Grandma's Kitchen: Nov. 25, 2016

Wisconsin State Farmer


1/2 cup shortening

1½ cups sugar

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup sour milk (put a tad of vinegar in regular milk to sour it)

1 cup mashed bananas

1 tsp vanilla

1. Combine all ingredients, and mix well.

2. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.

3. Bake at 350 degrees till done, or about 45 minutes.


1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup boiling water

Maple extract

1. Mix together in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, to dissolve sugar, and boil for about 5 minutes.

2. Flavor with maple extract.

3. When cool, put in covered container, and store in refrigerator till ready to use.

Linda’s Note: For another flavor syrup, use 2 cups white sugar and no brown sugar. Flavor with any flavoring of your choice. My Grandma Majerus used to make this on Sunday after church. She had 28 to feed and made more than one batch of this and warmed it up to serve with sausage and homemade pancakes. Then we spent the day there all together and happy till “lunch” at 4:30 pm; we had to do it then as most of my uncles had to get home to milk cows. Wish I could do it all again!


**Frances Swanson

2 lb lean hamburger

Salt and pepper to taste

Sliced onions

2 cans peas and carrots, drained

2 lb frozen French fries

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1. Spread hamburger in bottom of 9x13 pan to cover the bottom. Salt and pepper the meat.

2. Then add a layer of onions; next the peas and carrots; and then the pkg of French fries.

3. Mix the two soups in a bowl; add enough water to rinse out the cans, about 1/2 cup. Pour mixture over the hot dish.

4. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for about 1½ hours. Cover for at least half the time.

Serves 6 to 8


*Pat Garman

1½ cups butter

1½ cups white sugar

1. Cook in heavy frying pan till golden brown. Stir a little.

2. Pour unto greased cookie sheet; let cool.

3. Melt chocolate chips, and spread on top. Let cool, and break into pieces.

4. Store in covered container in a cool, dry place.



1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

Melt ingredients (this won’t take long and can also be done in the microwave), then remove from heat.


1/3 cup miniature marshmallows

1 cup peanuts

Mix well. Spread in a cake pan. Cool and cut into small squares.

Store in covered container in cool, dry place.


30 dates, cut fine

2 eggs, well beaten

1 tbsp butter

1 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups Rice Krispies

1. Cook slowly, stirring, till it thickens. Be careful, as this burns easily. (If you are worried about this, add a couple tablespoons of water to the mixture, and it will be a tad bit easier.)

2. Add vanilla.

3. Cool mixture to room temperature.

4. Mix with Rice Krispies.

5. Roll in balls, and then roll in coconut.

6. Let sit on a cookie sheet till totally cool.

7.Store in covered container in cool, dry place.