Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mrs. Lapes's Orange Bread

1/3 cup butter & 1 cup sugar blended together
1 egg
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup orange juice
1 T orange rind, grated
1 cup chopped apples

-Mix everything together
-Bake in a loaf pan at 350 degrees for 1 hr

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quiche Lorraine

Everyone's grandmother seems to have a variation of this recipe. Here's Grammy Gertie's:

Quiche Lorraine

1 9"pie crust
2 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 spanish onion, diced and sauteed
1 1/2 cup grated American cheese
3/4 cup Romano cheese
2 eggs
1 1/2 cans evaporated milk
dash of cinnamon

-Mix all of the above ingredients and pour into pie crust.
-Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until set.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tomato Burgers

This sounds like the making of a vegetarian recipe, but NO! No it is not! There was no such thing as a vegetarianism in the 1950's!

Tomato Burgers

1 TB butter
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 ts chili powder
1/2 ts salt & pepper
1 can tomato soup

-Cook beef, onion, celery, chili powder until meat is browned.
-Add salt & pepper
-Add 1 tomato soup and simmer for a few minutes
-Serve sloppy joe style on toasted hamburger buns

Monday, May 24, 2010


Despite the ongoing Hellmans's vs. Miracle Whip debate at the Treat household, Grammy also has a recipe for homemade mayonnaise:

Home Mayonnaise

1 egg
1 TB mustard
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup vegetable oil
salt to taste

- mix the egg, mustard and lemon juice together.
-slowly add the vegetable oil and continue to mix.
-add salt.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mom's Oatmeal Cookies

It's Friday -- and for some reason I always lean towards posting a dessert recipe on Friday. I think the "Mom" referred to here is (Great) Grandma Beal. She has another oatmeal cookie recipe in the box, but that one has coconut in it.

Mom's Oatmeal Cookies
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 ts baking soda
1 ts baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup nuts
1/2 cup dates or raisins
1 tsp vanilla

-mix ingredients together. bake at 325 degrees for 10 min.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grated Carrot Salad

This "salad" I definitely remember from almost every summer lunch we had at Grammy's. It's very sweet, almost like the dessert before dessert.

In fact, here's the lunch menu on a typical Saturday lunch at Grammy's:
a plate of cold cuts (including liverwurst -- served with stone ground mustard and Hellmann's mayonnaise), baked beans, sliced tomato, corn on the cob, grated carrot salad, potato salad, and milk in a skinny green glass. Follow with cake or pie, and whipped cream.

Grated Carrot Salad

carrots, grated
crushed pineapple
white raisins/ sultanas
small marshmallows (optional)
apples, chopped (optional)
celery, chopped (optional)

-basically, just mix everything together and serve!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Butterscotch Pecan Rolls

This recipe is a little too detailed to retype. I suggest double clicking on the image to enlarge it:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Whittelsey Supper

I'm not sure what the origin of this recipe is or whom it might be referring to... it almost sounds like a stew.

"Brown sausage links then
cook some sage, celery, green pepper & onions chopped up in tomato juice till veg are done.
Cook noodles - mix all above together."

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wilted Lettuce

Another dish that sounds healthy... until you check the ingredients!

Wilted Lettuce

4 slices bacon, cooked and cubed
onion, sliced

2 TB flour, browned in bacon fat.
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Cut leaf lettuce in large dish.
Mix in cubed 4 slices of bacon and sliced onion.
Pour sauce over.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Triple Citrus Cheesecake

Happy Friday! Have some cheesecake over the weekend!

Triple Citrus Cheesecake
4 pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 TB flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 TB each lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice
1 tsp each lemon zest, lime zest, orange zest
4 eggs
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter

-Mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter.
-Press mixture into 9" springform pan to form crust.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
-Mix cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until well blended.
-Blend in juices, zest. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed.
-Pour over crust.
-Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Remove from springform pan. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hawaiian Drop Cookies

Double click on this recipe to inspect the picture -- it has that great 1960's, Blue Hawaii vibe to it.

Hawaiian Drop Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
2/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 ts vanilla extract
1/2 ts almond extract
3/4 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup coconut, shredded

-Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
-Cream butter, sugar and extracts. Beat in egg until fluffy.
-Blend in pineapple, and dry ingredient mixture.
-Drop by teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheet.
-Sprinkle with coconut.
-Bake 325 degrees for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Salad Dressing with Blue Cheese

Salad Dressing
1 small onion, cut up
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup salad oil
1/4 cup ketchup
2 TB sugar
2TB vinegar
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp celery salt
dash of pepper
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
-put all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth
-yield 2 1/2 cups

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chicken Lasagna Parmesan

I've no witty comment to add here -- this one sounds delicious!

Shirley's Chicken Lasagna Parmesan

6 chicken breasts, boneless + skinless
1 sliced onion
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup butter
1 lb can whole tomatoes & juice
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp sugar
3 TB flour
1 cup light cream
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 cup shredded mozzarella
cooked lasagna noodles

(And... shoot. No cooking instructions. I will ask Grammy what to do with all these wonderful ingredients and update this. Just a guess though:
bread the chicken in herby flour and saute it up. Make a tomato sauce out of the chicken drippings, onions, mushrooms, wine and later add the cream, tomatoes and juice. Layer sauce, chicken, noodles, cheese, sauce, chicken, noodles, cheese, etc., in a baking dish. Bake in oven as you would regular lasagna

Monday, May 10, 2010

Broccoli & Red Onion Salad

This recipe sounds extremely healthy... until closer inspection!

Broccoli & Red Onion Salad

2 heads broccoli, chopped
1 red onion, sliced
1 lb bacon, cooked-drained-crumbled
1-2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

-Toss the above ingredients. Dress with the mixture below:

1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sugar
2 TB red wine vinegar

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lemon Angel Pie

This recipe came from Family Circle magazine, but was part of Grammy's collection. No copyright infringement intended.

Indiana Lemon Angel Pie

3 egg whites
1/4 ts cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
5 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1 TB grated lemon rind
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

-To make the Meringue shell: Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy white. Beat in 1 cup sugar a tablespoon at a time until meringue forms stiff peaks. Butter 9" pie plate. Spoon meringue over bottom and up sides to form shell.
-Bake shell at 275 degrees for 1 hr. Cool.

-To make Lemon filling: Beat egg yolks in double boiler until frothy. Beat 2/3 cup sugar in until mixture is thick. Stir in lemon rind and juice. Cook over hot -not boiling- for 13 minutes. Stir constantly. Cool.
-Spoon filling into meringue shell. Refrigerate for 12 hours. Top with whipped cream. Decorate with orange and lemon slices and mint.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

3lb mushrooms
2 TB salt
Pinch of red pepper
1/4 tsp pepper
1.2 tsp white pepper
pinch oregano
1 TB sugar
1 TB accent
1 TB chopped onions
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1 cup wine vinegar
1/2 cup oil

-Mix everything together in bowl and soak mushrooms for 2+ hours.
-Roast, bake or pan fry mushrooms to your liking.

Monday, May 3, 2010

French Dressing

It's been wicked warm in New England these past few days. Kinda makes you want to eat a cool crisp salad... right?