Pare 6 medium potatoes. Cut into thin slices to measure about 4 cups. Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in large heavy skilled. Arrange potato slices in 3 layers, each 1 slice thick, sprinkling each layer with ½ teaspoon salt and dash pepper.
Dot top layer with 2 tablespoons butter. Cover; cook over medium heat 20 minutes. Uncover and cook until potatoes are brown, turning once. 4 to 6 servings.
4 medium potatoes 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion ½ teaspoon of salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons salad oil
Pare potatoes. In saucepan, heat 1 inch salted water (½ teaspoon salt to 1 cup water) to boiling. Add potatoes. Cover; cook 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly.
Shred potatoes to measure about 4 cups. Toss potatoes with onion, salt and pepper. Heat butter and oil in 9- or 10-inch skillet. Pack potato mixture firmly in skilled, leaving ½-inch space around edge.
Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes or until bottom crust is brown. Cut potato mixture into fourths; turn each portion. Add 1 tablespoon salad oil if necessary. Cook 12 to 15 minutes longer or until brown. 4 to 6 servings.
2 tablespoons soft butter
1 package of our date bar mix*
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon powdered instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 400°. Mix butter and crumbly mix with fork; stir in nuts. Spread in ungreased baking pan, 13x9x2 inches. Bake 10 minutes. Crumble with fork; cool. Stir water into date filling; cool. Beat cream, sugar, coffee and vanilla until stiff.
Spread ½ cup crumbled mixture in freezer tray or baking pan, 10x6x1½ inches. Spoon on half the whipped cream mixture; spread gently. Top with ½ cup crumbled mixture, the date filling ½ crumbled mixture, remaining whipped cream and remaining crumbled mixture. Chill 4 to 5 hours or freeze just until firm. 6 to 8 servings.
Your guests will love this mocha- and date-flavored refrigerator dessert with layers of buttery crunch, date filling and whipped cream. And it’s so easy!
*Betty Crocker no longer makes this mix. (Recipe for bars)
9-inch Baked Cookie Crust (below)
1 envelope (about 2 ounces) dessert topping mix
1 can of our chocolate or chocolate fudge pudding (2 cups)
Bake cookie crust. Prepare topping mix as directed on package. Gently fold 1 1/2 cups of the topping into pudding; pour into baked cookie crust. Chill at least 4 hours. Garnish with remaining topping and the pecan halves. For easier cutting, remove pie from refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.
9-inch Baked Cookie Crust
Heat oven to 350°. Mix 1 1/2 cups vanilla or chocolate wafer cookie crumbs and 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted. If you wish, reserve 2 to 3 tablespoons crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture firmly and evenly against bottom and side of pie pan. Bake 10 minutes cool.
Make vanilla and butterscotch pies from our puddings, too. Mix or match them with the chocolate and vanilla cookie crusts.
1 cup diced uncooked potato (1 medium)
1 cup cut-up fresh or canned tomatoes
2 medium onions, cut into 1/4 inch slices
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
2 cups water
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups milk
2 cans (6 1/2 ounces each) tuna, drained
Snipped chives or parsley
Heat potato, tomatoes, onions, celery seed and water to boiling in saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until potato is tender, about 15 minutes.
Melt margarine over low heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add tuna to potato mixture; stir in sauce. Sprinkle with chives. 6 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each).
Grease and flour 2 round layer pans, 9 x 1 1/2 inches
Bake as directed on package…… 1 package of our lemon cake mix
Prepare as directed on package….1 package of our lemon fluff frosting mix
Cook cake layers completely, fill and frost them.
Shake in tightly covered jar….. about 3/4 cup flaked coconut, few drops green food color
Sprinkle coconut on top of cake to make a grass nest. Fill nest with candy Easter eggs and jelly beans.
Grease and flour 1 square pan, 8x8x2 inches, and 1 round layer pan, 8×1 1/2 inches.
Prepare as directed on package…. 1 package of our white cake mix
Divide the batter between the square and round pans. Bake square pan 25 to 30 minutes, round pan 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
Place square layer on tray. Cut round layer in half. Place cut edge of each half against the top sides of the square to make a heart shape. Frost with your favorite frosting and decorate with red cinnamon hearts.
4 ounces uncooked corkscrew-shaped macaroni
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 can (12 ounces) pork luncheon meat, cut into cubes
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup catsup
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 400 °. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain. In large skillet, cook and stir onion and green pepper in butter until onion is tender. Stir in macaroni and remaining ingredients.
Pour into ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover; bake 30 minutes. 4 to 5 servings.
Our home testers liked this for its “attractive appearance, nice consistency and delicious flavor.”
1 package (10 ounces) frozen cauliflower
1 package (10 ounces) frozen green peas
1/4 cup milk
1 can (about 10 ounces) condensed cream of shrimp soup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups cleaned cooked shrimp
Cook cauliflower and peas in 1/2 to 1 inch boiling salted water just until tender, 3 to 5 minutes; drain. In saucepan, heat milk, soup, salt and pepper over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in cauliflower, peas and shrimp; heat through. If you wish, garnish with toasted almonds. 3 or 4 servings.
Serve with Cheese Puffs (below) and a salad of thinly sliced cucumber, sprinkled with salt, pepper and chopped chives, then lightly tossed in a small amount of bottled garlic salad dressing.
1 package brown and serve rolls (about 10)
2 cups shredded cheese (8 ounces)
2 tablespoons soft butter
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Slice rolls lengthwise in half. Mix remaining ingredients. Place 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on each half; place on baking sheet. Bake as directed on package. 20 puffs.
1 bunch celery
1 cup water
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup low calorie Italian salad dressing
Trim root end off celery but do not separate stalks. Remove leaves and coarse outer stalks. Cut celery bunch crosswise once so bottom section is 5 inches long. Cut bottom section crosswise into quarter; tie quarters with string.
In skillet, heat water to boiling; dissolve bouillon cube in water. Add celery bundles. Cover; heat to boiling. Cook about 15 minutes. Drain celery; place in shallow glass dish. Pour salad dressing over celery. Refrigerate 3 hours, turning bundles twice.
To serve, place a bundle cut side down on each salad plate; remove string. Top with pimiento strips. 4 servings (30 calories each).
CELERY VICTOR II
Pour 1/4 cup low calorie Italian salad dressing over 2 cans (16 ounces each) celery hearts, drained, and 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges, in shallow glass dish. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours. To serve, arrange vegetables on Bibb lettuce. 6 servings (25 calories each).
1 pound beef boneless chuck, tip or round, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound pork shoulder roll or smoked hocks, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can or bottle (12 ounces) beer
1 tablespoon instant beef bouillion
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried basil leaves
6 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup walnut halves (optional)
1 tablespoon margarine or butter (optional)
Cook beef and pork in oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is brown, about 8 minutes; drain. Add enough water to beer to measure 2 cups; pour on beef and pork. Add bouillon, salt, garlic salt, marjoram, thyme and basil. Heat to boiling. Add carrots, potatoes and onion. Cover and cook in 325° oven until beef is tender and pork is done, about 1 1/2 hours.
Shake cold water and flour in tightly covered container; stir gradually into stew. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Stir walnut halves in margarine; sprinkle stew with walnuts. 8 servings. The beef in this recipes will assume a pink color because of the smoked pork.
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 package (3 ounces) lemon-flavored gelatin
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion juice
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 cups diced celery
Mayonnaise or salad dressing
Pour boiling water over gelatin in bowl, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar and seasonings. Chill until slightly thickened but not set.
Stir in celery. Pour into 4-cup ring mold. Chill until firm. Just before serving, fill center of unmolded aspic ring with your favorite seafood salad. Serve with mayonnaise. 6 servings.
Gourmet Aspic: Omit celery and double amounts of aspic ingredients; chill until slightly thickened.
Draing 1 can (14 ounces) cut asparagus spears and 1 can (7 ounces) artichoke hearts; arrange vegetables in 6-cup ring mold. Pour thickened aspic over vegetables; chill until firm. Serve with Creamy Onion Dressing (below). 10 servings.
Cream Onion Dressing: Mix 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1/2 cup dairy sour cream and 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours. About 1 1/4 cups.