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S: Betty's Best 2011

BC: Created as a loving tribute to my Mom and your mom or grandma. She fed not only our stomachs but our souls as well. ....Kris Letzig Jenkins December 2011

FC: Betty's Best

1: This Cookbook is inspired by Betty Wittenberger Letzig, As a newlywed, she could barely cook, but like everything she tackled, Betty became an accomplished cook. She always fed her family and friends well.

2: SNACK CRACKERS from kitchen of Jane Lile 1 box wheat crackers 1 box baby Ritz crackers 1/2 box white cheddar cheese crackers 1 bag oyster crackers 12 oz. Corn Chex cereal 1 small can mixed nuts Mix well and pour over crackers: 1 cup oil 1 tsp dill weed 1 pkg. dry ranch salad dressing mix Use large pan or roaster. Mix carefully by hand so as not to break crackers. Leave about three hours. Spread out on paper towels for 2 hours. Store in air-tight container. | Artichoke Dip 1 lg can artichoke hearts Cayenne to taste 1 C mayonnaise 2 T sesame seeds 1 brick Parmesan cheese, grated Drain and chop artichokes. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Bake in oven-proof dish for 20-30 min. at 350. Serve with party crackers.

3: Cheese Ball 2 oz. cream cheese 8 oz cheddar cheese 1 heaping T. pimento 1 T. Green Pepper 1 T. diced onion Dash of cayenne Dash of salt 1 Cup pecans Soften cheese and grate cheddar. Mix well with other ingredients. Roll in chopped pecans. Chill | 2 Pkg Crescent Rolls(8 count) Combine the following: 2 8 oz pkg of Cream Cheese 3/4 C Miracle Whip 1 Envelope Ranch dressing 1/2 Cup sour cream 3/4 cup each of broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, carrots, or other veggies 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese. Spread dough onto large sheet cake pan. Bake. Cool and spread with topping. Add cheese over filling. Add veggies on top. I chop my veggies very small. | Veggie Bars | Betty Letzig | 350 | 8-10 min | Mozzarella Dip 1 pint mayonnaise 1 Cup sour cream 3/4 cup mozzarella (shredded) 1 T. Parmesan Cheese 1 tsp. accent seasoning 1 tsp. sugar | Seafood Pizza Two 8 oz packages cream cheese 2 T. Worcestershire sauce 1 T. fresh lemon juice 1 small onion, minced 1 Cup ketchup Horseradish to taste One 6 or 7 ounce can small shrimp, rinsed and drained One 6-7 ounce can crab meat, rinsed and drained Garlic powder to taste Dill weed to taste Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste. In large bowl combine first four ingredients. Mix well and spread on a dinner plate with rim. Spread with ketchup mixed with horseradish next. Top with shrimp and crab. Sprinkle with garlic and dill and top with Parmesan cheese, Serve with crackers. | Cranberry Tea 1 Cup sugar 1 quart cranberry juice 1 quart water 8 whole cloves 1/4 Cup red hots 1 Cup orange juice 1/4 Cup lemon juice Bring sugar and cranberry juice to boil. Put in crock pot on low temperature. Add other ingredients. Simmer and stir. | Nobody could chop their veggies as tiny and perfect as this surgical RN

4: Grandma's Vegetable Beef Soup 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 large onion chopped 1 lb ground beef 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. minced garlic 2 tsp. Worcestershire 4 cups water 1 beef bouillon cube 1 chicken bouillon cube 1 tsp brown sugar 1 bay leaf 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 2 Cups frozen vegetables(no cauliflower 1/3 Cup quick-cooking barley or broccoli) Heat oil over medium heat in a 4 1/2 quart pan. Peel and coarsely chopped onion. Stir frequently until onion softens. Add the beef to pot and raise heat to high. Cook, stirring frequently, until beef is almost brown. Add the basil, pepper, garlic and Worcestershire as beef is browning. Then add water, bouillon, sugar, bay and tomatoes. and bring the soup to a vigorous boil Thaw frozen vegetables and drain. When soup boils, stir in the barley and reduce the heat to medium to maintain a moderate boil. Cover the pot and boil 5 minutes. Uncover pot and stir in vegetables. Cover the pot and raises the heat to high just long enough to bring soup back to a boil. Remove bay leave from pot and serve. | Plaza III Soup | Jan Jackson | Paste: 1 stick oleo melter and 1 C flour Add 1/2 gallon cold water and bouillon cubes gradually to prevent lumps 1 Qt. chopped tomatoes 1 lb. ground chuck fired and drained 1 T. accent Put into soup base and simmer: | Slice thinly: then add to soup and simmer: 1 Cup carrots 1 C celery 1 cup onion 1 t. black pepper 1 Cupp carrotts1 Cup onion | 2 | 2 cups mixed veggies cooked and drained Add to soup and simmer 1/2 hour or whatever | Mom loved the soup from Plaza III. She was so excited they had reproduced it in the KC Star, but said that she didn't feel quite so rich when she made it as she did when she ordered it

6: Dilly Cucumber Salad 8 cups thinly sliced, peeled cucumbers 1 1/2 C. sour cream 1 small clove garlic, crushed 2 T. salad oil 2 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. white wine vinegar 1/2 tsp. dill weed Pour all but dill over cucumbers and mix. Add dill over top. Refrigerate at least one hour. | Frozen Salad 6 ounces cream cheese 2 T. mayonnaise 2 T. pineapple juice 1 Cup cream, whipped 2 Cups red grapes, halved miniature marshmallows 1 large can pineapple bits, drained 1/2 cup pecans, chopped Mix together first 4 ingredients, then add last four. Freeze. She froze this in metal ice cube trays. We always had this for Thanksgiving and Christmas until Cranberry Ice took its place

7: Pear Honey 9 cups ground, peeled pears 9 cups sugar Cook until thick. Add large can crushed pineapple . Cook again for short time. Put in jars and seal in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. * Bob loved to pick up those Bartlett pears, and Betty found a way to make them delicious! | Beet Pickles* 1 Cup water 1 Cup vinegar 2 Cup sugar Pickling spices in a bag Boil together, add peeled, sliced, cooked beets and bring to boiling point. Can while hot. * Aunt Naomi Mayes

8: Salt thoroughly a brisket with onion, celery and garlic salt. Cover with 3 ounce bottle of liquid smoke. Cover and let stand several hours or all night. Use aluminum foil to cover and leave at least 6-7 hours. After this time, salt and pepper and add 2 T. Worcestershire sauce. Cover with foil and bake 5 hours at 275. Uncover and put 6 ounces of BBQ sauce over the meat and cook an additional hour. Baste frequently during entire baking period. | Barbeque Brisket | Jan Jackson | 275 | Betty and Jan Birthday Girls | Aunt Marj

9: Swedish Meat Balls From Kitchen of : Marj Bunting Mixture #1: 1 lb. ground smoked ham(can use smoked pork chops) 1/2 lb. ground pork 2 eggs 1 Cup milk 1/2 lb. hamburger 2 Cups bread crumbs Mixture #2 1/2 Cup water 1 Cup brown sugar 1/2 Cup vinegar 1 T dry mustard Combine #2 and stir until dissolved. This makes sauce. Combine #1 and form into small balls. Makes 3 dozen. Place balls in casserole. Pour sauce over meat balls and bake in slow oven (275) for 1 1/2 hours. Baste frequently. | Betty's Lasagne 1 1/2 lb hamburger 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 T salad oil 1/2 tsp. oregano 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 tsp pepper 8-oz can tomato sauce 2 pkgs. lasagne noodles 1 large can tomatoes 2 pkgs. sliced mozzarella cheese small carton of cottage cheese Brown hamburger in oil . Add garlic, tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, oregano and pepper. Simmer 15-20 minutes. Cook noodles until tender. Drain; rinse. Fill casserole and alternate noodles with sliced cheese, cottage cheese, tomato/meat sauce. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. This dish can be made early and frozen. | Quail and Rice 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 soup can of dry, white wine 1 pkg. onion soup mix 1 package Uncle Ben's long grain and wild rice quail breasts Mix up soup and wine and put in bottom of casserole pan. Lay quail on top. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350. Remove from oven and stir in rice. Return to oven and cook one more hour. Bob went hunting every day and always brought home quail. Usually she fried them but for special treat or when company came, she made this.

10: 1 package yeast 1/4 Cup warm water 1 carton small curd cottage cheese heated to lukewarm 1 T. sugar 1 T. minced onion flakes(scant) 1 T. butter 2 tsp. dill seed(scant) 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. soda 1 egg unbeaten 2 1/2 Cups flour (not sifted) | Grandma Mary | Soften yeast in 1/4 Cup warm water. Combine in mixing bowl the cottage cheese, onion, butter,dill, salt, soda, eggs and softened yeast. Add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Cover and let rise double, stir down dough. Turn into well greased 8-inch round 1 1/2-2 quart casserole. Let rise till double for 30-40 minutes. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes until golden brown. Brush with soft butter and sprinkle with salt. Makes one round loaf. Recipe from Grandma Mary W. | Dilly Bread

11: Banana Bread (Grace Minton) | Mary Belle Wittenberger | Butter Flake Rolls | 1 pkg yeast(dry) 2 T. sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tsp. salt 1 cup milk, scalded 1 well beaten egg 2 T shortening 3 1/2 cups sifted flour Soften active yeast in warm water. Combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm. Add softened yeast and egg. Stir in flour to form soft dough. Beat vigorously. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Turn out(roll) on lightly floured board. Cut with glass, and layer with melted butter in greased muffin tin. 4-5 slices per cup. Let rise 15 minutes then bake. | 375 | 20-25min | 24 rolls | Cream: 1 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup oleo Add: 2 eggs 1/4 C sour milk 1 tsp. soda 1 1/2 C flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 t. vanilla 2 mashed bananas(1 1/2 Cups) nuts Put in greased loaf pan and bake at 350 until toothpick comes clean in middle. (45min) | Alabama Biscuits* 3 C flour 1 1/4 C warm water or 1/4 C shortening milk 1 1/4 t. bkg. powder 1/4 C sugar 3/4 salt 1 pkg yeast Mix yeast and liquid. Add other ingredient. Knead a little more than for regular biscuits. Roll to 1/4" thick or so. Cut with biscuit cutter. Let rise 1 hour. Bake at 375 until lightly browned. 8-10 min. A *Aunt Naomi's best

12: Vegetables | Green Beans a la Marj 1 (15-oz) can French cut green beans, drained 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1 (15 oz) can white shoe peg sweet corn 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of celery soup 8 oz, carton sour cream 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 stick margarine. melted 1 (4 oz) tube crushed Ritz crackers (36 Ritz) 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Layer bean, corn and water chestnuts in 2-quart casserole. Combine soup, sour cream, onion and cheese. Pour over vegetables. Mix margarine, crackers and garlic poser, Sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly and browned. Makes 8 servings | Tomato Aspic* 2 envelopes of plain gelatin 1 1/2 cup cold water 3 cups tomato juice salt and pepper 1 T onion juice 2 T. white vinegar celery and olives Make gelatin with water and juice. Add other ingredients. Chill. *This was a big favorite with Betty, but the rest of her family shuddered when she put it on the table..even Bob who would eat anything! | Betty's Best should include her green beans. But there is no written recipe f or them. Here is how she taught me to make them! Two slices of chopped bacon, partially cooked in bottom of large pan 2 Quarts home canned green beans Chopped onion to taste salt and pepper to taste dash of sugar Simmer covered for several hours over medium burner While she made them for us all, she took great delight in the fact these were a favorite of Michael.

13: Corn Pudding 1 can creamed corn 1 can corn, drained 1 small corn bread mix (I use Jiffy Mix) 1 stick butter, melted 8 ounces sour cream 1 egg Mix together and pour in large casserole. Bake at 350 about 30 minutes or until begins to brown.

14: ORANGE COOKIES (Johnny Cookies) | 3 eggs 1/4 t. salt 3/4 cup Crisco 1 tsp.. baking powder 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. soda 1 C buttermilk 1 tsp. soda 3 T orange juice 3 1/2 cups flour Icing: 4 T orange juice; grated orange rind. Add powder sugar to thicken. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Sift together dry ingredients. Alternate buttermilk with dry ingredient until smooth. Drop tablespoon-sized dough on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 375 oven until slightly firm, but not brown. Frost when cool. From the kitchen of: Grandma Wittenberger

15: PECAN PUFFS (Tea Cakes) 1 cup shortening 1 tsp salt 2 T. vanilla 2 cups chopped pecans 2 cups sifted flour 1/2 cup confectioners sugar Blend shortening, salt and vanilla. Add sugar gradually and cream well. Sift in flour and nuts. Shape stiff dough into small balls. Bake. at 350 until firm but not brown. Cool, then roll in sifted powdered sugar. Bob Jenkins has an addiction to these! | This recipe came from Jane Lile, a grand southern lady.

16: Oatmeal Crispies 1 Cup shortening 1 Cup brown sugar 1 Cup sugar 2 well-beaten eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 Cup flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. soda 3 Cups oatmeal Cream shortening and sugars. Add in eggs and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and add to egg mixture. Add oatmeal. Chill dough. Roll in balls and press lightly with fork. Bake 350 for 6-8 minutes or until still soft in middle. Do not over bake! From the Better Homes and Garden cookbook Bob and Betty received as a wedding gift from Betty's Aunt Esther.

17: 2 Cups sugar 1 Cup cream 1 cup shortening(not butter) 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 t. Baking powder pinch of salt 5 to 5 1/2 cups flour Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add salt and baking powder to flour. Alternate cream and flour mix until a very stiff mixture. Roll out on board and 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle to with sugar, cut and bake. | Grandma Mary's Sugar Cookies | Mary Belle Wittenberger | 350 | 6-8 min. | 1/2 lb. butter 2 C sifted flour 1 C. brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 1/2 tsp. salt Cream butter and sugar. Separate egg then add egg yolk, flour, vanilla and salt. Spread with hand about 1/4 inch thick or less on large cake pan. Beat egg white until foamy and spread over top. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. | Betty Letzig | English Toffee Bars | 350 | 20-30 minutes | 4 dozen | 1 C Butter or Oleo 2 Cups flour 1 C. Brown sugar 1 1/2 Cups milk chocolate chips 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 C. chopped pecans 1 egg yolk Mix together butter, sugar, vanilla, egg told and flour. Spread mixture on large greased cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes in 350 oven, While baking, melt chocolate. Remove cookie sheet from oven and while cookie is warm cover with melted chocolate. Spread evenly and sprinkle on nuts. Cute into 1 1/2 inch squares. | Toffee Squares | Betty Letzig | 350 | 15-20 min | 4 doz. | Pepper Nuts | Pepper Nuts 1 1/2 C oleo 1 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C molasses 1/4 C brandy wine or milk 1 tsp. vanilla 5 1/2 C flour 1 t. baking powder 3 1/2 t. soda 1//2 t. salt 1/2 t. black pepper 2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. cloves Cream oleo and sugar. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture, alternately dry and liquid, beating well after each. Line a 13" x 9" pan with waxed paper. Press dough evenly in pan and cover with wax paper. Chill overnight. Invert pan and remove paper. Cut in narrow strips and slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in 350 oven for 10 minutes or until light brown or golden. When cool, you can dust with powdered sugar. from: Aunt Marj Bunting

18: Pies and Pastry | Basic Pie Crust 6 T shortening to each cup of flour 1/2 tsp. salt Cut in shortening until size of peas Add just enough cold water to make dough form ball. Handle as little as possible. Double crust pie takes 2 cups flour Cobbler takes 3-4 cups flour | Mix together and put in large cake pan: 3 cups or more of sliced apples 1 cup sugar 1/8 tsp. salt 1 heaping T. flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Put on top of apple mixture 3/4 cup flour 3/4 cup oatmeal 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp. bkg powder 1/4 tsp. bkg soda 1/2 cup melted butter | APPLE BROWN BETTY | Mildred Westerhoff | 350 | 30-40 min | Merle Macey's Coffee Cake 1/2 C shortening; 3/4 cup sugar; 1 tsp. vanilla; 3 eggs; 2 C. sifted flour; 1 tsp. soda; 1 tsp. bkg powder; 1/2 pint sour cream; 6 T butter, softened; 1 Cup brown sugar packed; 2 tsp. cinnamon ; 1 Cup nuts. Cream sugar, shortening, vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add to creamed mixture, dry ingredients and sour cream alternately. Spread 1/2 batter in tube pen. Cream butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add nuts. Mix well. Dot batter in pan evenly with half of nut mixture. Cover with remaining nut mixture. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Cool cake 10 minutes then remove from pan.

19: 1 can Pumpkin 1 Tsp. Cinnamon 1 can Eagle Brand 1/2 tsp. ginger 2 eggs 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. allspice Mix all ingredients well then whip in pumpkin. Pour in unbaked pie crust. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes then 40 minutes for 40 min. | Violet Letzig | PUMPKIN PIE | Strawberry Pie 3 T corn starch 3 T strawberry Jello dash of salt 1 Cup sugar 1 Cup boiling water 1 quart fresh strawberries Cook until thick. Cool and pour over berries. Add to baked pie shell. Refrigerate. Add whipped cream before serving. | Grandma Violet Ltzig and Betty 1946 | High School graduation picture

20: Homemade Ice Cream Mix (6 quart freezer) Mix together, then stir ring constantly, cook until makes a thick custard: 3 Cups sugar 2 Cups milk 6 eggs Cool. Put in freezer and add 2 pints half and half, 1 T. vanilla and then fill with milk until 3/4 full. If you want fruit add when ice cream is almost frozen. | Cranberry Ice (Jan Jackson) 1 quart cranberries 4 Cups water Cook until start popping, strain Cook: 4 cups sugar with 2 T. flour. with enough water to cover a syrup. Add: Juice of three oranges; 1 Cup white Karo syrup, 1 cup water. Cook until dissolves. Add: cranberries and whip. Put in freezer. remove from freezer several times and whip before final set.

21: DESSERTS | Mom's Lemon Cake* 3 1/2 C flour after sifting Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg 2 C sugar white and baking powder together. 1/2 C butter 1 1/2 C ice water Add egg white mixture to sugar mix. 4 egg white 6 tsp baking powder Add water and extract, then flour. Lemon extract Bake in 3 layer pans at 350 for 20 min. Lemon Filling Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon 1 large Cup powdered sugar 1 egg 1 T. butter Beat well together and boil for 5-10 minutes. Cool and then ice between cooled layers of cake. *Grandma Mary Wittenberger Rhubarb Cake 5 cups cut-up rhubarb 1 C sugar mixed with 1 large box strawberry Jello Put rhubarb and sugar/Jello mix in bottom of large cake pan. Prepare white cake mix as directed on box and pour over mixture in pan. Bake longer than cake directions--about 45 minutes. If rhubarb is frozen, bake about 1 hour. Keep refrigerated and turn pieces with rhubarb side up when serving. Note: Taste it Lori--you might like it!!

22: Fruit Pizza 8 oz cream cheese 1/3 Cup sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 large pkg Pillsbury Refrigerator Sugar cookies Cut cookie dough into slices 1/8" thick. Line an ungreased, 14" pizza pan with slices, over-lapping slightly Press together. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Cool. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Blend spread over crust. Arrange fruits of choice over pan. Cover with a glaze made with 1/2 cup marmalade and 2 T water. | Strawberry Pretzel Salad Mix and press in bottom of 9" x 13" pan and bake a 350 for 15 minutes: 2 C crushed pretzels 1 1/2 stick melted oleo 3 T. brown sugar Mix together: 8 oz, cream cheese 1 C pwd sugar 8 oz Cool Whip Stir until slightly thickened: 2 C hot water 2 pkg. strawberry Jello 2-10 oz pkg. frozen strawberries When crust is cool, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with Jello mixture. Cover and refrigerate.

23: Betty Letzig | Blueberry Torte | 8 whole graham crackers* 8 oz Cream Cheese 1/2 C butter 2 eggs 1/2 C sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 Can blueberry filling Crush crackers. Mix together with 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into bottom of large cake pan.. Beat cream cheese , eggs and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake @ 375 for 20 minutes.. Cool. Spread blueberries over top. Refrigerate. Can top with Cool Whip. | 375 | 20 min | Chocolate Sheet Cake Sift together: Mix: 2 C sugar 2 eggs 2 C flour 1/2 C buttermilk 1/2 tsp. salt 1 T. vanilla 1 tsp. soda Cook to boil: 2 sticks margarine 2 T. Cocoa 1 C water Add hot to dry. Add eggs. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Icing 1 stick oleo(softened ) 4 T. cocoa 6 T. buttermilk 1 box powdered sugar chopped pecans Cool cake, then ice. Top with pecans. Freezes well. *I often keep this in the freezer wrapped in foil for when the grandkids visit. Trevor loves it! | *16 half or 8 whole rectangles

24: Caramel/ Oatmeal Bars Lee Swofford Mix together: 2 cups flour 1 1/2 C brown sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 2 Cups quick-cooking oats 1/2 Cup margarine, softened 1 tsp. baking soda Press half of cookie mix into 9" x 12" pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Melt and stir until smooth: 14 oz of light colored caramels 1/2 Cup cream or evaporated milk Remove cookie mix from oven and sprinkle over top: 12 oz milk chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pecans Pour caramel mix over top, then crumble remaining half of crust mixture over top of caramel. Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Cool and cut into bars.

25: Ice Cream Dessert* 2 C Rice Krispies, slightly crushed 1/2 C chopped almonds, toasted with 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/2 C brown sugar 1/3 C butter, melted Mix all together. Then put 1/2 mixture in bottom of pan. Then put on a quart of slightly softened ice cream. Put other half of coconut mix over top. Freeze.. Serves 9. Can double recipe and use 1/2 gallon of ice cream. * Grandma Mary Wittenberger

26: Candies | Peanut Butter Clusters 2 # Chocolate(white) 2 Cups peanut butter 4 Cup miniature marshmallows 4 Cups Rice Krispies Heat oven to 200. Put chocolate in oven for 20 minutes. Stir in other ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper. Leave to set. Makes: a lot!! :)

27: Betty Letzig | Chocolate Bars | Put in pan and boil until reaches 252 degrees 3 sticks margarine 2 T Karo light 5 T cold water 1 1/2 cup sugar Bottom layer: 1 Cup chocolate chips; 1 Cup chopped nuts 18 ounces of plain milk chocolate Hersey bars 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts for garnish Grease with butter a large cookie sheet with sides. Spread chocolate and nuts on pan. Pour hot Karo mixture over top. Lay chocolate bars on top and spread as they melt. Top with chopped nuts. Let cool and the break in pieces. Freeze. | Taffy 1 1/2 Cups sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 Cup Brer Rabbit Godl Label Molasses' 1 cup heavy cream Pour onto large skillet. Stirring, bring to a boil. Reduce heat until medium and continue boiling until it reaches 265 F on candy thermometer, or until a small amount, when dropped in cold water, forms a firm gall (about 14 minutes). Remove from heat, add 2 T. butter. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. lemon or mint extract. Can add food coloring. Stir through. Pour onto large buttered platter. Cool 5 minutes. Turn edges of taffy to center. Continue cooling 15 minutes longer or until cool enough to handles. How to Pull: Grease hands with butter. Cute taffy into 4 pieces. Roll into balls. Stretch, fold back and squeeze taffy into lump. Repeat until it turns from brown to a golden ,amber color. Pull taffy in long strips about 3/4 inch in diameter and cut into 1 1/2 inches pieces. Wrap in waxed paper and store in close tin Makes 60 pieces. *We never pulled taffy without Mom telling us about her brother John and how he never washed his hands well enough so his taffy was always gray! She said they always made sure he ate his own!

28: THIS 'n THAT | Homemade Noodles 1 beaten egg 1/2 tsp. salt 2 T. milk 1 Cup flour Double or triple recipe. Mix well. Roll out paper thin into a rectangle shape on floured board. Roll up like a jelly roll. Cut in thin slices. Unroll noodles and dry for 24 hours. Cook in boiling broth until tender.--Hide drying noodles from kids! :) | Oyster Cracker Snack 1 Cup salad oil 1 pkg. Hidden Valley buttermilk dry dressing 1/2 tsp. dill weed 1/2 tsp lemon pepper 1/2 tsp. garlic salt Mix together and pour over 2 pkg oyster crackers. Shake well and let stand overnight. Store in a sealed container.

29: They ate this every morning for breakfast!!!

30: 1958 | Engagement Picture-1946 | Senior Dinner Dress

31: Name | Index | ..Appetizers Artichoke Dip, Snack Crackers..........................................................Page 2 Seafood Pizza, Cranberry Tea, Cheese Ball, Mozzarella Dip, Veggie Bars................................................................Page 3 Soup Plaza III, Vegetable Beef....................................................................Page 4 Clam Chowder, Taco Soup.....................................................................Page 5 Salads Frozen Salad, Dilly Cucumber.............................................................Page 6 Home Preserved Pear Honey, Beet Pickles....................................................................Page 7 Main Dishes BBQ Brisket, Ham Loaf......................................................................Page 8 Lasagne, Swedish Meat Balls, Quail and Rice................................Page 9 Bread Dilly Bread............................................................................................Page 10 Banana Bread, Butter flake Rolls, Alabama Biscuits...................Page 11 Vegetables Tomato Aspic, Green Beans a la Marj, Green Beans.................Page 12 Potato Casserole, Corn Pudding.......................................................Page 13 Cookies Orange Cookies....................................................................................Page 14 Pecan Puffs, Southern Cream......................................................... Page 15 Date Balls, Oatmeal Crispies............................................................Page 16 Sugar Cookies, Pepper Nuts, English Toffee, Toffee Squares ..................................................................................Page 17 Pies and Pastry Pie Crust, Merl's Coffee Cake, Apple Brown Betty...................Page 18 Strawberry Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie........................................Page 19 Desserts Ice Cream, Cranberry Ice...............................................................Page 20 Lemon Cake, Rhubarb Cake..............................................................Page 21 Fruit Pizza, Strawberry Pretzel Salad.........................................Page 22 Chocolate Sheet Cake, Blueberry Torte......................................Page 23 Caramel Oatmeal Bars......................................................................Page 24 Ice Cream Dessert............................................................................Page 25 Candy Lee's Fudge, Peanut Butter Clusters ...........................................Page 26 Taffy, Chocolate Bars......................................................................Page 27 This 'n That Oyster Crackers, Homemade Noodles,.......................................Page 28 Caramel Corn, Granola.....................................................................Page 29

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