Sunday, June 29, 2014

Recipe Boxes and the Stories They Tell - Part II

Today is the one year anniversary of our mother's passing. To honor her, this is a continuation of part one which was posted earlier this week. First is the list of her recipes and then four of her favorite recipes.

Yvonne (Cole) Olsen Barker Recipe Box Contents – 104 recipes

Appetizers – 1 recipe
Deviled Eggs – Yvonne, family favorite

Beverages – 6 recipes
Apricot Liqour
Bailey’s Irish Cream – Pearl Hartley, friend
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk – Pearl Hartley
Hot Chocolate
Milk Reconstituted
Tea & Tang Drink

Breads, Biscuits and Muffins – 7 recipes
Amish Friendship Bread
Banana Bread – Zella (Straw) Olsen (1964), mother in law
Cheese Bread – Marie, friend
Cinnamon Rolls
Hawaiian Zucchini Nut Bread - Yvonne
Raisin Bread
Whole Wheat Bread – Zella (Straw) Olsen, mother in law

Cakes, Fillings and Frostings – 13 recipes
Apple Cake - Ti, friend
Applesauce Cupcakes
Better Than Sex Cake IV – For Yvonne, from your sister-in-law-ha! Lois
Chocolate Sauerkraut Beer Cake
Earth Quake Cake - Claudia, friend
Fruit Cocktail Cake - Aunt Hilda, her mother's sister
Karot Kake
Kloe’s Cake
Lynne’s Apple Cake
Portland (Oregon) Cake
Orange & Cranberry Treat
Rhubarb Cake – Stephanie, granddaughter or Agnes, friend
Sour Cream Blueberry Cake

Candies – 11 recipes
Chocolate/Peanut Butter Fudge
Christmas Divinity – M. Abelein, friend
Magic French Fudge – makes about 1 ¾ lbs.
Peanut Butter Balls – Micky Williamson, neighbor
Mints – Aunt Hilda, her mother's sister
Rocky Road – Kay Gibson, neighbor
Rocky Road Candy
Scary Tarts (White Chocolate Mousse Tarts for Halloween)
Spooky Fudge Treats

Casseroles and One Dish Meals – 13 recipes
Cabbage Rollups
Chicken Ala King - Lois, friend
Chicken and Noodle Casserole
Corn/Broccoli Casserole
Chicken Breast & Broccoli Casserole
Cowboy Stew
Cracked Wheat Cereal
Della Davis Wheat Chili
Fried Rice with Almonds
Meat Loaf
Quick Pizza
Turkey and Broccoli
Turkey-Cashew Casserole

Cookies – 15 recipes
C. C. Cookies – Helen (Anderson) Cole Haynes, her mother
Carrot Cookies – From the kitchen of Lois A., friend
Crunchy Cookies
Dishpan Cookies
Dorothy’s Peanut Cookies - Aunt Dorothy, her mother's sister
Fat-Free Oatmeal Cookies
Fattingman (Norwegian Cookie)
Granola Cookies
Honey Crunch
Luscious Lemon Bars – Rosanne Batman, friend
No Bake Cookies
Peanut Butter Granola Cookies
Raspberry Crumble Bar Cookies
World’s Best Cookies

Desserts – 11 recipes
4 Layer Dessert, “Better Than Robert Redford” – Gloria, friend 
Berry Cobbler
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding – Eleanor Lofton, neighbor
Chocolate Mousse – in a blender
Frozen Pumpkin Dessert – Tupperware
Fruit Desert
Fruit Mix Up
No Bake Cheese Cake
Pear Crisp – Stephanie Pyryt, granddaughter
Sweet Krispix Drops
Quick Tapioca Pudding – Yvonne 

Doughnuts- Waffles and Griddle Cakes – 1 recipe
Buttermilk Syrup

Eggs and Cheese – 2 recipes
Breakfast Casserole – Lois, friend

Fish and Sea Foods – 2 recipes
Salmon Ball – Helen (Anderson) Cole Haynes, her mother
Salmon Goodie

Foreign Foods

Frozen Foods


Jams, Jellies and Preserves – 4 recipes
Orange Marmalade
Peach Jam
Plum Conserve
Strawberry Banana Jam

Meats – 3 recipes
Hamburger Helper
Hamm Rolls
Party Delight – Yvonne

Outdoor Cooking

Pickles and Relishes

Pies and Pastries – 7 recipes
8-minute Light’n Fruity Pie
10-Minute German Sweet Chocolate Cream Pie
Party Pie
Pineapple-Cheese Baklava
Pineapple Cheese Pie
Strawberry Pie

Poultry – 1 recipe
Country Chicken and Biscuits

Salads and Salad Dressings – 3 recipes
24 Hour Fruit Salad
Mexican Chef’s Salad
Pineapple – Cabbage Jello – Irene, friend

Soups and Sauces

Sandwiches and Snacks

Vegetables – 1 recipe
Good Mashed Potatoes

Miscellaneous – 3 recipes
Christmas Tree Water
Fish Brine
Bird Food
Deviled Eggs – Yvonne, family favorite
1 dozen eggs, boiled
½ c. mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 t. mustard
1/8 seasoning salt as desired
Paprika for accent
Peel and cut boiled eggs in half, removing yolk and place on a platter.
Place yolks in a bowl and add mayonnaise, mustard and seasoning salt. Mash yolks and stir well. Spoon yolk mixture into individual half eggs, top with a sprinkle paprika. Can add sweet pickle relish for a different version.
She could never make too many of these.
Quick Tapioca Pudding – Yvonne 
3 T. Tapioca
1/3 c. sugar
1/8 t. salt
1 egg or 1T. & 2 t. powdered egg
3 c. milk
2 T. cornstarch
Beat with mixer and let stand 5 min. in pan. Cook slowly until it thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add ¾ t. vanilla. Add T. of peanut butter if desired. After 20 min. stir once more. Makes 3 cups.

Party Delight – Yvonne
1 c. meat, spam or ham finely diced
2 hard-boiled eggs
½ t. onion minced
½ t. dried mustard
3 T. mayonnaise to moisten
Hamburger Buns or Butter Buns
1 c. grated cheese
Mix ingredients. Spread on buns. Place under broiler until warmed and cheese is melted or wrap in foil and heat in oven. Serves 6-8. Or use salad dressing. Can add sweet pickle relish.

Hawaiian Zucchini Nut Bread - Yvonne
3 c. all-purpose flour
¾ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 c. sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 c. chopped nuts
3 eggs, beaten
1 c. vegetable oil
1 c. mashed bananas
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. shredded zucchini
2 t. vanilla
Combine first five ingredients, stir in nuts. Combine remaining ingredients and add to flour mixture. Stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into greased & floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 for one hour and 10 min. Cool 10 min. in pan.
Try one of Yvonne's favorites to celebrate her life. If you want a copy of any recipe just send me a comment.

Yvonne LuRae Anderson - Cole - Olsen - Barker
19 September 1934 to 29 June 2013

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