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1 #303 can of green beans
1 #303 can of wax beans
1 15 ounce can of kidney beans or shelly beans
½ cup diced green pepper
½ cup minced onion
½ cup salad oil
½ cup vinegar
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon celery seed

Drain beans. If kidney beans are used, rinse before adding. Combine with green pepper and onions. Mix oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper together. Mix well and pour over beans. Refrigerate eight hours before serving. For an added flavor, substitute ½ cup garlic wine vinegar for the vinegar in the recipe.


2 envelopes gelatin
1 package powdered drink mix
Artificial sweetening to taste

Mix with four cups water and chill till set.


Cook one package of chocolate pudding mix as directed on the package. Add 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 cup of top milk, cream or milk, depending on how rich you want it. Pour into molds and freeze. (Mrs. Leon L. Jacob, Elgin, Iowa)


2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ cup shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup Milk

Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar together. Cut in shortening. Beat egg and add to milk and add to other ingredients. Stir until dough follows spoon. Turn dough on lightly floured board. Knead lightly. Pat, and, roll out to about one inch thickness. Cut biscuits and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush top of biscuits with milk and bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes. (Mrs. Roy Dahmer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

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1 pint mayonnaise
1 bottle creamy french dressing
1 can grated Romano cheese
2 chopped garlics
½ tube anchovy paste

Mix in blender and store in refrigerator. (This is the recipe for the dressing used in the Plantation Restaurant in Moline Illinois.) Use dressing on mixed lettuce, radishes and tomatoes. Just before serving, break in melba toast and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. (Mrs. Ivan Graham, Davenport, Ia.)

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Three cupfuls of milk, four eggs and one cupful of sugar. Two cups of thick stewed apples, strained through a colander. Beat the whites and yolks of the eggs slightly, and mix the yolks well with the apples, flavoring with nutmeg. Then beat into this the milk, end lastly the whites. Let the crust partly bake before turning in this filling. To be baked with only the one crust, like all custard pies. (Mrs. Ben Semelroth, Cedar Rapids)


Lay a crust in your plates. Slice apples thin, and half fill your plates. Pour over them a custard made of four eggs and one quart of milk, sweetened and seasoned to your taste. (Mrs. Semelroth)


1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons of butter
1 quart sauerkraut
1 grated raw potato
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Fry onion in butter and add sauerkraut and cook for five minutes. Add potato. Cover with boiling water and cook for 30 minutes over a low fire. Add brown sugar and simmer 30 minutes more. (Mrs. Howard Higgins, Webster, Iowa)


SOWBUGS: Mix 1 part of Paris Green and 9 parts brown sugar and place an pieces of cardboard in infested areas.

ANTS: Mix powdered sugar with boric acid and sprinkle where ants are seen.

ANTS: Mix 1 tablespoon dry yeast with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and sprinkle around unwanted ant areas.


Use canned green beans (about 1 quart, juice and all). Add about 12 crumbled soda crackers and 1 can undiluted cream of chicken or mushroom soup. Mix and bake about 25-30 minutes in a moderate oven. May be topped with buttered crumbs or French fried onion rings.


Keep a toothbrush handy in the kitchen to brush the silks off the ears of sweet corn. And a small sized toothbrush in the sewing machine is perfect for brushing dust and lint off around the shuttle, etc. Crack eggs slightly before boiling and they will peal perfectly every time.....Put flour and salt in a large salt shaker and use for flouring meat and for chicken, put salt and flour in a paper sack, drop chicken pieces in and shake.....Add ½ egg white to ingredients for a no-crumble graham cracker crust....To clean steam irons, fill iron with equal parts of vinegar and water. Set iron on rayon and let heat for 30 minutes. Pour out solution and rinse with clean water three times. Dry out iron before using.....To water plants while on vacation, place one layer of bricks in the bathtub....Fill tub almost to the top of bricks. Set plants on bricks while away....To clean pans easily after using on an outdoor grill, before using, coat the outside with an old bar of soap To keep bugs off fresh paint, mix  of citronella or vanilla with the paint....To quickly hem up drapes, use masking tape, especially nice for people who rent or move around, as you don t have to cut them off. ...When there are steps to paint, paint every other one first. When they are dry, paint the ones you skipped. This way the steps will stay in use.....A small pad dipped in nail polish remover will quickly remove crayon marks on windows and woodwork......Put salad oil on your metal grater before grating cheese and it isn't apt to stick......Electric fry pans can be used if you need a vaporizer in a pinch by setting the dial at 220 degrees.....Sandwich spread makes a quick, easy and delicious dressing for potato salad, ham salad or tuna salad......If your enamelware becomes discolored clean with a paste made of salt and vinegar ......Carrots cooked in a little peanut butter will give a new and improved flavor.....To make tough steak tender, rub it on both sides with a mixture of vinegar and oil and let stand two hours before cooking  .... Before taking dishes to picnics, clubs, etc., mark them with fingernail polish, it won't come off when washed, but can be removed with fingernail polish remover....Meat loaf will not stick to pan if you place a strip or two of bacon at the bottom of the pan before packing the meat mixture in.

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1 tablespoon gelatin (unflavored)
¼ cup cold water
3 eggs (separated)
¾ cup sugar
½ cup unstrained lime juice
½ teaspoon grated lime rind
¼ teaspoon salt
few drops of green coloring

Sprinkle gelatin on water and soak for a few minutes. Beat egg yolks slightly. Add ½ sugar with the lime juice and rind and cook over boiling water until thick, stirring constantly. Add gelatin to hot mixture and stir until dissolved. Add coloring. Cook until thick but not set. Add salt to egg whites and beat until stiff. Add rest of sugar slowly and beat till stiff. Blend with gelatin mixture. Pour into baked pie shell and chill.


Wash grapes and crush. Boil crushed grapes until seeds and pulp separates. Strain through cloth to make it clear. (Some say if you will let the juice set overnight after straining, it will be even clearer.) Heat juice to boil, then remove from fire and add 3 cups sugar to each 2 cups of juice and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. You are cautioned to use pure cane sugar and not beet sugar. Jelly is now ready for the jars. Other fruits have been used successfully with this cold method.


5 cups ground cucumbers
3 cups ground onion
3 cups chopped celery
2 red peppers, ground
¾ cup salt
2 red or green sweet peppers, ground
1½ quarts water
1 quart white vinegar
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons mustard seed
2 tablespoons celery seed

Combine vegetables. Add salt and water and let stand overnight. Drain. Heat vinegar sugar, mustard and celery seed to boiling point. Add vegetables and return to boiling point. Cook slowly for ten minutes. Seal in hot sterilized jars.


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