Sunday, July 24, 2011


This is really great for summer.

3 (15-ounce) cans chunky fruit cocktail, drained
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup sweetened flake coconut
2 bananas, thinly sliced
2/3 cup whipping cream (or may use liquid coffee creamer)
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1. Combine fruit cocktail, oranges, marshmallows, coconut, bananas and cream in large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in strawberries before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Melt in the Mouth Cookies

A recipe from my mom that I found today while sorting through old pictures.  Thanks for the memories mom!  I miss you. This recipe is from the 1940s.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts.
Cream butter; add sugar, vanilla and egg and beat until light.  Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture and mix thoroughly, then stir in nuts.  Drop by level teaspoon full onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for exactly 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and let set exactly one minute, then with broad spatula, press down on each cookie firmly.  Quickly remove from cookie sheet.  Cool.  Store in air tight container.  Makes about 8 dozen.
Recipe can be doubled.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Macaroni Salad



8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni

3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

1/2  green or red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 small carrot, shredded

2 cups real mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon onion powder



1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. 

2. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, celery, carrot and bell pepper.

3. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, pepper, salt and onion powder.

4. Combine in the bowl with the eggs and vegetables, and stir in macaroni until well blended.

5. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.