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When I first started going through these recipes, I noticed the typos. We don’t see typos like this so much anymore. (although these days there is an aggressive disregard for proper spelling in casual communications but no need to go into that here.) But back when Priscilla and her mom were typing these recipes, the only way to fix a typo was to start over. According to the Internet, liquid paper wasn’t invented until 1956.

I love that this was for birthday cake. Sounds like angel food cake — the part with the eggs is confusing. Probably intends to say just egg whites.

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Great Aunts

Lottie (Charlotte) was Bob’s great aunt.

I learned that one of these cookbooks was Priscilla’s mom’s. Lottie was the mom’s sister-in-law.

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I don’t get mincemeat. According to the Internet it was originally a way of preserving meat. In my limited experience, it is not my thing.

I love the idea of caramel pie but just looking at that recipe makes my teeth hurt.

I’m not much for meringue either and the few times I’ve tried it I wasn’t successful. I don’t like recipes that challenge my self-esteem.

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Now A Break From Our Sponsor

According to the Internet, Montgomery Ward was founded in 1872 and went bankrupt in 2000. The brand was acquired by another company and you can still buy stuff from them online including freezer chests. But none as fine as this one.

I love the storage period for sandwiches. Have you ever thrown a sandwich in the freezer?

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I am always looking for new ways to make zucchini and I’ve never tried this one. I’ll probably use butter but half that much. Next summer.

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Brown Rice and Chicken

That little folded over flap…

This recipe looks very familiar. I’m pretty sure my mom made a version of this and I recall being a fan.

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Which Was The Favorite?

I picked this page just because obviously it was well loved. I have so many questions. What’s a slow oven? Is that “3 T cocoa” on the applesauce cake recipe? I love the term “spout pan” — that must be a bundt style cake pan. I think she gave me her spout pan.

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Special K Cookies

Don’t you love that ingredient list?

I’m pretty sure this is one of the first recipes Priscilla gave me. She used to make these a lot and they were among my favorites. I remember one time we showed up at Christmas with a tin and my sister perked up, “Priscilla cookies?”

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Kitchen Scrap Book

I love this Kitchen Scrap Book. Priscilla gave me a scrap book sort-of like this and I’ve been hit or miss with it. I should see if I have any FoodDay recipes I can add.

I don’t think I’ve ever made this recipe but I did make pineapple upside down cake for us one. As I recall, it came out better than expected.

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This is a very restrained sample of the persimmon recipes in the Priscilla vault.

I have many FoodDay recipes in my file as well. The Oregonian food section was the best. I have recipes I never made but I respect those Oregonian food ladies so much I’ve hung onto them. I’ll get to them eventually.

Check out these Fred Meyer handouts.

This one overlaps. Looks like Priscilla typed up some of these recipes for her recipe notebook.

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