Squash Casserole Philadelphia Cream cheese Cherry Pie
Corn Chowder Carrot Cake
Preserved Children Raspberry Salad
Tamale Corn Lime Jell-O Salad
Broccoli Casserole Microwave Pralines
Tossed Salad Dressing Christmas Smells
Raisin Sour Cream Pie Easy Peach Cake
Russian Teacakes More cooking tips -
Diana's Brownies


Squash Casserole

bullet1 lb. squash --yellow or zucchini (cook, drain, cut-up)
bullet1 stick oleo
bullet½ c. chopped onion
bullet1 c. water chestnuts, chopped
bullet1 small can chopped green chilies
bulletGarlic salt, pepper ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
bullet1 T sugar
bullet½ c mayonnaise
bullet1 c cracker crumbs

Mix all ingredients together and spread in a baking dish. Top with cheese and pimentos. Bake at 350°.

Barbara Fails

Corn Chowder

bullet8 slices of bacon, diced 1 small onion, diced
bullet2 cups of milk 1 large can creamed corn

Sauté' bacon and onion until tender, drain well. Add corn and milk, simmer for about ten minutes.

Diana Jenness

Preserved Children

Take one large field, half a dozen children,
2 or 3 dogs,
a pinch of brook and some pebbles.
Mix well together, the children and dogs.
Put them on a field, stirring constantly.
Pour the brook over the pebbles;
sprinkle the field with flowers.
Spread over all, a deep blue sky and bake in the sun.
When brown, set away in a cool bathtub.
Serves all who can enjoy..

Tamale Corn

bullet2 beaten eggs ¼1/4 cup corn meal
bullet2 cans creamed corn ½ tsp. Baking powder
bullet¾ tsp. garlic salt 1 large can diced
bullet1/3 cup Wesson oil green chilies
bullet½ lb. Grated sharp Cheddar cheese

Mix together eggs, cream style corn, corn meal, garlic salt, baking powder, and oil, mixing well. Mix cheese and chilies. Put a layer of the corn mixture in a greased baking dish. Spread a layer of cheese/chili mixture on top of that, then add the rest of the corn mixture. Put some chilies and cheese on the top. (You can either layer these, or mix them all together and bake the same way. The original recipe calls for white corn meal and white corn, but I used yellow because the white is often hard to find.) Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, or until firm and light brown on top.

Diana Jenness

Broccoli Casserole

bullet1 onion chopped ¼ cup of butter
bullet1 package frozen broccoli (cut), cooked, drained ¼ cup of water
bullet1 cup minute rice (uncooked) ¼ cup of Cheese Whiz
bullet1 can cream of chicken soup ½ cup of milk
bullet¼ Sauté onions in butter (not the ¼ cup).

Mix ingredients together. Butter casserole dish. Add ¼ butter on top.
Bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes at 350°.
Stir occasionally.

Marge Randazzo

Tossed Salad Dressing

bulletMix together:
bullet1 cup Wesson oil 1 tsp. salt
bullet½ cup vinegar 2 tsp. paprika
bullet1/3 cup ketchup juice of 1 lemon
bullet1 small grated onion ¾ cup of sugar

Betty Peck

Cooking tips-A few drops of lemon juice will keep the grains from sticking together.
Cheese won't harden if you will butter the exposed edges before storing.
A few teaspoons of sugar and cinnamon slowly burned on the top of the stove will hide unpleasant odors and make your family think you've been cooking all day

Raisin Sour Cream Pie


Mix together:


¾ cup white sugar3 eggs


1 cup washed raisins


¼ tsp. Allspice


½ tsp. Cinnamon


1/8 tsp. salt


Put into an unbaked pie shell and bake one hour at 400°.

Betty Peck

Russian Teacakes

bullet1 cup butter, softened 2 ½ cup flour
bullet½ cup powdered sugar ¼ tsp. salt
bullet1 tsp. vanilla ¾ cup chopped pecans

Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Blend flour and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Roll into 1" balls, place on ungreased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes at 350°. While they are still warm, roll into powdered sugar. Cool, then roll again. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Diana's Brownies

bullet4 oz (square) Hershey's chocolate 2 tsp. vanilla
bullet4 eggs, beaten 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
bullet1 cup of butter or margarine ½ tsp. salt
bullet2 cups of sugar 1 cup of chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350° . Grease a 9x12 " pan. Melt butter and chocolate over a low heat or in the microwave oven. Beat eggs and sugar together. Add vanilla and chocolate mixture and mix well. Add flour, salt, and pecans. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until set. Cool, cut into bars.


Philadelphia Cream cheese Cherry Pie

Crust--Crush together 1 packet of graham crackers, ¼ cup of melted butter, ¼ cup of sugar.
Filling-1 8oz. Package of cream cheese, 1 can of EagleBrand Condensed milk, 1/3 cup of lemon juice, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 6 0z. jar of cherry pie filling.

Soften cream cheese to room temperature. Beat it fluffy, gradually adding EagleBrand milk. Blend in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour into pie shell, add cherry pie filling on top. Chill for at least 2-3 hours.

Marge Randazzo

Cooking tip-Grating a stick of butter softens it quickly.

Carrot Cake

bullet2 cups of sugar 4 eggs
bullet1 cup of salad oil 3 tsp. cinnamon
bullet2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder
bullet1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla
bullet2 cups flour 2 ½ cups grated carrots
bullet½ cups of nuts 1 small can of crushed pineapple

Blend together, oil, sugar, and eggs. Add carrots, pineapple and nuts. Fold in dry ingredients and bake at 350° for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cook this in a 9x13" cake pan, or in three 8" layers.

Frosting-1 stick of butter or margarine, 8 oz cream cheese. 1 box of powdered sugar, ½ cup of nuts.
Mix ingredients together, spread on cake.

Marge Randazzo

Raspberry Salad

bullet3 small packages of raspberry Jell-O
bullet2 cups of boiling water
bullet2 packages of frozen raspberries
bullet1 can of crushed pineapple
bullet1pt. sour cream

Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, add frozen raspberries so that they melt in the hot liquid. Stir in pineapple. Pour ½ of mixture into Jell-O mold, let set. Spread with sour cream. Pour remaining half of Jell-O and let set.

Lime Jell-O Salad

bullet1 package of Lime Jell-O 1 small package of cream cheese
bulletsmall miniature marshmallows 1 small can crushed pineapple
bullet1 small can of Carnation milk 2 bananas nuts

Beat cheese, milk, and marshmallows in hot Jell-O. Chill until set, then beat again, adding fruit and nuts afterwards.

Betty Peck

Microwave Pralines


1 16 oz. Box of brown sugar-dark or light


½ pt. whipping cream


6 oz. Chopped pecans


2 T. butter or margarine.

Combine whipping cream and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 13-14 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir 3 times. Add butter or margarine and pecans; stir until tacky. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or greased aluminum foil. (If done, they don't run, they just spread slightly. If they run or really spread out, continue stirring) Let them set up and enjoy.

Diana-from a Doll club member/friend

Christmas Smells

bullet1 box of whole cloves
bullet1 box of cinnamon sticks
bullet1 lemon rind
bullet2 bay leaves
bullet2 qt. Water

Mix and simmer over a low heat. Add water as needed. This will keep for two weeks.

Easy Peach Cake

bullet1 cup soft butter 1 box yellow cake mix
bullet1 29 oz. Can of sliced peaches ½ cup sugar
bullet1 tsp. cinnamon 1 ½ c. sour cream 1 egg

Cut butter into cake mix until crumbly. Pat lightly in a 13x9" ungreased pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Arrange peaches on warm crust. Mix sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over peaches. Mix sour cream and egg. Drizzle over peaches-it may not cover the entire top. Bake 25 minutes until light brown. Serve warm.

Dawn Stonerock

More cooking tips -


Perk up soggy lettuce by adding lemon juice to a bowl of cold water and soak for an hour in the refrigerator.
If you have over-salted soup or vegetables, add cut raw potatoes and discard once they have cooked and absorbed the salt.


If you have over-sweetened a dish, add salt.


A small amount of baking soda added to gravy will eliminate excess grease.

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