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PERFECTED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

½ cup shortening
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 egg
2½ cups floor
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
package of chocolate chips
½ cup nut meats (optional)

Follow usual cookie mixing method. Add moisture (not shown in above ingredients) a tablespoon at a time until you have a smooth but stiff dough. Chill. Bake at 375° on greased cookie sheet.

HOMEMADE WALLPAPER PASTE

1 cup cornstarch
1 scant cup sugar (more than ¾, but less then 1)
2 teaspoons powdered alum

Mix above together with just enough water to dissolve the ingredients. Then add 6 quarts of rolling boiling water, stirring constantly. This paste can be stored in an air-tight container for some time. (Mrs. Leota Gregory, Robbins, Iowa)

SWEET FISH BAIT

Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup corn meal and 10 tablespoons of thick molasses. Mix into stiff dough and roll into bait balls. Drop into boiling water. Boil 10 minutes. Remove and drop into cold water.

SOUTHERN PEANUT BUTTER PIE

1 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup chunk style peanut butter
1 unbaked 9 inch pastry shell
1 cup whipping cream

Combine first five ingredients, mixing until thoroughly blended. Pour into prepared pastry shell. Bake in hot oven 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to moderate 350° and bake 30 to 35 minutes longer. Filling should appear slightly less set to center. Chill. Top with whipped cream. (Mrs. Tom Sexton, Cedar Rapids)

PORK RICE CASSEROLE

Spread 4 pork steaks with prepared mustard on each side and brown. Add:

1 cup rice
1 can chicken with rice condensed soup
1 can water

Cook at boiling point until rice and meat are well done. This is prepared easiest in an electric skillet, but it may he baked in an oven. Add more water as needed. (Mike Swan, Rowley, Iowa)

SALTY FISH BAIT

Bring a pint of sweet milk to a boil. Add 3 tablespoons salt. Heat until milk starts to foam, and add enough corn meal until the mixture is thick and tough enough to stay on the hook. You can add bits of cotton to hold it together.

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SAUER BRATEN

4 pounds bottom round
1 cup vinegar
2 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon mixed spices (pickling)
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
pinch black pepper
2 large onions
browned flour

Mix vinegar, meat, water and spices. Put in non-metal container. Let stand in a cool place for 2 or 3 days. Baste frequently and turn once a day. Drain meat. Save liquid. Sprinkle meat with two tablespoons flour, salt and pepper. Brown in hot fat. Add liquid that was saved, onions, and cover. Cook slowly for 1 and ½ hours or until tender. Remove meat. Strain liquid and thicken with browned flour to make rich, thick gravy. Slice meat and add to gravy. (Mrs. Ray Setzer, South Amana, Iowa)

PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS:  In a gallon jug of tepid water, mix 1 teaspoon each of Epsom salts, saltpeter and baking powder and 1/3 teaspoon ammonia. This is a complete plant food and should be used only once every 4 to 6 weeks. It can be stored. Shake well before use.

MOCK APPLE PIE

Boil together:

1½ cups water
1½ cups white sugar
1½ teaspoons of cream of tartar
16 soda crackers, broken into large pieces (to resemble apple slices)

Boil together till soda crackers look clear. Pour boiling mixture into unbaked pie shell. Top with butter or cinnamon. Add top crust and bake same as apple pie.

GOOD WHITE WASH

4 pounds white cement
4 pounds lime
½ cup salt
½ gallon water

Stir until dissolved. Let set one minute. Then add another half gallon of water. Let set one minute. Then apply with brush or stubby broom. (Mrs. Virgil D. Wheeler, Columbus Junction, Iowa)

HINTS AND HELPS

To sweeten a smelly disposal, grind up several ice cubes after using... When cooking kraut, lay a slice of stale bread on top of the kraut before covering and it will absorb a lot of the odor...Moleskin adhesive (foot pads) is still a big favorite in preventing scratched or discolored floors. Just cut to fit bottom of chair legs or runners and apply ... To clean and reseason your waffle iron: Use enough cotton to cover the bottom grid when closed. Saturate with ammonia. Close waffle iron and let set for 24 hours. Remove cotton and if available, clean grids with a wire brush. Do not use soap and water. After cleaning, apply a good olive oil to reseason griddle. Bake a few waffles to throw away to remove ammonia and oil taste... If you cannot repair a dripping faucet at once, tie a string to the faucet, long enough to reach the sink, and the water will run silently down the string. When using bananas, slice them into pineapple juice, making sure the slices are covered by juice. You'll find the bananas won't discolor... In cutting flowers for the house, to give the longest life, cut roses when buds are soft. Use a sharp knife or scissors. Never break stems. Cut flowers in early morning or after dew has fallen at night; never at midday ... Add two tablespoons vinegar when canning strawberries. This will retain the red color of the berries ... To remove ink stains from, colored fabrics, mix dry mustard in a thick paste, spread it over the spots and let stand 24 hours. Then sponge with cold water. Those frustrating struggles with a jar lid that won't come loose can be eliminated by lining your hand with sandpaper before turning old coffee and tea stains in good tablecloths can be treated by soaking cloth in milk overnight and laundering as usual the next day... If you have cabinet doors that won't stay shut, place a small piece of adhesive tape on the top edge of each door to make a "bind."... For silver and silver plate items which are used primarily to look at, and not for practical purposes, to avoid having to polish them regularly, spray them with hair spray. Apply every two to three months. It washes off with mild (not detergent) soap and water, if you want to use the piece for serving... For a delicious fruit icing, add a can of strained pineapple baby food to powdered sugar... To make tasty hamburgers, mix several tablespoons of catsup and chopped onions in your ground beef. Let stand awhile before frying... For more good hints and helps, listen to THE OPEN LINE, Monday thru Friday from 3:10 to 4 PM on WMT RADIO.

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