Saturday, June 28, 2014

Twilight Cocktail


Use a large Mixing glass with Lump Ice.
1 jigger Bourbon.
½ pony Italian Vermouth.
Juice of whole Lime.
Shake well; strain into a Champagne glass; fill with Seltzer and serve.


Use a large Mixing glass; fill with Lump Ice.
One jigger Bourbon Whiskey.
½ pony Italian Vermouth.
½ pony Pineapple Syrup.
½ pony Lemon Juice.
Shake well; strain into Stem glass and serve.

GIN SOUR—Country Club Style

Use a large Mixing glass.
Fill with Lump Ice.
½ Lime Juice.
½ Orange Juice.
2 dashes Pineapple Juice.
½ pony Rock Candy Syrup.
1 jigger Old Tom Gin.
Shake well; strain into Cocktail glass and serve.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


8 to 10 medium apples (Gala or Winesap are good*)
One cup of sugar,
One-half teaspoon of nutmeg,
One-half teaspoon of cinnamon
One teaspoon of vanilla.

Wash apples and then cut in pieces and place in a saucepan and add three cups of water.
Cook until soft.  If you want a smooth applesauce, then rub through a fine sieve. I prefer to leave it 'lumpy'.  Add sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Once mixture is cooled, pour into jars and store in refrigerator.

*If red apples are used, this makes a most delicious pink-looking sauce. No need to peel apples.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Italian Bean Soup


  • 1 can Kidney beans
  • 1 can Navy or Lima beans
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • 1 piece of celery
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Chop fine the onion, garlic, parsley and celery.  Heat oil over medium heat, add vegetables, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the vegetables are a delicate brown add two cups of the broth and the beans. Let all come to a boil. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes and serve.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ham Salad


1 cup diced ham
1/3 cup of green peas, drained
1/3 cup of celery
1/3 cup of English walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup diced pimento
2 small sweet pickles, diced
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
Mix all ingredients, adding more mayonnaise if needed.  Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

Monday, May 19, 2014


At the end of a long day, this makes a nice after dinner drink.  Enjoy!


Use a large Mixing glass; fill with Shaved Ice.


½ Lime Juice.
⅔ white Creme de Menthe.
⅓ Apricot Brandy.

Shake well; strain into thin Stem glass and serve.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dutch Meat Loaf


  • 2½ lbs. ground beef
  • 2½ cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup cheese (cubed small)
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ketchup
Mix all ingredients, form into two loaves. Pour some ketchup over top of loaves. Bake at 350 until done - approximately one hour.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hamburger Dinner


  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 3 cups potatoes, sliced
  • salt
  • 1 small head cabbage
  • 1 cup milk
  • pepper
Shred cabbage and put ½ of it in a greased casserole. Add ½ of the sliced potatoes and half of the hamburger a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add remaining half in the same manner. Pour on the milk and bake at 350-f for 2 hours.