Monday, September 14, 2020

Betty Crocker's Classic Pumpkin Cookies (1963)

  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2-3/4 cups Gold Medal flour
  • 1 tbspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn nutmeg
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn ginger
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar, shortening, eggs, and pumpkin thoroughly.

Blend dry ingredients, and add to pumpkin mixture, stirring until well blended. Add raisins and pecans.

Drop batter by teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until slightly browned. Cookies may be iced when cool with a thin butter icing. Makes about 6 dozen cookies. 

More "Lost" Cookie Recipes
Sesame Seed Butter Cookies (1958)
Hollywood Bowl Cowboy Cookies (1984)

(Origin - "Betty Crocker's Cooky Book" published by General Mills, 1963. Yes, mine is a First Edition!) 

New England Onion Sandwich (1972)

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs
  • 2 small pickles
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tspn dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper
Chop the onion, eggs, and pickle fine, and add enough mayonnaise to have a good spreading consistency. Add mustard, salt, and pepper to taste. 

Spread lavishly. Serve with tomato wedges and ripe olives. 

"This is just such a zestful sandwich, as delighted the Yankee President Calvin Coolidge. It is particularly good made with rye bread."

More "Lost" Sandwich Recipes
James Beard's Croque Monsieur (1940)

(Origin - "Yankee Magazine's Favorite New England Recipes" compiled by Sara B.B. Stamm and the Lady Editors of Yankee Magazine. Published in 1972.)

Wisconsin Crispy Apple Pie (1959)

  • 9-inch unbaked pastry shell
  • 6 to 8 baking apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tbspns flour
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 tspn nutmeg
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup butter
Pare apples and slice thin. Combine apples with brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Place in pastry shell. Before baking, top with the following.

Combine brown sugar, flour, and nutmeg. Cut in butter until crumbly. sprinkle over apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Serves 6 to 8. 

More "Lost" Pie Recipes
Classic Appalachian Buttermilk Pie (1974)
Kentucky Bourbon Apple Pie (1988)

("Origin - Be Milwaukee's Guest" by the Junior League of Milwaukee, 1959. This recipe was by Mary Brenk Laudon.)

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Civil War Meat Loaf (1861)

  • 1/2 lb ground ham
  • 1/2 lb sausage meat
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbspns milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tspn dry mustard
Mix ham and sausage meat together and season with salt and pepper. Add the milk, egg, and bread crumbs, and mix thoroughly.

Heat the water, and add the dry mustard; bring to a boil and add to the meat mixture.  Shape the loaf into a shallow baking pan, and bake in a moderate oven, 375 degrees, for about 1 hour. Serves 6 to 8.

More "Lost" Civil War Recipes
Civil War Potato Dumplings (1864)
Civil War Doughnuts (1861)

(Origin - "The Civil War Cookbook" by William C Davis, published by Courage Books, an imprint of Running Press, 1993.) 

Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies (1948)

To 1 cup butter, add:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
Dissolve 1 teaspoon baking soda in 1 teaspoon hot water. Add alternately with 2-1/4 cups flour sifted with 1 teaspoon salt.

Add 1 cup chopped nuts and 12 oz, 2 cups of semi-sweet morsels.  Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Drop by half teaspoonfuls onto greased cooky sheet. Bake n moderate oven. 375 degrees, for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 100 cookies.

More "Lost" Toll House Recipes
Classic Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (1938)
Toll House Caramel Corn Flake Ring (1948)

(Origin - "Toll House Tried and True Recipes" by Ruth Graves Wakefield, 1948.  Author Ruth Graves Wakefield was owner of the famed Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts.)

Aunt Bee's Little Big Orange Cookies (1960)

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  •  1 egg
  • 1-1/2 tspns orange extract
  • 1 tspn grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tspn salt
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and the remaining incredients.

Drop by the spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.   Makes 2 dozen.

More "Lost" Orange Recipes
California Orange Pecan Pie (1980)
California Orange Waldorf Salad (1980)

(Origin - "Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark. Recipes based on the 1960 to 1968 television series "The Andy Griffith Show." Cookbook published in 1991.)

Applesauce Spice Bread with Olive Oil (1980)

  • 1 cup enriched white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 3/4 tspn cinnamon
  • 1/4 tspn ground cloves
  •  2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Combine and mix the first seven ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, raisins, olive oil, brown sugar, applesauce, and walnuts. Add contents of the second bowl to the first bowl, all at once.   Stir just until the flour becomes moistened.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool approximately 15 minutes before cutting.

More "Lost" Bread Recipes
Fresh Pineapple Macadamia Nut Bread (1965)

(Origin - "Chicken Foot Soup and Other Recipes from the Pine Barrens" edited by Arlene Martin Ridgway, recipes by Pine Barrens residents. Published by Rutgers University Press, 1980. Pine Barrens, New Jersey is an Atlantic coast pine ecosystem that covers 7 New Jersey counties. This recipe was contributed by LeRoy H. Martin.) 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Tennessee Hot Sausage Cheese Balls (1978)

  • 1 lb sausage, mild or hot
  • 1 lb extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 cups, biscuit mix
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients well.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve hot. Yield: 12 to 18 servings.

More "Lost" Sausage Recipes
Milwaukee Sausage Coffee Cake (1959)
Country Sausage and Apple Rings (1974)

(Origin - "Recipes from Miss Daisy's" by Daisy King, 1978. Recipes were from Miss Daisy's Tearoom in Franklin, Tennessee, now named Miss Daisy's Kitchen.) 

Strawberry Egg Bread with Strawberry Butter (1987)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 10-oz packages, frozen strawberries, drained (reserve juice)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup reserved strawberry juice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans (9-x-5- inches) or 5 mini-loaf pans. 

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl, and make a well in center. Stir in eggs, oil, and strawberries, and mix well. (If batter is not of medium consistency, add some of the reserved strawberry juice.) Pour into prepared loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Bake mini-loaf pans for 20 to 25 minutes.)  Cool 10 minutes in pans. Remove from pans, and cool completely on rack.

For strawberry butter, combine all butter ingredients until well blended, and chill.

More "Lost" Strawberry Recipes
Strawberries Romanoff (1963)
Molded Strawberry Charlotte with Lady Fingers (1970)

(Origin - "Celebrated Seasons - A Cookbook" by the Junior League of Minneapolis, 1987.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Cheese Bacon Muffins (1984)

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 tspns baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese. shredded
  • 3 or 4 strips of bacon
Fry bacon until crisp. Cool and crumble.
Sift dry ingredients together. Cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese and bacon crumbles.

Combine milk and eggs. Add milk and egg mixture, all at once, to the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. 

Fill greased muffins pans 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Yield is 12 muffins.

More "Lost" Muffin Recipes
Vermont Butter Apple Muffins (1939)

(Origin - "Albertina's - A Collection of Recipes" published by the Albertina Kerr Centers for Children in Portland, Oregon, 1984.)