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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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Fruit 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 forgotton, as a
child,  all the buss surrounding recipes made with Coke, Pespie, Dr. Pepper or 7-UP.  
I have decided to create a page decated 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 year!  

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

Easter eggs, bunnies and other stories.
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 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 Disasters"
(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,
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 winter.................."

Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and
Tater Biskits Recipe.

Home Remedies Medicines Recipes From
Olden Times.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and story from the

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!