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Rice Pudding Receipts

Rice pudding is good for breakfast, and it’s also a nice, homey dessert, good during cooler fall nights or frosty winters. You can dress it up with extra cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, or lemon extract, and additional dried fruits. Raisins are traditional, as are currants. Pie fillings, diced apples, and dots of jam are all tasty […]

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Marlborough Pie

Taken from the 1978 issue of Early American Life magazine 1 nine inch pie shell in a deep dish pie dish 4 cups cooked and strained sour applesauce6 eggs2 cups sugar1 cup heavy creamjuice and grated rind of 1 lemon1/8 teaspoon salt.4 tablespoons butterfreshly grated nutmeg Prepare both pie shell and applesauce before beginning to […]

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Jam Filled Crescents

Recipe from a July, 1942 Woman’s Day magazine 3 1/2 cups sited flour1 teaspoon salt1 cup margarine2 egg yolks, grade B, well beaten1 egg white, grade B1 cup thick sour cream3/4 cup jam or preserves1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs Sift flour and salt together.  mix in margarine with fork until mixture is like coarse […]

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Skillet Corned Beef and Cabbage

From July, 1942 Woman’s Day Magazine, where the editors say it cost 27 cents to make and serves four 3 Tablespoons fat drippings1 small head cabbage, shredded1 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper1 12 ounce can corned beef Heat fat in large skillet.  Add cabbage; cover adn cook over low heat for 15 minutes.  Add seasonings and […]

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Molasses Sauce for Pancakes or Waffles

This is from a vintage woman’s magazine, July 1942.  I think it’s to replace pancake syrup during rationing: 1/2 cup undiluted evaporated milk 1/4 cup margarine (I’d use butter) 1/2 cup molasses Warm milk and margarine in saucepan until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in molasses gradually. Serve over pancakes or waffles immediately. Share […]

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Pickled Mackerel

This recipe is from a Woman’s Day magazine, July, 1942.  I haven’t tried it.  If you do, let me know how it is. Pickled MackerelCosts 18 cents, serves 4 1 pound can mackerel, drained1  cup vinegar1 sliced onion3/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon whole mixed pickling spice1/4 teaspoon pepper Place large pieces of mackerel in a shallow […]

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Tamale Pie, WW 2 receipt

 Tamale Pie, from a newspaper clipping my great grandmother cut out in the forties. 1 cup cornmeal4 cups water1 tsp salt1 each, onion, green pepper, chopped3 Tablespoons fat2 1/2 cups tomatoes1 no. 2 can corn, drained2 cups ground cooked meat*2 tsp salt1 tsp chili powderdash cayenne pepper Bring water to boil in top of a […]

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German Pancakes

German Pancakes 1 tablespoon butter4 eggs1 heaping teaspoon of flour1/3 teaspoon salt1 cup milk Separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs.Beat both thoroughly and add the flour and salt to the yolks. When well mixed stir in the milk and at the last moment fold in the stiffly beaten whites. Melt the butter […]

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Lime Punch

Lime punch 8 cubes sugarjuice of 2 orangesjuice of 2 limes1 1/2 cup of watercracked iceslice of pineapple2 crystallized cherries Rub the cubes of sugar over the rind of the oranges and limes; then put the sugar in a bowl and pour the lime and orange juices over it. Add the water, and serve when […]

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Tomato and Lima Bean Salad

We cheated on this one- I didn’t want to bother with stuffed tomatoes since it was a salad pitch-in at an Independence Day cook-out, so I diced the tomatoes instead. Tomato and Lima Bean Salad 4 tomatoes1 1/2 cups cooked lima beans1 tablespoon parsley1 very small onion, grated1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped2 Tablespoons minced celery […]

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