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Chocolate Coffee Fudge

Chocolate coffee fudge is sweet and decadent.  It goes well in any party platter and packs up for a terrific gift.  The coffee adds an extra depth to the recipe. 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Chocolate Coffee Fudge1/4 cup + 2 tbsp prepared coffee

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bring brown sugar, coffee, butter and cocoa to a boil over low heat.  Continue boiling for five minutes then  remove from stove.  Blend in icing sugar and nuts.  Spread mixture in greased  9 x 5 inch loaf pan.  Cool and cut into squares.  Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Four Old Fashioned Helpful Hints

When my grandmother died she left us an old book with recipes, hints and gardening projects filling the pages.  In the book she posted many of the helpful hints she used to make her life a little easier.  I return to that book whenever I need an old fashioned answer to a question.  Posted here you will find  four of her favorite hints.

Coffee to serve 100 people

1 1/2 pounds coffee

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Coffee to serve 100

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp mustard

5 gallons of water

Combine first 3 ingredients and tie loosely in cheesecloth.  Drop in boiling water.  Boil for 15 to 20 minutes.

Modelling Clay

1 cup salt

1/2 cup flour Continue reading Four Old Fashioned Helpful Hints

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.