Recipe Box

Mid Century Recipes from real housewives of the ’50’s straight from their cookbooks and recipe boxes.

Pie Crust

Print Pie Crust Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup Crisco 6 tablespoons cold water Makes two single pie crusts Instructions Cut flour, salt, and Crisco together with two butter knives or pastry blender until pea size. Add…
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Cherry Pie

Print Cherry Pie Ingredients 2 1/2 Tablespoon of Minute Tapioca 1 cup sugar 3 1/2 cup Medium fresh Cherries and juice 1/4 tsp salt 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 recipe of double pie crust Instructions Combine Minute Tapioca, sugar, cherries,…
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Chili Con Corne Casserole

Print Chili Con Corne Casserole Ingredients 1 can Chili Con Corne 1 can corn 1 onion chopped 1 can tomato soup 1 cup water 1 cup of olives 1 pkg Fritos-$.19 1 cup grated cheese 1 pound hamburger meat or…
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Cucumber and Lime Salad

Print Cucumber and Lime Salad (Lizzie 1956) Ingredients 2 pkg. Lime Jello 2 cups boiling water 1 tsp. Grated onion 4 tsp. Grated cucumber 4 tsp. Vinegar 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup Mayonnoise Instructions Chill Jello until syrupy. Then whip…
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Louisiana Crab Salad

Print Louisiana Crab Salad 3 Ingredients 3 cups warm cooked rice 2 Tbsp. Italian dressing (Wishbone) 6 oz. Drained flaked can crab 1 cup celery, diced fine 2 Tbsp. Lemon,fresh 1 Tbsp. Dill seed or fresh dill 1 tsp. Grated…
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About Me

Hello, I’m Tawsha, welcome to my page. I love everything about the Mid Century from fashion, music, movies to literature and especially the daily life of a housewife! I know there are many who turn their noses up to the…
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