Monday, November 16, 2015

Corn Relish

Recipe for corn relish:

18 ears corn
1 qt chopped cabbage
2 c diced celery
2 c chopped green pepper
1/2 c chopped red pepper
1 1/2 c chopped onion
2 c cider vinegar
1/2 c lemon juice
1 1/2 c sugar
3 T sakt
2 tea celery seed
2 T dry mustard
1/4 tea cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tea tumeric

Cut corn from cob and combine other vegetables in big kettle. Mix seasoning ingredients and add to vegetables. Stir well. Cook slowly for 35 minutes stirring often. Turn into hot jars filling to overflowing.

Found in "Steam: Its Generation and Use" published by Babcock and Wilcox, 1923.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Raspberry Salad

Large volume recipe for Raspberry Salad:

Serves 50

15 pkgs (3 oz) raspberry jello
15 cups boiling water
10 - 10 1/2 oz. packages frozen raspberries
15 cups applesauce

Dissolve jello in hot water. Add unthawed berries. Stir to dissolve. Add applesauce and pour unto mold. Serve with whipped cream or mayonnaise thinned with cream.

Found in "Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes" published by M. Barrows and Co., 1940.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rosa Marina Salad

Recipe for Rosa Marina Salad:

1 lb box Rosa Marina
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
1 15 oz can mandarin orange
1 8 oz Cool Whip

Drain fruit, saving juices. Mix juice, 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons flour. Cook until thickened over med heat, stirring so it doesn't burn. Chill.

Cook Rosa Marina accord. to pkg. Then chill with fruit.

When chilled, mix all ingredients including Cool Whip and chill

Found in "While My Pretty One Sleeps" by Mary Higgins Clark. Published by Simon and Schuster, 1989.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Babe Ruth Cookies

Recipe for "Babe Ruth Cookies."

1 egg
1 1/3 c flour
1/2 tea salt
3/4 c white sugar
1/2 tea soda
1/2 tea vanilla
1/2 c butter
2 - 5 cent bars, cut (I think they are probably referring to Baby Ruth candy bars)

Cream short (no mention of shortening above?) and sugar, beat in egg and other ingredients. Chill and bake 10-12 minutes at 375

Found in "Portrait of Jennie" by Robert Nathan. Published by Knopf, 1968.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rhubarb Cobbler

Recipe for rhubarb cobbler:

1 C Sugar
1 C Flour
2 T Shortening
2 tsp. Bkg. Powder
3/4 Milk

Mix and then add 2 or 3 cups rhubarb.

Boil a cup of water with a cup of sugar and pour over all. Bake at 400 degrees 35 minutes.

9 x 13 pan or smaller

Found in "How To Make Old-Time Ship Models" by Miles O'Brien. Just kidding, it's Edward Hobbs. Published by Brown & Son, 1962.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Corn Bread

Recipe for corn bread:

3 pints of sweet milk
2 tea spoons of soda
1 saucer of wheat flour
A little salt
1/2 cup molasses

Stir as thick as Johnny Cakes
Steam 2 1/2 hours (?)
Then put it in the oven 10 minutes and take it out and eat it.

Found in "The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying" by Jeremy Taylor. Published by Little, Brown, 1864.

Is it me, or is there no corn in this corn bread?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Poppy Seed Cake

Recipe for Poppy Seed Cake -

1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 tea nutmeg
3/4 c oil
3/4 c sherry
Handful poppy seed

Beat 5 min
Bake 350 degrees 45 min

Found in "Louisa May Alcott: Dreamer and Worker" by Belle Moses. Published by D. Appleton, 1909.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vegetarian Blender Puff

Recipe for Vegetarian Blender Puff:

Butter or margarine
Grated Parmesan cheese
4 eggs
4 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cubed
1/3 c. milk or half and half
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen peas, cooked and drained
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

Butter bottom and sides of a 1-quart casserole. Dust with Parmesan cheese. Set aside. Combine eggs, Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, milk, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, onion salt and dry mustard in blender container.

Cover and blend at medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Blend at high speed another 10 to 15 seconds. Pour into prepared dish. Toss together peas and chopped eggs. Fold gently into blended mixture. Bake at 350 degs. until puffed and delicately browned, about 45 mins. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Found in "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves, Published by Grosset and Dunlap, no date listed.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ice Cream

Recipe for ice cream:

4 or 6 eggs
Beat a long time and gradually add 1+ cup sugar. Beat til looks like cake batter.
Then add 1 can condensed milk, salt + vanilla.
Pour in freezer and add milk

Found in "Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Young. Published by Abingdon Press, 1896.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Texas Sheet Cake and Frosting

Recipe for "Texas Sheet Cake + Frosting"

2 c sugar
2 c flour

In small pan mix:

2 stick Oleo
4 T cocoa
1 c H20

Bring to a rapid boil and pour over sugar and flour mixture

1/2 cup buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla

350 degrees 25 minutes


Bring to boil
1/2 c butter
3 1/2 T cocoa
1/3 c milk

1 box P sugar (I think it should be confectioner's sugar)
1 tsp vanilla

Add sugar, beat in mixer
add vanilla
beat til creamy, add nuts

Pour over hot cake

Found in "The House of Cobwebs" by Mary Reisner. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1944.

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