S: Deedee's Delectables and other Family Favorites
FC: and other Family Favorites | Deedee's Delectables
1: Deedee's Delectables and other Family Favorites
3: This book is dedicated to our mother, Dolores (Deedee) Jean Bateman Murphy, who inspires love and kindness in us all. Happy 80th Birthday, Mom! I love you! With love from Joy June 27, 2011 | 1931 | A special thank you to my daughter-in-law, Lindsay Rae for your love of family, tradition, cooking and photography! | To our family of cooks! Bon Appetite!
4: ONTENTS | C | BREAKFAST..................1 SNACKS........................9 SOUPS..........................15 SUPPER.......................19 SIDES...........................31 DESSERTS...................39
5: Meals cooked with love by our mommy | 1950
6: "Roll-on, Big Mama!" Guess who? | This is how Dad would call Mom when breakfast was ready!
7: Snacks | Breakfast
8: Apple Fritters | 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups peeled, chopped apples (or more!) Mix all ingredients as for cake batter. Add chopped apples, as many as batter will hold. Drop by teaspoonful ( a serving spoon works wonderfully!) into hot fat. Fry until brown, flipping to brown both sides. Place on paper to drain. Mix 1 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Coat each fritter in mixture and serve with butter, sausage and eggs. | "There was nothing quite like waking up to the smell of Grandma's delicious apple fritters and sausage patties frying in a pan! Summers have never come close to those I shared with my cousins at Grandma and Grandpa's!" Lindsay Morin Douglass | 2 | Deedee & Lindsay Both at age 14 | Lindsay with her grandma
9: 1 stick butter 1 jar or package dried beef, minced 1/2 cup flour 2-3 cups milk bread for toast In medium sized skillet on medium heat, melt butter. Add beef, whisking constantly. Sprinkle with flour, continuing to whisk and allow mixture to bubble and brown. Gradually, while whisking constantly, add milk until gravy is consistency to your liking. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over fresh toast, toasted English muffins or biscuits. (aka "Sh#t on a Shingle"!) | Chipped Beef Gravy | "Grandma's cooking is 'da bomb', especially her poached eggs. Makes my mouth water just thinking about them." Benjamin Flamer | 3 | Greggy with his Grandma | B E N N Y
10: 3 cups Bisquick 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 1 can creamed corn 3 eggs 1 cup milk oil for frying Combine Bisquick, corn, eggs and milk. Fry over medium heat in oil until golden brown. Makes about 20 4-inch pancakes. Serve with warm syrup and butter. | Corn Pancakes | "Corn pancakes. They're the best!" John E. Murphy, Jr. | 4
11: Fried Corn Mush | 2 3/4 cups water 1 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup cold water Bring 2 3/4 cups water to a boil in saucepan. Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Gradually add cornmeal mixture to the boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring frequently. When thickened, cover, turn heat to lowest settings, and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Pour into a small loaf pan. Cool then chill thoroughly in the refrigerator. To unmold the cornmeal mush, loosen edges with a spatula. Turn out onto a cutting board. Cut into 1/2-inch slices, dip into extra cornmeal. Fry in a small amount of hot bacon drippings or a combination of oil and bacon drippings. Turn to brown both sides. Serve with butter and hot syrup. Delicious with bacon and eggs, too. Wrap unused cornmeal mush in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator. Left over Cream of Wheat can also be used instead of corn mush. | "I got up one morning ready to go to school and I started crying because my mother didn't have my lunch packed. So I walked out to the bus-stop. It took me a few minutes to realize it was Saturday!" -Deedee Murphy | 5 | Deedee 1935
12: Hot Cocoa | 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup powdered cocoa (Hershey's) dash salt 1/3 cup hot water 4 cups milk 3/4 teaspoon vanilla Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in saucepan, stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils, stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and heat. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Serves 6 | "I remember coming in cold and wet from sledding all day. Mom would have hot cocoa waiting with marshmallows. Mmmmmm...Does it get any better than that?" Michael Murphy | 6
13: Russian Tea | 1 1/4 cups orange drink (Tang) 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup instant tea 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon dash salt Place 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of mixture in coffee cup. Add boiling water. | 7 | 1975 | 25 years of wedded bliss! | 1 9 7 5
15: Snacks | Snacks
16: Grandma Caroline's Cheese Ball | 8 ounces cream cheese 1 bunch green onion, diced 1 small jar dried beef, finely chopped 1 teaspoon horseradish Mix with your fingers. Roll in chopped nuts or parsley. Serve with crackers. | Aunt Dottie McGowan (Grandma Caroline's daughter) made this every Christmas for Grandma Caroline's Brunch. | 10
17: Chili Velveeta Dip | 1 pound Velveeta, cubed 8 ounce jar salsa 1 pound hamburger or sausage, fried Combine above ingredients and melt in crock pot. Serve with Frito chips. *A can of chili can be substituted for the hamburger/sausage. | 11 | 1959 | 1969
19: Bread and Milk | Growing up in the Murphy household, Mom usually kept all the heels of bread in a bag located in the bread drawer. When there would be enough, we often had a snack of bread and milk! 1 coffee mug 1-2 heels of bread milk cinnamon sugar Tear bread into small pieces and place in coffee mug. Pour milk to fill. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Eat and enjoy! Yummmmm! | 13 | "Grandma has nothing but a warm heart. I loved walking through the doors and smelling the food and the house." Rachelle Murphy Ford | Rachelle with her grandma
22: Beef Barley Cheese Soup | 1/2 pound hamburger 2-1/2 cups cold water 1 can stewed tomatoes, diced 3/4 cup sliced carrots 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup quick barley, uncooked 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can green beans 1 teaspoon oregano Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 pound Velveeta, cubed Brown meat in large saucepan, drain. Stir in water, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, barley, green beans, garlic and oregano. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 min. or until barley is tender. Season to taste. Stir in Velveeta cheese until melted. Garnish as desired. Makes six 1 cup servings. | "Grandma always makes the yummiest and most satisfying food with such ease and simplicity. They are recipes that I'm excited to share with my kids and grandkids someday!!" Lindsay Munroe Morin | 16 | 1959 | Lindsay Rae Morin | Mom
23: 2 quarts ham broth 1 quart cubed beets, including juice 1 medium onion, diced 1/2 cup uncooked rice Combine above and bring to a boil, then simmer until rice is cooked. Before serving soup, place 1 tablespoon of sour cream in the bottom of each bowl. This soup is a lovely red color! | BORSCHT | " I learned to cook from watching Mom prepare meals for eight people every night. When Bisquick came out with a cookbook I learned to make Corned Beef Pinwheels. That recipe is not included in this book and I am sure Dad is glad of it! Mom, you are the loveliest woman I know. I love everything you make!" Joy Murphy Morin | (except liver and onions!) | 17
24: 16 ounces uncooked lentils 12 cups water 2 cups each diced onion, carrots and celery 2 cups tomato juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons salt Pepper 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons grated parmesan (optional) Sort and rinse lentils. In large soup kettle or crock pot combine lentils and water. Add vegetables, tomato juice, oil and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with parsley and cheese. | Lentil Soup | 18 | 1967 | I am always amazed that Mom can throw together a delicious meal at the drop of a hat for a large group of people, and it be so good! Arlene Murphy
26: Baked Chicken with Peaches and Biscuits | 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces flour salt and pepper 1 large can of peach halves, drained 1 can Pillsbury biscuits Rinse chicken pieces. Place in bag with flour, salt and pepper to taste, toss to coat. Place chicken in greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and move chicken pieces to the center 1/3 of the baking dish. Place biscuits on one side and peaches on the other. Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits are nice and brown. | "When we were first married, I'd make this and we would eat the whole thing between the two of us!" Deedee Murphy | 20
27: Beef Stew with Dumplings | 1 large can of canned beef stew 2/3 cup Bisquick 3 tablespoons milk Stir Bisquick and milk together. Drop by spoonfuls onto boiling stew, reduce heat. Cook uncovered 10 minutes then cover and cook 10 minutes. Makes 4 dumplings. If your can of stew has a lot of fluid, double the Bisquick and milk. | "Nothing is more comforting than Mommy's cooking!" Cindy Murphy O'Neill | 21 | 1967
28: Cheese and Macaroni | 1 can evaporated milk 1 cup dry instant milk 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 cups cooked macaroni (or any other pasta) 12 ounces grated cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste Over low heat, combine evaporated milk with dry milk. Add salt and pepper, margarine and macaroni. Fold in cheese and pour into a non-stick baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Serves 6 | 22
29: Cheesy Tuna Buns | 2 cans tuna fish, drained 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced 1/2 pound Velveeta Cheese, cubed 1 cup sliced green olives 1/2 cup mayonnaise (enough to make the filling "nice and gooey") 1 package of hot dog buns Foil Mix above ingredients and place in hot dog buns. Wrap each bun with foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 min. Serves 8 | "Thanks to you, Grandma, everything tastes better with Velveeta!" Christopher Morin | 23 | Chris with his Grandma
30: Galughti - Golompki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) | 3 parts rice, raw 3 cups boiling water 2 parts hamburger 1 part sausage, 1 large onion, minced 1 tablespoon garlic salt Salt and pepper to taste 2 heads green cabbage 1-2 quarts tomato juice Combine rice, hamburger, sausage, onion and spices. Mix thoroughly. This is the filling. Remove core of cabbage and place in large pot of boiling water cooking until cabbage is limp. Remove cabbage from water, let cool. Carefully pull cabbage apart into individual leaves. Place filling in the center of each cabbage leaf (each leaf will take a different amount according to size). Place rolls in greased dutch oven. Pour tomato juice over cabbage rolls, completely covering the entire batch. Place lid on dutch oven. Bake 350 degrees until boiling, then 300 degrees for a total of 5 hours. Serves 12 | 24 | A Grandma Caroline Specialty!
31: Grandma Payton's Homemade Noodles | 4 egg or 8 egg yolks 1 teaspoon salt 2-3 cups flour 4 cups turkey or chicken broth giblets from turkey, minced (optional) 2 tablespoons butter Beat egg. Stir in flour and salt. Dough will become stiff. Knead dough and roll out on flour covered surface. Roll dough as if making cinnamon rolls. Slice dough into 1/4 inch slices. Unroll each noodle and allow to dry on a cookie sheet, tossing occasionally to keep the air circulating. These can be used immediately or stored in an airtight container for later use. Saute minced giblets in butter. Place giblets into 2 quart saucepan. Add broth and bring to a boil. Drop noodles into broth, cooking for 8-10 minutes. | "Mom's noodles are to die for!" Greg O'Neill | 25 | Edith & Michael Harold Dorothy Herderick | Edith Beard Herderick Bateman Payton | Deedee's birthplace, her grandmother's home, 89 Wisconsin Avenue Columbus, OH
32: Mom's Meatloaf | 2 pounds hamburger 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups oatmeal 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 to 1-1/2 cups milk (enough to make sticky) salt to taste Combine above ingredients. Shape into individual loaves the size of your palm. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. | "Hey, Moms-Mabely! What the hell's for supper?!" Ted Murphy | 26
33: Reuben Sandwiches | 1 loaf Dill Rye or Sourdough bread 1 beef brisket, rinsed and cut into 2X4 inch chunks 1 large glass jar of sauerkraut swiss cheese slices butter, softened Place beef brisket pieces in crock pot. Pour sauerkraut over beef and cook on medium-high for 6-8 hours until beef is very tender. Separate beef from sauerkraut, drain sauerkraut, set aside. Butter 2 slices of bread. Pull or slice each chunk of beef apart. Layer beef, sauerkraut, slice of cheese in between bread. Grill sandwich, buttered side on the exterior, in skillet over medium heat until brown, flip and brown the other side of the sandwich. * Start early! | "Thinking of my mom's Reuben Sandwiches brings a smile to ones face because she always made them just for me. Everyone knows that the best Reuben Sandwiches are on sourdough bread." Bruce Murphy | 27 | 1963
34: Rolled Dumplings with Chicken | 1 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt flour- enough to make good and stiff 4 cups chicken broth 1 whole chicken, boiled and boned, warm Combine milk, baking powder, salt and enough flour to make dough good and stiff. Knead dough on flour covered board. Roll very thin, cut into squares and dry for 15 minutes if time allows. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Drop a few dumplings into the boiling broth at intervals. Cook 20 minutes after adding the last dumpling. Do not stir till done. Then carefully around edges of pan, add warm chicken pieces and easily fold just prior to serving. | "The Belleview Methodist Church in Missouri always served this every Fall when our square dance group used the facilities once a year. I loved these served with pickled beets, green beans, applesauce and baking powder biscuits...all things you had canned that summer." - Deedee Murphy | "I love Mom's chicken & dumplings!" John E. Murphy, III | 28 | 1960 | The Circle 8's
35: Saturday Night Hamburgers | 2 pounds hamburger garlic salt hamburger buns Shape 1/4 pound hamburger into patty. Over medium heat, place patties in lidded skillet, sprinkle with garlic salt, brown one side then flip each patty then place hamburger bun over each hamburger patty. Place lid on skillet (this steams the bun). Continue frying until brown, another 3-5 minutes. Scoop each patty with flipper, moving lid of bun to bottom of each patty, completing your hamburger! | "I've traveled the country far and wide and the best burgers are Mom's!" Bob Morin | 29 | 1960 | "Open wide!"
38: Deedee's Baked Beans For a Large Group | 5 large cans pork and beans 1-1/2 pounds brown sugar 21-24 ounces ketchup 2 onions, sliced Mix beans, brown sugar and ketchup. Pour into extra large baking pan or roaster. Place sliced onions on top. Bake at 300-325 degrees for 3 hours. | 32 | ALFRED | Mom & Dad | "Grandma made the best sandwiches! White bread, salami, lettuce and mayo! The best!" Sean Morin | Sean with his grandma
39: Double Quick Dinner Rolls | 1 cup water 1 package dry yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2 tablespoons shortening 2-1/4 cups flour In bowl dissolve yeast in water. Stir in sugar, salt and half of flour. Beat until smooth. Add egg and shortening. Beat in rest of flour until smooth. Cover bowl, let rise 30 minutes. Stir down, spoon into greased muffin pans. Fill cups 1/2 full. Let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Make 12 rolls. | This bun warmer always sat in the center of our supper table filled with hot bread and Mom's love! | 33
40: Go- Hung Delight | 8 cups cooked rice 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained 4 cups whipping cream, whipped with 1 cup of sugar 1 jar maraschino cherries 2 cups coconut 2 cups chopped walnuts Combine above ingredients including the juice from the jar of cherries as this will make this salad pink! | "My mother used to make this." -John E. Murphy, Jr. | 34 | Grandma Isabel with Dad | Dad's home growing up in Alliance, OH | "Go-Hung means cooked rice in Japanese." John E. Murphy, Jr. | This makes a huge amount!
41: SPATCHA | 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1-1/2 cups flour 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons melted butter sour cream garlic salt Mix eggs, milk, flour, oil and salt thoroughly into a thick paste. Have a large kettle of boiling water ready and before dipping into paste, wet your spoon in boiling water. With wet spoon, cut small pieces of paste and drop contents into boiling water. Wet spoon each time before cutting off more paste. As soon as all pieces come to the top of the water, they are done. Place drained pieces in a vegetable dish and mix with 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Combine sour cream with garlic salt to taste. Serve as a side for dipping dumplings. Serve as a side with h am and green beans! *Quadruple this recipe for family gatherings. | A Murphy Family Tradition! | 35 | Grandma Caroline Murphy
42: Survival Bread (aka Beer Bread) The Ancient Sourdough Loaf | Mix 3 cups of self-rise flour, 3-4 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of oil or shortening and a 12 ounce can or bottle of beer. When thoroughly mixed, place dough in a well greased bread tin and bake for about an hour at 375 degrees. That's all there is to it. The bread has a delicious taste, especially when served hot with butter and chokecherry jelly. From Gramma Feb. 19-1980 | Grandma Caroline always bought a 16 ounce can of beer and drank the remaining 4 ounces while the bread baked! | 36 | "The Apple Pie of the Summer of '94 can never be beat and can be made no more." Bruce Murphy, Jr. | Bruce, Jr with his grandma
43: Zucchini Rounds | 1/3 cup Bisquick 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 2 eggs, slightly beaten 2 cups zucchini, grated Combine above ingredients. Fry into 3-4 inch pancakes. * Serve with pork chops, fresh sliced tomatoes and applesauce! | 37 | Mom and her youngins 1977 | Bruce John Ted Cindy Joy Mike | "I like Grandma's eggs!" Gregory O'Neill | Greggy with his grandma
44: Parents & Siblings | Charles & Dorothy Bateman Bernice John Deedee and Melodie | Charles (Ted) & Dorothy Herderick Bateman | The Murphy Boys! John Bill & Ernie | John Earl Murphy, SR & Isabel Dorsey Murphy | John Earl Murphy, SR & Caroline
46: Mix and let stand: 3 cups chopped apples 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, well beaten Then add: 1-1/3 cups oil 2 teaspoons vanilla Sift together then add to apple mixture: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon Fold in 1 cup chopped walnuts Pour batter into two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the center is done. | Fresh Apple Cake | Every Fall as the apples on Gazley Road were ready to be picked, Deedee would make these cakes to give at Christmas to her friends and family, always wrapped in foil with a red ribbon. The perfect Yuletide combination of silver and red! | 40 | I remember Mom and I visiting in the summer of 1979 and we got to enjoy your yummy apple fritters for the first time- oh so good and Joy was quite entertaining as she showed us how you just throw the fritter into the bowl of cinnamon sugar- the sugar went flying...good-yummy memories. I love you Mom. Hugs & Kisses April Marshall Woolf
47: Banana Nugget Cookies | 1-1/2 cups flour, sifted 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup shortening 1 egg, well beaten 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1-3/4 cups quick oats 1 package chocolate chips Sift flour, sugar, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening. Add egg, bananas, oats and chocolate chips. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. | Makes 3 dozen | 41 | John & Deedee's first home. | Mr. & Mrs. John E. Murphy, JR December 24, 1950
48: Blackberry Cobbler | 4 cups blackberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups Bisquick 3/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons sugar Mix blackberries with 1/2 cup sugar. Pour into greased 8X8 baking dish (or deep pie pan). Combine Bisquick, milk and 2 tablespoons sugar into a fluffy paste. Drop by large spoonfuls onto blackberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until blackberries are bubbling and/or topping is browned. | "I never minded the stains, scrapes or cuts from the blackberry bushes.- it was always worth it for Grandma's cobbler!" Robyn Murphy | 42 | Robyn with her grandma
49: 3 cups fresh gooseberries 1-1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons quick tapioca 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Crush 3/4 cup gooseberries and add to sugar, tapioca and salt. Stir in remainder of berries. Cook over medium heat in saucepan until mixture thickens. Turn into pastry-lined (see page 51 for pie crust recipe) 9 inch pie pan. Dot with butter. Adjust top crust and flute edges, cut vents in top of crust. Bake at 425 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until crust is golden. Serve slightly warm with vanilla ice-cream. | Fresh Gooseberry Pie | Gooseberries are green, but when they are baked in a pie, they turn pink! Don't forget the sugar! | 43 | Bernice & Deedee 1937
50: Green Tomato Mincemeat | 6 cups chopped green tomatoes 6 cups chopped apples 2 cups seedless raisins 1-1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 teaspoon cloves 1/3 teaspoon lemon juice Combine ingredients and cook in crock-pot for 5-7 hours. Spoon into HOT, clean quart canning jars and let self seal (water bathing would guarantee a safer seal). Fill pastry-lined 8 inch pie pan with 1 quart of filling mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of flour. Place top crust on pie, flute edges, vent top crust and bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream! Yields 3 quarts of pie filling. | 44 | The Birthday Girl Deedee 1939
51: 5 eggs 3-1/4 cups sugar 6-1/4 cups half & half 2-1/2 tablespoons vanilla 5 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 pounds rock salt 2-3 bags crushed ice Beat eggs till foamy. Add sugar and beat until thick. Add half & half, vanilla, cream and salt. Whisk thoroughly. Place mixture into cannister of ice-cream maker. Place cannister into bucket and secure. Layer crushed ice with rock salt and begin churning! Add ice and salt as needed (and stay away from the lawn!). Once hard, serve immediately or freeze. | Homemade Ice-cream | A Murphy Family Tradition! | 45 | "Ooopths!" Mom 1935
52: Lemon Pudding Pound Cake | 1 package yellow cake mix 1 package instant lemon pudding 4 eggs 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup oil Glaze: 2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/3-3/4 cup lemon juice (depending on how lemony you want it) Beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored. Add cake mix, dry pudding, water and oil. Beat at medium speed for 10 minutes. Pour into greased 9 X 13 baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. While cake is baking, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. Over medium heat, stir glaze until sugar has dissolved, being careful not to burn or get the glaze too thick. Immediately after removing cake from oven, use tined fork to poke holes into cake. Pour hot glaze over cake and spread carefully, allowing the glaze to sink into the cake. | A Murphy Family Tradition! | 46 | Aunt June Murphy & Deedee 1951
53: 3 cups flour, sifted 6 tablespoons cocoa, sifted 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups sugar 2/3 cups oil 2 cups water 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons vanilla Combine baking soda with vinegar, stir to mix. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour batter into 9 X 13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let cool before icing. Icing: 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons corn starch 6 tablespoons cocoa 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup water Combine in glass bowl. Cook in microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, stir and repeat 4-5 more times until icing thickens. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Place icing on cake. | Mix-In-Pan-Cake | This cake is extremely moist and guess what? No eggs! | 47
54: Mock Apple Pie | pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie (page 53) 36 RITZ crackers, coarsely broken ( about 1-3/4 cups of crumbs) 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cream of tartar Grated peel of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Line pie plate with one layer of pie crust. Place cracker crumbs in crust, set aside. Mix sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in 1-3/4 cups of water until well blended. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low, simmer 15 minutes. Add lemon peel and juice, cool. Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon. Place top pie crust over pie, seal, flute and vent top crust. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely before serving. | Grandma Caroline always made this pie on April Fool's Day! | 48 | Grandma Caroline Murphy
55: 1/2 cup oil (originally 1-1/2 cups) 2 cups brown sugar 1-1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water Mix above then mix in: 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons salt 2 cups rolled oats 3 cups flour Spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet. Makes 6 dozen | Oatmeal Cookies | 49 | A Murphy Family Favorite! | Diamond Lake, OR | Mom 1987
56: Classic Pecan Pie | 3 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup sugar 1 cup corn syrup (either dark or light) 1 tablespoon corn oil margarine, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup pecans (or as much as the shell will hold 1 unbaked (9-inch) pie crust (page 51) Combine eggs, sugar, corn syrup, margarine and vanilla until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Serve with whipped cream mixed with bourbon or brandy if desired. | 50 | Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go! | "Grandma's open-faced turkey sandwiches were delicious!" Cary O'Neill
57: In large bowl combine flour, shortening and salt. With pastry cutter, cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Cover and store in a cool place. Make 6-9 crusts. Single crust pie requires 1-1/2 cups mixture with 5 tablespoons cold water. 2 crust pie requires 2-1/2 cups mix with 1/2 cup cold water. Always roll flattened ball of pie crust on a floured surface from the center with each sweep, to get a round shape. | Pie Crust Mix | 6 cups flour 2-1/3 cups shortening 1 tablespoon salt | 51 | Deedee 2010
58: Grandma Payton's Prune Bread | 1 pound prunes 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 1/2 cups lard (shortening) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 eggs 1/2 cup nuts Soak prunes overnight in water. Save 2 cups of prune water when draining. Pit the prunes. Chop prunes and combine with prune water, sugar, shortening spices and salt. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool. Sift flour once, measure and sift again with soda. Add eggs and sifted dry ingredients to cooled mixture. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. | Rose | Edith | Marguerite | Beard | 52
59: Pour 1-1/4 cups boiling water over 1-1/2 cups oats Let stand 10 minutes. Cream: 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar and beat well. Add oats and water to creamed mixture. Then add : 1-1/3 cups flour 1 cup cooked raisins (soak in hot water for 10 minutes) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Pour cake mix into 9 X 13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Frost with: Caramel Icing: 2 tablespoons butter, melted in saucepan then add 3 tablespoons milk and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, boil for 1 minute and remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, stir, cool, then add another 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. * Add more milk if mixture is too thick. | Quick Oatmeal Cake | "I had never seen a cake made in a 9 X 13 pan! Deedee Murphy was the epitome of style! From the moment I met her, I wanted to be just like her! Who didn't?" -Joyce Inman Huff "The Old Babysitter!" | 53 | Deedee on her way to church.
60: Santa Cookies | 1 roll Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough or make your own: Cream together: 1 cup butter 1 cup oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar Add: 4-1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 eggs Divide dough in two. Place dough in large piece of plastic wrap and roll into log 2 x 12 inches long (approx.) Freeze. | Finishing touches: red sugar red-hots chocolate chips white frosting | White Frosting | With electric mixer, combine: 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup shortening 1-2 tablespoons milk Place in plastic bag, cut tip of corner and squeeze to decorate cookies! | A Murphy Family Tradition! | 54
61: Slice frozen cookie dough into 1/4 inch slices. Each cookie requires 2 slices. Place one slice on cookie sheet. Cut a triangle out of center of second slice (Santa's hat) and two 1/2 spheres (Santa's mustache). | Turn hat into red sugar, place at top of first slice of dough, slightly overlapping onto face.. Place two 1/2 spheres in center of face to form mustache. Place 2 chocolate chips for eyes and a red-hot for the mouth. | Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool. Frost tip and brim of hat and mustache with white frosting! | 55
62: Tom & Jerry Mix | Batter: 6 eggs, separated 2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch of baking soda In large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar gradually. Add spices, egg yolks and blend until smooth. Heat mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 eggnog (optional). DO NOT BOIL. In an 8 ounce (or larger!) cup mix: 3 tablespoons T&J batter 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 1 jigger White Christmas (blended rum & brandy) Then fill cup with eggnog water, stir. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon. | 56
63: Dad's Whiskey Sour | Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon sugar or powdered sugar 1-1/2 jiggers whiskey, bourbon Combine and pour over ice, strain and pour into low ball glass. Garnish with slice of orange or cherry. | or | 1 part Whiskey Sour Mix 1 part bourbon over ice, strain and pour into glass with garnish. | "When I got home from the service I was so hungry for homemade biscuits I could have eaten a whole can!" John E. Murphy, Jr. | 57 | Sergeant John Earl Murphy, JR
64: The Blessings of Family
65: There's a house whose rooms I know by heart. Where I tended the garden and read my books, Where dreams were dreamt and memories made. Where children grew up and I grew old There's a house where life was lived. A house where I belong.