Boiled Raisin Cake

Boiled Raisin Cake


Cook until tender (30 minutes):

2 cups raisins

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 1/2 cups water

Add 1/2 cup shortening and cool.


1 tsp. soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water.

Stir in 2-2 1/2  cups flour.

Add 2 tsp. vanilla.

Bake 350’F 45 minutes.

Poor Man’s Pie

Poor Man’s Pie


Doris Blaser lived with Emma for a year after they were first married before

they moved to Salt Lake. Emma taught her these recipes.


Pie dough – rolled out.

Put cinnamon and sugar on dough.

Add milk or cream or add fresh apple – salt and cinnamon and sugar. Bake.

Butter Mints

Butter Mints


2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 egg white

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1/2 tsp. flavoring (peppermint)

Few drops food coloring


Beat well and roll into small balls.

Press top with fork.

Approximately 40 mints.

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake


Beat well:

1 1/4 cup salad oil

4 eggs

2 cups sugar



2 cups sifted flour

3 cups grated raw carrots

1 cup finely grated pecans

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. soda

2 tsp. cinnamon


Bake in 300’F oven 45 – 60 minutes.

Orange Salad



My mom, Doris Blaser, made this salad!

Orange Salad
1 – 12 oz. Cool Whip
1 –  6  oz. box orange jello
2 – 11 oz. cans Mandarin Oranges
1 – 12 oz. Cottage Cheese (lite)

Thaw Cool Whip.  Mix jello with cottage cheese until jello dissolves.  Mix
Cool Whip with jello and cottage cheese.  Add oranges, and mix lightly not
to break the oranges.
You may use any flavor jello you like best.

Caramel Apple Pie



This is the winning recipe from Pies In The Dutch Oven by DeeAnn Johnson IDOS Spring 2012. It is meant to be made in a Dutch Oven. Submitted by Scott Campbell, Bevy Anne’s husband, who raised 9 children and who loves to cook.


Original pie crust:

12 1/2 cups flour

5/8 cup shortening

1 egg (slightly beaten)

1 Tbsp. vinegar

!/2 tsp. salt

2 1/2 Tbsp. cold water


Using a pastry cutter, cut flour, butter and salt together until it is very

crumbly.  Put egg vinegar and water together then add to the flour mixture.

Cut this mixture together until mixed well.

Put some flour on a board and roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick.


Place the crust into the Dutch oven and set aside.

It takes the complete recipe to make the bottom crust.



6 -7 apples, cored and sliced



16 oz. Caramels

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cream


Place apples into pie crust and set aside.

Melt sauce ingredients in a small Dutch oven until mixture is smooth.

Pour 1/3 of sauce mixture over the apples and put on the top pie crust.  After baking, pour the remainder of the sauce mixture over top of the completed pie.

Mormon Muffin Mix


This recipe is given out once a year from Rainbow Gardens (The Greenery Restaurant) in Ogden, Utah.



2 cups boiling water

1 Tbsp and 2 tsp baking soda

1 cup Crisco shortening

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 quart buttermilk

5 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

4 cups 100% Bran Buds

2 cups 40% Bran Flakes

1 cup chopped walnuts


Add soda to hot water and let cool.  Whip shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs slowly.  Mix well.,  Add the buttermilk, flour, salt and mix well.  Add the soak water very slowly.


Fold the two bran cereals into the mixture very slowly with the chopped walnuts.


To Bake: Spoon into greased muffin tines.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

Let cool for 5 minutes.  Guaranteed to keep you regular!

Gertrude Barber’s Butter Tarts

Gertrude Barber’s Butter Tarts


Bevy Anne has this recipe written out in her mother Reta’s handwriting saying it is her mother’s (Gertrude Barber) recipe for Butter Tarts.


1 egg

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup currants or (1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup currants)

Butter – size of a walnut

Vanilla to taste


Beat until full of bubbles.  Drop from spoon onto lined pans and bake in quick oven 450’F. (10-15 minutes til done)