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“Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie”

From the 1965 Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Cookbook, the boys and I are going to attempt the “Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie.” Many of the pies in here have uncooked egg whites as a meringue on top, but this one seems … Continue reading

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Coconut Apricot Candy

This is an easy and delicious sounding recipe from a 1929 pamphlet cookbook featuring coconut. No baking! I have to try this one! 3/4 cup dried apricots 3/4 cup Baker’s Coconut, Premium Shred 1/2 cup nut meats 1/2 tsp. grated … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: “1 Layer” Cake

I had a blast last night discussing Vintage Ice Cream Treats at the Eisenhower Public Library. The audience enjoyed sundaes and Klondike Bars. Remember those? Still around, in similar packaging to that when they were first sold in the 1920′s. … Continue reading

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10 Cakes Husbands Like Best #1: Chocolate Rapture Cake

I’m up early with the asthma again, and am laughing over this pamphlet cookbook. My niece pulled it from the inventory and read it aloud last week as she enjoyed it so much. It’s from Spry, with Aunt Jenny, their … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Patriotic Mushy Cookie Pudding

I have blogged about this dish before, and have discussed it many times in shows. It is my family’s Mushy Cookie Pudding. Based on an icebox cake my Grandma Curtin and Mom made, layering pudding and vanilla wafers, this dish … Continue reading

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More from “The Original Mexicans” cookbook: Moon Rolls and Break Apart Bread

This is supposed to be a photo of several “Mexican” breads from my Jose Cuervo and Ortega cookbook. I believe the Moon Rolls are in the middle. I wish they included a photo of the Break Apart Bread as I … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Italian Meatball Cookies

I know that these do not really sound appetizing, but once you read the ingredients they could pretty good. They must look like meatballs before baking or something like that. 5 cups flour 5 tbsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. cinnamon … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew Cookbook: Bess’s Secret Chocolate Waffles

Here’s another great recipe from The Nancy Drew Cookbook. I’m just not sure what the “Secret” is in these. 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 stick (4 oz.) butter 1 scant cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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More from The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Double Jinx Salad

Here’s a very interesting recipe from the Nancy Drew Cookbook: Double Jinx Salad. Very Mysterious. Why would you do this, and how would you eat it? 4 peeled Bartlett pear halves (fresh or canned) 1 tsp. mayonnaise 1 cup cottage … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Oatmeal Cake

Here is a great typewritten gem with a handwritten variation on the back. Yum! Oatmeal Cake Soak 20 minutes: 1 C. quick oats 1 1/4 C. boiling water Cream: 1 C. sugar 1 C. brown sugar 1/2 C. shortening Add … Continue reading

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