Category: Recipes

Three Ingredient Frozen Strawberry Treat

The June 1952 issue of the Workbasket had a section on using strawberries and one thing that intrigued me was the “Frozen Treat,” so when strawberries went on sale I knew what I was going to make, Frozen Strawberry Treat! It was super easy and my…

Snow on the Mountain- Easy Recipe

Snow on the Mountain I’ve been cooking with my son and teaching him some basics for years, and somewhere along the lines he picked up/made up this recipe. He loves to make it sometimes for breakfast, it would also be great in a packed lunch. I…

Beef One Dish- Quick, Easy, and Healthy!

The May 1980 issue has a variant of this recipe, and I know I’d be cooking it and sharing it with you. Mostly because my family eats this 2-3 times a month anyway. We just love it. One reason I love it is that I always…

Pulled Pork Dip

This isn’t from a magazine issue, it’s just something I make that my family loves and asks for. I homeschool my son, so we regularly are cooking and eating (or packing) our own food three times a day. I will admit that quite often if lunch…

Noodle Bake- Straight out of 1975

March got away from me before I tried the Noodle Bake recipe in the 1975 issue, but I did make it before going on my trip. Then I ate it a few times for lunch while traveling and while away. Not always easy to find gluten…

That’s Right Folks! It’s a Jello Mold!

I promised in February that the Ripe Olive Empress Salad, Jello Mold,  would be made! There was a delay, but it was made as promised. Usually I buy my gelatin in bulk but when I went to a new bulk food store they didn’t sell it…

It’s Cursed! Cursed I tell you!!

Do you ever start a project, or a meal, and from start to finish it is just cursed? Just every little thing that can go wrong does, and what should be quick and/or easy take forever or is very hands on. That happened to me Sunday…

Kid Approved Gingerbread Pancakes

One feature in many Workbasket issues with “With The Cooks,” which has a variety of recipes on a similar theme. This February 1967 issue the theme was pancakes! I know to some people pancakes are a weekend food, but not to us. We’re as likely to…

National Chocolate Cake Day

I woke up this morning and during my caffeination time Facebook scrolling I saw that it is National Chocolate Cake Day! How handy! For one, we always have fun dinner with a special dessert on Friday. For two, the January 1967 issue I’m currently doing had…

Hot Turkey Salad

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary back in October, and I remember making hot chicken salad years ago as a newlywed in our apartment. The November 1962 issue featured the same recipe using turkey, so I knew I needed to make it again. …