Date Nut Cookies

Date Nut Cookies


1 1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

3 eggs

1 cup shortening

1 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup hot water

5 1/2 cups flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup nuts

1 cup dates or raisins or chocolate chips


Cream shortening and sugar, add beaten eggs, cream, flour, salt, and baking

powder, the soda dissolved in hot water and vanilla.

Beat well and add nuts, etc.

Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes at 375’F.

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.





1/2 cup peanut oil (Plantars)

1/2 cup honey

Pour over:

2 1/2 cup oatmeal oats

1 cup bran

3/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup powdered milk

1/2 cup coconut


Place on 2 cookie sheets in 275’F oven for 15 minutes.

Wheat Chili

Wheat Chili


3 cups wheat, washed, cooked slowly 1 1/2-2 hours, cooled and stored in

fridge overnight.

9 cups water

6 beef bouillon cubes

1 1/2 – 2 lbs. hamburger or ground turkey

2 large onions

1 green pepper

1/4 tsp. savory

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/4 tsp. cumin

1 qt. tomatoes

1 qt. tomato juice

3/4 cup catsup

pinch cayenne

1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder (or more)


Brown beef, add onion and pepper. Drain off all grease and add remaining ingredients and simmer slowly with wheat, approximately 1 hour.  Salt to taste after it is cooked.

(I put cooked wheat and hamburger in crock pot.)

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.

Mom’s Potato Salad Dressing


Cheryln’s Mom that is..   🙂


I’m not typically a fan of Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise, but for some reason I really like this stuff!!


3/4 Cup Miracle Whip

1/4 Cup vinegar

1/4 Cup Sugar

3 tablespoons mustard

salt and pepper

1/4 teaspoon paprika


You have to look at how much potatoe salad you have.

add enough miracle whip to be enough for the salad.

add between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of both sugar and vinegar to taste.

paprika is just for taste.. a couple of shakes

No Bake Cookies


These are Randy’s favorite… at least they were when we were growing up! 😮










1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar

1 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Milk

3 Cups Rolled oats

5 Tablespoons Cocoa

1 Cup Coconut

1 teaspoon Vanilla


Boil all sugar, butter, and milk for one minute.

Mix all other ingredients separately.

Pour hot mixture over the oat mixture.

Drop by teaspoon on waxed paper.