Famous Recipes

Famous and not so famous recipes – who are you to decide? Who am I to decide?

Meringue cookies

4 large egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar

Whip the whites (at room temp for more volume) and salt with a mixer. Start on highest speed and beat for about 3 min till increased in volume and form medium soft peaks, With mixer running, add sugar gradually. Continue to beat at high speed till stiff peaks form. The whites will be firm and shiny. You may pipe from a pastry bag or drop by teaspoonfull onto parchment paper or ‘paper bags on a cookie sheet.

You may add chocolate chips (I like the mini chips added) or lemon or orange rind–or sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

Bake 45 to 60 min until dry and crisp but with no color. When cookies are cool lift off paper and store in airtight container.

You may also dip in melted chocolate if desired.

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Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

3 cup oatmeal

1 cup whole wheat flour (or 2 cups oatmeal and 2 cups

whole wheat flour, whatever combination you want)

1 tsp soda

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

7/8 cup honey (or less)

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup raisins or dried apples or dried cranberries

Combine the first four ingredients. Mix up the next 3

ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients. Stir in

the dried fruit. Roll in small balls and smash to 1/4″

thickness on the cookie sheet. Bake at 275F degrees for 22-

25 minutes.

Makes about 50 cookies with only .3 grams of fat each.

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Apple Recipes, Apples, Baking, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mexican Meat Cups

1 (10 count) pkg. refrigerated biscuits

1 lb. ground beef

1 (15 1/2 oz.) can  chili beans

1 (15 1/4 oz.) can Mexican style sauce

1/4 c. water

1 c. shredded

cheddar cheese

Shredded lettuce

Chopped tomato

Roll or pat each biscuit to a 3 1/2 to 4 inch circle. Fit over backs of well

greased muffin pans. Bake in a 400 degree oven 8-9 minutes. Brown meat; drain

off fat. Stir in beans, sauce and water; heat to boiling with metal spatula,

remove biscuits from pan. Fill with sauce. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomato.

Makes about 10.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Beef, Beef Recipes, Cooking, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Meals, Mexican Recipes, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

1 c flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

1 egg

2/3 c shortening

3/4 c water

1 – 1lb 50z can apple pie filling

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, water and shortening in a

small bowl. Mix well. Pour into 9″ deep pie pan

Mix pie filling with lemon juice and cinnamon.

Pour into center of batter. Do not stir.

Bake 425º for 35 to 40 minutes


Other pie fillings may be substituted – omit lemon juice and cinnamon

December 26, 2007 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Baking, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Pie Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fudgy Pecan Pie Recipe

Fudgy Pecan Pie

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 (14 ounce) can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup hot water

2 eggs, well beaten

1 1/4 cups pecan halves or pieces

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 (9in. ) unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350º. In medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and

butter. Stir in eagle brand, hot water and eggs; mix well.

Remove from heat; stir in pecans, vanilla and salt. Pour into pie crust.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set. Cool slightly. Serve warm or chilled.

Garnish as desired. Store covered in refridgerator.

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Pie Recipes, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Famous Recipes – Creamed Peas And New Potatoes

Creamed Peas And New Potatoes

1 pound new potatoes about the size of a walnut

1 cup boiling water

1 tsp. finely dliced green onion

2 Tbsp. butter

2 cans (10 oz.) or 1 1/2 cups shelled green peas

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 1/4 tsp. salt

Scrape potatoes. put potatoes, shelled peas and onion in a sauce pan. Add

the boiling water and salt. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minuts or until the

vegetables are tender. Add the milk and butter. Simmer very slowly until

liquid is somewhat thickened. Makes 4 servings.

November 19, 2007 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Potato Recipes, Potatoes, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Famous Recipes – Mrs. Mayhew’s Pound Cake

Mrs. Mayhew’s Pound Cake Recipe:

4 cups plain flour .

3 cups sugar .

1 tsp. baking powder .

1 tsp. vanilla extract .

2 cups butter .

6 eggs separated .

pinch of salt .

3/4 cup sweet milk .

1 tsp. lemon extract .

Cream butter, add sugar, cream well then add egg yolks. Add flour

alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour.

Last, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

Think this sounds too plain…believe me it is rich and good without any

frosting or icing.

November 12, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Cake Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Sweet Milk Doughnuts

From “Metropolitan Cook Book” (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1955) as written in the cookbook:

Sweet Milk Doughnuts

2 Tbs. fat

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg

Flour to make a soft dough (3 to 4 cups)

Cream fat, add sugar, add milk and well beaten egg. Add 3 cups flour mixed and sifted with dry ingredients, then enough more flour to make dough just stiff enough to roll. With knife, toss about 1/3 of dough on lightly floured board, knead slightly to make smooth. Roll to thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use floured spatula freely to prevent dough from sticking to board. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat about 2 minutes. They should come quickly to the top. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Turn but once. Drain over fat and then on absorbent paper. When partly cool, or just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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Famous Recipes – Philippino Meatloaf


1 lb. hamburger

1 tsp. salt

2 c. Del Gaizo plum tomatoes

1 egg

1 c. bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 onion, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Note: Oil

loaf pan slightly.)


1/2 c. catsup

3 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. dry mustard

Mix all ingredients and spread on cooked meatloaf. Return to oven until sauce

topping is hot and bubbly (about 5 minutes).

November 10, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Beef, Beef Recipes, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Weiner Schnitzel


1 lb. veal cutlets (from leg)

1 c. flour

3 eggs, beaten with 2 tbsp. water

1 1/4 c. crushed cornflakes

1 1/4 c. flavored bread crumbs

1 1/2 c. olive oil

1 lemon, cut into wedges

Place veal on cutting board, cover with plastic wrap, and pound thin (one at

a time). Dredge veal in flour, dip in egg mixture and dredge in cornflakes

mixed with bread crumbs. Heat oil in large skillet until very hot but not

smoking. Fry veal on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve

hot, garnished with lemon wedges. Serves 4-6.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Beef Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Easter Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment