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Cookies & Candies

Apricot Balls

10/17/2009 meps 0

1 8-oz package dried apricots, chopped 2-1/2 C flaked coconut 3/4 C sweetened condensed milk 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts Stir apricots, coconut, and milk in bowl. Shape in walnut-sized balls (oil hands). Roll […]

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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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Cookies & Candies

Caramel-frosted Pumpkin Cookies

10/18/2009 meps 0

The cookie part of this recipe can also be used to make large pumpkin whoopie (woopie) pies. Fill them with white cream from the woopie pie recipe instead of the caramel frosting. 3 C sugar […]

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Simpson family

Chicken Corn Soup

10/17/2009 meps 0

(this makes a big cold packer or stockpot full) 1 qt plus large handful chicken (the meat from 2 chickens) 8 qt corn, cut from the cob Double handful chopped hard cooked eggs Broth and […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate-dipped peanut-butter crackers

10/18/2009 meps 0

This can be done with Saltines, Ritz crackers, or even oyster crackers (little miniature ones). People LOVE these. Spread peanut butter on one cracker and top with a second cracker. Dunk in dipping chocolate and […]

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Desserts

Christmas Salad

10/18/2009 meps 0

Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages lime jello 1 C crushed pineapple (drain first, save the juice) 3-1/2 C water Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages strawberry jello 3-1/2 C water Heat pineapple […]

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Cookies & Candies

Coconut Creams

10/17/2009 meps 0

From Odessa of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. She and her husband used to make dozens of varieties of homemade candies every year for the church bazaar and holiday season. 3/4 lb butter 8 oz marshmallow cream 8 […]

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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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Cakes

Grammy Cake (Devils Food)

10/18/2009 meps 0

Combine: 2 C dark brown sugar 1/2 C shortening 2 eggs 1 C hot water Pour half of this over 1/2 C cocoa Into the remainder, put: 1 t soda 2 C flour Some vanilla […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lemon Yummies

10/17/2009 meps 0

From Odessa of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Mix and press into 9×13 pan: 2 C flour 2 sticks (1/2 lb) margarine 1/2 C confectioners sugar Bake 20 minutes at 350 F Mix and pour over crust: 1/8 […]

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Salads

Marinated Carrots

10/18/2009 meps 0

5-6 C sliced carrots, cooked and drained 1 can tomato soup 1/2 C salad oil 3/4 C vinegar 1 t worcestershire sauce 1 medium onion, sliced thin 1 t dry mustard 1 t salt 1 […]

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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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Pies

Odessa’s Pumpkin Pie

10/18/2009 meps 0

When you make a pumpkin pie using the Libby’s canned pumpkin and the Libby’s recipe, make the following two changes: 1 – use half brown and half white sugar 2 – add 1/2 C sweet […]

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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 […]