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White Cake

2 1/2 C. sifted cake flour 2 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1/2 C. shortening 1 1/2 C. sugar 1 t. vanilla 1/4 t. almond extract 1/2 C. (about 4) egg whites Start with all ingredients at room … Continue reading

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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake (1965)

1 C. butter 1 t. vanilla 1 3/4 C. sugar 2 eggs 1/2 C. cocoa 3 C. sifted cake flour 1 1/2 t. baking soda 1 t. salt 2 C. buttermilk Start with all ingredients at room temperature. Cream butter, … Continue reading

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Fast Baked Beans

2 lbs. ground beef 1 onion, chopped Brown beef and onion and drain. Add: 2 C. catsup 3 T. mustard, prepared 3 t. Worcestershire sauce 3 T. vinegar 3 lb. can pork and beans Stir together, add salt and pepper … Continue reading

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Mound Bars

This recipe is almost the same another one on this site but I decided to post both and let you choose which one sounds best to you. 20 graham crackers crushed (2 C.) 1/2 C. melted butter 1/2 C. sugar … Continue reading

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Mound Bar Cookies (Bars)

2 C. crushed graham crackers 1/4 C. sugar 1/2 C. melted butter Mix and pat into a 9×9 pan. Bake 10 min. in 350 degree oven 1 C. Sweetened Condensed Milk (Borden’s) 7 oz. coconut Mix together milk and coconut. … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

1 1/4 C. sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 t. almond extract 2/3 C. milk 1 1/4 C. flour 1/2 t. baking powder 1 stick melted butter Beat sugar, egg, extract and milk. Add flour and baking soda and then the … Continue reading

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Krumkake

1 pint heavy whipping cream 1 C. sugar 2 1/4 C. flour 1 C. milk vanilla Whip cream until stiff, add sugar, flour and vanilla.  Then add milk and stir until smooth.  Use 1 t. batter for each.  Makes 5 … Continue reading

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Lefse

4 C. potatoes, cooked and riced 2 T. butter 1 t. salt a smitch of sugar 1 1/2 C. flour to start and then add more until dough isn’t too sticky Knead dough and then take 1/3 C. of dough … Continue reading

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Barbecued Chicken (1959)

3 – 3 1/2 lb. ready to cook roaster, cut up 1/2 C. flour 2 t. salt 1/2 C. fat or salad oil 1 sliced medium onion 1/2 C. chopped celery 1/4 C. minced green peppers 1 C. catsup 1 … Continue reading

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Quick Onion Sauce (1967)

3 T. onion soup mix (1/2 envelope) 2 T. sugar 1/2 t. salt Dash of pepper 1 T. prepared mustard 3/4 C. water 1/2 C. catsup 1/4 C. cider vinegar 1 T. lemon juice Combine ingredients in saucepan. Simmer, covered, … Continue reading

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Sunday Hot Bread (1930’s-1940’s)

3/4 C. sugar 1 egg 2 T. butter 2/3 C. milk Pinch of Salt 1 1/2 C. flour 3 t. baking powder 3 t. lemon extract Granulated sugar Cinnamon Cream butter and sugar, add egg mixed with milk and extract, … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

I typically purchase a fully-cooked ham and that will take between 12-15 minutes a pound in a 325 degree oven to properly heat to 160 degrees internal temp. To cook the ham, I put it in a pan with a … Continue reading

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Yule Logs

These are the most traditional cookie in our house. There has never been a Christmas in my lifetime where these have been missing. They are my personal favorite. I’ve included slightly different recipes for a pecan version and a walnut … Continue reading

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Norwegian Sandbakkles

This recipe comes from a dear Norwegian friend who shared many of her recipe secrets with me when I was just learning to cook. It amazes me how great this cookie tastes when it’s made with so few ingredients. 1 … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Pancakes

We always have these on Christmas morning. They’re a family favorite and the smells and flavor are perfect for the holidays. 1 C. flour 1 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. cinnamon 2 T. molasses 1 C. buttermilk … Continue reading

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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

1 unbaked pie crust (Use deep dish if buying store bought) 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin or 2 C. fresh pumpkin 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 2 eggs 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ginger 1/2 t. nutmeg 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m not sure how old this recipe is. I’ve been making it for so long and I can’t remember where I originally found it but it’s a great recipe with simple ingredients and we always have it every Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread

This recipe comes from my children’s favorite teacher Ms. Betsinger. It was her mother’s recipe and she always made this bread during their cranberry tasting unit for her second grade class. She’s retired now and we all miss her very … Continue reading

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Supper Chicken Salad (1968)

Okay, I know today we find this a very odd combination of ingredients but this was so common in the 1950’s and 60’s that I just can’t ignore the importance of Jello salads. This could just about be a meal … Continue reading

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Light as a Feather Ginger Bread (1960)

1/2 C. boiling water 1/2 C. shortening 1/2 C. brown sugar 1/2 C. molasses 1 egg, beaten 1 1/2 C. all purpose flour 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. baking soda 3/4 t. ginger 3/4 t. cinnamon … Continue reading

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