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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Candied Dill Pickle Chips

10/18/2009 meps 0

Take a jar of hamburger chips — just the regular pickle,s not garlic or kosher dills. Drain them. Cover with granulated sugar and refrigerate for at least two weeks. You can add more sugar halfway […]

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Desserts

Cracker Pudding

10/18/2009 meps 0

I’ve modified this to make 4 flavorful half-cup servings, and I’ve simplified the instructions as well. The original recipe is at the bottom. 2 C milk 3 T sugar 1/2 C crushed saltine crackers 1/2 […]

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Holidays

Cranberry Wobbler

10/17/2009 meps 0

This is a favorite holiday dish from Odessa. 1-1/2 C ground cranberries 1/2 C sugar 2 3-oz packages Jello orange or lemon 1/4 t salt 2 C boiling water 1-1/2 C cold water 1 T […]

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Cookies & Candies

Frosted Drop Cookies

10/18/2009 meps 0

2 C sifted flour 1 t baking powder 1/4 t salt 1/2 t vanilla 1/4 C milk 1 egg white 3/4 C butter 1 C powdered sugar 1 egg yolk Sift together flour, baking powder, […]

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Mincemeat Pie Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

This makes enough for one or two pies. It’s a farmhouse recipe, no precise quantities. The hamburger provides “umami” flavor that offsets the sweetness. About 2 lbs of hamburger A lot of raisins About as […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Pot Pie

12/18/2009 meps 1

The Mom referred to is Odessa Simpson, who taught me to make this awesome dish in her 150-year-old kitchen. This is comfort food at its very best — rich, heavy, simple Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. It […]

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Cookies & Candies

Oatmeal Whoopie Pies

10/17/2009 meps 0

2 C brown sugar 2 C oatmeal 3/4 C margarine 2 eggs 1/2 t salt 2 C flour 1 t cinnamon 1 t baking powder 2 t soda in 1 T boiling water Cream together […]

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Holidays

Odessa’s Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

While we were working on pot pie, talk turned to Thanksgiving traditions. Odessa turned to me and asked, “Do you stuff your turkey?” “Sometimes — if we cook it outside on the grill, we don’t. […]

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Cookies & Candies

Sand Tarts (Rollouts)

10/17/2009 meps 1

There’s a dark brown knot on the wooden board the family uses to roll these out. If you can’t see the knot through the dough, then you haven’t rolled it thinly enough. If you roll […]

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Cookies & Candies

Woopie Pies

10/17/2009 meps 1

I copied the original recipe card that said “woopie,” which I suspect was misspelled. It should probably be “whoopie,” but I already had a whoopie pie recipe on the F-G. This version, however is an […]