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Cranberry-Orange Relish (1960)

4 C. fresh cranberries 2 oranges (quartered and seeded) 2 C. sugar 1 apple, unpeeled but remove seeds Put the cranberries, apple and oranges through a food chopper and add sugar. Mix well and chill several hours before serving. Makes … Continue reading

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Smothered Chicken (1968)

6 chicken breasts salt and pepper 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 C. dairy sour cream 1/2 C. chopped almonds Place chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan. Add salt and pepper to … Continue reading

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Hot Cranberry SPAMwich

I haven’t tried this recipe yet but it seemed appropriate for fall and a unique combination of flavors. SPAM slices Bread slices Cheese slices mustard Jellied cranberry sauce Toast a slice of bread on one side under broiler. Cover untoasted … Continue reading

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SPAM Flamenco (1968)

1/4 C. chopped onions 1/4 C. diced green pepper 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 T. cooking oil 2 C. (1 lb. can) tomatoes (cut in small pieces) 1 C. Minute Rice 1 C. frozen green peas 1 C. hot … Continue reading

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Apricot Nut Bread (1945)

1/2 C. dried apricots, chopped fine 1 egg 1 C. granulated sugar 2 T. melted butter 2 C. flour 2 t. baking powder 1/4 t. baking soda 1/2 C. orange juice 1/4 C. water 1 C. chopped Brazil nuts 3/4 … Continue reading

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Date Bread (1945)

1 C. dates, cut and stoned 1 C. hot water 1 egg, beaten 1/2 C. white or brown sugar 1 1/2 C. flour 1 t. baking powder 1 t. soda 1 t. salt 1/2 C. pecans, cut into pieces Pour … Continue reading

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Bread/Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is from my stepmom, Cris. She makes this recipe for us everytime we visit and we all anxiously wait for these warm, gooey rolls to come out of the oven. 1/3 C. cornmeal (yellow) 1/2 C. sugar 2 … Continue reading

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Enchiladas (1964)

1 lb. Ground Beef 1/2 t. Salt 1 C. chopped Onions 1 C. chopped Green Olives Sauce: 1 C. grated Jack or Cheddar Cheese 2 (8 oz.) cans Tomato sauce 1 (6 oz.) can Tomato paste 1 can Condensed Tomato … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bars

This recipe is from my aunt. I’m not sure how old it is but looks like a classic to me. 2 C. sugar 1/2 C. raisins 1/2 C. chopped nuts 2 C. medium shredded zucchini 1 C. oil 1 t. … Continue reading

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Butter Cream Frosting (1953)

1/4 C. soft butter 2 C. sifted XXXX sugar (confectioner sugar) 1/4 t. salt 1 t. vanilla 2 T. cream 1 T. corn syrup Cream butter until very smooth; then add sugar gradually, creaming thoroughly. Add salt and vanilla. Gradually … Continue reading

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Creamed Broccoli With Bread Crumbs

Thank you to the person who threw away The Joy of Cooking (1943) cookbook at the Colorado Springs flea market two weeks ago. I will thoroughly enjoy it! Here is the first recipe I tried. 2 lbs. broccoli 2 T. … Continue reading

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Jello Cookies

3/4 C. shortening (part butter) 1/2 C. sugar 3 oz. fruit flavored Jello (use dry) 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla 2 1/2 C. flour 1 t. baking powder 1 t. salt Mix shortening, Jello, eggs and sugar. Blend in dry … Continue reading

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Bean and Cabbage Salad

I thought this was a little sour so I added more sugar than it called for, you can adjust to your taste. To speed things up, I used bagged coleslaw mix and precooked bacon crumbles. I’m sure it’s better made … Continue reading

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Applesauce Salad

1 (3 oz.) package strawberry or cherry gelatin 1 C. boiling water 1 C. applesauce 1 C. miniature marshmallows Combine boiling water with gelatin. Stir in applesauce and marshmallows. Chill until firm in refrigerator.

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Cottage Cheese Salad

2 C. small curd cottage cheese 1 (8 oz.) carton of Cool Whip 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained 1 (3 oz.) box orange Jello Mix cottage cheese, Cool Whip and pineapple. Then add dry Jello. Mix well … Continue reading

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French’s Saucewich (1957)

1 tall can evaporated milk 1/3 C. ketchup or tomato paste 1/3 C. French’s mustard Scald milk in double boiler. Blend in ketchup and mustard thoroughly. Serve hot on toasted or grilled cheese sandwiches, closed or open-faced, or toasted English … Continue reading

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Rice Casserole

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1 stalk celery, cut fine 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can chicken with rice soup 1 can mixed vegetables 2 C. water 1 T. soy sauce 2 t. worcestershire sauce 1 C. rice … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Corn

3 C. whole kernel corn 1 green pepper, minced 2 eggs 2/3 C. buttered crumbs 2 T. melted margarine 2/3 t. salt 1/4 t. paprika Beat eggs slightly and add to corn. Add green pepper, melted butter, salt and paprika. … Continue reading

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Rocky Road Frosting

2 (1 oz. squares) unsweetened chocolate 1/4 C. water 2 C. sifted powdered sugar 1/2 C. chopped walnuts 2 C. tiny marshmallows 1/4 C. butter 1 t. vanilla In a small saucepan, place chocolate, 1 C. marshmallows, water and butter. … Continue reading

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Spice Nut Cake (Robin Hood Flour Recipe)

1/2 C. shortening 3/4 C. brown sugar 1/2 C. granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla 2 C. sifted Robin Hood All-Purpose flour 2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. soda 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. cloves 1/2 … Continue reading

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