Recipe Requests

October 24, 2014 - Marshmallows

Does anyone have a recipe for marshmallows?

December 14, 2013 - Fuitcake Cookies

My MIL made the only thing I actually liked using the old fashioned citron fruit mix – a very soft cookie. Not a bar, just a regular cookie. Not particularly spicy, and more sponge cake like than a normal cookie. For some reason, the citron tasted good in this particular cookie. Other than in this...
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October 26, 2013 - Sweet Pickled Crab Apples

When I was a kid, my aunt used to can crab apples that I loved. Never thought to ask her for the recipe when she was alive, but a friend has a crab apple tree so loaded with crab apples, that some of the branches are touching the ground. When she told me that I...
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August 7, 2013 - cake with apricot halves

Lost older recipe for quick coffeecake made with canned apricot halves using one cake pan. Remember it as very easy and you place the apricot halves evenly on the surface of the batter. As it cooks they sink slightly. No topping on itbut cake is moist and poundcake-like. Might have used juice from the apricot...
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June 28, 2013 - Skillet Tamale Pie

I am searching for a lost recipe that was included with a Citizen’s Utility bill over 30 years ago, in California. It was unique because it was topped with shredded cheese instead of corn bread, and corn meal was stirred into the filling. It was made in an electric skillet and was the BEST Tamale...
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June 17, 2013 - Cheesecake, please!

Many years ago I made a wonderful cheesecake, but have lost the recipe. The filling on many other recipes is as good, but the crust and topping is what made this cheesecake special. Anyone have a cheesecake recipe with a crust that is almost shortbread? The bottom is blind baked, then cooled. The side of...
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March 13, 2013 - Old Campbells Soup Can Recipe for Beef Chowder

Anyone besides me remember a recipe from the Campbell’s Soup can (I’m pretty sure it was on the potato soup can, since that was a primary ingredient in this chowder) for “Beef and Tomato Chowder”? At least, in my memory that’s what it was called. Mama made it using leftover roast beef for Sunday “supper”...
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November 28, 2012 - Gingered Honey

What do you use gingered honey for?

November 1, 2012 - premade bread?

I started making batter bread, so I could get up at o’dark thirty and write/bake. The batter bread appealed to me as there was no kneading. I cannot imagine the mess I’d make at 4 a.m. trying to knead bread. Also, I could premeasure the dry/wet ingredients (yeast, salt sugar = 1 bowl, flour =...
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October 17, 2012 - Veggie Soup for the Soul Recipe

I just read your story on this soup and would love to make it for my family on those chilly fall and winter days. I’ve been looking for a good veggie soup recipe and yours looks so yummy! thank you, Ann

October 9, 2012 - Canadian Bacon

Read Dede’s post on pork jerky and a local store had pork loin on sale relatively cheap. But I had my heart set on making Canadian bacon with it. I don’t have a smoker and will be baking it in the oven instead of smoking it but am getting confused with all the different recipes...
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October 3, 2012 - Jerky Recipe from CITR Retreat?

Dede and Kelly B– at the Retreat this year you did some jerky. I can’t find the recipe on Farm Bell Recipes. Could you post it again? Thanks!

September 26, 2012 - Roasted Red Peppers

I’ve recently roasted some red peppers for the Ball Canning Roasted Red Pepper Spread recipe. However there is all that “juice” that is at the bottom of my bowl that I think I should be doing something with. Here is my question… what can I do with the great smelling “juice” left over from the...
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August 10, 2012 - Chow Chow without cabbage

Two recipes have been posted, but I can only find one. I would like to find the second posting.

August 5, 2012 - Chicken Breakfast Sausage

My husband and I love the chicken sausage made by Isernio’s. It’s just slightly spicy. Does anyone have a recipe for making your own chicken sausage?

July 20, 2012 - Sliced zucchini in Italian tomato sauce similar to Del Monte canned

We love the taste of the canned zucchini in Italian tomato sauce that Del Monte sells. The stores have been steadily increasing the price til it is out of my budget range. I have tried several recipes, but haven’t found the right tomato sauce flavor. Has any one tackled this one yet and succeeded? Thanks!

July 12, 2012 - Hearty beef stew (for canning)

Looking for a recipe for a thick beef stew, one w/ lots of flavor and a thick gravy, that I can put up w/ my pressure cooker for this fall and winter, thanks ladies, I appreciate your help.

July 12, 2012 - Quinoa Recipes

I am looking for main dish recipes that include quinoa. I searched for quinoa and only found a total of 3 recipes containing it. I have never had it but I know that it is a great alternative to rice and meat. Thanks!

July 12, 2012 - Black Bing Cherry Salad

I am looking for a black bing cherry molded salad recipe my mother used to make in the 60’s and 70’s. It could be used as a dessert or a compliment salad, and most people made it around Thanksgiving/Christmas. She passed away some years ago and I have most of her recipes, but neglected to...
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June 29, 2012 - A Different Kind of Grape Jelly

I raise a lot of grapes and in the fall make a lot of grape juice. I would like to make something different from the old standard grape jelly. I have made one with rosemary, it is more of an adult taste. I would like to make something along these lines. Any help from you...
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March 23, 2012 - Making kraut with a cheese press?

I have a good friend who told me she hates traditional sourkraut but she makes her own now and I tried it and I liked it too. However, in making the kraut, mine was dry because the only way I had to press the stuff was whacking it with a meat tenderizer. I like the...
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February 27, 2012 - Low-calorie but high-flavor recipes

I was sent to your site by my cousin and noticed a mention of 500 great recipes with under 600 calories. I did not capture it at the moment as I was looking at the tortilla recipe. Do you have a link you would be willing to send me. I am brand new today! Love...
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February 17, 2012 - Homemade Tomato Soup

Just read Miss Nellie’s post on condensed tomato soup to can. Can’t wait to try it when I have eight pounds of tomatoes. But… I’m craving tomato soup today. When I worked in a local restaurant, the cook made tomato soup from tomato juice and cream. Does anyone have a technique for substituting tomato puree...
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February 2, 2012 - Hush Puppies

Looking for a Hush Puppie recipe. Thanks

February 1, 2012 - Macaroon No Bakes

They are a lot like no bakes, but you put them in a pan and cut them.

January 27, 2012 - Safe Freezer Storage Times

Is there a chart here for safe freezer storage times? Thought I saw one but can’t find it now…I want to clean out my freezer soon and need to know what to throw away or compost, and what is still OK.