Other times would be spent at my second cousin's farm, Bud and Elsie's.  
Their farm had a huge lake...ok, maybe it just looked big to me, since I
was so small.

Anyway, while the men gathered wood and built the barbeque fire, the
moms laid out the tables with tablecloths, plastic silverware, paper plates,
cup, and tons of Tupperware food containers.

You couldn't barbeque without Tupperware in the 60's.  I don't think
there's one plastic piece from that era, that doesn't still have a name
taped to the bottom somewhere or written on in black magic marker.

Friday nights so special at Bud and Elsie's. Carry in dishes, campfires,
singing songs, and eating barbeque.

I love early evenings best, belly full, swinging my legs back and forth from
a lawn chair, listening to the grownups talk.  I mostly didn't hear what
they were saying, voices whispering, life was good, I suppose.

Listen...... I can almost hear the cricket's song and remember the burning
wood snapping as red, yellow and orange flames gobbled up the night
sky.  Water glistened, frogs croaked, fish jumped, little noises from the
dark, the comfort of my little dog with his head in my lap, and I do so
want some more.

Here are recipes taken from old recipe boxes of barbeque sauces,
marinades, and other good picnic junk.  Understand for yourself.
Homemade  Barbeque Sauces

A collection of vintage barbecue sauces taken from homemade, handwritten
recipes found in old recipe boxes.  I collect old recipes as a hobby.

The decades of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's are my favorite.  Here are some
of the barbeque recipes that I have discovered.

The more I find, the more I add.  Our mom's little histories shouldn't be lost.

If you want to understand the 1960's, look no further then the family

The 60's were easy times for us kid.  Riding bikes, roaming with our dog
along fields and tree lined river banks, watching favorite TV shows, shows
like Bewitched, The Munsters, or the Flintstones.  Having your best friend
live right across the street. It seemed every summer's day was a holiday.

It was a great time, safe at home with mom and dad taking care of
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Steak Supper Recipes .
Ground Beef Recipes.
Gravies .
Meat Loaf Recipes.
Homemade Barbeque Sauce

1 can Campbell’s Tomato Soup
2 - 4 T sweet pickle relish
1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
1 T. Brown Sugar
1 T Vinegar
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients, cover, simmer 10
minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Makes 1 1/2 cups sauce.

Use for hamburgers, chicken or spareribs
Old Fashion Barbecue Sauce

1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 T Pure Veg. Oil
1 can Manwich Sauce
1 T Molasses
1 T Lemon Juice
1 t Hickory Smoked salt
6 Drops Tabasco Sauce
Barbecue Sauce From Faye Fowler

Combine the following and cook for
30 minutes:

1 bottle catsup
1 tsp. tabasco sauce
3/4 jigger liquid smoke
3 Tb. Worcestershire sauce
2 cans tomato puree
3 Tb. butter
1 Tb. vinegar
1Tb. sugar
Dash of salt and pepper.
Use with spare ribs, weiners, or
short ribs.
B - Que Hamburger Patties
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onions
1 can tomato sauce
1 small green pepper - chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 cup water
Brown onions - Add the rest and simmer 15 minutes.  Bake
over patties for about 1 hour in oven at 300 degrees.
Mrs. McCallâ's Marinade for Steaks

This recipe was hand written on a white piece of paper,
torn in half.  The paper is yellowed with age and brown
around the edges.

1 Clove Garlic Pressed
2 T. Brown Sugar
1 T Fresh Ginger
1 T Olive Oil
2 T Water
1/2 T Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Soy  Sauce
Marinate 4 hours, then broil steaks or chicken
Oven Barbecued Chicken

Make sauce by bringing to boil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoon catsup
2 teaspoon vinegar
4 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon mustard
2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

Baste chicken and bake in covered pan for 15 minutes at
550 degrees.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees for one hour
longer.  Remove gravy to pan for thickening and replace
chicken in uncovered pan in oven for 15 minutes to dry out.

For gravy.
1 Tablespoon cornstarch, moistened in cold water to each
cup liquid.
Barbecue Sauce

Salad oil 1/3 cup
1/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
dash pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
2 or 3 bay leaves.
Blend salad oil with vinegar in a
saucepan.  Add Worcestershire
sauce, mustard, salt, pepper, hot
pepper sauce, brown sugar,
ketchup and bay leaves.  Bring to
boil and simmer for 5 minutes.  
Remove bay leaves.  Makes 2
Chicken Wings

3 pounds of Chicken Wings
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup soy sauce
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1 clove or 1/4 tsp powder garlic

Soak chicken in sauce overnite.
Cover Good
Bake 3 or 4 hours at 300
degrees in sauce
Last hour or half hour, pour off
excess liquid and continue to
bake till brown, about 15
Barbeque Sauce
One of my favorite places on the web for Hot Sauces is:

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Creepin Quag, and Razing Cane Garlic Relish. Gift Baskets plus other gourmet
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What I like best is they offer a recipe section for hot sauces.  It has a Thick Teriyaki Sauce that is
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I don't make any money from recommending them to you.  I really just like their products and
free professional recipes.  My sister ordered from this company a few months ago and they were
very fast shippers.

Tomato Barbecue Sauce
This recipe was found in a 50's tin recipe box and was
handwritten on a lined white sheet of paper.

Brown in skillet
1/2 pound bacon, diced
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
1 sprig of tarragon, chervil, thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon powdered cloves

Simmer 5 minutes and Add:
6 medium sized tomatoes - quartered
2 Tablespoons honey
2 cup consommé
Simmer 40 minutes

1 chopped green pepper
3 Tablespoons chopped parsley
Simmer 5 minutes
Vintage families in the 40's and 50's.
Barbecues on the ranch.
Vintage barbeque cowgirls.
Read, "The Story of the
Missing Cookie Jar" by
PenVampyre.  A delightful little
Christmas story with
mouthwatering warm tasty
recipes for the most wonderful
time of the year!  

Read "
Santa and the Magic
Key", plus recipes for your
holidays.  A story by PenVampyre

Easter eggs, bunnies and other
Read "
Easter and Where NOT
to Hide Eggs"  Memories of
Easters past and a few vintage

Logan's Halloween Story -The
original story won first place in
sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School,
2005 by Logan Lyon.   Alas, no

Food and Genealogy A story
By Robin L. Wallace.  Our lives,
our families, our very history's
are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my father and his
version of Lil Abner's  

Memorial Day Recipes - "For
me, Memorial Day was the day
when we went out where
relatives were buried in the tiny,
local cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite,
carrying away branches that may
have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's
Story of
Courage and Swit Tater Biskits

Homemade Remedies Recipes
- Recipes our grandparents used
from a poultice, mustard
plasters, gargles and paste.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and
story from the past.

College Foods and Other
You know they loved a really great barbecue outdoors.  
How cute are these kids?

I collect old black and white photos.  Most of the time I
don't know who they are or what became of the people,
but to me they are everybit as important as the pyramids
of Egypt, the ruins of Rome, Stonehenge or the Aztec

They are our heritage, our lives and history.
Oven Baked Barbeque Chicken
Barbecued Hamburgers
1 pound hamburger
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
1 Tablespoon fat
1 cup catsup
1 onion sliced
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Mix hamburger, onion, salt and pepper.  
Shape into four large patties.  Pan fry in
the tablespoon of the fat, browning on
both sides.  Now combine the remaining
ingredients.  Pour over hamburgers.  
Cover and simmer 20 minutes.  Served
on buttered buns.
Barbecued Hamburgers
50's old fashion barbeque sauce
In small saucepan, sauté onion in oil, until onion is soft.  Add
remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly.

Simmer 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Use as basting or serving sauce for Hamburgers, chicken, ribs,
turkey, and steak.  Makes about 2 cups barbecue sauce.
barbeque recipes
Not a worry in the world.  Ok, except
for that little Cuban Missile crisis. I
was sure we were all going to be
blown to smithereens! And the
Kennedy assassination, and Martin
Luther King's death, and that whole
Charlie Mason evil thing.

Other then that, life was perfect and
no day was sweeter then barbeque

Our cookouts happened at various
locations around Chillicothe, Ohio.  
Some Saturdays, we would go to Tar
Hollow State Park, by the lake, and
use their grills and picnic tables.  
Some days were the city park,
sometimes we just stayed home.
Barbecue Sauce recipe - vintage
Red Hot Barbecue Sauce
1 large onion - chopped
1/4 cup oil
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbs. good honey
2 tsps. tabasco sauce
2 tsps. salt
1 1/2 tsps liquid smoke
1 to 2 clove garlic minced
1 tsp. dry mustard
pork, ribs, chicken, hamburgers.
Saute the onion in the oil until you can see through them.  Add everything
else, except the meat.  Mix well. Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes and
pour over your meat or meats.  Let stand overnight.  Arrange on shallow
rack.  Bake 50 degrees until done, around 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Baste several
times with left over sauce until done.
Vintage Barbeque Spoon Burgers
My Personal Absolute Favorite
I found this recipe in an old old Simmer On
Barbeque Spoon Burgers
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
Brown beef in skillet and drain excess.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stir thoroughly, cover with lid, and
simmer until done.
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 chopped green papper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1/2 cup catsup (I use organic because it is thicker)
1 clove garlic, minced (I use 1 teaspoon garlic, already minced from
a jar)
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 3 ounce can tomato paste
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Recipe works great in a crock pot too.  Low about 3 hours.
My dad, Turk Stone, me, my
sister and our gold fish.  Guess
which one I was?  Ha Ha ha!  
What a goof!  Chillicothe Manor
in front of the big picture window.
Who's in the photo? That's
my mom and me (ok, my
mom and I) back in 1971.  
Wowsers, seems like only
Old Fashion Barbecue Sauce