The recipes are geared toward gift ideas, parties and desserts, and some of them are from readers, who received $2 if their submission was published.
Here, for starters, are a few recipes for you to check out on this snowy, icy Sunday in the northeastern U.S.
By Mrs. John Royal
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 package mincemeat
- ⅔ cup waffle syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cold coffee
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup margarine
- ¼ cup sifted brown sugar
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1 cup chopped nuts or coconut
- raspberry jam
Candied Pineapple Rings
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup corn syrup
- 2 cans (No. 2) sliced pineapple
You'll also like Minted Pineapple to add a Yuletide look to roast turkey, chicken or baked ham — hot or cold.
Minted pineapple: Heat pineapple slices in their own syrup to which a bit of green coloring and mint flavoring have been added.
And here are a couple of Christmas crafts from this issue of Workbasket. First up, all you need are some metal potato-chip tins...
By Nancy Osborne
rickrack braid. Since then I have designed some styles of my own. I get 35c to $1.75 for a pair of earrings and $1.25 to $3.50 for a pin and matching earrings. I sometimes combine both large and small rickrack braid in one pair of earrings. I put rickrack on any type back desired. My most popular idea so far has been a Christmas tree pin. I make 15 circles from smallest size dark green rickrack. I glue these together in shape of Christmas tree. When dry I sew a small pin to back to wrong side. Next I glue on one brown circle for tree trunk, centering it on bottom row of green circles. Then brush pin lightly with silver tempera paint. Last I decorate tree with tiny pearls, little red and crystal rhinestones. I get $1.25 for these.4
There is also a four-page craft project describing how you can create a "Stained Glass Window Nativity Niche" using a cylindrical oatmeal container, wax paper, crayon shavings and construction paper. When you're finished, it might look something like this. (Too bad it's not a color photo.)
1. It also has advertisements for live seahorses, the Inflate-A-Form Sweater Dryer sold by Mr. John D. Rex, accordions, Uncle Jenk's Art Trace Drawing and Coloring Book, and the extremely dubious "50 Brand New Towels" for $1 ... but I don't want to get off-topic. There is also an intriguing advertisement for a 30-piece old-fashioned ice skating party for $1 that I want to post later this month.
2. Yes, it says "cooky."
3. The necessary temperatures are VERY precise in candy-making. See, for example, this Candy Making Chart on About.com.
4. That seems like a lot of work for $1.25, although $1.25 in 1964 is the equivalent of about $9.13 today, which would seem to be worth the while for a nice Christmas craft.