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Family Favorites - Bonnie's Favorite Coffee Cake Family Favorites - Bonnie's Favorite Coffee Cake By The Iowa Housewife 08/16/13 10:00 My sister-in-law, Bonnie, gave me this recipe – her family’s favorite coffee-time dessert. She made a version of this with cherry pie filling that was delicious; I had to try it with peach filling. She did not frost the cake, just dusted it with powdered...
Family Favorites...Freezer Cole Slaw Family Favorites...Freezer Cole Slaw By The Iowa Housewife 08/08/14 10:00 I suppose it was the 1970’s when a coworker shared her recipe for freezer cole slaw with me. What a revelation; nice crisp cole slaw from your freezer any time! Much healthier with a sandwich than chips. I try to never run out. We like this recipe from...
Family Favorites...Velvet Custard Pie Family Favorites...Velvet Custard Pie By The Iowa Housewife 03/07/14 10:00 Custard pie is one of my personal favorites and this is a very good recipe, the author claims that this pie will not weep or bead up. Scalding the milk before using does help with this. According to the Joy of Cooking , to scald milk, heat in a heavy pan...
Annual Family Favorite Annual Family Favorite By Everyday Mom's Meals 01/17/12 06:00 Does your family have that one dish that you might only get once, maybe twice, a year when you're all gathered together, and for the other 11 months out of the year you crave it, dream about it, and think about the next time you'll get to indulge in it?...
Family Favorites - Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake Family Favorites - Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake By The Iowa Housewife 10/18/13 10:00 A yellow cake mix, Instant pudding mix, orange peel and Cranberries, what could be easier. 5 Minutes to put together and a hour to bake and you have a versatile cake that can be used for a coffee hour or a dessert when you use the sauce that comes with...
Family Favorites - Best Ever Muffins Family Favorites - Best Ever Muffins By The Iowa Housewife 02/01/13 10:00 This very basic muffin recipe is the one that both Myrna and I use. It is from the Better Homes and Gardens 1968 Red Plaid Cookbook and the Farm Journal Bread Cookbook. Two iconic cookbooks can't be wrong! These show you how far from "plain" a basic recipe...
Family Favorites...Home Canned White Potatoes Family Favorites...Home Canned White Potatoes By The Iowa Housewife 08/15/14 10:00 I have only been canning potatoes a few years; we like them and I can quickly make any dish that calls for cooked potatoes. I can them in wide mouth jars…it keeps them from breaking up when they are removed from the jar. I like to can them in larger chunks,...
Family Favorites - Snickerdoodles Family Favorites - Snickerdoodles By The Iowa Housewife 11/29/13 10:00 This recipe is one I have used since I bought this cookbook in 1963. Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book . Betty Crocker (General Mills) reprinted it in later years and the recipes are the same if you can’t find a earlier edition. One of the secrets to them is NOT...
Family Favorites - Creamy Porcupine Meatballs Family Favorites - Creamy Porcupine Meatballs By The Iowa Housewife 11/08/13 10:00 Porcupine meatballs were popular in the 50’s. I remember it being served for company at the home of school friends, and really liked it. A lot of recipes call for a pressure cooker, which I usually use, but many of you may not have one. There are many recipes...
Family Favorites...Crisscross Cherry Pie Family Favorites...Crisscross Cherry Pie By The Iowa Housewife 11/07/14 10:00 I do not make Cherry Pie very often. It is not a favorite pie of ours, but Bettie’s son-in-law really likes it and will eat a whole pie by himself. When I do make one, it will be out of the Farm Journal Pie Book . The only pie crust recipe I use is from...
Family Favorites...Overnight Coffee Cake Family Favorites...Overnight Coffee Cake By The Iowa Housewife 10/10/14 10:00 This isn’t my usual recipe for the classic Overnight Coffeecake. My old standby uses buttermilk instead of the sour cream in this one from "Better Homes & Gardens Hometown Favorites" , but it occurred to me that having a reliable recipe that used sour cream...
Family Favorites...Golden Peach Pie from canned peaches Family Favorites...Golden Peach Pie from canned peaches By The Iowa Housewife 05/02/14 12:48 This recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens 1962 cookbook uses canned Peaches. I used it for years as we lived out in the country on Lake Superior when I was a young house wife. No fresh peaches to be had, anywhere. The nearest town was nine miles away...
Family Favorites...Ham Loaf Family Favorites...Ham Loaf By The Iowa Housewife 02/28/14 10:00 This is one of the recipes from "Cooking from Quilt Country" that I make the most often. It is a perfect combination of flavors for ham loaf. Both Myrna and I use this recipe. I often make a smaller loaf and make the rest of the mixture into ham balls for...
Family Recipe Challenge Family Recipe Challenge By Blissfully Scrumptious 05/04/12 12:13 I have once again volunteered to be a judge for Very Good Recipes challenge! Each month a different group of judges decide on a theme and post their own recipe as an example. A prize is offered – this month a cookery book of your own choice for the top...
Family Favorites...Baby Beef Liver and Onions Family Favorites...Baby Beef Liver and Onions By The Iowa Housewife 08/22/14 10:00 When I worked as a hospital dietitian, whenever we had beef liver on the cafeteria menu, the lines were longer and very few chose the other entrée choice. It didn’t matter where we were, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia or Texas, those folks in the line said “I’m...
Family Favorites...Chicken Fried Steak Family Favorites...Chicken Fried Steak By The Iowa Housewife 07/11/14 10:00 I finally did it. Made perfect Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy. The recipe is from the small cookbook Southern Living Best Comfort Food Recipes . I have tried making this on and off through the years finally giving up until I saw this recipe. The picture...
Family Favorites...Double Quick Dinner Rolls Family Favorites...Double Quick Dinner Rolls By The Iowa Housewife 02/21/14 10:00 This recipe from Betty Crocker Perfect Baking Every Time is a keeper - quick, unfussy - hot homemade yeast rolls with a nice texture and taste for only 52¢ a dozen. I wouldn’t change a thing! I think this would be an excellent recipe for anyone who hasn’t...
Family Favorites - Peach Pie Family Favorites - Peach Pie By The Iowa Housewife 08/09/13 10:00 Peaches are the fruit of summer. While I prefer eating them fresh my family really likes Peach Pie. As I don’t mind making pie I will make several during peach season. The recipe I use is from a 1962 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook . I don’t think it...
Family Favorites - Rhubarb Cream Pie Family Favorites - Rhubarb Cream Pie By The Iowa Housewife 04/26/13 10:00 Rhubarb Pies are the most common form of Rhubarb usage. The recipes vary from plain Rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb, I have seen one for Sour Cream Rhubarb, which I have not tried. I do make a Custard Rhubarb pie but the recipe I am going to post is our favorite...
Homemade ricotta and my super-secret family recipe New York cheesecake Homemade ricotta and my super-secret family recipe New York cheesecake By Adventures of the Kitchen Ninja 05/01/12 20:40 The world's greatest cheesecake, I swear to godI love cheese. No, I mean I really love cheese. As in, I always forgo dessert when we dine out if there's a cheeseplate on either the dessert or appetizer menu. So imagine my excitement when the April topic...
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