Monday, October 27, 2008

Still Digging in the Box of Vintage Recipes

I am truly enjoying reading every scrap in this box of recipes. Today I will share excerpts from a magazine page clipped out. I have no idea of the age, except that it is pre-zip code (1962) The illustration looks to be Ward & June Cleaver-esque.

Cook's Corner appears to be a column in the American Family magazine. I wanted to share some of the fun helpful hints on the column.
Boil orange and lemon rinds in water for a short time and use the liquid in iced tea, lemonade, and fruit drinks. It costs nothing amd helps make a fine thirst quencher
Next time you make a single crust pie, try this with the left-over dough: Roll out flat; cover lightly with layer of crumbled cookies or cake; fikkiw wutg kayer of grated apple, sprinkling of raisins, a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, on teaspoon sugar, 1/4 of a grated lemon rind. !/3 cup chopped nuts may be added if desired. Roll up dough, pinching eacg end closed; pierce in several placed with a fork, and bake along with your pie. Delicious served as a dessert, or with that morning cup of coffee.
I put a lollipop in the center of each popcorn ball when I make them. It gives the ball a handle for easier eating and it's a nice surprise for the consumer.
For something different- a delightful flavoring is obtained by placing a geranium leaf in the bottom of a cake tain and pouring the cake batter over it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Vintage Recipe for Creamed Beans & a Helpful Hint

Well, this page in the show box had little notes scribbled all over it. The first is this recipe for Creamed Green Beans or Wax Beans.

Marie's Good Creamed Beans

¼ cup milk
¼ cup Mayonnaise
2 tbs Minced Onions
1 can Wax beans or Green beans

1 Drain beans and warm them up
2 Mix milk, mayo, and onion and pour over beans
3 Warm briefly and serve

Servings: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 1500 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Now being the ever careful dieter that I try to be, the nutrition was calculated with skim milk, low-fat mayo, and minced onion flakes. If you rinsed the canned beans or cooked fresh beans, I am sure you could get that sodium level down, too!

Amount Per Serving
Calories 36.81
Calories From Fat (2%) 0.67
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.09g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0%
Cholesterol 0.31mg 0%
Sodium 110.98mg 6%
Potassium 135.83mg 5%
Carbohydrates 8.73g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.47g 8%
Sugar 2.31g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 7.26g
Protein 1.49g 4%

Also noted was a tip for removing grease spots from clothing. It says to simply place corn starch on spot, iron over starch, brush off and repeat until spot is gone.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

To Keep Me Thinking Warm Thoughts...

I'm still having fun rutting in the box of recipes. There are enough in here to keep me busy for a while. As it is getting quite cool here, I thought this one sounded yummy and a bit exotic.

Tropical Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
¾ cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 small can Mandarin oranges w juice
1 20 oz can Crushed Pineapple
1 3 oz package Instant Pistaschio pudding
1 8 oz tub whipped topping

1 Blend together cake mix, oil, eggs, and oranges with juice.
2 Put in greased 9x13" pan and bake for 30 minutes
1 Mix pineapple, pudding, and whipped topping together and apply to cake.

Servings: 16
Yield: 9x13 pan
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes

Amount Per Serving
Calories 295.67
Calories From Fat (49%) 145.47
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16.35g 34%
Saturated Fat 2.27g 15%
Cholesterol 64.84mg 29%
Sodium 333.60mg 19%
Potassium 78.19mg 3%
Carbohydrates 34.53g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.57g 3%
Sugar 16.74g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 33.96g
Protein 3.50g 9%

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Shoe Box of Recipes

Yes! I was lucky enough to get a shoe box full of handwritten recipes at an estate auction. The lady had been a momm a school teacher, and an active church member, so the box is loaded with recipes.

Now I simply do not have the time to test and photo all of these right now, but I am busily entering them into my Diet Pro program, so that they will be saved.

I thought it would be fun to share them, even if I don';t get them tested immediately, so I will aim to do share some each week.

Here is one that sounds yummy.

Potato Refrigerator Rolls
Potato Refrigerator Rolls

1 cake
Bakers Yeast
½ cup
lukewarm water
2/3 cup
1 tsp
½ cup
1 cup
mashed Potatoes
1 cup
scalded milk
6 cups

1 To mashed potatoes, add shortening, sugar, salt, and eggs. Cream well.
2 Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and add to lukewarm milk. Stir into potato mixture
3 Add Sifted flour to make a stiff dough. You may need additional flour. Toss on floured bread board and knead well
4 Put in large bowl and let rise until double in bulk
5 Knead lightly, rub over top with melted butter and place in refrigerator until ready for use
6 1/2 hour before using, pinch off dough and shape into rolls as desired. Cover and let rise until light.
7 Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Servings: 24
Yield: 24 rolls
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Amount Per Serving
Calories 205.81
Calories From Fat (31%) 63.99
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.09g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.77g 18%
Cholesterol 25.41mg 11%
Sodium 136.73mg 8%
Potassium 97.84mg 4%
Carbohydrates 30.33g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.16g 6%
Sugar 4.86g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 29.17g
Protein 4.67g 12%