Monday, August 9, 2010

1 Gallon Sweet Pickles

Fill gallon jar with whole fresh cucumber pickles.
4 cups cold vinegar
4 Tbsp. pickling salt
3 Tbsp. mixed spices
2 tsp. powdered alum
Add water to fill jar. Place lid on tightly and leave for 3 to 4 weeks. Take cucumbers and slice them.
4 cups sugar to the vinegar solution. Bring to a boil, pour over sliced pickles, and seal in quart or pint jars.

recipe from Sister Kendrick

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sweet Hot Relish

3 qts. green tomato chunks
1 cup onions, sliced thin
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup hot peppers
4 cups sugar

Put tomatoes & half cup of salt. Let stand 1 hour then drain salt water. In sauce pan bring sugar & vinegar to boil. Add rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn off heat. Put into jars & seal.
Makes approx. 8 pints
Use according to taste.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sweet Cucumber & Onion Salad

Also known by some people as Icebox or Refrigerator Pickles.  You can make these and eat them the same day.

1/2 gallon cucumbers, sliced
1 large sliced onions
2 cups vinegar
2 cups sugar
a generous pinch of salt & pepper

Sice cucumbers and onions very thin and put in a large bowl.  Cover with cool salt water.  Heat the remaining ingredients until dissolved and almost boiling.  Drain cucumbers.  Pour hot sauce over slices.  Let sit until cool.  Keep refrigerated.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Applesauce Spice Bread

2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup applesauce
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine

Mix all. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour. Makes 1 loaf.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

2 Apple Dumplings

1/2 finely chopped nuts
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. margarine
2 cooking apples, peeled & cored

Mix nuts & sugar and fill apple. Top with margarine. Split pastry for single pie crust into 2 pieces and roll out. Wrap each apple with crust.
Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 Tbsp cream or milk and brush crust before baking.
Place in ungreased baking dish in preheated 425 degree oven for 25-35 minutes.

Grandma & Jeanne (Mom) in her kitchen by the back door, July of 2004. Whenever company was coming Grandma would put a tablecloth over the washer & dryer (behind them) and use it as a dessert table.

Peanut Butter Divinity

Recipe from Lela Bridges.

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water

Cook above to hard ball stage.

2 egg whites
Beat until stiff.

Pour syrup slowly into beaten egg whites & continue to beat. Add 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter and beat until candy holds shape. quickly drop by teaspoonful onto a wax paper.
Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rhubarb & Cherry Pie

1 lb. rhubarb
2 cups pitted cherries
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup quick cooking tapioca
5 drops food coloring

In mixing bowl combine above ingredients. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour in uncooked pie crust (double crust). 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

Larry (Dad), Bernie the farm hand, Grandpa & Grandma.