French Mint

4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup pecans, chopped (set aside) Melt chocolate over very low heat. Coo. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter. Beat in sugar until fluffy (15…

Popcorn-Nut Crunch

3 quarts popped corn 1 1/3 cups pecan halves 2/3 cup almonds 1⁄2 cup white corn syrup 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 cup butter 1⁄2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 Tbs. vanilla 1 tsp. baking soda 4 cups miniature marshmallows, frozen Mix popcorn, pecans, and almonds in large bowl or pan. In saucepan, combine corn…

Velvet Pie

1 cup fine Graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 1/2 Tbs. margarine 2 Tbs. egg whites Combine above ingredients, adding egg whites beaten with a fork last. Line 9” buttered pie plate with mixture, bake 5 minute @ 350. 1 1/2 cup milk scalded…

Florentines

1/4 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup sugar 1⁄4 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup almonds, ground 1/2 cup almonds, sliced 1/4 cup candied orange, finely chopped 2 Tbs. flour 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate Mix cream, sugar and butter in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Turn heat to medium high…

Cheese Soup

Cook in 1 1⁄2 quarts water until tender: 2 lg. carrots peeled and chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 1⁄2 lg. onion, chopped 2 Med. Potatoes, peeled & diced Add 5 chicken bouillon cubes, thicken w/ 3⁄4 C. flour and 1⁄2 lb. butter. Melt butter and flour and stir until smooth. Stir into other ingredients….

Chateaubriand Sauce

Simmer 3⁄4 Cup White Cooking Wine w/ finely chopped onion 1 bay leaf 1/8 tsp. Ground Thyme Simmer until wine is slightly reduced. Add 2 Tbs. Al Sauce Reduce by 1⁄4 amount. Add: 2 Tbs. butter 1⁄4 tsp. dried Tarragon 2 tsp. Chopped Parsley 1 dash of Cayenne Pepper Salt and Pepper to taste ~Maude…

Peachy Meat Loaves

8 canned Cling Peach Halves 2 Cups soft bread crumbs 1 Cup milk 2 lbs. Ground Beef 1⁄2 lb. Pork Sausage 1 Cup onion, minced 2 tsp. Salt 1⁄2 tsp. Pepper 1⁄2 cup Chili or Barbecue Sauce Drain peaches, reserving syrup. Combine bread crumbs and milk. Mix well with beef, sausage, onion, salt and pepper….

Boneless Spareribs

3 lbs. ribs brown meat in oil, season Sauce: 1 1⁄2 C. Ketchup 1/3 C. Brown Sugar 5 oz. Heinz 57 1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbs. Soy Sauce 1 tsp. Dry Mustard 1⁄4 C. Vinegar Mix Together Bake at 325 for 3 hrs. Cover pan with foil, smother ribs in sauce ~Vicki McMurray

Beef Stroganoff

1-1/2 lbs. Sirloin steak cut in 1⁄2” cubes brown in hot fat. Remove from pan. 1 Med. Onion chopped-brown in same pan. 1 8 oz. can mushrooms (or fresh) Add: 1⁄2 pint Sour Cream 3 Tbs. Cooking Sherry Sprinkle a generous amount of nutmeg on top. Simmer 20 minutes or so, covered. Serve with white…