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Quiche Lorraine

February 4, 2016


Pastry for one-crust, 9-inch pie shell
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 pound bacon, crisply fried and crumbled
1 1/4 cups Swiss cheese, grated
4 eggs
2 cups cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 425°. Prepare pastry, following recipe directions. Roll out 1/8 inch thick and line a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in hot oven 5 minutes. Cool and put in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Sauté onions in butter until transparent. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion in bottom of frozen shell. Beat eggs, cream and seasonings; add to pie shell. Put on a flat shelf in freezer; wrap when frozen. To serve: Heat oven to 425° and bake 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350° and bake for 50 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. NOTE: To bake without freezing, reduce final baking time to 30 minutes.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 2 Hr., 40Min.

Approximate calories per serving… 500

Quiche Lorraine
Tomato Cup with Vegetable Salad
Peaches with Cherry Sauce

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

HELPFUL HINT: Ham or lobster may be substituted for bacon.

© 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Beef Stew

January 25, 2016


4 tbs. oil
1 clove garlic, split
2 large onions, sliced
1/3 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2-1/2 lb. stewing beef, cut in 1-1/2″ cubes
1/2 tsp. dill week
1 Cup Burgundy
1 10-oz. can beef consommé
1 10-oz pkg. frozen artichoke hearts
4 tbsp. butter or margarine
18 fresh mushrooms, halved or quartered
2 8-oz pkg. refrigerated biscuits
melted butter
parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a heavy kettle. Sauté garlic and onions until golden. Remove. Mix flour, salt and pepper. Dredge meat in mixture and brown well in the same oil, adding more if needed. Return onion to pot. Add dill weed, wine and consommé. Cover tightly and simmer about 1-1/2 hours or until tender. Cook artichokes one minute less than package directions; add to meat. Melt butter, add mushrooms and sauté 5 min. Add to meat. Mix gently, correct seasoning and pour into a 2-1/2 quart casserole. Crown with biscuits and bake 15-20 min. in 400° oven. 5 min. before done, brush biscuits with butter and sprinkle with cheese. Bake extra biscuits for dunking. 6 servings.

Suggested Menu and Preparation Schedule

Beef Stew
Parmesan Biscuits
Endive Salad French Dressing
Fresh Strawberries & cream
Almond Wafers

*3:00PM Prepare Stew, Prepare Artichokes and Mushrooms
 4:00    Wash and Sweeten Strawberries. Chill
*4:15   Prepare Endive for Salad. Refrigerate.
 5:30    Assemble Stew for Baking with Biscuits
 5:40    Place Stew and Biscuits in Preheated Oven
 5:55    Top Biscuits with Butter and Cheese, Add Dressing to Salad
 6:00    Bon Appetit! Enjoy your Dinner!

After dinner serve Strawberries and Almond Wafers

*May be made early in the day. If Stew is refrigerated, heat before arranging in casserole dish.

To see what happens when a Steel Town Girl makes this recipe visit Dinner Is Served 1972!

©1972 Marjon Promotions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mousse of Chicken Livers

January 11, 2016


1/2 cup sweet butter
1 large onion, sliced (1 cup)
1 1/4 lb chicken livers
1 hard-cooked egg
1 1/2 tablespoons Cognac
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Chopped green onion (scallions)

1. In 2 tablespoons hot butter in skillet, sauté sliced onion until tender – about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet.

2. Heat remaining butter in same skillet. Add chicken livers, and sauté over medium heat, 30 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. (Liver should be pink inside.)

3. Put half the sautéed onion, chicken livers, egg, and Cognac in blender; blend at low speed just until smooth. Turn into bowl. Repeat with remainder of onions, livers, egg and Cognac. Stir in salt and pepper. Turn into crock or small bowl.

4. Refrigerate, covered, until well chilled. Turn out of bowl onto serving plate. Garnish with green onion. Surround with toast or crackers.

Makes 3 cups.

Pâtés are always the hit of a cocktail party and this is an especially good one. It makes a great hostess gift, especially welcome during the holidays.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Molded Salmon Salad – Veal Molds

January 6, 2016


Veal Molds

1 pound boneless veal shoulder
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
2 carrots, scraped
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon grated onion
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon savory

Cut the meat in 1-inch pieces. Put meat, the 1 1/2 cups water and salt in a saucepan. Simmer veal, covered, about 45 minutes or until tender.

Drain broth from meat and measure. If necessary, add enough water to make 1 cup liquid. Cool meat slightly. Soften gelatin in the 2 tablespoons water, then dissolve in the hot veal broth. Chill, stirring often, until mixture is slightly thickened.

Put meat and carrots through a food chopper, using the medium blade. Combine the celery, parsley, onion, vinegar and savory with the chopped meat mixture; mix well. Add the thickened gelatin and blend well. Divide gelatin mixture among 5 or 6 individual ring molds or use a 1-quart ring mold. Chill until firm.

Just before serving, unmold gelatin on crisp lettuce or other salad greens and fill centers with your favorite dressing. Makes 5 to 6 servings.

Published by –COOKINDEX–Division of H.S. Stuttman Co. Inc., New York ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York

Chicken ‘N’ Pea Soufflé

January 5, 2016


1 3/4 cups dried green split peas
6 to 8 chicken breasts
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 small onion minced
3 egg yolks
2 Tbsp. rum
1/2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 egg whites

Cook peas in water until tender as directed on package. Drain off excess liquid; press peas through a sieve or stir until mashed.

Cook chicken breasts slowly in butter until golden brown on both sides. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook until tender. Combine mashed peas, onion, egg yolks, rum, orange peel, salt and pepper. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry; fold into pea mixture and ture [SIC] into a large shallow baking dish. Arrange chicken on top and brush with more melted butter. Bake in moderate oven, 350°, 45 to 60 minutes, or until puffy and brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Quick Chicken Shortcake

1/2 cup boiling water
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
2 cans (16 oz. ea.) chicken fricassee
1 recipe Corn Sticks, see Index C

Set oven for moderately hot, 375°.

Put the water into a saucepan. Add the bouillon cube and stir to dissolve. Add vegetables to bouillon and cook 5 minutes. Combine the vegetables, liquid and all, and the chicken fricassee in a 2-quart casserole.

Prepare corn stick batter. Drop corn stick batter by spoonfuls on top of the chicken mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until light brown. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

* Sorry, I’m missing the card for this recipe from my set. If you’ve got a copy I’d love to get a scan of it! Meanwhile, a basic Cornbread recipe will do.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co. Inc., New York © Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York

Brownies- Chinese Chews

December 21, 2015



1/4 cup butter
2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Melt butter and chocolate together over hot water; cool slightly. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Combine egg and sugar in a bowl; beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate mixture, water and vanilla, blending throughly. Add sifted dry ingredients and stir just until smooth. Mix in chopped walnuts, Turn batter into a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake in a moderately low oven, 325°, 25 minutes or until top forms a dull crust which dents a little when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares and remove from pan; Makes 16.

Chinese Chews

3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chopped pitted dates
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped nut meats
Granulated sugar

Mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder and dates. Combine eggs, vanilla and nut meats in a bowl; stir into flour-date mixture. Spread batter thinly on a greased 9 x 13 x2-inch pan. Bake in a low oven, 300°, 20 to 25 minutes. Cut cookies into pieces about 1 1/2 inches square while still warm. Cool and dip in granulated sugar to coat. Makes about 4 dozen.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York. ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York.

Upside-Down Fruit Cake

December 13, 2015


Fruit Cake

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup chopped nuts
3 cups diced candied fruits and peels
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
2 eggs

Set oven for low, 300°. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tube pan. Line with waxed paper and grease the paper.

Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add and mix in nuts, fruits and peels.

Cream butter thoroughly. Gradually add and beat in sugar; continue beating until well blended. Add molasses; mix well. Beat in eggs, one at a tim. Gradually add fruit and flour mixture; mix thoroughly. Turn batter into prepared pan. Bake cake about 3 hours or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let stand in pan about 1/2 hour. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Peel off the paper. Store cake in airtight container several days before serving. Makes a 3 1/2 pound fruit cake.

Upside-Down Fruit Cake

Prepare the batter for Fruit Cake, above. Arrange 6 slices candied pineapple in the bottom of the greased tube pan. Bake cake; remove pan and paper as directed, above. Leave cake upside down on rack and decorate with 6 candied cherries, inserting one into center of each slice of pineapple. Cool cake thoroughly. Store several days before serving.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc. New York ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York


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