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Response for the "Best of the Open Line" Cookbook was overwhelming. Orders for the book almost doubled our expectations. All orders received by November 3rd were turned over to the printer and we are looking for delivery shortly after November 15th. You'll be notified on the air when they are to be mailed and also available at the station for pick up. Another printing will be ordered about November 25th . If you want a copy reserved for you from the second printing, place your orders now. For each book you wish, send $5.30 for delivery by mail or $5.00 if you can pick it up here at the station. Send your order to OPEN LINE COOKBOOK, WMT, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406.  To those of you who have ordered the "Best of the Open Line" Cookbook. THANK YOU! I hope you use it every day and if you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed putting it together, we'll all be happy.


¼ cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
¼ cup molasses
1 egg, well beaten
1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup lukewarm water
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed and drained

Stir cornmeal into boiling water. Stir in butter, molasses and eggs. Dissolve yeast in water. When cornmeal mixture is cooled to lukewarm, add yeast. Beat in flour until stiff dough is formed. Knead dough until smooth and elastic. Let rise until double in bulk. Punch and roll dough into a 10 inch square. Sprinkle blueberries over dough and press in. Roll up like a jelly roll. Tuck ends of roll under to seal. Put seam side down into a well greased 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan. Let rise till double in bulk. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 45 to 50 minutes.


Add 1 cup sugar to 2 eggs and beat well.
Add 1 cup milk and 3 tablespoons melted shortening.
Sift 3 cups flour,
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder together and add all at once.

Stir well. Stir in ½ cup nuts and 1 cup fresh blueberries. Bake in a loaf pan for one hour or until done at 350°


Make your favorite baking powder biscuit recipe extra rich by adding one fourth as much shortening as called for by the recipe. Divide into 8 little balls. Roll out and put ½ of a good sized apple in the middle. Sprinkle apple with cinnamon and about one tablespoon sugar and fold pastry up like an envelope. Put in a loaf pan, folded side down. In another pan, combine 5 cups water, 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons cinnamon. Mix real well and dump over apple dumplings. Bake until one of the apples tests done and pastry is browned.

YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE, REGARDING OPEN LINE BULLETIN RENEWALS: We are handling our renewal procedure in a different way to cut the cost in processing our mailing list and continue to offer the bulletin for just $1 a year. We no longer change the year in the expiration date on the address plate. FOR EXAMPLE: If your subscription shows a 12/69 expiration, your 12 issues cover the period from December through November. In order for you to remain on the mailing list, you must reply to the renewal notice by the 20th of November. If not, we automatically discard the mailing plate. Subscriptions that are renewed are left on the mailing list and will continue to receive the bulletin even though the year on your address plate is not changed. This has been confusing to some of you and I hope your mind will be eased when you get your new year with the old date still on the address label. (DON'T BELIEVE A WORD OF THIS.)

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2/3 cup shortening (which must include ½ cup butter)
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix like any cake and fold in 1 1/3 cups hickory nuts. Bake at 350° until done in a greased and floured loaf pan. Frost with creamy caramel frosting.


Heat 1/3 cup cream and 6 tablespoons butter and set aside. Put 2 tablespoons sugar in a skillet and heat till golden brown. Stir in cream and butter and stir until all lumps have disappeared. Remove from heat and gradually stir in 3 cups powdered sugar and beat to spreading consistency.


Beat 12 to 14 egg whites with ¼ teaspoon salt until foamy, using electric mixer. Then add 1 large teaspoon of cream of tartar and beat until stiff with electric mixer. In another bowl, sift together three times:

1¼ cups cake flour
1¼ cups powdered sugar
1¼ cups white sugar

Add sifted ingredients with a wire beater. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Bake at 375° until done. May be baked in a loaf pan or angel food cake pan. To make chocolate, add ½ cup cocoa and reduce flour to 1 cup.


Mix 4 cups water and 10 cloves and bring to a boil. Let boil two minutes. Drain and add 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tea bags. Leave tea bags in just a few minutes and then remove. Add one pack age cherry presweetened Kool-Aid, 2 cups pineapple juice. 2 cups cranberry juice and one 16 ounce can of frozen orange or lemon concentrate with 2 quarts cold water.


1 can golden mushroom soup
1½ pounds ground beef
½ cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup chopped onion
a generous dash of pepper (but no salt)

Mix all ingredients, using only ¼ cup of the soup. Shape into 6 patties, put in a shallow baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Drain off fat. Mix rest of soup with 1/3 cup water and pour over meat and bake another 10 minutes.


1 package raspberry flavored gelatin
3 cups cranberry juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2½ quarts Seven-Up

Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup of the hot cranberry juice. Add lemon juice and remaining cranberry juice. Chill slightly and add Seven-Up and serve.


½ cup sugar
1 cup fresh mint leaves or ¼ cup dried mint
2 cups boiling water
2 10 ounce packages frozen raspberries
2 6 ounce cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate
5 cups water
Raspberry sherbet

Combine sugar, mint leaves and boiling water and let stand 5 minutes. Add thawed raspberries and concentrate to sugar. Stir well. Strain and pour into punch bowl. Add water. Chill thoroughly. Float scoops of raspberry sherbet on top.


2 pints cranberry juice
1 can frozen lemonade
1 can pineapple juice
1 cup water with sugar to taste
Float lemon and orange slices on top.


Mix 1 envelope lemon lime Kool-Aid with 1 cup sugar, ½ cup lemon juice, 4 cups water and 1 - #2 size can pineapple juice.

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1 can apricot pie mix
1 can chunk pineapple
1 can mandarin oranges
4 cups marshmallows

Drain fruit and mix with marshmallows. Let set overnight for best flavor. Add bananas just before serving.


Break up a small package of mincemeat, add ½ cup water and boil, stirring constantly until mincemeat separates. Combine:

2½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon.

In another bowl:
1 egg well beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup molasses
1 cup of finely chopped suet.

Mix in dry ingredients along with mincemeat. Pour into a greased 2 quart pudding mold. Steam three hours. Remove and put in a warm oven until top loses its stickiness. Serves ten. Serve topped with whipped cream.


Cut small pumpkin in half and clean out inside. Turn upside down on cookie sheet. Bake at 350° until skin is soft and pumpkin looks done. Put pulp through colander if stringy. If not, mash with electric mixer. For pie, use:

1 cup pumpkin
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1½ cups milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ to ½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon all spice

Put in a 9 inch unbaked pie shell and bake at 350° for about an hour.


11 graham crackers, rolled fine
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ to 1 cup nut meats
2 egg whites, beaten stiff
2 egg yolks, beaten

Combine all ingredients and bake in a greased 9 inch pie pan for 30 minutes at 350°. Serve cool with whipped cream.


1 cup lemon drops
1¾ cup boiling water
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs, separated
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

Pour water over drops in saucepan and let stand two hours. Then boil liquid until drops dissolve, stirring constantly. Combine dry ingredients, including salt. Sift into hot liquid: stirring constantly. Beat egg yolks until lemon colored. Add yolks and butter to thickened mixture and blend thoroughly. Cook three minutes. Add lemon juice and rind slowly and blend thoroughly. Pour into a baked 9 inch pie shell. Make meringue and brown in oven.


1 teaspoon whole all spice
1½ teaspoons stick cinnamon
2 tablespoons tea
1½ teaspoons whole cloves
1½ teaspoons ginger
2 quarts water
3 cups sugar
6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 regular size can frozen grape juice concentrate
4 quarts water

Tie spices in bag and boil in the 2 quarts of water for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Boil for 10 minutes more. Makes more than 2 gallons. Refrigerate between servings, heating before serving.


2 cups cubed ham
2 cups water
1 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 large onion, sliced in rings
1 tablespoon whole mixed pickling spices
1 teaspoon salt

Place pickling spices in small cloth bag and tie at top. Place all ingredients except ham in saucepan. Hang bag of spices over the rim of the pan. Bring to boil and then add cubed ham. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove spice bag and chill before serving. Flavor best if refrigerated overnight.

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Remove pumpkin fiber from seeds without washing seeds. Stir with enough melted butter to moisten. Salt and toast at 300° until brown and crisp. Stir once or twice.


24 green tomatoes
6 green peppers
2 red peppers
10 medium onions

Grind together. Drain. Add following ingredients and simmer for 40 minutes:

4 cups sugar
4 teaspoons salt
2 cups vinegar
2 teaspoons celery seed
2 teaspoons mustard seed

Put in sterilized pint jars and seal.


3 quarts water
1 cup canning salt
1 quart cider vinegar

Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes. While liquid is boiling, pack clean jars with little green tomatoes after making a slit on side or bottom of them. Along with tomatoes add a clove of garlic to each jar, pieces of green peppers, red peppers, carrots, celery or whatever you wish to pickle with the tomatoes. Pour hot liquid over them and tighten lids to seal.


6 pared cantaloupe rings, 1½ inches thick
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
2 cups honeydew melon balls
2 cups strawberries
shredded lettuce

Mix pineapple, melon balls, strawberries and lettuce and fill cantaloupe rings. Makes 6 servings.


Cut ten baking apples in half and core. Place cut side down in a shallow baking pan. Combine:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Bring to a boil. Add ½ cup cinnamon drops. Heat and pour syrup over apples. Bake at 350°, for about a half hour or until tender. Remove from oven but leave apples in pan to cool and absorb juices.


Melt ¼ cup butter in a saucepan. Add 3 tablespoons flour and mix well. Add about a cup of cold water with ½ cup brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt. Add milk to make a consistency of meat gravy. Cook until smooth. Remove from stove and add vanilla or maple flavoring to taste. Pour sauce over the baked apples and top with chopped nuts.

One pound of walnuts, unshelled, will yield 1 2/3 cups nut meats.

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