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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quick Bread

2 tablespoons yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 2/3 cup water
1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons shortening
5 cups flour Mix yeast and 3/4 cup water. Add salt, sugar, shortening and remaining water. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, mix. Add remaining flour, knead. Let raise until double in bulk. Put in loaf tins, let raise until double in bulk. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or 375 degrees.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


4 1/2 cups sugar
2 squares margarine
2 cups chopped walnuts
3 6 ounce packages chocolate chip
1 can evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla Boil sugar and milk for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, margarine, nuts and vanilla. Put back on heat until everything is melted. Pour on buttered cookie sheet. Cool and cut in squares.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apple Buter

4 quarts cooked apples
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 quarts sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon Cook until clear. Put in bottles, seal.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Grandma Hall's Soap

6 cans lye
10 quart buckets of hot water
24 pounds grease

Put grease, lye, and 2 buckets of hot water in a drum cut in half. Boil until grease is dissolved, add the rest of the water. Stir after each bucket is added. It will go thick and string from stirring stick. Put half in a no. 3 tub rinsed with cooled water. when hard, about 2 days, cut and dry. Stores well.

Note: I doubt anyone will use this, but thought it was a good reminder of how it used to be.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Corn Bread

1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup soft shortening
1 cup milk
1 egg

 Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until well blended. Beat milk and egg together. Mix with dry ingredients until just blended. Pour into a well buttered 8 inch square pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. Serve warm.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Delicious Pudding

1 cup brown sugar
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup raisins

Mix all ingredients to make batter. Drop in spoonfuls on top of syrup mixture. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups Crisco
4 eggs
2/3 cup milk
6 cups unsifted flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons milk
1 package chocolate chips

Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs and milk. Add dry ingredients, vanilla and chips. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove when just starting to turn brown.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


2 cups sugar
2 cups cream
1 dash of salt
2 cups corn syrup
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Boil sugar, syrup and salt. Heat milk in separate pan. Add 1/9 cup of milk at a time to sugar mixture, about every 5 minutes. After all milk is added, cook to a soft ball stage, add vanilla .Pour into a buttered pan. Let cool, cut into squares

Saturday, June 4, 2011


7 cups sugar
1 cap butter flavoring
1 8 ounce cream cheese
1 cap mint flavoring

Mix all ingredients together and put in molds.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jell-O Dessert

3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
4 teaspoons margarine

1 can evaporated milk
3/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 package jell-o
1 cup sugar

 Crust: Line a 13 x 9 cake pan with half of the graham cracker mixture. Save the other half for the top.

Boil 1 can evaporated milk, in can for 5 minutes. Chill and whip. Mix jell-o (Red or lemon) in water, add sugar and lemon juice, dissolve well, cool. Cool until syrupy. Add to whipped milk. Pour on top of graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top. Chill.
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