Monday, May 4, 2015

Not so Secret Recipes From Mom Part 3

I have learned a few things about my mother in law:
  1. She loved pumpkin pie, I think I found 12 copies of the same pumpkin pie recipe.  I take that back I think she loved pumpkin anything!  The amount of pumpkin related recipes alone (not counting the duplicates) is mind boggling!
  2. She had good friends that she traded recipes with and I know they were good friends because their notes always start Dear Babe.  I got all weepy when I saw the first one because I thought it might be a love letter from my Father-in-Law!
  3. It wasn't just about recipes and food.  The display or how food was arranged was also important to her I found many clippings that were just pictures of feast tables or treats arranged in a box. All of them were visually appealing!
  4. She folded paper in a very specific way.  First in half, then about in half of the first fold and then vertically in half... hard to explain but I am telling you every newspaper, or full page clipping is folded this way.
  5. Garage Sale Cookbooks are the best kind.  Almost all of her hard back Cookbooks have garage sale stickers on them.
  6. Apparently, she loved a good drink every now and then, lots of handwritten cocktails!
I honestly have no idea if she ever made any of these dishes or always intended to make them but she kept them so I have to assume that one of the two or a mixture of both was the case. 

French's Green Bean Casserole
(No Photo - or at least I couldn't get it to display)
Chicken & Rice Bake
Chicken Dijon in Pastry Shells
Vegetables in Pastry Shells
Chicken Broccoli Divan
Chicken Tetrazzini
Country Chicken Soup
Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Not so Secret Recipes from Mom

This is the first post I am making in what I believe will be a long series of posts.  My mother-in-law passed away a few years ago and my father-in-law gave me all of her recipes to get scanned, copied etc for all of the children.  But honestly, I have two large recycle bags and three or four Girl Scout cookie boxes full of her recipes.  Some are priceless because they are written in her own handwriting, some are newspaper articles, some are pages from a magazine and some are cookbooks.  I will try my best to note where all of the recipes come from but some I won't have any idea.  I will try and make scans of all of the handwritten items or just things that I find in the box (she was notorious for writing little notes and leaving them in stuff she knew we would go through once she was gone).

First I am going to start with the easy stuff... things she clipped from coupon flyers, magazines and newspapers... why??? well because there are a lot of them and it is easier to post links to recipes already online (especially from the manufacturer's website) than to type everything out!!! I am just sayin'!

Lemon Coffee Cake (no photo)
All of the Impossible recipes have been renamed Impossibly Easy... yeah ok
Impossible Buttermilk Pie (no photo)
Fall Baking (Recipes included: Peanut Butter Brownie Squares, Blueberry Coffee Cake, Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars & Cranberry Cravings Cake - Published in the Omaha World Herald ~ Ocotber 22, 2003)
Raisin Apple Mini Pizza (Also published in the Omaha World Herald ~ Ocotber 22, 2003)

I could spend my whole day looking these up and posting them so I have to stop for now but I will post more!

Beef Taco Skillet

Blueberry Coffee Cake (scroll down to see all recipes)

Breezy Lemon Berry Dessert

Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast

Caramel Toffee Bombe

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars (scroll down to see all recipes)

Cranberry Cravings Cake (scroll down to see all recipes)

Egg-Ceptional Easter Cookies

Libbys Famous Pumpkin Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Impossible Bacon Pie

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Impossible Cheesecake

Impossible Lasagne Pie (yes that is how it is spelled in the ad)

Impossible Quesadilla (kay-seh-dee-yah) Pie (this insert is from 1983 and this is the exact title)

Impossible Seafood Pie

Impossible Taco Pie

Jell-O Beans

Lemon Tea Bread

Lemonade Dessert

Lemon Baked Alaska

Lemon Blueberry Pizza

Mini Fruit Pizza

Peanut Butter Brownie Squares (scroll down to see all recipes)

Peanut Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Mocha Torte


HERSHEY'S Doubly Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Drum Layer Cake