Monday, August 30, 2010

We'll be back after the holiday!

Hello readers,
Emily and I are off on a vacation to Alaska this week. We'll be back and posting more recipes after the holiday.

Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Seafood Casserole

There's a note addressed to "Gert" at the bottom, advising to use croutons on top instead of breadcrumbs. Your call!

Seafood Casserole

1/4 lb butter
3 TB flour
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cups milk/cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 TB parsley, chopped
1 lb scallops
1 lb crabmeat
1 lb shrimp, cleaned
1 lb lobster meat
1 cup white wine
buttered dry breadcrumbs

-Brown butter and flour (like a roux).
-Add sliced mushrooms and onions.
-Add milk and cream and seasoning. Thicken, then add parsley.
-In casserole dish, place scallops and cover with cream sauce.
-Layer crabmeat, and cover in sauce. Layer more scallos, sauce. Shrimp, sauce. Lobster, sauce.
-Sprinkle with paprika.
-Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
-Remove from heat, add wine and stir. Cover with breadcrumbs.
-Bake at 400 for 5-10 minutes until the top browns.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fabulous Fettuccine

There aren't a lot of Italian style dishes in Grammy's recipe box, but this one sounds delicious!

Fabulous Fettuccine

1/2 lb sliced bacon, diced
3 TB olive oil
2 lg onions, chopped
3 lbs fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (alt, 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TB fresh tarragon, minced (alt, 2 tsp dried tarragon)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1 lb fettuccine
Shredded parmesan cheese

-In skillet, cook bacon until crisp, remove, and drain pan of excess fat.
-Add oil and onions to bacon drippings and saute.
-Add tomatoes and garlic, simmer for 5 minutes.
-Stir in tarragon, s&p, cayenne, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
-Cook fettuccine.
-Add parsley to tomato mixture, simmer, and stir in bacon.
-Serve fettuccine with bacon tomato sauce, and top with parmesan cheese.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Nobby Apple Cake

Happy Friday, everyone!

From the kitchen of Edna Hall, we have a dessert recipe for you today.

Nobby Apple Cake

1 cup sugar
3 TB oleo/butter
1 egg
3 cups apple, diced
1/4 cup nuts
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour

-Cream oleo/butterr with sugar, add beaten egg and mix well.
-Add diced apples, nuts and vanilla.
-Add sifted dry ingredients.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Citrus Chiffon Salad

I have concerns when mayonnaise appears unexpectedly in a recipe -- as it seems to so often in 1960's style cooking....

Citrus Chiffon Salad

1 cup orange juice
1 TB lemon juice
1 pkg lemon or orange gelatin
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup whipped topping
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1/3 cup mayonnaise

-Bring orange and lemon juices to boil and stir in gelatin until dissolved.
-In a blender, mix cream cheese, whipped topping, pineapple and mayonnaise until smooth.
-Add gelatin mixture to blender, and mix.
-Pour into 4 cup mold coated with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate overnight until firm.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mystery Cookies

I blame my scanner for this crooked recipe; We can't read what the recipe is called. It's something something cookies. I'm calling them Mystery Cookies until further notice:

Mystery Cookies
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts

-Mix sugar and wet ingredients.
-Sift together dry ingredients, then stir into wet mix.
-Add nuts, mix and shape into balls.
-Flatten the doughballs and cook for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup

1/4 cup chopped onions, and
1 lb ground beef in
3 TB butter until brown.

3 cups tomato juice
1 1/2 cup water
2 cans cream of celery soup
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp marjoram (the herb)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 bay leaf
2 cups of finely shredded carrots.

-Simmer for 30 minutes on stove top.
-Remove bay leaf before serving.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Prize Biscuits

There's a note on the bottom of this recipe card:
"For drop biscuits increase milk to 1 cup"

Good to know!

Prize Biscuits

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk

-Mix all of the above, and bake? (likely at 425 for, dunno, 12 minutes?)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Crispy Swedish Cookies

If I remember correctly, you need a cookie press to make these (a cookie press is a handheld device that works similarly to the Play-Doh Spaghetti Factory).

My mother has this recipe written as "Danish Cookies". Once, she sent them in with me for a 4th grade school project on "Where my family comes from." I got to put my name on a Danish flag and pin it on our classroom map, which was way more interesting than everyone else's English, Irish, Scottish, German and Italian flags.

Turns out, however, that our family is not at all Scandinavian -- my mother made it up. In her defense, she didn't have any traditional cookie recipes for our actual heritage, and these Crispy Cookies are pretty good.

Crispy Swedish Cookies
1lb butter
2 cup sugar
2 eggs
5 cup flour
3tsp almond extract or vanilla or lemon extract

-Mix the dough and put into the cookie press.
-Squeeze out rippled rows onto a greased cookie tray.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
-When they come out of the oven, cut the rows into cracker sized pieces, then allow to cool.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Seven Minute Frosting

Emily will love this posting....

I tried once to make homemade frosting without a recipe, and I failed miserably. It came out more like butter. Sugary, sugary butter.

Seven Minute Frosting

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 ts cream of tartar
pinch of salt
2 eggwhites (lg eggs)
1/4 cup cold water
2 ts vanilla extract

-Put all ingredients except vanilla in top of double boiler or heatproof bowl.
-Place over simmering water over low heat.
-Beat rapidly 5 to 7 minutes until stiff peaks form.
-Remove from water and beat in vanilla.
-Cool 1 or 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dilly Dip Mix

Hey everyone!
Sounds like half the family is going to visit Grammy at some point this week. Busy busy...

There's an ingredient in the following recipe that I have never encountered before. See if you notice it.

Dilly Dip Mix
(from Shirley...something)

6 TB parsley
6 TB minced dry onion
2 TB dill
1 TB bean monde

-blend all of the above, and mix 3 TB of it with:

1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise

Chill one hour and serve.