Tag Archives: Homemade

Cookies – Hungarian Butter

Cookies – Hungarian Butter                                                                        TWC


1 cup Butter, softened

2/3 cup Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp Vanilla extract

2 ½ cup All-purpose flour

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp grated Lemon zest

Chopped Walnuts

Apricot preserves

Powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar

Beat in egg and vanilla

Add flour, salt, lemon zest and mix in

Chill dough

Divide in two

Roll out thin

Cut equal number of disks and rings (donut cutter with and without center)

Bake at 375 for 8-10 min. on greased sheet

While still warm, place ½ tsp preserves in center of each disk

Add ring

Sprinkle chopped nuts on preserves

Sprinkle powdered sugar on top

Finish cooling



Cookies – Golden Lemon Bars

Cookies – Golden Lemon Bars                                                                   LHC


1 ½ cup Flour

½ cup Margarine

½ cup Brown Sugar

Combine with pastry blender and pour into 9 x 13 pan – press evenly

Bake at 275 for 10 min.


2 Eggs beaten

1 cup Brown Sugar

2 Tbsp Flour

½ cup Nuts (if desired) chopped

½ tsp Baking Powder

¼ tsp Salt

½ tsp Vanilla

Beat well, pour over baked pastry evenly

Bake at 325 for 15 – 20 min.

Remove from oven and glaze with mix of:

1 Tbsp Butter melted

2 Tbsp Lemon juice

1 cup Powdered Sugar

Cool and cut into small bars or squares



Homemade Dishwasher Soap

Homemade Dishwasher Soap

1 cup Borax

1 cup Super-Washing Soda

½ cup Citric Acid

½ cup Kosher Salt

Just mix and use 1 tablespoon per load

You can get the Citric acid at Wal-Mart in their canning isle, it’s a small bottle but it is only 2.95 and it is enough for 2 batches that way if you like it you can go online and order it in larger quantities.

White vinegar works great in place of rinse aid, just fill like you would with jet dry. Really works well and is so much cheaper.

Cake – Mom’s Nameless Cake

Cake – Mom’s Nameless Cake      LHC (as revised NCC by 1 ½ times for 13 x 9 pans)


1 cup Shortening

2 cups Sugar

4 Eggs

2 5/8 cup Flour

¾ tsp Baking Powder

¾ tsp Baking Soda

¾ tsp Salt

1 1/8 tsp Nutmeg

1 ½ tsp Allspice

¾ cup Nuts

¾ cup Raisins

1 ¼ cup Applesauce


Bake at 350 for 45 min.




Carrot Cake 2

Cake – Carrot                                                                                                     NCC


4 Eggs – foamy

2 cups Sugar

¾ cup Vegetable Oil

¼ cup Water

1 tsp Vanilla


2 ½ cups Flour

1 ½ tsp Baking Powder

1 ½ tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Allspice

1/8 tsp Ginger

1/8 tsp Nutmeg


2 cups Carrots finely shredded

1 cup Golden Raisins soaked


Add and mix first group


Mix dry ingredients together

Add dry in several parts to first group


Add and mix in carrots and raisins

Place in greased 9 x 13 x 2 pan

Bake at 375 for 30 – 40 min.


Bake at 350 for 50 – 60 min.


Cream Cheese  Frosting:

6 oz Cream Cheese

½ cup Butter

1 tsp Vanilla


Cream above and gradually add 4 cups Powdered Sugar



Carrot Cake

Cake – Carrot                                                                                NCC from a Cookbook


3 large Eggs – foamy

1 ½ cup Sugar

¾ cup veg. Oil

¼ cup Water

1 tsp Vanilla


2 ½ cup Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Allspice

1/8 tsp Ginger

1/8 tsp Nutmeg


1 cup Walnuts chopped

1 – 2 cups finely shredded Carrots

1 cup Raisins (gold or brown) soaked

1 cup Applesauce or crushed Pineapple


Add and mix first group


Mix dry ingredients together

Add dry in three parts to first group


Add remaining group

Place in greased 13 x 9 x 2 pan or two 9 inch round cake pans

Bake at 375 for 30 to 40 min.


Cream Cheese  Frosting:

6 oz Cream Cheese

½ cup Butter

1 tsp Vanilla


Cream above

Gradually add 4 cups Powdered Sugar



Applesauce Cake 2

Cake – Applesauce                                                                                         NCC/TWC


½ cup Butter softened

1 cup Brown Sugar packed


2 Egg


2 cups All-purpose flour

1 tsp Baking soda

¼ tsp Salt

Dash ground Cloves

¼ tsp ground Ginger

¼ tsp Nutmeg

Dash Mace


1 ¼ cup Applesauce

1 cup golden Raisins

1 cup chopped Walnuts


Cream butter and sugar

Add egg and mix

Add dry ingredients and mix

Add applesauce and mix

Add raisins and nuts – hand mix


Makes 24 cupcakes

Bake at 340 for about 17 min.


Use Lemon Butter Frosting





Applesauce Cake

Cake – Applesauce                                  LHC “From Swansdown Recipe Book – 1935”


½ cup Shortening

1 cup Sugar


1 Egg

1 cup Raisins cut fine, floured

1 cup Currants or Nuts


1 ¾ cups sifted Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

¼ tsp Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

½ tsp Cloves


1 cup Applesauce (hot, thick & strained)


Cream butter and sugar

Add egg, raisins, currants/nuts and mix

Mix dry ingredients together and sift into above, mixing alternately with applesauce

Pour into greased loaf or other pan

Bake at 350


Topping (covers two of above cakes):

10 Tbsp Brown Sugar

4 Tbsp Cream or undiluted evaporated canned milk

6 Tbsp Butter

1 cup Coconut


Mix well, spread on warm cake and place under broiler for a few minutes until coconut just begins to brown.


[I remember this cake best with a lemon hard-sauce topping/frosting – TWC]



Zucchini Nut Loaf Bread

Bread – Zucchini Nut Loaf                                                                            NCC from B.  H. & G. Cook book


1 ½ cups All-purpose flour

1 tsp ground Cinnamon

½ tsp Baking Soda

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp ground Nutmeg

¼ tsp Baking powder


1 cup Sugar

1 cup finely shredded unpeeled Zucchini

1 Egg

¼ cup Cooking Oil

¼ tsp finely shredded Lemon peel

½ cup chopped Walnuts


In a mixing bowl stir together first group and set aside

In another mixing bowl beat together sugar, zucchini, egg

Add oil and lemon peel, mix well

Stir flour mixture into zucchini mixture

Gently fold in chopped nuts

Turn batter into a greased 8 x 4 x 2 loaf pan

Bake at 350 for 55 – 60 min.

Cool in pan 10 min.

Remove from pan and cool thoroughly on a rack

Wrap and store overnight before slicing/serving



Oatmeal Bread (Bread Machine)

Bread – Oatmeal (Bread Machine)                                                            TWC


1 3/8 cup Warm Water

3 Tbsp Butter

2 tsp Salt

3 Tbsp Honey

1 Med Egg

1 cup Oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)

1 cup White whole wheat flour

2 ¼ cup Bread flour

2 tsp Active dry yeast (or 1 pkt)


[Kenmore machine:  Select/Loaf/Start, and it does it all in 3 hrs. and 22 min.]