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Cheese Souffle

1/4 cup butter

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Cheese Souffle

1/4 cup flour

1 cup milk

4 separated eggs

1/2 lb of old cheddar cheese

Melt butter in a saucepan.  Blend in flour and cook for one minute until mixture bubbles  Remove from heat and gradually whisk in milk.  Cook until thickened while stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and blend in cheddar cheese until melted.  Separate eggs.  Take yolks and add to cheddar cheese mixture.  Mix well.

Beat egg whites until stiff.  Fold egg whites into sauce.  Put the mixture into an ungreased casserole.  Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/4 hours.

Banana Honey Cookie Bars

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1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup apple sauce

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup coconut

1 ts[ vanilla

2/3 cup black beans (optional)

2/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Spread in a greased glass pan.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the mixture.  Cool and cut into Cookie Bars

 

Grandma’s Old time Helpful Hints

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Grandma’s Old Time Quirky Helpful Hints

I find recipe books to be wonderful places to explore our ancestry.  My grandmother left a cookbook that contains many unusual recipes from days gone by.    Here are a couple of  quirky recipes left to us in her cookbook.

Meat Cure for 100 Pounds of meat

1 quart salt

10 tbsp sugar

4 tbsp black pepper

3 tbsp salt

1/2 cup water (warmed)

Dissolve salt in warm water.  Mix with the rest of the ingredients and rub into freshly butchered meat.

 

Modeling Clay

1 cup salt

1/2 cup flour

3/4 cup water

food coloring

Mix first 3 ingredients and cook slowly to a stiff paste.  As it cools it may be colored by working food coloring into the mixture.

 

Packages

When wrapping a package t send in the mail wet the cord first before wrapping.  As it dries ii will shrink leaving a more tightly wrapped package.

 

Coffee to Serve 100 people

1 1/2 pounds coffee

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp mustard

5 gallons of boiling water

 

Silver Cleaner

aluminum foil

1 tsp baking soda

1 quart of water

Cover bottom of pan with aluminum foil.  Add soda and water and heat to boiling.  Immerse silver in solution so that each piece touches the foil.  Tarnish will disappear quickly.  Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

 

Tar Stains

Put butter or lard on stain.  Leave as long as possible.  Wash as usual.  The tar should now be removed.

 

 

 

 

Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Biscuits

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2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup milk

4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp of oil from your sun dried tomatoes

20 sun dried tomatoes  in oil (Cut up)

3/4 cup of crumbled goat cheese

Crumbled goat cheese to cover biscuits.

Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl add milk, tomato oil, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese.  Mix  wet and dry ingredients.  The batter will be stiff.  Roll in balls and place on cookie sheet.  Slightly flatten and sprinkled with goat cheese.  Bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Blueberry Banana Nut Muffins

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2 2/3 cups sifted flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 medium bananas mashed

3/4 cup pecans

2 tsp grated orange rind

3/4 cup blueberries

Mix dry ingredients(flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar and pecans) together in a large bowl.  Mix wet ingredients (melted butter, eggs, banana and orange rind) in a separate bowl.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until combined.

Cook in a 325 degree oven for about 30 or until am inserted toothpick comes out clean.