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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Watermelon Fruit Salad from Mrs. Glen Watson - Chillicothe, Ohio

1/2 watermelon
1 cantaloupe
1 small bottle ginger ale
1 large jar fruits for salads
1 qt. strawberries
1 jar Kieffer mint pears
1 jar Kieffer spice pears
fresh mint
Make melon balls from watermelon and cantaloupe and soak in ginger ale overnight. Mix other fruits (well drained) in a mixing bowl. Pour into the watermelon half that has been cleaned out and drained well. Decorate with fresh mint. In season fruits may be used as substitutes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mrs. Ada Wright's Homemade Dressing for Frozen Salad

1 egg
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar
3 c. vinegar
1 c. milk or pineapple juice
1 Tbsp. butter
Cook all ingredients, stirring constantly. Follow direction for mixing as in the frozen salad.

Early 60's recipe, found handwritten in my mother's box.

Chili Sauce - Circa early 1960's

Chili Sauce - Circa early 1960's
1 pk. tomatoes
2 bunches celery
1 qt. small onions
3 green peppers
1/2 Tbsp. ground cloves
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
2 sticks cinnamon
2 lb. brown sugar
1/4 c. salt
1 qt. vinegar
Scald and peel tomatoes, cook 15 minutes. Drain off 1/2 the juice. Chop remaining vegetables, add tomatoes and simmer about 1 1/2 hours. Tie spices in cloth bag, add remaining ingredients to tomato mixture, continue cooking 1 1/2 hours. Remove spices. Seal in hot sterilized jars. About 6 pints.