Mother’s Day is every day to me. My Mother was a registered nurse and a wonderful cook. Friends and family enjoyed her company. A smile and laughter were always with her as well as her funny jokes. Everyone enjoyed them too, almost as much as her cooking. Time passes, memories stay with us.
2 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
(The Egg And You…)
To test the age of an egg, place in deep pan of cold water. If it lies on its side, it is fresh. If it stands at an angle, it is probably 3-4 days old. If it stands on end upright, it is over 10 days old. If it floats to the top…get rid of it!
1 cup sour milk
2 squares bitter chocolate
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Sift and measure flour. Add salt and sift 3 times. Cream shortening, add sugar and one egg (unbeaten).
Mix well – add another egg & beat 2 minutes.
Add vanilla, flour and sour milk.
Add melted chocolate and mix.
Lastly, dissolve soda in vinegar and add to batter. Beat a few seconds.
Bake for 30 minutes (or more) in 350 deg. oven. (11×13 Pan)
Not sure who Mack might be, but his recipe found its way into my recipe collection. Sounds simple and quick. Just a thought though, I really wouldn’t wait until the last minute to try it. You can always make it again for a special holiday.
1 small lemon jello
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cloves
3/4 Cup Ground Raisins
3/4 Cup Ground Dates
3/4 Cup Grape Nuts cereal
3/4 Cup Chopped Nuts
Make jello using “boiling” water
Add cinnamon & cloves & cool slightly
Grind raisins & dates & add to above & mix well
Stir in Grapenut cereal & mix well
Cool slightly so nuts will not soften & add nut meats.
Mix and press into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 375deg for 12-15 minutes
1 8oz pkg Philadelphia cream cheese
1 Cup powdered Sugar
1 Cup Cool Whip
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Cream the cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and fold in the Cool Whip. Spread on the crust. Over this spread cool custard, made as follows; Prepare 2 pkg coconut cream pudding mix using only 3 cups milk. Cool. Top with remaining Cool Whip. Sprinkle with Toasted Coconut and refrigerate.
Mother used to make these cookies and they are definitely my favorite cookie recipe. Takes a bit of time but they’re worth every moment you spend. I call them “the Cadillac” of the cookies. Folks will love them!
2 1/4 Cups pitted chopped dates
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup chopped nuts
(Boil slowly 10 minutes, mixing constantly.. let cool until warm)
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
4 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
Roll out dough on floured surface about 3/8″ thick. Spread thickened filling on it.
Roll up into roll and wrap with waxed paper. Refrigerate several hours or until firm enough to slice.
If it wasn’t for recognizing her handwriting, I wouldn’t know which recipes were from Mother or someone else. This one is hers. Did I tell you she was a great cook? Mother was a registered nurse. When she was at work, Grandma Matteson (her Mother) did the cooking. I’ll have more of Grandma’s recipes later. Stay tuned.
2 C Milk
3/4 C White Sugar
1/2 Cup biscuit mix
1/4 C Oleo
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 C Baker Angel Flake Coconut
Combine first four ingredients in electric blender. Cover and blend on low speed 3 minutes. Pour into greased 9 inch pie pan. Let stand 5 minutes then sprinkle with coconut. Bake 350 deg. for 40 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
One of my Mother’s favorite casserole recipes. She had many. Written in pencil on the back of a place mat, it’s in her handwriting. Seeing her handwriting is precious to me. It isn’t fancy, but it’s good if my Mother is sharing it.
8 oz Macaroni
3 T Oleo
2 C Milk
2 T Cornstarch or flour
1/4 C Grated Onion
1/2 t Dry Mustard
1/4 t Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 t Salt
1/8 t Pepper
8 oz Grated Cheddar Cheese
Cook macaroni. Drain and place in buttered 2 qt casserole.. In sauce pan melt butter, saute onion, stir in flour. Slowly add milk until thickened. Add spices, cheese, stir until melted. Pour over macaroni, sprinkle with crumbs. Bake at 350 deg 30-40 minutes. (She didn’t say what kind of crumbs. You’ll have to figure that out for yourself.)
Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck
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