Recipes

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This recipe comes from Innkeeper Brian’s mom, Corinne. Rhubarb Crisp 1 c. flour ¾ c. oatmeal ¾ c. brown sugar 1 t. cinnamon ½ c. margarine, melted Mix together. Pat (gentle, not pack!) ½ of mixture into greased 8” by 8” pan. Cook together until thick: 1 c. white sugar 2 T. cornstarch 1 t. […]

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Oatmeal Cake Cake:  1 c. quick cook oatmeal 1 ½ c. boiling water ½ c. solid shortening or margarine 1 c. white sugar 1 c. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ c. sifted flour ½ t. cinnamon ½ t. salt 1 t. soda 1 t. baking powder Topping: 1 stick melted butter or margarine ¼ […]

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This recipe was submitted by Joan Thurness to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook. Joan was the mother of some friends I knew in school. She was also active in her church and the community. Pork Chop-Potato Casserole 6 pork chops 1 T. butter 5 c. sliced potatoes desired amount of chopped carrots and celery salt […]

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This is a family favorite recipe I received from a good friend in Pocahontas, Iowa. Julie Harrison, husband Jeff, and their two boys lived across the street from us in Pocahontas. Our kids played together and we had many family meals together often fixing this as a ‘warm up dish’. This recipe is a great […]

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Just in time for summer - This is another recipe that someone wrote down for me so I do not know who I got it from. It is quick to fix and hits the spot on a hot day! Rice Chex Crunch 4 c crushed Rice Chex ½ c brown sugar 1 c. flaked coconut […]

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This is a recipe that I copied from a friend - sadly, I didn’t include her name. I’ve seen variations of this recipe which include carrots. It is also similar to a recipe I often fix called a “Seven Layer Salad”. Overnight Layered Salad 1 head lettuce ½ head cauliflower ½ bunch broccoli 1 red […]

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This is one of my recipes that I was given early in our married life. It is simple but tasty. Fruit & Veg Dip 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese 1-2 Tbs. Miracle Whip Mix together. Dip cauliflower, banana, pineapple, zucchini.

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There are many variations of “Rhubarb Dessert”, this one comes to me from my mother-in-law, Corinne James. It is interesting to me in that it uses a cake mix and jello. Rhubarb Dessert Layer in 9 x 13 pan (ungreased) 4 c rhubarb 1 c sugar 1 pkg. yellow or white cake 3 oz pkg. […]

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Another recipe from my collection which I received from my husband’s mom, Corinne Brown James. She always had a huge strawberry patch, and so fixed many different dishes with strawberries as a key ingredient. As with many women, and especially farm wives, Corinne would listen to the radio talk shows while she worked around the […]

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This recipe comes from my collection and is one that my husband’s mom, Corinne Brown James, fixed. This is a family favorite, and one that several cousins remember her bringing to family dinners. Bing Cherry Salad 2 eggs beaten 2 T. sugar ⅓ c. lemon juice dash of salt Cook in top of boiler pan […]