 10-15 minutes. Sweetness — 
  • 37. Million Dollar Fudge — from Grandma Jespersen 12 ounces Chocolate Chips 1 tsp. Vanilla 4½ cups Sugar A pinch of Salt 7 ounces Marshmallow Fluff 1 stick (½ cup) Margarine 1¼ cups chopped Walnuts, optional 1 can (14½ ounces) Evaporated Milk Line 10 x 15 inch cookie sheet with wax paper. Put Chocolate Chips in mixing bowl. Cover Chocolate with Marshmallow Fluff. In heavy kettle, combine Milk, Margarine and Sugar. Cook to boiling point; stirring constantly. Boil (rolling boil, steady but not hard) for six minutes. Pour boiled mixture over Chocolate Chips and Marshmallow Fluff. Beat 3 minutes. Do not let it loose its shine. While mixing, add Vanilla and Salt. Walnuts, if wanted, can be added at this time. Spread into pan. Cut into squares when set. Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies — from Martha Stewart 2 cups Flour ¼ cup Cocoa Powder 1 tsp. Baking Soda ½ tsp. Salt 2 large Eggs 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1¼ cups (2 sticks & 4 Tbsp.) unsalted Butter, softened 2 cups Sugar, plus more for dipping Sift together Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda and Salt; set aside. Beat Butter, Sugar and Eggs in mixer. Add Vanilla and mix to combine. Gradually add Flour mixture and combine. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about one hour. Heat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Dip top of each ball into sugar. Place on cookie sheets. Bake until set about 8 minutes. Chewy Crunchies — from Aunt Edna 1 6 ounce package Chocolate Bits 1 6 ounce package Butterscotch Bits 1 large can Chow Mein Noodles Melt Chocolate and Butterscotch in double boiler. Stir in Chow Mein Noodles until well coated. Spoon onto wax paper and cool. Sweetness — 
  • 38. Dutch Wedding Cookies 1 cup Butter 4 Tbsp. Sugar 2 cups Flour Powdered Sugar ½ cup Nuts, or perhaps chopped Chocolate Chips Combine all ingredients, except Powdered Sugar. Bake 15 minutes at 325º. Don’t bake until brown. Take out of oven and roll in Powdered Sugar. When cool, roll in Powdered Sugar again. Makes about 3 dozen. Neiman’s $250 Cookie Recipe 2 cups Butter 2 cups Sugar 2 cups Brown Sugar 4 Eggs 2 teaspoons Vanilla 4 cups Flour 5 cups Oatmeal 1 tsp. Salt 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 2 teaspoons Baking Soda 24 ounces Chocolate Chips 1 8-ounce Hershey bar 3 cups chopped Nuts Blend Oatmeal in a blender to a fine powder; set aside. Cream Butter, Sugar and Brown Sugar. Add Eggs and Vanilla. Mix together with Flour, Oatmeal, Salt, Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Add Chocolate Chips, Hershey Bar and Nuts. Roll into balls the size of a walnut and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes at 375º. Makes 112 cookies. Story behind recipe: A friend of a friend had lunch at the Hedges’ at Neiman’s in November, and for dessert she had a cookie. She thought it was the most wonderful cookie she had ever tasted and she asked if the recipe was available. She was told that it was, but it cost two fifty. In December when she got her bill, there was a charge of $250. She called and told them there was a mistake — that the charge should be $2.50. She was told that there was no mistake — that the charge was correct! She has vowed to get them back, and wants to get the recipe out to everyone she possible can, and asks that everyone who gets a copy send it to everyone they know — and here it is. Sweetness — 
  • 39. Almond Roca — from Diane L. 2 cups Butter 2 cups Sugar 1 3/ cup Water Boil to 280º; it will turn a tan color. 2 cups sliced Almonds Place Almonds in bottom of 9 x 13 pan, lined with buttered aluminum foil. Pour hot mixture into pan. Cool slightly, about five minutes. 1 16-ounce Milk Chocolate, Dove Bars Chopped Walnuts Place melted chocolate into pan. Sprinkle with chopped Walnuts. Chocolate Waffle Cookies ½ cup Margarine 2 Eggs ¾ cup Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 cup Flour Dash of Salt 2 squares unsweetened Baking Chocolate Melt Chocolate with Margarine. Set aside. In another bowl, beat Eggs. Add Sugar, Vanilla, Four and Salt. Blend together with Chocolate mixture. Spoon into hot waffle iron sprayed with Pam. Cook at medium heat (about 1½ minutes). Serve with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. You can serve leftovers cold with frosting. *You can substitute 6 Tbsp. Cocoa plus 2 Tbsp. Margariine. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups One stick melted Butter 1 pound Powdered Sugar Miniature Paper Cups One jar (18 ounce) Smooth Peanut Butter Mix Peanut Butter and melted Butter together. Add Powdered Sugar, and knead with hands until smooth. This peanut butter mixture can be rolled into a small ball--smaller than a marble, and dipped in chocolate or used for centers in the bon bon mold. To make peanut butter cups, put a small amount of melted (candy chips) chocolate into the bottom of the peanut butter cup mold. Add a ‘ball’ of the peanut butter mixture, then cover with more of the melted chocolate. Put mold into freezer section of the refrigerator for about four minutes. When set, turn mold over and tap finished candy out onto table. Sweetness — 
  • 40. Homemade Tootsie Rolls 1 tsp. Vanilla ¾ cup Powdered Milk ½ cup Light Corn Syrup 3 cups Powdered Sugar 1½ cup Semi Sweet Chocolate, melted Knead all ingredients together until well mixed. Roll into a long roll or log and cut into pieces. You may not need to use all the Powdered Sugar. Congo Squares 2 cups Brown Sugar 3 Eggs 2/3 cup Oil Combine in mixing bowl: 2 ½ tsp. Baking Powder 2 ¾ cup Flour ½ tsp. Salt Mix remaining ingredients together. Add package of chocolate chips. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Black Dog’s Valentine Fortune Cookie Recipe 1 cup all-purpose Flour 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch ½ cup Sugar ½ tsp. Salt ½ cup Salad Oil 1 Tbsp. Water 2 Tbsp. Vanilla ½ cup Egg Whites (whites of about 4 large eggs) Prepare fortune poems or love notes to include in cookies. Cut or fold the paper so that it’s approximately 1 inch by 3 inches. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Then add Oil and Egg Whites, beating until smooth. Beat in Water and Vanilla. Drop 1/3 cup of batter onto a greased baking sheet and spread evenly into a 10-inch circle. Bake only one or two at a time in a 300- degree oven for about 14 minutes or until light golden brown. (If underbaked, cookie will tear during shaping.) With a wide spatula, remove one cookie at a time from the oven. Working quickly, flip the baked cookie onto your hand. (Use a towel or wear cotton gloves to keep the cookie from sticking to your hand). Place a fortune in the center of cookie and fold it in half. Do not crease the cookie. Then fold the two ends of the cookie toward each other and hold together for a couple of minutes while the cookie becomes firm. Repeat steps until all the batter is used. Makes six large fortune cookies. Sweetness — 0
  • 41. Blueberry Cookie Recipe 1 cup softened Butter 1 tsp. Vanilla ¼ cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 tsp. Baking Soda 2¼ cups Flour 1 pint fresh Blueberries (1 cup chopped Nuts--optional) ¾ cup firmly packed Brown Sugar 1 package French Vanilla Instant Pudding Bake 375 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes. Autumn Spice Bars 2 cups Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Cloves 1 cup Oil 1 can (15 ounce) Pumpkin 2 cups Sugar 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Nutmeg ½ tsp. Salt 4 Eggs Blend all ingredients at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into a greased 15" x 10" pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350º. Frosting: 2 cups Powdered Sugar 1 Tbsp. Milk 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 package (3 ounce) softened Cream Cheese In small bowl, combine frosting ingredients. Beat until smooth. Spread over cooled bars. Leftovers should be refrigerated. Makes 36 bars. Popcorn Balls — from Esther Everett 1 C Sugar / C Water 1 3 1/3 C White syrup ¾ tsp. Salt 3 Quarts Popcorn ½ Cube Butter ¾ tsp. Vanilla Food Coloring Mix ingredients except popcorn. Cook till it threads. Pour corn over syrup and toss lightly. Wet hands and shape. Nuts, raisins or cherries may be added to corn. Makes 12 balls. Sweetness — 
  • 42. Almond Bark 2 cups Sugar 6 Tbsp. Water 4 sticks Butter 1 package Almonds 1½ BIG Hershey’s Chocolate Bar (Dark Chocolate works well) In a food processor, finely chop Nuts. Put in a cereal bowl. Then finely chop the Candy Bars. Put in another cereal bowl. Prepare two cookie sheets (with edges). Either use parchment to cover the bottom or grease well with margarine. Place trays on padded surface such as a cup towel underneath as they will be very hot when mixture is poured on. In a heavy pan, with candy thermometer in place, begin cooking sugar, water and butter. Use a medium heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. When the temperature reaches about 215º, it seems to hover for a while but be patient and continue stirring until the temperature starts climbing. Turn temperature down slightly and keep stirring until the hard crack stage which is about 302º. Immediately pour half of mixture into each of the two cookie trays. One person to each tray--spread out the mixture with a wooden spoon. Then sprinkle the chocolate on using a metal spoon and moving quickly. Use back of spoon to press into the cooked mixture. Then sprinkle on nuts and with fingers, press over the chocolate.Slide tray into freezer for a few minutes to set. Then break into pieces and serve. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars One pound Powdered Sugar 1 cup Ritz Cracker Crumbs 1 cup Margarine 1½ cups Peanut Butter 1 12 ounce bag Chocolate Chips 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs Mix Powdered Sugar, Cracker Crumbs, Margarine and Peanut Butter. Press into 9 x 13 pan. Melt Chocolate Chip pieces and spread over mixture. Cool in fridge. Cut into squares. Store these in fridge. Sweetness — 
  • 43. Marshmallows — from Donna Harris 1 Tbsp. Gelatin ¼ Cup cold water 4 Cups Boiling water 2 Cups Sugar 1/8 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Confectioner’s Sugar Soak gelatin in cold water until all is taken up. Boil sugar and hot water to soft-ball stage (238º). Add vanilla and salt to gelatin. Pour syrup slowly over gelatin, beating constantly with whisk until cool and thick. Butter shallow pan slightly and dust with confectioner sugar. Turn mixture into pan smoothing top evenly. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and let stand overnight. Cut into small squares and roll in confectioner’s sugar. Original Nestle Toll House Cookies 2¼ Cups unsifted flour 1 tsp. Baking soda 1 tsp. Salt 1 C. Butter ¾ C. Sugar 2 Eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla ¾ C. Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup Chopped nuts (optional) One 12-oz. pkg. (2 Cups) Nestle Toll House Morsels Preheat oven to 375º. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture; mix will. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375º for 8-10 minutes. Peanut Butter Cookies ½ C. Butter ½ C. Peanut Butter ½ C. Sugar ½ C. Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1¼ C. Sifted flour ½ tsp. Baking powder ¾ tsp. Soda ¼ tsp. Salt Mix butter, peanut butter, sugars and egg thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together and stir in. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 375º. Roll dough into walnut size balls. Place 3” apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork dipped in flour—criss-cross. Bake 10-12 min. or until set but not hard. Makes 3 dozen. Sweetness — 
  • 44. Starlight Sugar Crisps — from Esther Everett 1 Cake Yeast ¼ C. lukewarm water 3½ C. Flour 1½ tsp. salt ½ C. Butter ½ C. Shortening 2 Eggs, beaten ½ C. sour cream 1 tsp. Vanilla Soften 1 cake yeast in ¼ C. lukewarm water. Sift together flour and salt into mixing bowl. Cut in butter and shortening until particles are size of small peas. Blend in eggs, sour cream, vanilla and softened yeast. Mix thoroughly. Cover, chill at least 2 hours to 4 days. Roll out half of chilled dough on pastry board which has been sprinkled with about ½ cup of vanilla sugar (1½ C. Sugar to 2 tsp. vanilla). Fold one end of dough over center. Fold other end over to make 3 layers. Turn ¼ way around and repeat rolling and folding twice, sprinkling board with additional sugar as needed. Roll out a 16" x 8" rectangle, about ¼ inch thick. Cut into 4" x 1" strips. Twist each strip 2 or 3 times. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375º for 15-20 minutes. Makes 5 dozen. Sugar Cookies with Filling — from Sharyn Hendricks Cookies: 2¼ C. Sifted Flour ¼ tsp. Salt 2 tsp. Baking Powder ½ C. Shortening 1 C. Sugar 2 Eggs, beaten ½ tsp. Vanilla 1 Tbsp. Milk Raisin filling: / C. Sugar 1 3 / C. Hot water 1 3 1 C. Raisins 1½ tsp. Butter 1 Tbsp. Flour Dash salt Combing filling ingredients and cook until thick. Cool. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Then add sifted ingredients and milk. Toll out dough and cut into circles. Place a tsp. of filling on half the circles, keeping it away from the edges. Cover with remaining circles and press together around edges with tines of fork. Bake on baking sheet in moderate oven, 375º for 12 minutes. Sweetness — 
  • 45. Carmel Popcorn 1 C. Butter 3 Quarts popped corn (2 batches) 1 C. Brown Sugar Pinch of soda ½ tsp. Cream of Tartar Pinch of salt Boil butter and brown sugar for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Pour evenly over popped corn, less sticky carmel corn is desired, spread this popcorn on a cookie sheet and bake at 200º for one hour. Marshmallow Eggs — from Nancy Hugo 6 Tbsp. Cold water ½ C. Water 1 tsp. Vanilla 2 pkg. Knox gelatin 1½ C Sugar Dash of salt Soften gelatin and 6 Tbsp. water together. Bring ½ C water and sugar to boil. Then add softened gelatin and cool until warm. Beat 12 minutes. Add vanilla and salt while beating. Pour in flour mold. Dip in chocolate (16 oz milk chocolate, 2 Tbsp. paraffin melted together. To make mold: Take large pan (8" x 13" x 2") and fill half- full of flour. Using an egg make depressions in the flour. Fill depressions with marshmallow cream. Sift some flour over top of marshmallow. Let set about 5 minutes or until firm enough to retain shape when removed. Then dip in chocolate until covered. Let set on plate or wax paper until set. Disply finished eggs in cupcake fluted paper cup. At Christmas time use a bell or tree mold to make depressions. Serves 30. Caramel Corn 6 quarts Popped corn, discard kernels or burned pieces. Keep popped corn warm in a very low oven while making syrup. Syrup: Melt 2 sticks margarine. Stir in 2 C. Brown Sugar (firmly packed), ½ C Corn Syrup, 1 Tsp. Salt. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add: ½ tsp. soda and 1 tsp. vanilla. Gradually pour over popped corn in a large bowl, mixing well with a fork. Turn into tow large shallow baking pans. Bake at 250º for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Set pans out of oven, cool completely. Break caramelized corn apart. For cracker jacks add peanuts to hot caramel mixture. Sweetness — 
  • 46. DESSERTS Lemon or Lime Dessert — from Lilly Jespersen 1 box of Vanilla Wafers ¾ cup Sugar 1¼ cup Water 1 stick of Butter or Oleo, melted 1 lemon – some grated rind 1 can milk – refrigerate overnight 1 small box Lime or Lemon Jello Place bowl and beaters in refrigerator overnight. Roll vanilla wafers into crumbs. Mix with melted butter. Line bottom of 9 x 13 pan with mixture. Save some to sprinkle over top. Make Jello with Hot Water. Add Sugar and juice of Lemon with Lemon Rind. Put in refrigerator until just barely set. Whip canned Milk and refrigerate overnight. Add lemon or lime Jello and beat. Pour in pan, sprinkle wafer mix over top. Set in refrigerator. Makes 16-18 bars. Carrot Pudding — from Sister Pond, Texas Mission Cook 1 cup grated Carrots 1 cut grated Potatoes 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 cup Bread Crumbs 1 cup Flour ½ tsp. Salt 1 cup Sugar 2 Tbsp. Shortening 1 cup Raisins 1 tsp. Nutmeg 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Allspice Nuts, optional Combine all ingredients. Steam for three hours. Berry Surprise — from Linda Burgener, Houston Texas Stake 1 cup Flour ½ cup Margarine ¼ cup Brown Sugar ¼ cup Walnuts Cut ingredients together to the size of peas. Place in 8 x 13 pan. Spread out thin. Toast in oven at 350º until tan – about 15 minutes. Let cool. Keep 2/3 in pan as crust. Take 1/3 out to be crumbled on top. 1 cup Sugar 2 Egg Whites 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice 1 medium container Cool Whip 1 large package Frozen Strawberries, thawed Beat Egg Whites until frothy. Add Sugar, Lemon Juice and Strawberries. Beat at high speed for ten minutes. Add Cool Whip. Pour over crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs as topping. Freeze for several hours. Sweetness — 
  • 47. Blueberry Dessert — from Gwen Swinyard 1½ cup crushed Graham Crackers ¼ cup Sugar 1/3 cup melted Butter Mix ingredients and press into 8" pie plate. Chill. 1 ounce package Cream Cheese, softened 1/3 cup Sugar 2 Eggs, beaten ½ tsp. Vanilla Mix ingredients and pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes at 375º. Cool. ½ cup Sugar 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice Pinch of Salt 2 ½ Tbsp. Corn Starch Juice from Blueberry Can 1 #202 can Blueberries, set aside Cook the above ingredients over low heat until thick, except Blueberries. Then add Blueberries and Cool. Pour over custard mixture. Let stand for 3-4 hours or overnight. Serve with 1 Pint Whipped Cream. Pink Fluff — from Julie Jeffrey 1 8 ounce carton Cool Whip, thawed 1 can Red Cherry Pie Filling 1½ cups chopped Nuts 1½ cup small Marshmallows 1 16 ounce can Fruit Cocktail, drained Put Fruit Cocktail in bowl. Add Marshmallows and stir. Let set while Marshmallows absorb some of the moisture. Add the Pie Filling and Nuts; stir. Fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate overnight. Makes 4 cups. Watermelon Ice Cream Dessert 16 ounce Cool Whip 1 pint Raspberry Sherbet Chocolate Chips Dye half of the Cool Whip green with food coloring. Line a 1 quart bowl with tin foil. Spread the Green Cool Whip inside the bowl. Freeze for about ½ hour. Spread remaining Cool Whip over the Green Cool Whip and freeze for another ½ hour. Mix the Chocolate Chips in with the Raspberry Sherbet and scoop into the frozen Cool Whip bowl. Freeze overnight or for at least 4 hours. Sweetness — 
  • 48. English Trifle 2 10-ounce packages of frozen Raspberries 2 10-ounce packages of frozen Strawberries 2 3-ounce packages Raspberry Jello 2 3-ounce packages Strawberry Jello 1 large Angel Food Cake, broken into bite-size chunks 1 quart Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened 3 sliced Bananas ½ pint Whipping Cream 2 3-ounce packages Tapioca Pudding 1 cup chopped Pecans Cook Tapioca Pudding according to directions. Dissolve Jello in 3 cups boiling water. Add frozen Strawberries and Rraspberries. Cool until syrupy and starting to set up. In large, clear, beautiful bowl, layer: 1/3 of Jello mixture ½ of Cake chunks ½ of Banana slices ½ of Ice Cream spread over cake Top with ½ of Tapioca Pudding Repeat the layers, then end with Jello on top. Garnish with Whipped Cream and Nuts. An extra large recipe that’s great for company. Frozen Lemon Dessert Crust: ¼ cup Sugar 1/3 cup melted Butter 1½ cups Crushed Graham Crackers Mix and press into a 10" x 6" x 2" pan. Cool. Custard: 3 Eggs ¼ cup Sugar ¼ cup Lemon Juice ¼ tsp. Cream of Tartar 1 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar 1/8 tsp. Vanilla 1 cup Whipping Cream 2 - 3 teaspoons grated Lemon Rind Beat 2 Egg Yolks and 1 whole Egg in medium-size pan. Stir in Sugar, Lemon Rind and Juice. Stir over low heat until thick. Cool. Beat egg Whites until foamy. Add Cream of Tartar and continue beating. Add Powdered Sugar a spoon at a time. Beat until stiff peaks form. Add Vanilla.Then mix cream into Egg Whites. Fold in cooled lemon mixture. Pour over Crust. Freeze. Sweetness — 
  • 49. Oatmeal Scotchies 1¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. salt ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats 1 2/3 cups (11-ounce package) Butterscotch Morsels Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded Tbsp. onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yields - 48 cookies (4 dozen) Pan Cookie Variation: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars. Fruit Cake from Bette Browning, Houston Texas Stake 3 Eggs — beat Whites and Yolks separately ½ pound Butter (2 sticks) ¼ cup Brown Sugar 2 cups Flour 1/8 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Baking Powder ¼ cup whole Milk ½ ounce Lemon Extract 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 tsp. Butter Flavoring 2 cups Pecans, chopped 8 ounces candied Cherries, cut in half 8 ounces candied Pineapple, same size as Pecans and Cherries Beat Egg Yolks. Add Butter and Sugar and cream together. Add dry ingredients alternately with liquids and flavorings. Add Pecans and candied fruit. Pour in 3 beaten Egg Whites and gently mix. Grease pan and then line bottom of pan with brown paper. Bake at 300º for one hour. Sweetness — 
  • 50. No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Goodies 1 cup coconut ½ cup peanut butter 2 cups sugar 1/3 cup Nestle’s Quik ½ cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 ½ cups oatmeal (I think you use Quick Cooking Oats) 1 stick oleo (or margarine for you younger persons) Combine sugar, Quik, and milk and boil for 1½ minutes. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, oleo and vanilla until peanut butter and oleo are melted. Quickly stir in coconut and oats. Drop on waxed paper in serving sizes and let set up. Note from Celia – as you drop the goodies on the waxed paper the ingredients get thicker and thicker so work quickly. I have also thrown in some raisins in place of the coconut as my kids and husband did not like coconut. This is more like a candy than a cookie !!! I first got the recipe from Ruth Ann and made it often because it is sooooo fast and sooooo yummy. Pie Crust from Grandma Esther Everett One Pie Crust: 2 Tbsp. Cold water 1 C and 2 Tbsp. Unsifted flour ½ tsp Salt 1/3 C. Mazola oil Bake at 450º for 12-15 minutes. Two Pie Crusts: 1¾ C. Unsifted flour 1 Tsp. Salt ½ C. Mazola oil 3 Tbsp. Cold water Bake at 425º for 34-45 minutes. Sweetness — 0
  • 51. Lemon Cake 1 C. Sweet butter 2 C. Sugar 3 Eggs 3 C. Flour 1 tsp. Baking powder ¼ tsp. Salt 1 C. Buttermilk 3 Tbsp. lemon juice Grated zest of lemon Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. The mixture should be light. Mix together flour baking powder and salt. Alternately incorporate buttermilk with the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Add lemon juice and zest. Bake in a nonstick tube pan at 300º for 50 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. For Glaze, Beat together: ¼ C. of soft butter 1½ C. Powdered sugar 3 Tbsp. Lemon juice Decorate with tiny curls of lemon rind. White Chocolate Popcorn Use 2 pkg. Pop Secret Jumbo microwave popcorn (make sure it has the little oval shape thing that says Land O Lakes butter). 1 pkg. (12 oz) Guittard vanilla chocolate chips. Pop the popcorn in the microwave. Pour popped corn onto a cookie sheet and take the kernels out, put popcorn into large bowl. Put the vanilla chips in a large bowl and microwave on high for 30 sec, stir, 30 sec, stir, 30 sec, stir. It should be creamy. Spoon over the popcorn, mix and then pour out on a cookie sheet. It set up a little as it cools. Lemon and Lime Curd 3 large lemons 3 limes ¾ C. Butter—unsalted 2 C Granulated sugar 4 large eggs, well-beaten Wash lemons and limes and finely grate the rinds. Squeeze, and then strain, the juice of the lemons and limes. Melt the butter in a double saucepan. Add the lemon rind, juice, sugar and well-beaten eggs. Cook the mixture over low heat for about 25 minutes, stirring continuously until it is smooth and thick. Remove from the heat and whisk mixture until slightly cooled. Pour into warm, sterilized jars and cover at once. Refrigerate. Use within two months. Makes 2 pints. Sweetness — 
  • 52. Caramel Nut Roll from Mary Elizabeth Penrod Fondant: 1 lb. Confectioners sugar (sifted) ½ C. Instant nonfat dry milk solids ½ C. Granulated sugar ½ C. Light corn syrup 1/3 C. Butter or margarine 1 tsp. Vanilla Mix together thoroughly with confectioners sugar and dry milk. In a heavy saucepan, put the granulated sugar, corn syrup and butter; cook and stir constantly over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture just boils. Stir in vanilla. Continue stirring until a small amount of mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon. Turn into a greased pan or plate to cool. When cool form into three rolls about 10 inches long. Caramel: 1 C. Coarsely broken walnut or pecan pieces 1½ C. Sugar 1/3 C. Dark corn syrup ½ C. Butter or margarine ¼ C. Water ½ C. Instant nonfat dry milk solids Grease well ¾ of a cookie sheet. Spread the nut pieces over the bottom of the pan. In a heavy saucepan put the sugar, corn syrup and butter. Mix together the dry milk and water; add to sugar mixture. Cook and stir constantly over medium-low heat until temperature reaches 250º on a candy thermometer or until a small amount when dropped into a cup of very cold water forms a ball that holds its shape but is still malleable. Immediately pour over nuts in pan. Cool. When cool, divide into three equal strips. Remove caramel strip from pan one at a time, place nut side down on waxed paper. Put one fondant roll on each caramel strip and stretch caramel around toll until completely covered. Seal. Wrap closely in wax paper or plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator. Makes 2¾ pounds of candy. Sweetness — 
  • 53. Watermelon Cake from Anne McClelland, TX 2 packages angel food cake mix — (2 step kind such as Duncan Hines) 1 bottle (¼ oz) each—red, green, yellow food coloring ¼ C Semi-sweet chocolate pieces 2 packages creamy white frosting mix (or make your own) Prepare egg-white packet from one package of cake mix, following the directions on box and adding one bottle of red food coloring to water required. Add flour packet as directed. Set this batter aside. Prepare egg-white packet form second package of mix, this time tinting the water a medium yellow-green. Add second flour packet as directed. Spread green batter on bottom and sides of two deep four-quart metal bowls. Or use four-quart Pyrex glass bowls. Spread a cupful of red batter in bottom of each bowl. Sprinkle on about ten chocolate chips, add more batter, sprinkle more chocolate chips. Repeat until all batter is used—ending with batter. Bake at 375º for 30-40 minutes or until top is well-browned. Remove from oven and immediately slice off any cake that may have risen above the tops of the bowls. Turn bowls over, cool on wire racks. Now prepare frosting: Place both packages of frosting mix in a large bowl along with required butter and water. Prepare as package directs, adding enough green and a little yellow food coloring to make a deep green rind color. When cakes are completely cook, remove from bowls and frost all but the flat (cut) surface. Cut one cake into eight “watermelon” wedges. To keep the other cake sitting upright, prop it at the back with cake scraps. Makes two cakes. Best Apple Crisp from Lilly Jespersen 1 C Orange juice 1½ C Sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1½ C. Flour ½ tsp. Salt 1½ stick oleo or butter 12 large apples, cored, peeled and sliced to ¼ inch thick Arrange apples in greased 9 x 13 pan, pour juice over apples. Combine ¾ C. of sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over apples. Combine flour, remaining sugar and salt. Cut in margarine until crumbly, spoon over apples. Bake at 350º for about 1 hour or until apples are tender and crust is light brown. Serve hot or cold with cream or ice cream. Serves 16-18. Sweetness — 
  • 54. Cake Frosting from Anna in Littlefield, TX 1 C. Crisco 1 tsp. Salt 2 lbs. Powdered Sugar 2/3 C water 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Thoroughly beat ingredients together. Orange Dessert from Ruth Anne Hymas 2 C. Milk 1 C. Sugar 2 Egg yolks, beaten 1 3-ounce pkg orange gelatin 1 tsp. Lemon juice 2 C. Cool whip Angel food cake Coconut Nuts 1 Can (15¾ oz) crushed pineapple—drained Heat milk and sugar to scalding. Remove from heat and add to eggs yolks beating in a mixer, stirring constantly. Add orange gelatin, stir until dissolved, add lemon juice. Add pineapple. Let mixture set until jelled. Then add 2 egg whites stiffly beaten and 2 cups cool whip. Cut angel food cake into bite size pieces. Lay on bottom of 9x13 pan and pour orange mixture over angel cake bites. Smooth with knife. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped nuts. Chill over night or at least several hours. Serves 12-15 Pumpkin Muffins from Celia Vernier 2 Eggs 1 C. Milk 1 C. Mashed pumpkin ½ C. Melted shortening 3 C. Sifted flour 1 C. Sugar 2 Tbsp. Baking powder 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Nutmeg 1 C. Raisins Beat eggs slightly. Stir in milk, pumpkin, and shortening. Sift together all dry ingredients. Stir into mixture just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Fold in raisins. Fill greased muffin cups or paper baking cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle ¼ tsp. sugar over each muffin. Bake at 400º for 18-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. Sweetness — 
  • 55. Lemon Meringue Pie ¾ C. Sugar 1¾ C. Warm water ½ tsp. Salt 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch 2 Tbsp. Flour 2 eggs, separated Grated rind of lemon 5 Tbsp. Lemon juice (or 3 of lime) Sift dry ingredients, add water and cook over med. Heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add some of hot mixture to slightly beaten egg yolks, then return to boiler and continue cooking until blended. Remove from fire. Add juice. Put into baked shell. Cover with meringue, bake 15 minutes at 350º. Bolingbrook Banana Bread from Karen J. Berthelson 2 Melted sticks butter 2 C. Sugar 2 Eggs 2 C. Mashed bananas 1¼ tsp. Vanilla extract 3 C. Flour ½ tsp Salt 2 tsp. Baking Soda Optional: 1 C. Chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 350º. Sift flour, salt and baking soda. Mix butter and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs one at a time. Add bananas and vanilla. Fold in flour mixture and walnuts and blend. Grease two loaf pans and divide batter between pans. Bake for one hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Merri Lou’s Banana Bread from Merri Lou Ericson at Christopherson Travel 1 Cube Butter or margarine, soften and beat with mixer 1 C. Sugar, Mix with butter 1½ tsp. baking soda, mix in 5 ripe bananas, mash one at a time & add to mixture —(mix after each banana) 3 C. Flour, mix in one cup at a time Pour into two loaf pans, sprayed with Pam. Bake at 325º for 50-55 minutes. Sweetness — 
  • 56. Ritz Bits Snack ½ C Margarine 12-ounces dry roasted peanuts one 12-ounce box Ritz Bits ½ C. White Karo Syrup ¾ C. Sugar Spread in jelly roll pan: one 12-ounce box Ritz bits and 12-ounces dry roasted peanuts. In saucepan: Melt ½ C Margarine, ½ C. White Karo Syrup, ¾ C. Sugar. Bring to boil. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. vanilla. Drizzle over Ritz mix. Bake 250º for one hour stirring every fifteen minutes. Spread on wax paper. Rice Chex Goodies 6 oz. pkg. Chocolate chips ½ C. peanut butter ½ C. Butter Melt together and pour over 8 C. Rice Chex. Set 1 hour. Stir in 1 C. powdered sugar. Hot Spice Punch (Orange) from Celia Vernier 8 C. Hot water 1 C. Sugar ¼ tsp. Cloves 1 stick cinnamon Juice of one lemon 1 large can frozen orange juice Place spices in pan with 2 of the 8 cups of water. Steep for ½ hour. Mix remaining water, sugar, orange juice and lemon juice. Combine with the spice water that has been strained. Serve hot. Mrs. Field’s Cookies 1 Stick margarine ½ C Brown sugar 6 Tbsp. White sugar ½ Tbsp. Vanilla 1 Egg ¼ Tsp. Salt ¼ Tsp. Soda 1½ C. White flour 1½ C. Choc. Chips ½ C. Nuts Mix by hand margarine, sugars, vanilla and egg. Add remaining ingredients. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 300º for about 18 min or until barely starts to brown. Sweetness — 
  • 57. Nut Clusters 1 tsp. ground cinnamon / C. sunflower seeds 1 3 ½ C. slivered almonds / C. sesame seeds 1 3 1/3 C. raisins 8 oz. white choc. Combine seeds, nuts and raisins in mixing bowl. Melt white chocolate. Stir in cinnamon. Pour melted chocolate into mixing bowl and stir well. Using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture into small paper baking liners. Allow cluster to set. Makes 24. Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies from Mary Fullmer 3 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 C. Crisco shortening 1 C. Sour cream 2 C. Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla 5 C. Sifted flour 3 tsp. Baking powder 1 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Baking soda 1 C. Chopped nuts if desired 1 large bag semi-sweet choc. Chips (or more) Beat eggs, shortening, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients and blend well. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 375º for 8-12 minutes. Spice Cookies 2 C. Flour 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Cardamon, ground 1 tsp. Black pepper ½ tsp. Salt ¾ C. Sugar, superfine 1 tsp. Baking soda 1 Tbsp. Warm water 1 Tbsp. Molasses, mild 1½ sticks unsalted butter, soften Whisk together in a bowl flour, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and salt. Beat together butter and sugar at high speed until pale and fluffy. Stir baking soda into warm water in a cup until dissolved then stir in molasses. Add baking soda mixture to creamed butter and sugar and mix until combined well. Then beat in flour mixture until just combined. Dough will be crumbly but will hold together when rolling balls. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350º. Butter 2 large baking sheets. Roll level teaspoons of dough into balls, arranging them about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Flatten balls into 1¼ inch rounds with tines of a fork, dipping fork in flour to prevent sticking if necessary. Bake cookies until golden brown, 10- 12 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool. Sweetness — 
  • 58. White Trash Chex or Crispix Cereal Pretzels M & M’s Peanuts White Chocolate Chips 1 Tbsp. Oil Melt white chocolate chips and oil in the microwave for approx. 2 minutes. Stir. Put back in microwave for about 1 min. Stir until smooth. Add cereal, pretzels, m&m’s and peanuts. Stir until well coated. Spread out on cookie sheet, let harden and break apart. Enjoy!! Apple Crisp — from Esther Everett ½ cup Water ½ cup Butter 1 cup Sugar ¼ cup Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Cinnamon ¾ cup Flour 6-8 apples, sliced thin (4 cups) Pour Water over Apples. Cream Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Flour. Spread over Apples. Bake for 30 minutes at 300º. Geranium Cake Line a cake tin with scented geranium, rose or lemon leaves, etc. Pour over this a cake mix (any white or yellow cake mix will do). Bake as directed. Delicious and makes the kitchen smell good too! Sweetness — 
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  • 60. MAIN DISHES Barbeque Brisket and Sauce 6 or 8 breast of Beef Brisket Pepper, Salt and Garlic Salt Shortening Sprinkle well on both sides of Brisket with Salt, Pepper and Garlic Salt. Melt Shortening over bottom of large Dutch oven. Brown meat on both sides, fat side down first. Cover with tight lid and bake in 325º oven for about 3 hours. After first hour of cooking, turn meat periodically. When natural juices begin to diminish, keep ½ cup water in roaster pan so the meat will gently braise in brown drippings. When meat “sticks” real tender with a fork, remove from oven and let stand for 30 minutes in pan. Then place meat on cutting board and slice crosswise in ¼ inch slices with electric knife. Place meat on large serving platter. Heat 3 cups of Texas Barbecue Sauce. Pour over meat allowing the sauce to go between the slices. Cover the platter with aluminum foil and let soak 1 hour before serving. Garnish with lemon slices from the cooked sauce and with springs of parsley. I cover the platter with foil and put in a low oven while preparing the rest of the meal. Texas Barbeque Sauce 50 ounce Catsup 2 Tbsp. Liquid Smoke ½ cup Salad Oil 2 large Onions (chopped) ½ cup Worcestershire Sauce 2 Lemons (sliced—rind and all) 1 Tbsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Dry Mustard 1 Tbsp. Pepper 4 large Garlic Buttons 1 quart 7-Up 2 (8 ounce) cans Tomato Sauce Combine all ingredients in a large Dutch oven or heavy container. Bring to boil and reduce heat to a low boiling point, stirring occasionally. Cook until gravy consistency or about 1½ hours. Put in sterile jars. Makes about 5 pints. Ruth Ann’s Version: I cover the meat with foil (wide-size). Rather than using garlic buttons, I use garlic salt. My platter is oven-safe so after pouring the sauce on the meat, I cover the platter with foil and put in a low oven while preparing the rest of the meal. Sweetness — 0
  • 61. Quick Skillet Zucchini — from Esther Everett 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. Onion, chopped 5 fresh Mushrooms, sliced 1 large fresh Tomato, chopped ½ tsp. Oregano ½ tsp. Salt Parmesan Cheese 1 large Zucchini, sliced or diced In large skillet, heat Olive Oil. Add Zucchini, Onion, Mushrooms, Tomato and season with Oregano and Salt. Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese over all and cook covered for 10 minutes. Barbeque Chicken — from Lilly Jespersen 1 medium chopped Onion ¼ cup Margarine Add 1 cup Ketchup ¼ cup Vinegar ¼ cup Sugar (brown/white) 1 tsp. Salt ½ cup Worcestershire Sauce ¼ cup A-1 Sauce ½ cup Water 8 Chicken Breasts (or whole chicken cut up) Brown Onion and Margarine. Add Ketchup, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, A-1 Sauce and Water. Dip Chicken Breasts in Flour. Brown. Put Chicken in casserole or flat pan. Pour liquid mixture over Chicken. Bake 350 degrees for one hour or until done. Shells and Sauce 1 14.5 oz. can of tomato sauce 1 lb. of medium shell pasta Parmesan cheese, grated Prepare pasta according to instructions on box. As pasta is cooking, open can of tomato sauce and pour into a small saucepan. Heat sauce on medium to medium-low heat, stirring periodically to prevent scorching. When sauce is warmed, reduce heat to simmer until pasta is ready. When the pasta is ready, drain the pasta. Turn off the heat on the sauce. Spoon pasta into bowls. Ladle sauce over the top of the pasta. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese liberally over the sauce and pasta. Serve and enjoy! Alternative sauce preparation: Sauce can be heated in the microwave instead of being warmed in the saucepan on the stove. To heat in the microwave, open the can of tomato sauce and pour contents into a microwave safe bowl. Cover. Put covered bowl into the microwave and heat for one and a half to two minutes. Sweetness — 
  • 62. Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce 1 14.5 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce 1 lb. of Spaghetti Parmesan Cheese, grated Prepare pasta according to instructions on box. As pasta is cooking, open can of tomato sauce and pour into a small saucepan. Heat sauce on medium to medium low heat, stirring periodically to prevent scorching. When sauce is warmed, reduce heat to simmer until pasta is ready. When the pasta is ready, drain the pasta. Turn off the heat on the sauce. Spoon pasta into bowls. Ladle sauce over the top of the pasta. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese liberally over the sauce and pasta. Alternative sauce preparation: Sauce can be heated in the microwave instead of being warmed in the saucepan on the stove. To heat in the microwave, open the can of tomato sauce and pour contents into a microwave safe bowl. Cover. Put covered bowl into the microwave and heat for 1½ to 2 minutes. Serving Suggestion: Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce is great served with garlic toast and lettuce tossed with tomatoes. Taco Salad 1 Head of Iceberg Lettuce 1 large Tomato 1 lb of Ground Beef Salt 1 8oz Can of Tomato Sauce 3-4 Cups Grated Cheddar Cheese 1 bag of Tortilla Chips Cut lettuce into ½ inch or smaller strips. Place in a serving bowl. Cut tomato into ½ inch cubes. Place in a serving bowl. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, separating the meat into smaller pieces as it cooks. Season to taste with salt. Open can of tomato sauce and pour into a microwave safe bowl. Cover and heat for 1 to 1½ minutes. Pour grated cheese into a serving bowl. Pour tortilla chips into a serving bowl. Each guest according to personal tastes assembles the taco salad. Usually crushed tortilla chips form the bottom layer on the plate. The guest crushes the chips between his/her hands. The other ingredients, lettuce, tomato, ground beef, and cheese can be added in any order. Apply cheese liberally. The salad is dressed with the warm tomato sauce. Sour cream and sliced avocados can also be used as toppings. Sweetness — 
  • 63. Meatballs 4 Eggs 1 cup Milk 1 cup Bread Crumbs 3 cups Onions 6 pounds Ground Beef Combine all ingredients. Shape into meatballs. Roll in Flour and fry in hot cooking oil until done. Yield 125 Meatballs. Tuna Casserole — from Lanell Rabner 1 Can Tuna Fish 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup Potato Chips (to taste) Mix together, salt to taste and then bake for 20 minutes at 350º. Swedish Meatballs 1 Lb. Ground Beef ¼ C. Finely chopped onion 1 tsp. Salt 1/8 tsp. Pepper 1 C. Fine bread crumbs ½ C. Milk 1 Egg 1/8 tsp. Nutmeg Combine, mix and shape into balls about 1 tbsp. each. Fry turning carefully to brown evenly. Spoon off excess fat. Turn stove to low and cook just until done, about 15-20 minutes. Combine hot cream sauce (cream soup may be used) and caraway seed. Pour over meatballs, stir gently. Makes about 16 meat balls. Grandma’s Tomatoes and Noodles from Mark F. Everett, referring to Lilly Everett In Aunt Doris’ story about Grandma, she mentioned Grandma’s tomatoes and noodles, but she didn’t give the recipe. It was a favorite of Mom’s too, and we used to have it often. I seldom make it now, because mine just doesn’t taste as good. I know it’s because I don’t have homemade tomato juice. Here is the recipe as I remember Mom making it. 1 Egg 2 Tbsp. Cream (or canned milk) ½ tsp. Salt 1 C. Flour Beat egg with fork or whip. Add cream and salt and enough flour to make a stiff dough. Roll out as thin as possible and let dry. Cut into strips and 1½" wide, stack strips and cut across into 1/8" to ¼" noodles. Bring tomato juice to a boil. Add noodles and cook until noodles are done. Also good with boiled chicken. Sweetness — 
  • 64. Chicken Divan from Denet Grampp 2 pkgs. Broccoli pieces 4 Chicken breasts, cook, de-bone ½ C. Sour Cream 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice ¾ C. Grated Cheese (little more for top) 2 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix together. Sprinkle Cheese and French Fried Onions on top. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Hawaiian Beans 2 Large Beans (Tall) 1 #2 Can Pineapple, drained 1½ C. Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. Mustard 1 C. Ketchup 1 Green Pepper 1 Onion Liquid smoke to taste (go easy) ½ lb. Pork sausage (brown) or bacon, diced Brown meat as for chili, mix all, cook about 1 hour. Crab Sandwiches ½ C. Finely chopped celery 1 can Drained Crab Meat (6 oz) ¾ C. Mayonnaise Pinch of Garlic Salt 6 Split and buttered English muffins 1 C. Grated Sharp cheddar cheese Mix together. Heap on muffin buns. Top with Parmesan Cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Broil 5 minutes. Crab mixture can be made a day before. Chicken Enchiladas from Mark F. Everett 1 8-oz Sour Cream 1 pkg. 8 inch Flour Tortillas 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 small Can Chopped green chilis 2 C. Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese 2 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (boiled and pulled apart) Warm soups in microwave. Mix soups chilis, sour cream and chicken together in bowl. Place a little of the mixture in each tortilla, roll and place in a 9 x 13 pan. Cover the tortillas with remaining mixture. Bake uncovered on 325º for 30 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and place backing oven until melted. Option: Top with salsa and olives. Sweetness — 
  • 65. Easy Spaghetti Sauce 1½ lb. Ground Beef 1 med Onion, chopped 1 8-oz Can Tomato Sauce 1 6-oz. Can Tomato Paste 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Sugar ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder ½ tsp. Oregano Basil Brown ground beef and onion. Add all other ingredients. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Dutch Oven Barbeque 6-7 Beef 2 ½ C. Apple Juice 1½ C. Water 1 Can Tomato Sauce 1½ Tbsp. Vinegar 1 C. Diced onions 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder 1 Tbsp. Salt ¼ Tbsp. Pepper 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon 1 Tbsp. Ginger 1 Tbsp. Nutmeg Pot Roast In pan add: 1 Can Tomato Soup Potatoes Carrots Onions 2 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup Cover. Bake in 350º oven for 2-3 hours. Sloppy Joe Hamburgers 2 lbs. Ground Beef 1 large Onion, chopped 1 Can Tomato Sauce ½ C. Ketchup ¼ C. Flour 4 Tbsp. Brown sugar 2 Tbsp. Vinegar 1 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce 3 Tbsp. Prepared mustard ¼ C. Green pepper Brown ground beef with chopped onion and pepper. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 10-15 min. Place dipper full on a hamburger bun. Sweetness — 
  • 66. Hash Brown Southern Style Potatoes 1 32-oz Pkg frozen hash browns (southern style) 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 pint Sour cream 2 C. Cheddar cheese, grated ½ C. chopped onions 2 C. Crushed corn flakes ¼ tsp. Pepper 1 tsp. Salt ¾ C. Melted Butter Mix together hash browns, soup, sour cream, cheese, onions, salt, pepper and ½ C melted butter. Spread mixture into 9 x 13 baking pan. Combine remaining melted butter and crushed corn flakes and top mixture evenly. Bake at 350º for 1 hour. Serves 8. Bacon Gravy and Rice from Edith Whenever Aunt Ester asked Ruth Ann what she wanted for supper, Ruth Ann always said, “Bacon gravy and rice.” Here is the recipe as I remember Aunt Esther making it. Cook some bacon (a little adds a good flavor, but of course, more is better) until very crisp. Set aside. Pour off all except about 2 Tbsp. of the drippings. To the remaining drippings (bacon grease) add about 3 Tbsp. flour. Stir over medium heat until well mixed and the flour starts to brown a little. Add about 3 C. of milk, stirring constantly. As it begins to thicken, you may need to add more milk. Continue stirring constantly to prevent lumping and scorching. When it is the right thickness, crumple the bacon and add to the gravy. Serve over the hot cooked rice. Ground Beef Casserole from Aunt Katherine 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup 1½ lb ground beef 2 onions, chopped 1½ C. Water 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce ¼ tsp. Pepper ½ C. Minute Rice Brown beef and onions together. Add remaining ingredients to beef and onion, cover, bake for 30 minutes and add 1 can Chinese Noodles. Bake for 10 more minutes. Serves 12. Sweetness — 
  • 67. Million Dollar Halibut A variation from the Million Dollar Cookbook of Oil Spill Recipes Pay charter boat owner $150. Dress warmly. Board the boat and enjoy the ride until they anchor at the fishing grounds. Keep your eyes on the land and try not to get seasick. The best anecdote for seasickness is to catch a fish. When you feel a tug on the line, yell, “Fish On!” and start reeling. Your muscles will be sore the next day. Let the deck hand help you land it. He will remove it from the hook, kill it and put your mark on it. Hopefully, you will catch your limit of two. After you get back to the dock, give the deck hand a good tip for filleting it for you. Cut it in meal size portions and bag it. Most should be frozen but keep some to eat fresh. Now for cooking it. Slice an onion and spread slices on bottom of baking dish (preferably not aluminum). Slice a lemon thinly and spread between the onion slices. Lay skinned halibut fillet, or part of the fillet on onion and lemon. Slather on real mayonnaise until it’s about ¼ inch thick. Generously sprinkle dried Parmesan cheese on mayonnaise. Do not cover. Bake at 400º about 30 minutes or until fish flakes. PS. It’s easier and probably cheaper to buy your halibut at the grocery store and you can use thawed frozen halibut. Chicken Broccoli Casserole 3 Chicken breasts or 1 whole chicken 1 Cream of Mushroom soup ½ C. Mayonnaise ½ tsp. Lemon juice ¼ tsp. Curry 1 pkg. Frozen broccoli Layer broccoli, chicken then sauce in 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with bread crumbs. Bake at 350º for 45 min. Wild Rice Casserole from Alice Covey 1 C. Wild Rice uncooked 1 Chopped onion (small) 1½ stalks celery (chopped) 1 tsp. Seasoned salt 1 qt. Chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients. Place in casserole dish. Bake uncovered at 325º for 2 hours. May be prepared in advance. Freezes well. Sweetness — 
  • 68. Spaghetti Pie from Laura Fontaine 1 box Spaghetti (1 pound) ¾ C. Parmesan Cheese ½ C. Butter 3 Eggs 1 16-oz. Cottage Cheese 1 32-oz. jar Spaghetti Sauce 1½–2 C. Mozzarella Cheese Cook noodles, drain. In bowl mix noodles, parmesan cheese, butter and eggs. Pour into large rectangle pan. Spice cottage cheese with a little bit of salt, pepper, onion. Chives, garlic (whatever) and pour over noodles. Pour spaghetti sauce on top. Bake in a 350º oven for 30 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese and bake for 10 more minutes. Chili from Jane Hunsaker 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion 1 green pepper Salt and pepper Shake of garlic salt Brown the above ingredients. Add: 1 large can tomatoes—cut up 3 cans kidney beans and juice 3 Tbsp. chili powder (heaping) Cook 3-4 hours. Chicken Pillows 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 8-oz pkgs cream cheese 2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls (6 to a pkg) 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup ½ stick butter Seasoned bread crumbs Boil chicken. When cooked, run under cold water to cool. Cut into pieces. Add chicken to softened cream cheese. Separate rolls and fill with a spoonful of the chicken mixture. Fold and pinch corners to close. Roll in melted butter, then bread crumbs. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350º for about 20 minutes or until brown. Heat soup with ½ can mild and over pillow as a sauce. Sweetness — 
  • 69. Chicken Diana from Diana Rollo One Chicken, cooked, de-boned and shredded 1 12-ounce package Cream Cheese, softened Tabasco Sauce 1/3 cup chopped Onion 3 cans of Crescent Rolls Mix chicken with Cream Cheese, generous amount of Tabasco Sauce and Chopped Onion and combine. Instead of separating crescent rolls on pre-cut edge, lay out on cutting board and cut 8 squares. Each little square should be about 2" x 2", place a spoonful of chicken mixture. Fold in half, forming a triangle. Press edges closed. Brush with butter. Bake on cookie sheet until golden brown. Serve warm. Chicken Casserole 1 chicken, baked and boned 2 - 10 oz pkgs. frozen broccoli 2 cans cream chicken soup 1 cup mayo 1 tsp. lemon juice paprika to taste ½ c shredded sharp cheddar 3 cups cooked rice Prepare chicken and boil rice. Thaw broccoli. Use a 9 x 13 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Layer broccoli in pan, sprinkle with paprika. Combine remaining ingredients, except for cheese, and pour over broccoli. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove, sprinkle with cheese & bake an additional 10 minutes. Chili from Charles Hugo 2 lbs. Hamburger — Equal volume of chopped onions 1 Can Kidney beans 1 Can Red beans — Optional: additional can of any kind of beans 1 Can Chili without beans 1 Tub Frozen chili 1 Can Corn 2 Tbsp. Chili powder 1 Tbsp. Cumin powder 2 C. Grated cheese Brown hamburger with onions. Add drained beans and all other ingredients except cheese. When it is almost serving time, stir in the grated cheese until it melts. Sweetness — 
  • 70. Baked Hawaiian Beans 3 20-ounce cans Pork and Beans 1 16-ounce can Crushed pineapple, drained 1 C. Brown sugar 1 Tbsp. Mustard 1 C. Ketchup ¾ lb. Pork sausage, cooked 1 Onion 1 Green pepper, chopped (optional) Dash liquid smoke (optional) Add all ingredients together and cook over low heat for about an hour. Sweetness — 0
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