John Champion Brace and Mary Phoebe ‘Birdie’ Brace
New recipes for the holidays seem to dominate all the foodie blogs, and television shows. After all, it is the time of year when families try so hard to get together and share their blessings, so here are some of the old family contributions to the 1909, Common Sense Cook Book Of Tested Recipes From The Junior Aid Society And Their Friends, Presbyterian Church, Elbert, Colorado. Price 25 cents.
Hattie E. Totten – (Sister of Birdie Brace, 3rd Great Aunt)
Tomato Preserves – Select solid tomatoes, not too ripe (yellow ones are best) scald and remove the skins, make a small opening in each and squeeze out all the juice and seeds, throw these away using only the pulp, then to 1 lb. pulp add 3/4 c. granulated sugar, let stand still syrup forms, drain syrup off and boil until quite thick, then add tomatoes and boil until thick and rich.
Mrs. J. C. Brace – (Mary Phoebe ‘Birdie’ Totten Brace; 2nd Great Grandmother)
Popcorn Balls – 1 pt sugar, 1/2 c. water, boil until it will thread from a spoon or harden when dropped in cold water, pour the taffy over the popcorn, mix it thoroughly; butter or wet hands and press into balls.
Mrs. R. S Foreman – (Grace Irene Squires Foreman, Great Grandmother)
Buttermilk Pie – 1 c. buttermilk, 2/3 c. of sugar, 2 eggs and yolks of 2 eggs, leaving the whites for frosting, 2 level tbsp. cornstarch, 2 tsp. lemon after it is cooked.
Cinnamon Rolls – When putting bread into loaves cut off a piece, work all the lard you can into it and roll thin, spread with butter, sprinkle with sugar and then with cinnamon, cut in narrow strips and roll, place on a tin, spread top with butter, sprinkle with sugar and then with cinnamon, when they have raised bake about 20 minutes.
Miss Ivie Squires – (Sister of Grace Irene Squires Foreman; 2nd Great Aunt)
Apple Jelly for cake – Grate 1 large or two small apples, the rind and juices of a lemon, 1 c. sugar; boil three minutes; when cold it is good for any layer cake.
Mrs. Lulu Hancock – (Mother of Bernard Hancock; Great Grandmother)
Potato Salad – Boil potatoes until cooked, slice thin, slice two onions in dish with potatoes, beat an egg pour half a cup of vinegar on egg and beat, then pour this over potatoes and onions, season with pepper and salt; let stand a short time, serve cold.
Leon Baber, Lulu Pearl Brace Hancock Baber, Bernard Hancock
I double dare you, my cousins, to try one of these recipes!