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My mom's recipes.

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collection of 1940's, 1950's,
1960's  Cake Recipes
Vintage 1950's Cake Recipes.
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Hi, I collect vintage recipes from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's.  Naturally you will find a
few recipes from the earlier days, as well as some later recipes from the 1970's.  I pretty
much draw the line at the 70's.

The collection of recipes and old photos are a "nod" to the older generation.  Our mothers,
fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles and anyone else who influenced are lives.  I don't
think history does justice to the infamous folks who really made the difference. This small
collection of recipes won't change history, but maybe a few will realize just how important a
tradition of "food preparation" is to the heart of a family.

When I was growing up, you ate three meals a day at a table with the other members of
your family.  The fact was, if you were a girl, you helped your mother prepare the meals
and sat the table.  That means the table had real dishes, silverware and glasses - not paper
plates and plastic cups.  Now the boys in our family could help, but the girls had to be
there. Meals were truly a family affair.  By the way, paper plates and plastic cups were for
picnics, out doors and looked forward to with great glee.

I recently ran across my first vintage recipe made with 7-UP.  I had forgotten, as a child,  all
the buss surrounding recipes made with Coke, Pespi, Dr. Pepper or 7-UP.  I have decided
to create a page dedicated to recipes and food stuffs made with these soda drinks.

I find my recipes in old tin boxes purchases at yard sales, flea markets, auctions and from
eBay.  I also take recipes from mom's recipe box, my uncles and grandmothers.  I don't
scan the Internet, I take what I find, as I find it and post the recipes here.

And with that said, here is the first recipe I have found.
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

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 recipes.

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 recipes.

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 Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my father and his
version of Kickapoojoyjuice.

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
Swit Tater Biskits Recipe.

Home Remedies Medicines Recipes
From Olden Times.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and story
from the past.

College Foods and Other Mistakes
Frozen Fruit Loaf
One 3 - ounce package cream cheese
One 9 - ounce can of crushed pineapple
One 7 - ounce bottle 7-UP
2 Cups diced fresh peaches
One cup diced seedless grapes
1.2 cup sugar
1.2 pint whipping cream
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Soften cream cheese and mix in pineapple.  Stir in 7-UP.  Sprinkle
sugar over peaches and grapes and stir into mixture.  Pour into a
2-quart refrigerator dish and freeze until partially thickened.  Whip
cream until stiff; fold cream and marshmallows into fruit mixture.  
Freeze until solid.  Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Cherry 7 Up Mold
1 package 8oz soft cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 package 3 oz. Jello cherry and strawberry gelatins
1 cup boiling water
1 can, about 1 pound and an oz of pitted dark sweet cherries
1 can - 13 111/2 oz pineapple tidbits
1 bottle 7 up
1 cup chopped nuts

Blend cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.  Dissolve
Jello's in boiling water, stir, mixing well,  into cream cheese
and mayo mix.  Drain cherries and pineapple, measuring 1
1/2 cups syrup.  Add syrup and 7 up to gelatins.  Chill till
very thick.  Fold in cherries, pineapple, and nuts.  Pour into a
1 1/2 quart mold.  Chill till firm.  Done. Enjoy!