Sunday, August 16, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
My mother lived on a farm so she had butter, milk, cream, eggs, honey from the bees so she did not need to shop for much. She and her girlfriends loved to bake together.
Back in 1937 neighbors traded their flour, meal and other food items with grandfather for his smoked pork and beef. Country life decorated the farm community of my grandparents and their neighbors with love, respect and kindness. This is how some families made it during the Great Depression my grandfather told us many times.
Just a little ambiance of my mother's young life on the farm.
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1 5/8 cup of sifted flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
In a large bowl cream butter while gradually adding sugar continue to stir until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour once and then measure, add baking powder and salt and sift together three times. Add flour then a small amount of milk to the cream mixture. Then beat after each addition until smooth. When all the flour and milk are added and beaten; then add vanilla, beat well.
Bake in two 9 inch layer pans in moderate oven (375 degrees) for 25 minutes or until done. Cool and then spread with Glorified Frosting.
2 egg whites unbeaten
1 1/2 cups of sugar
or you may use 2 cups of brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons of water
1 1/2 teaspoon of cornsyrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Cook all ingredients together except vanilla in the upper part of a double boiler. Beat constantly until it holds peaks. Blend in the vanilla. This make enough frosting to cover the 9 inch layers or top and sides of 8 x 8 x 2 inch cake.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Spice up Holiday Meals with this great refreshing recipe. My Grandmother’s Recipe is different from my Mothers and I like them both.
1 Cup of chopped Macadamia Nuts
1 Can pitted red cherries
1 Can of pineapple chunks
2 Cold 6.8 ounces bottles of Coca-Cola (substitute with two cold cans of Coke---I tried it and it is fine)
2 Packages of Cream Cheese softened
2 Packages of Cherry Jell-O
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Great-Grandmother wrote this one in her handwritten recipe book dated 1929.
1 cupful of shortening
½ cupful of white sugar
1 cupful of brown sugar
½ teaspoonful of vanilla
3 cupful’s of flour
¼ teaspoonful of cinnamon
¼ teaspoonful of nutmeg
½ teaspoonful of soda
¼ teaspoonful of salt
½ cupful of finely chopped almonds
Cream together the shortening and sugar.
Add eggs beaten without separating, then
Shift together the flour, spices, soda and salt,
And add to the above mixture.
Add the almonds and shape into two long rolls.
Place on wax paper and store in cold place for 12 hours.
Using a sharp knife slice rather thin and bake in hot over 400 degrees.
Six to eight minutes, cookies should be light brown when done.
These are fine to keep in ice box and cook when needed.