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Celebrity Recipes – Abraham Lincoln

Monday, February 16th, 2009

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Abraham Lincoln

 

Abraham Lincoln

 

A celebrity? Perhaps, but it’s President’s Day and who better than everyone’s favorite, Honest Abe himself. Mrs. Lincoln told intimates that although the President never really thought about food, and his eating habits were spartan, he did have a sweet tooth.

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Abraham Lincoln’s

PECAN PIE

 

 

1 9-inch unbaked pie shell

1 ½ cups broken pecan meats

1 cup dark corn syrup

¾ cup sugar

½ cup butter, softened

3 large eggs, stirred

1 tsp. vanilla

 

Cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the dark corn syrup and the lightly beaten eggs. Add the pecans and the vanilla. Blend together well and pour into pie shell. (May put foil in shell and fill with dried beans, baking 5 to 7 minutes at 400 degrees if desired, before adding filling) Bake at 400 degrees 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in filling comes out clean.    

 

— Abraham Lincoln

 

 

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Celebrity Recipes – Janet Gaynor

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Janet Gaynor

 

Seventh-Heaven

 

Janet Gaynor was the recipient of the first Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Seventh Heaven (1927), Sunrise (1927) and Street Angel (1928).

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Janet Gaynor’s

ICE BOX COOKIES

 

 

Cream one pound of butter and 1 ½ cups sugar. Add 3 eggs, one by one, beating and mixing meanwhile. Add 5 cups of flour gradually while beating the mixture. Add dates and nuts (quantity to suit) which have been chopped into small bits. Add vanilla flavoring. Shape this into a roll and put in refrigerator over night. In the morning slice into thin layers and bake in moderate oven.   

 

— Janet Gaynor

 

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Anna May Wong

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Anna May Wong

 

Anna Mae Wong

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

January 3, 1905, Los Angeles, California

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Anna May Wong’s

TEA CAKES

 

 

¼ cup butter

2/3 cup sugar

1 egg

½ cup milk

1 ¼ cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon salt

 

Cream butter and sugar and add egg beaten very lightly. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add alternately with milk to mixture. Add vanilla last and beat all until smooth. Bake in oven at about 375 degrees. Ice when cool, if desired.  

 

 

— Anna May Wong

 

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

 

 

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Douglas Fairbanks’

GNOCCKIS A LA ROMAINE

 

 

Combine 1 quart of milk, ¼ pound of butter, salt, pepper and ground nutmeg. Let come to a boil and add 6 ounces of cream of wheat. Cook in a double boiler for 1 hour. Add 2 egg yolks and ½ pound of grated Swiss cheese. Put in a flat pan about 1 inch deep and allow to cool. Cut in round shape and place in buttered baking dish. Cover with grated Swiss cheese and allow to bake for 15 minutes. Serve very hot.

 

 

— Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

 

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Tyrone Power

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Tyrone Power

 

 

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TYRONE POWER’S

TURKEY STUFFING

 

 

1 quart chestnuts

1 pint breadcrumbs

¼ cup butter, chicken fat or lard

1 tsp. salt

1 egg, well beaten

¼ cup chopped celery

2 tsp. poultry seasoning

 

Make a gash in each chestnut. Place in an iron skillet with 1 tablespoon butter, and shake over hot flame for a few minutes. Place chestnuts in oven for 10 minutes. Then remove shells and skins. Cover the blanched chestnuts with boiling salt water and cook until tender. Strain and put through a ricer. Add rest of ingredients and mix well.

 

— Tyrone Power

 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Celebrity Recipes…Clark Gable

Friday, November 7th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Clark Gable

 

 

  

 

BAKED STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN

 

3 pork tenderloins

Melted butter

2 cups crumbled toasted bread

1/3 cup boiling water

1 egg, beaten lightly

¼ cup butter

½ small onion, minced

½ teaspoon minced parsley

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon celery salt

1/8 teaspoon powdered sage

Sprinkling of salt

 

Split the tenderloins so they will lie flat. Brush with melted butter. Then prepare the following stuffing:

 

Pour boiling water over toasted crumbs (the crumbs should be well moistened) then add beaten eggs, butter, onion, parsley, salt, celery salt, sage and a sprinkling of pepper. Mix all together until light, then spread on pork tenderloins and tie with a string. Arrange in a greased baking dish, sprinkle lightly with salt, put about a half cup of water in bottom of pan and bake at 400 degrees about an hour, or until tender. To serve, cut and remove string. Thicken pan gravy and serve with tenderloins.

 

— Clark Gable

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Harry Houdini

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Harry Houdini

 

 

 

BREAD-AND-BUTTER CUSTARD

 

Three large pieces white bread — buttered. Cut in quarters, and line an enamel pie dish with same. Prepare custard of two eggs, one cup granulated sugar, one quart of milk.

 

Pour custard over bread and butter, and bake it in moderate oven forty-five minutes.

 

“I happen to have a weakness for sweets, and this one you will not find in any other cook book.”

 

— Sincerely yours,

Harry Houdini

 

  

ONLY  2 DAYS ‘TIL HALLOWEEN!

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Celebrity Recipes…Carole Lombard

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Carole Lombard

 

 

 

 

SALISBURY MEAT BALLS

 

 

Heat ½ cup olive oil in skillet and add the following:

 

2 small onions chopped fine

1 clove garlic

1 bell pepper chopped fine

Round steak rolled into little balls

 

 

Braise meat slowly and then add seasonings, 1 can of tomato soup and ½ cup of chili sauce. Let simmer for 2 hours, adding a little water.

 

— Carole Lombard

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Anita Page

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Anita Page

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

 

 

The yolks of 4 eggs and 1 1/3 cups sugar are beaten until they are quite light. In part of contents of 1 cup of thick sour cream placed on the fire melt 2 squares of chocolate. Allow to cool and then pour in the rest of the cream. Into 1 ½  cups flour sift 1 teaspoon soda. Add alternately with cream to yolks and sugar. Flavor, then cut and fold in whites of 3 eggs beaten stiffly. Bake in square, shallow pans. When sufficiently cool combine with icing or nut filling.

 

— Anita Page

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Richard Dix

Friday, September 12th, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Richard Dix

 

 

  

“First catch your Alaska cod,” advises Mr. Dix. “But if you are an easterner, you will have to use the old-fashioned cod sacred to the city of Boston.”

 

 

KIPPERED ALASKA COD

 

Piece of kippered cod about 1 ½ pounds

6 medium size onions

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup medium thick white sauce

1 tablespoon butter

Seasoning to taste

 

Boil the kippered cod until tender, drain and put in earthen casserole. Pare and slice the onions and fry to a golden brown in 2 tablespoons butter. Spread over the fish, add a tablespoon butter and put the casserole uncovered in the oven for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Send to the table at once without taking from casserole.

 

In make the white sauce use enough butter to make a good rich sauce or add a little cream when blending.

 

 

— Richard Dix

 

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FOR SUE GULDIN AT THE MARGARET HERRICK LIBRARY

A RICHARD DIX FAN!

–HAPPY BIRTHDAY–

 

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