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Yummy Family Recipe FAVORITES
Some Olde Time and Some Not So Olde Goodies:
Eleanor's Breads
(Grammy Fassett-Eleanor Winneford Day-Fassett)
White Bread
Bake at 350 F for 1/2 to 3/4 hour
3/4 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup shortening
3 t. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 yeast cakes or 2 packages dry yeast
2 cups warm water
While milk is scalded, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.  Add shortening, sugar and salt to scalded milk
and cool to just warm.
Add water to yeast, then milk, etcl. 
Add enough flour to make a soft dough.  Place on floured board and knead, addding enough flour so dough will not be sticky.
Let rise in warm place until doubled.  Stir down and let rise again.  Place in greased & floured pans and let rise until doubled.
Bake a above.
Eleanor's Cranberry Bread
Bake at 350 F for 1 Hour
2 cups sifted four
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. soda
1 t. salt
Juice and gratd rind of one Orange
2. T. shortening
Boiling water to make 3/4 cup total liquid with Ornage juice
1 egg
1 cup shopped nuts
1 cup cranberries, cut in half
Cream sugar and hortening.  Add egg, then juice and water alternately with the sifted dry ingredients.
Fold in cranberries and nuts.
Let stand in pan for 20 minutes.  Bake as above. ( loaf pan).
Eleanor's Finnish Coffee Cake
Bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes.
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 yeast cake, softened in 1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 eggs, beaten
3 1/2 cups flour
3 cardemon seeds, crushed
Combine mlk, butter, sugar & salt.  Cool to lukewarm.
Add yeast, eggs, flour and seeds.
Mix well.
Place in bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in bulk
in warm place about 1 hour.
Punch down and let rise in cool place for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into two parts, equal.
Braid each to mke two loave.
Cover and let rise in place until doubled.
Bake as above.
Frost & decorate with cherries & nuts.
Grandmother Blanche Alls-Day
(Recipe from her daughter, Eleanor Day-Fassett)
Mother's Chocolate Cake
Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes.
Put into sifter:
1 1/2 cups sifted flour (if cake flour add 2 T.)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate (cocoa)
1 t. oda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Sift into bowl and add:
1 egg
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup boiling ater
Beat for 3 - 4 minutes.  Bake as above in greasd & floured pan(s).
Grampa Day-Edwin Chauncey Day, made white yeast bread rolls without a recipe up through his 90's!  He would laugh at me whenever  I had to use the recipe to make the rolls!
It was a family tradition at Auntie Fe's & Uncle Harry' home to have Homemade Boston Baked Beans, Hot Dogs & Fresh Homemade Yeast Rolls
on Saturday Night!
What fun times those were!
Eleanor's Raspberry Bars
Bake @ 350 F
Mix these 6 ingredients together,
then press into pan (9x9")
1/2 cup oleo
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt
2 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons sugar
Spread one 6-8 ounce jar of Raspberry Jam (Seedless is ok) over mixture in pan and top with the following:
2 cups shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
Beat egg & add sugar & cornstarch & cornstarch. 
Add vanilla & oleo.  Mix well & spread over the jam.
Bake @ 350 F for about 30 - 40 minutes.
Eleanor's Peanut Butter Cookies
with Hershey Kisses
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup egg beaters or 1 egg
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar-packed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter & sugar together,
add peanut butter & egg.
Mix well.  Add dry indredients & vanilla.
Bake @ 350 F for 10-12 minutes.
Top each cookie with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss.
Eleanor's Hermits
Sift together:
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1.2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Cream together:
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses
Alternate with flour mixture, then add:
1 cup nuts & 1 cup mixed fruit or raisins
Bake at 350 F until done.
Sprinkle with sugar when done and cut into squares.
Great Aunt Annalee's Molasses Cake
(Sister to Grandmother Minerva Edith Thornton-Hilton-Hurd)
Cream together 1/2 cup oleo & 1 cup sugar
Add 1 cup molasses & 2 well beaten eggs
Add 2/3 cup buttermilk
Add - Sifted together:
1/4 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 t. baking powder
1 teaspoon ginger
Fold-in nuts if desired.
Bake @ 350 F.
Sissy's I Guess Pizza Crust
-makes 2 pizza crusts-
Dissolve 1 package dry yeast in
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Let stand for 5 minutes.
Mix in 1 1/2 cups flour.
Mix well.
Let set for 15 to 20 minutes.
Spread in pan & let the toppings fly!
Bake @ 425 F for 15 - 20 minutes until done.
Sissy's 'French' Dressing
1/3 cup Each:
Salad Oil
Mix together well.  Shake well before each use.
Keeps in refrigerator for up to one week.
Variation to make
'Thousand Island' Dressing:
Add 1/3 cup Mayonnaise to the above ingredients.
Sissy's Quick Fudge Recipe
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
Pinch of salt
Vanilla Extract
Bring all to boil in saucepan
Boil to 234 degrees with candy thermometer-
Stirring to dussolve.
Remove from heat quickly at 234 degrees and Quickly beat in 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
Quickly Pour into a buttered pan and spread evenly
(approx. 8x8" pan).
Sissy's Flakey Pie Crust
Makes Two 8 or 9 " Pie Crusts
2 1/1 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoon shortening
5 Tablespoons cold water
Mix flour and salt in bowl.
Cut-in shortening.
Blend-in water a little at a time
with a fork or fingers.
DO NOT overwork.
B.J.'s Molded Ambrosia
(Lu Dawn's Sister)
Mix together:
One 3 ouce package orange gelatin
1 cup
boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
Mix well & chill until slightly congealed.
1 cup whipped cream or dessert topping mix.
1 small can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup flaked coconut
1 small can mandarin orange slices, drained
Chill until set.
Danny's Chocolate Cake
(B.J.'s son's father)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons soda
5 Tablespoons cocoa
Dash of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
1 cup vegetable oil
Bake @ 350 F oven for 25-35 minutes.
Uncle Mark's Cranberry Salad
(Poppa Floyd's brother)
(Poppa is B.J.'s father)
2 cups ground cranberries
2 cups sugar
2 packwages Lemon jello
4 cups hot water
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup nuts (pecans preferred)
1 ground orange
Combine cranberries & sugar and let stand.
Dissolve Jello in hot boiling water.
Chill until soft
Add the other ingredients.
Chill until set.

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