A Vintage Recipe Collection

A collection of old fashion, handwritten, or typed recipe cards discovered in little old tin recipe boxes from the 1950's, 60's, or 70's.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sugar Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring
2 1/2 cups shifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening, butter and eggs together. Add flavoring and mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixtrue and mix well. Chill at least one hour. Roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Makes two to three dozen.

German Chocolate Snacking Bars

German Chocolate Snackin Bars from the kitchen of Sheila Merrier

1/4 Cup Margarine
1 (4-oz) pkg. sweet cooking chocolate
1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (7-oz) pkg. flake coconut (2/3 cups)
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In medium saucepan, over low heat, melt margine and chocolate. Remove from heat: stir in 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, egg, biscuit mix and vanilla. Spread evenly into greased 13 x 9 baking dish. In medium bowl combine remaining sweetened condensed milk and coconut. Drizzel evenly over chocolate mixture. Top evenly with nuts: press down firmly. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Creamy Baked Chicken Breasts

4 whole boneless chicken breasts
8 slices swiss cheese
2 cans cream of chicken mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup herb seasoned stuffing mix (crushed)
1/4 cup melted butter

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Place chicken in dish, top with cheese. Combine soup and milk and pour over chicken. Sprinkle with dry stuffing mix and drizzle with melted butter. Bake uncovered at 350 degreese for 1 to 2 hours until chicken is tender. You can put this over store bought noodles. Just cook noodles separate from chicken.

Chicken Salad

1 1/2 cup instant minute rice (brown)
1/4 tsp thyme and white pepper (each)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup marzetti slaw dressing
1 large red apple (chopped)
1 T. lemon juice
2 Chicken breasts (cooked and diced) in one inch chunks
1 Cup diced celery
1 (20 oz) chunk pineapple, drained
1/2 cup sliced almonds.

Prepare rice as directed with thyme and pepper.
Mix in mayo and slaw dressing. Mix apples with lemon juice. Stir into rice mixture with remaining ingredients. Chill and fluff before serving. Can add more slaw dressing if needed. Serve with red seedless grapes, too.

Meatballs and Sauce

Meatballs
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs beaten
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 chopped onion
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup ketsup
9 drops Tabasco
Salt and Pepper to taste
Bell pepper flakes to taste

Mix together and roll into balls in a large pan sprayed with Pam.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Drain

Sauce: We make double of this
1 cup ketsup
1 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 small chopped onion
salt to taste
1 teaspoon mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire steak sauce
6 drops Tabasco
2 teaspoons chilli powder

Boil on to pof stove and pour over meatballs.

Either bake or put in crock pot.

Dump Cake by Jerry Hecker

1 Can Cherry Pie Filling
1 Cup Crushed Pineapple
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
2 Sticks Melted Butter (oleo)
1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
Do Not Stir

Bake 350 degrees
Approximately 1 hour
Bake in long pan

Date Balls

1/2 lb. Dates - cut up
5 Tablespoons butter
Pinch of salt
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg

Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly and add:
1 1/2 Cups Rice Krispies
1/2 Cup Nuts - Walnuts
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Cool and with buttered hands, form into balls and roll in Coconut.

That is all she wrote on this recipe card. I am going to guess that you would put the coconut covered balls on wax paper to cool completely.

Fruit Ball's by Janet Jenkins

2 8 oz Cream Cheese
1 Small pkg instant vanilla pudding
2 Tlbs. Sugar
One can fruit cocktail - drained

Mix and shape into ball.
Serve with cinnamon grahm crackers

Coco Zucchini Squares

Another recipe from my Aunt Marie's recipe box. She say's, "Real Good!!!".

1 Cup Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
1/2 Cup Nuts (if desired)
2 t. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Oil
1 Egg
2 Cups Flour
1 1/4 Sugar
1 t. Salt
1 1/2 t. Soda
1/2 Cup Ccoa
4 x 13 Pan and bake at 250 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Karo Pecan Pie

This recipe came from my Aunt Marie's Recipe box and she attribute's it to Mona Jenkins.

3 Eggs - Beaten
1 Cup Karo (blue label)
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Melted butter
1 Cup Sugar
2/3 Cup Pecans
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Mix together all ingredients adding pecans last. Pour into 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until knives inserted in center of filling come out clean.
(Bake at the 350 degrees for 55 minutes.)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

3 Cups Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup Shortening
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tbsp Cinnamon

Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together. Add shortening, mixing in with a fork. add unbeaten eggs and vanilla. Roll out very thin on a floured board and cut with floured cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool. Decorate tops.

Makes 6 dozen cookies. Do no refrigerate dough.
Barbara Stauffer's Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Small unsweetened chocolate (4oz) melted
2 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
2 Cup Flour
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Confectioners' Sugar

Mix oil, chocolate, and sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Measure flour by dipping method. Stir flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop tsp. of dough into confectioners sugar. Roll in sugar. shape into balls. Place 2 " apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no remains when touched lightly in center.

Substitute for unsweetened chocolate squares:
12 tablespoons cocoa
4 tablespoons butter

Monday, May 08, 2006

Spanish Meat Balls

Moved this recipe to my website.
Thank you,
Starla

Friday, May 05, 2006

Chicken with Lemon Barbecue Sauce


3 Green Onions
3 Cloves of garlic or garlic salt
3/4 Cup oil
1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Lemons
1/4 Cup vinegar
1 tbsp. Butter
2 Broiler chickens, split into halves
Salt, Pepper, Paprika

Combine all ingredients, except chicken, salt, pepper, and paprika in boiler warm. Place chickens on broiler pan, cut side down. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn Chickens over and cover with half the sauce. Bake for 20 minutes, turn and add remaining sauce. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper and paprika. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Velvet Smooth Pound Cake


Velvet Smooth Pound Cake - 325 degrees for 1 hour

3/4 cup Margarine or Butter
1/2 t Nutmeg
1/2 t Grated lemon
Peel or lemon extract
1/2 t Vanilla
2 1/4 Cup sifted C&H Powdered Sugar
3 Large Eggs (unbeaten)
1 1/2 Cup Sifted Flour

Combine butter and flavorings. Gradually beat in sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg, then 1/4 cup flour, repeat until eggs are used. Add remaining flour and stir until smooth. Spread into greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan. Break air bubbles. Bake 1 hour and 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.

I am not sure about the "1 hr & 1 hr & 10 min." But this is what she had written on her recipe card. I am not a baker, nor a cook by any stretch of the imagination, so I just have to write what they have written. It just seemed a little odd to me. All that writing, why not just say bake for 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Sometimes, I think these ladies could never have enjoyed cleaning, ironing, and cooking as much as the photos show..............no, really, you don't say...... of course I am joking.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Frosty Pumpkin Pie

1 package vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling
1 can 16oz pumpkin
1 cup milk
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1 cup prepared dream whip
1 ready grahmn pie crust

Combine pie filling mix, pumpkin, milk, and spices in a bowl.
Mix slowly with electric mixer first until blended. About 1 minute. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into pie crust. Freeze until firm...at least 4 hours or overnight is best. Let stand at room temperature - about 30 minutes before cutting. Garnish with additional topping or use 1 t pumpkin pie spice.

Lemon Chiffon Pie

One 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk.
1/3 Cup real lemon juice
2 t. Grated lemon rind (optional)
Few drops yellow food coloring
3 Egg whites
1/4 t Cream of tartar
1 Graham cracker ready to eat pie crust
Whipped cream for topping

In a medium bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, and food coloring and mix well. In a small bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff, but not dry. Gently fold into sweetened milk mixture. Pour into pie crust. Chill 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream.