Old Fashioned Christmas Recipes

As I was searching through some archived newspapers the other day, I stumbled across two traditional recipes for an old fashioned Christmas. These recipes were printed in one of the 1938 December editions of the Galion Inquirer. I copied the recipes for my own future use, and then realized that perhaps more folks would like to have a chance to make them. The two things I appreciate about these recipes, and think you will too, is that they are made of easy to find ingredients. Check your cupboards, you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! Pop Corn Ball Recipe 5 quarts popped corn 2 c sugar 1 ½ c water ½ c white corn syrup 1/3 tsp salt 1 tsp vinegar 1 Tb vanilla Put perfect kernels in a large pan. Boil sugar, water and corn syrup without stirring until it cracks when tried in cold water (260 degrees). Add vinegar, salt and vanilla and boil to 264 degrees. Pour slowly over corn, stirring and turning with a spoon to coat each kernel evenly. Make into balls, let stand in cold place until brittle wrap in wax paper. Molasses Taffy Recipe  1 c molasses 1 c sugar ¼ … Continue reading →

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

There are some things that are just hard to pass up. Chocolate chip cookies are one of those things. I was looking through the kitchen cupboard the other afternoon, hoping to find something to snack on in there. I discovered a bag of chocolate chips. Well, you know I had to sample some of those chocolate chips right away! Then I started checking my chocolate chip cookie recipe against the contents of the cupboard. I found all the necessary items, so I was off and baking. My husband came in the back door and exclaimed, “Cookies!” He was out by the garage doing yardwork. How did he know I was baking cookies? That man has cookie radar! Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 cups flour 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 sticks of butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Soften the butter in the microwave for 45 seconds. Add the vanilla, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix with electric beaters until creamed together. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, … Continue reading →

Cookie Dough Cheesecake

  The holidays are quickly approaching. Holiday meals mean great deserts. Who can pass up the desert table at a holiday dinner? Some of our favorite deserts are chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake and pie. This recipe combines the best of all three deserts into one rich, creamy, chocolaty dish! Take this dish to your next family gathering and watch it disappear. Young children and grown adults both are attracted to chocolate chip cookie dough. There’s just something about eating cookie dough that feels like rebellion and defiance. Remember mom telling us not to eat raw cookie dough? That’s because most cookie dough contains raw eggs. Experts warn us against eating raw eggs due to the danger of e coli. Mom listens to the experts. This recipe avoids that concern by leaving the eggs out of the cookie dough. The eggs act as a binding agent when you are baking cookies. Since we are not baking this cookie dough, the eggs are not necessary. So, no worries Mom. Cookie Dough Cheesecake  1 chocolate graham cracker crust 1 (17 oz) package chocolate chip cookie mix 1 stick (8 TB) butter 1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 2 … Continue reading →