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.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Baked Potato Surprise

Baked Potato Surprise

4 or 5 medium sized potatoes
butter, to taste
salt, pepper
slice of cheese or bread crumbs

Bake potatoes until tender. Then cut a slice of skin off the flat side of each potato and scoop out inside of each. Mash potato, adding butter, salt and pepper and milk and whip to the consistency of mashed potatoes. Fill the potato shells with mixture and top with thin slices of cheese or layer of bread crumbs. Place back in oven in baked pan until browned.
Perfect with porkchops.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Apricot Upside Down Cake

Apricot Upside Down Cake

from the recipe box of Mrs. G. W. Reidler

Melt 1 fourth cup of butter in skillet. Add 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. When all is melted add fruit. Pour a batter, made as follows, over the fruit mixture: 3 eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, 4 tablespoons water, 1 cup flour, 1 to 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 to 2 teaspoons salt. Beat egg yolks, add sugar and water. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, and bake in moderate oven.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Cucumber Lime Mold

Cucumber Lime Mold

1 three ounce packages lime gelatin
3/4 cup hot water
2 three ounces packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup salad dressing
1 teaspoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup minced onions
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add cheese, salad dressing, horseradish and salt. Beat with rotary beater until smooth. Blend in lemon juice. Chill until like unbeaten egg whites. Stir in cucumbers and onions. Pour into 3 cups mold or into individual molds. Chill till set. Unmold on salad greens.

On the back of this recipe was written Dotty McRoberts
2975 (I can't make out the street) Dallas, 75229 Then she wrote - DB McRobers. I don't know if this was just an address,she jotted down, or the originator of this recipe.

Mystery Luncheon Ring

This recipe came to me from Georgia, but originated in Houston, Texas. How the recipe journal found it's way to Georgia is a mystery, just like hte recipe.

Mystery Luncheon Ring

4 Tablespoon flour
4 Tablespoon butter
2 cups milk
3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 well beaten eggs
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cups Chinese noodles
Mushroom sauce

Make a cream sauce by melting butter , mixing in flour and milk. Add bouillon cubes and stir over low heat. Beat until thick and smooth. Cool slightly.
Blend in eggs, mayonnaise, turkey/chicken, almonds and noodles and pour into a well greased ring mold.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes and take out of mold. Serves 8.

Fill center with Mushroom sauce
1 small can sliced mushrooms
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 can cream mushroom soup
1/3 cup cream or milk
Mix ingredients. Add mushrooms. Stir until smooth over low heat. Fill center of Mystery Ring with sauce.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cherry Dessert with Jello

Cherry Dessert written in the recipe journal.

1 (1 lb) can red, tart, pitted cherries
1 cherry Jell-O
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup nuts
2 egg whites - beaten stiff

heat cherries and juice and add Jello. Mix well. Add rest and cool.
Fold in beaten egg whites and pour in a 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan and chill.

A Fruit Dessert taken from the recipe journal.

Fruit Dessert - A vintage recipe from the recipe Journal collection. This recipe seems a little confusing, as she did not give step by step instructions, so good luck. It sounds good.

3 medium cans Freestone Peaches (Remember with vintage recipes, some brand names may not be available in today's market)
2 cans pineapple chunks
2 bananas cut in hunks
1 package marshmallows
1 large Maraschino cherries
Drain and save juice from peaches, pineapples, and cherries. (Soak marshmallows in juice for 2 hours)

Whip 1/2 pint cream real stiff and put 3 Tablespoons Confectionary Sugar and 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice. Fold cream in fruit. Cover and let still until ready to serve.

Pecan Pies, Pecan Krispies, Pe Cans

You can find more pecan pie recipes on my website.

I purchased another load of recipes from around the country. Those little tin recipe boxes are wonderful little finds. Can you imagine loosing your mother's recipe box!

It seems like it would be against some law somewhere.

Pecan Krispies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. soda
2 beaten eggs
2 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts.
Drop from teaspoons.
Bake 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Makes 6 dozen Krispies.

This recipe was taken from the Journal. She doesn't say if the cookie sheet you are dropping your teaspoon's full of batter is greased or un-greased. I am going to say, un-greased. That is my personal opinion.

Cheese Balls - Sound so................

Received a recipe journal from a small town in Georgia. This is a recipe from that journal, I do not know who owned this journal. If I find a name, I will let you know.

Cheese Balls Cooked from the Journal

I think she wrote two different recipes on the same page here.
If I am wrong, please forgive.

Recipe One:
2 Cups grated cheese - sharp cheddar - at least one cup.
1 stick oleo
1 cup flour
1 T. Paprika
1 t. salt
Olives - large, your choice

Mix everything together in a mixer, but the olives.
Use 1 teaspoon dough and wrap around each olive.

Here she didn't say whether to bake or fry - just use 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
I am going to hazard a guess, that it should be baked, because she mentions an ungreased baking sheet in the second recipe below.

Recipe Two on same Journal page.

1 stick oleo
1/2 lb. sharp or mild cheese
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 - 1/2 t. Tabasco
dash garlic salt
small size stuffed olives

Have butter and cheese at room temperature. Blend with fingertips. Add flour gradually, blend well. Add garlic salt, and tobacco and mix well. Break off small bits and flatten in palm of hand. Ungreased baking sheet.
375 for 15 minutes, until lightly colored, but not browned.

An Angel Delight's Not Quite a Cake, Yet...

Angel Delight - Mini's Recipe

4 eggs, beaten separately
3/4 box powdered sugar
1 large and 1 small can crushed pineapple - drained
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint whipping cream
1 can moist coconut
1 stick sweet cream butter
pinch of salt

3 rectangular loaves of angel food cake or 2 round ones (bought)
Cream butter, add 1/2 box x x sugar, salt, and beaten egg yolks. Fold in well beaten egg whites. Add vanilla.
Whip cream and add 1/4 box xx sugar. Slice cake thin and place in rectangle Pyrex casserole. Cover with egg, then layer of pineapple, then layer of cream. Repeat until all is used. Cover with whipped cream and coconut.
Put in refrigerator for 24 hours before serves.

Green Pepper Appetizer Sounds Weird to Me.

This recipe was written in the Journal, I purchases from a small town in Georgia. It may be that I am not a fan of the green pepper, but this would not be my favorite recipe. Yet, there are fans of the green pepper out there. Never let it be said, that I withhold my found recipes. I hold no prejudices against the green peppers or zucchini, for that matter.
Green Pepper Appetizer

4 large bell peppers
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup olive or salad oil
1 clove garlic - minced
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
1 crumbled bay leaf
1 package (6 ounces) smoked cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup melted butter
60 saltine crackers

Place peppers in a hot oven (400 degrees) until the skin puffs (about 10 to 12 minutes.) Remove stems, seeds, and peel. Cut in 8 slices - lengthwise, then halve each slice crosswise. Combining vinegar, onion, salt, pepper, oil, garlic, basil, and bay leaves in a small bowl. Add the pepper slices and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Combine cheese and the melted butter in a bowl. Mix well in a blender with other ingredients. There is the spread/dip for your crackers.

Vintage Cookie Recipes from the Recipe Box

Here are a couple of vintage recipes that I took from a recipe box I recently purchased from Ebay.

Hats off to Margie Frump and Tracy Creed, may their lives have been filled with glorious chocolate chip affairs!

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies from the vintage recipe box of Margie Frump

1 cup regular sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 sticks butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 - 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Cream together the first four ingredients. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Sift salt and baking soda with the flour. Add flour mixture, oatmeal, and chocolate chips. After stirring - drop by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Makes 5 to 6 dozen cookies.)

Cinnamon Brownies
3/4 cup cocoa
2/3 cup butter, melted and divided
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 - 1/2 to 2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup boiling water
2 eggs beaten
1 - 1/3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine cocoa and baking soda. Blend in 1/3 cup of melted butter. Add boiling water, stirring until thickened. Stirring sugar, eggs, vanilla and remaining butter. Add flour, cinnamon, and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost.

Frosting: 6 tbsp. butter, softened
2 - 2/3 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup cocoa
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine butter, cocoa, sugar and cinnamon. Add alternately with the milk and vanilla. Spread over the brownies.

Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Tracey Creed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
6 tsp. water
3/4 cup light brown sugar - firmly packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups Chocolate Chips

In a small bowl, add baking soda, flour, and slat. Mix and set aside. In a large bowl add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and water. Beat by hand until creamy. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture gradually. Add chocolate chips. Spoon mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake exactly 11 minutes. Remove from oven and let set 1 minutes before removing from sheet. Will make 3 to 4 dozen cookies.

Variations: 1 cup of nuts added, use white chocolate, or peanut butter chips, or M&M's