Recently I acquired an old Betty Crocker book (copyright 1950) from a friend of the family, Fran. Stuffed inside were pages of hand written recipes, recipes from other cookbooks and newspapers and product labels. Most of the items seem to be desserts but there is a handful of interesting dinner/lunch recipes, most of which are pretty old school and full of deliciously fatty ingredients. Chiffon Pumpkin Pie, Dump In Cake, Barbeque beefbergers (that was the spelling, I promise you), Sour Milk Pie, and Moving Day casserole to name a few. Some of them sound really promising while others, well, they sound really gross to be honest.
So my new project for Suzy Homebaker’s blog is to make at least one recipe from this pile each week with an honest review via my husband and daughter to go with it. This way you can decide if Deviled Ham Logs are really worth the time. Oooh that one sounds horrible.
I picked a good one to start with. You can’t beat Aunt Dena’s Cheesecake. It’s creamy and rich, definitely not a light and airy cheesecake. But delicious overall. You can really taste the sour cream and the cooking time is so short, it’s really quite simple to make. My husband and neighbors, Annette and Charlie really enjoyed it.
Please note: I used a 10 inch spring form pan and only one 10 oz. box of Lorna Doones for this recipe and it seemed to be enough however, I didn’t have any extra to trim the top.
Thanks Aunt Dena and Fran.