Mamie Eisenhower was the wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th President. Eisenhower was in office from 1953 to 1961. Mamie was a popular First Lady. In 1955, the Women’s National Press Club in Washington, D.C., published a collection of recipes called “Who Says We Can’t Cook.” Mamie contributed a fudge recipe. Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge recipe was reproduced by housewives all over the United States after it was printed in a variety of publications.
Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge
4-1/2 cups of Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Butter
1 pinch of Salt
1 tall can of Evaporated Milk
12 ounces of Semi-sweet Chocolate Bits
12 ounces of German Sweet Chocolate
1 pint of Marshmallow Cream
2 cups of chopped Nutmeats
Heat the sugar, butter, salt and evaporated milk over low heat, stirring until the
sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, and boil for six minutes. Put the chocolate bits, German chocolate, marshmallow cream and nutmeats into a heat resistant bowl. Pour the mixture you've been boiling over the ingredients you've just placed in the bowl. Beat until the chocolate has melted, and then pour it all into a pan. Let it stand for a few hours before cutting it into fudge sized pieces. Remember, it is even better the second day. Store in a tin box
Old-Fashioned Egg Custard
1 cup Sugar
1-1/2 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Dash of Nutmeg
4 Egg Yolks
2 Egg Whites
1 cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine, melted
2 Egg Whites
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
Note: You will also need
one unbaked Pie Shell using our Pie Crust Recipe from Grandma's Apple Pie.
Combine the sugar, flour, salt and nutmeg together in a mixing bowl and set aside. Beat 4 egg yolks and 2 egg whites together. Add to the dry ingredients. Beat well. Gradually add in milk, then stir in the melted butter or margarine. Pour into the unbaked pie shell, bake at 400 degrees
Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Take out of oven. Reduce heat in oven to 325 degrees
In clean, chilled mixing bowl beat 2 eggs whites with the sugar to make a meringue. Spread meringue on pie and return to oven for 15 minutes or until top is brown.
comment: Oh, Grandma Rachel, the custard and apple pie recipes were 2 of the many mother made. She was a wonderful cook. I do not like to cook. My daughter, Jennifer, took after her....lucky for her family. :)
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Corned Beef and Cabbage
3 pounds Corned Beef Brisket with Spice Pack
10 small Red Potatoes
5 Carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large head Cabbage, cut into small wedges
Place the corned beef brisket in a large pot or Dutch Oven and cover with water.
Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
Add in whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are nearly tender.
Add the cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes.
Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much of the cooking liquid that you have reserved in
the large pot or Dutch Oven as desired. To serve, slice meat across the grain.
Irish Soda Bread
3 cups all-purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/3 cup white Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Egg, lightly beaten
2 cups Buttermilk
1/4 cup Butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together.
Add all at once to the flour mixture; mix just until moistened; then stir in the butter.
Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 65 to 70 minutes. Cool. Wrap in foil overnight for best flavor.
Pie Crust for a Nine Inch Pie Pan
3 cups unbleached Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cups Shortening
Mix with pastry blender until consistency of cornmeal.
1 large Egg
5 1/2 Tablespoons Ice Water
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
Beat lightly and toss in flour mixture. Divide into two balls and let sit for a few minutes.
Flour pastry board and roll out.
This will make enough pastry for three single crusts for an eight inch pie pan or two crusts for a deep dish nine inch pie pan.
Gram's Delicious Apple Pie
6-8 tart Apples. Peel, core and slice. Use a mix of Apples for texture and flavor.
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup white Sugar depending on taste.
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Clove
1/8 teaspoon Salt
Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. If the apples are dry, add two or more tablespoons water or apple juice. Arrange slices in prepared pie nine inch plate. Dot with butter. Cover with upper crust. Prick. Brush top of crust with one egg white that has been beaten and sprinkle with sugar.
Place pie in hot oven 450 degrees for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until done -- 45 to 60 minutes. If the edges of the crust brown too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil.