Vintage Recipes Day 2

Here is what was cookin’  on Vintage Recipe Day 2.


Pennies and Potatoes








This recipe was attached to a yellowed index card. It claims a “Super Hash, with Cheddar Cheese.” This recipe is  from the November 1953 Women’s Day. (and it says it will  cost 44 cents per serving)


Original Recipe:



4 cups finely diced cold boiled potatoes


1 medium onion, chopped

3 Tablespoons flour



¼ cup milk

½ pound frankfurters thinly sliced

3 Tablespoons fat

½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Combine potato and onion. Sprinkle with flour and season with salt and pepper. Add milk and frankfurters. Put in greased shallow baking dish or pie pan, Dot with fat. Bake in hot over 425º F, for 30 minutes. Tip with cheese. Bake for 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Modifications for 2009:

I used butter instead of “fat”

What we thought….




You should have seen our kitchen making this recipe.  We were chopping things, grating cheese, and calling everyone we knew to find out what “cold boiled” meant, it was hilarious.  This was Yummy, we cleaned the plate. I do think that the “medium onions” we have now are bigger than those in 1953.

Cinnamon Pastry Stars

I am not sure where this came from. It looks like a magazine or newspaper clipping. It must be relatively current as it calls for the refrigerated pie crusts.




Original Recipe:


2 refrigerated pie crusts

2 tablespoons of melted margarine

¼ cup of sugar

1 teaspoons of cinnamon




Preheat oven to 400º F

Take pie crusts out of packed and place of a lightly floured suface

Roll each slightly even and brush with margarine

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, sprinkle over crusts

Cut out shapes using star-shaped or any other cookie cutters

Place on baking sheet and bake for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown

Modifications for 2009:

Not a one

What we thought….




These were good, but I like cookies better.


One response to “Vintage Recipes Day 2

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