Recipe of the Week: Susan’s Favorite Bread

Reader Susan M. kindly sent us her favorite bread recipe: Ingredients 2 1/2 tsp. dry yeast 3 1/2 cup flour (or substitute 2 1/2 c. bread flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour or whatever flours you like; rye, wheat germ, plain AP) 1 1/4 cup milk (reconstituted nonfat dry milk works) 1/4 lb. butter (or shortening) 1/4 c. sugar (or honey) 1 T. molasses 1 tsp. salt 1 egg Directions Heat milk, honey, butter, salt until shortening begins to melt (115-120 degrees). In large bowl, comine 2 cups flours, with yeast. Mix well with wet ingredients. Stir in enough …




Recipe of the Week: Dried Apricot Pie

This week’s recipe is for a Dried Apricot Pie. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book is just part of the extensive bonus content that is included in this year’s SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick. Ingredients 2 cups stewed (reconstituted) dried apricots 3 …




Recipe of the Week: Cream of Potato Soup

This week’s recipe is for a Cream of Potato Soup. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book is just part of the extensive bonus content that is included in this year’s SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick. Note: The USB sticks are now in …




Recipe of the Week: Chicken-Rice Casserole

This week’s recipe is for a Chicken-Rice Casserole. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book is just part of the extensive bonus content that is included in this year’s SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick. Note: The USB sticks are now in stock. They …




Recipe of the Week: Hungarian Goulash

This week’s recipe is for Hungarian Goulash. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book is just part of the extensive bonus content that is included in this year’s SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick. The USB  sticks are now available for pre-ordering. Ingredients 1 …




Recipe of the Week: Health Cookies

This week’s recipe is for Health Cookies. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book will be just part of the more than 4,000 pages of bonus content that is being added to the SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick. That should be orderable within …




Recipe of the Week: One Meal Stew

This week’s recipe is for One Meal Stew — a beef stew recipe. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book will be just part of the more than 4,000 pages of bonus content that is being added to the SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB …




Recipe of the Week: Vincent’s Italian Beef Roast

Reader “Sis” kindly sent us this Italian Beef Roast recipe. Vincent’s Crock Pot Italian Beef Roast Ingredients 2-to-4 lb beef roast, whole. 10 pepperchinis diced, with seeds 1 jalapeno pepper, diced 1/3-to -1/2 tsp. Oregano 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil 1/2 tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper 2 Cups of Water Directions Put roast in an electric crock pot or a covered broiler pan. Baste the roast in oil. Sprinkle the seasonings on the roast. Gently pour in two cups of water. Cook in a covered crock pot on a low setting for 4-5 hours or until tender. SERVING …




Recipe of the Week: Rob’s Green Beans with Tomatoes

Reader “Rucksack Rob”  kindly sent us his recipe for Long-Cooked Green Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic. This is a very simple recipe that’s good especially in late summer after your garden harvest but also any time of year. Ingredients 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin Olive Oil ¼  cup minced Yellow Onion (or a little more, if you’d like) 3 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced (or less, to taste.) 1-1/2 lbs of Green Beans, ends trimmed 3 lg. ripe Tomatoes, chopped (and seeded if you’d like ) Salt, to taste black pepper – freshly coarse ground, to taste Parmesan Cheese Directions In a skillet …




Recipe of the Week: Vitality Soup

This week’s recipe is for Vitality Soup. It should appeal to lacto-vegetarians who consume milk and butter. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain. This entire recipe book will be just part of the more than 4,000 pages of bonus content that is being added to the SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick that will be offered in January, 2020. Ingredients 1 large potato, …




Recipe of the Week: Pam’s Coddled Irish Stew

Reader Pam kindly sent us her recipe for a traditional coddled (simmered) Irish meat and potato stew. Ingredients 1/2 cup (4-ounces) of salty back bacon. (Measure or weigh this after the rind is removed) 6 traditional pork sausages (each about 5″ long and 1″ in diameter) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium-size onions (peeled and thinly sliced) 2 large (or 4 small) carrots (peeled and thinly sliced) 8 ounces raw white potatoes (finely sliced) Salt (to taste) Ground pepper (to taste) 2 cups beef stock or chicken stock Directions Pre-heat your oven to 425 F. In a large fry pan …




Recipe of the Week: R.J.’s Turkey Tetrazzini

What will you do with that leftover turkey from that big Thanksgiving bird?  Reader R.J. says: Make Turkey Tetrazzini. Ingredients 1/2 lb. egg noodles, cooked Olive oil (for oiling your baking dish) 7 Tbs. unsalted butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 shallots, minced 1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced 3 cups chicken broth 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground white pepper 3 cups of shredded cooked turkey leftovers 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 cup bread crumbs, preferably fresh 2 green onions, chopped Directions Cook the noodles first, drain them, and set them aside. Pre-heat an oven to 450°F. Oil a …




Recipe of the Week: Terry’s Pumpkin Pie

Reader Terry kindly sent us this recipe of home-made pumpkin pie. Ingredients A 9-inch diameter (or larger) pumpkin Enough pastry dough for a single-crust pie (9 inch diameter) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 cup milk Whipped cream (optional) Directions Thorough wash exterior of pumpkin, and rinse. Cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise. Scoop out and discard the seeds and “strings”. Place in a large microwave-safe dish with the cut side facing down. Add water, 1 inch deep. Cover and cook in …




Recipe of the Week: R.R.’s Iced Pumpkin Cake Bars

Reader R.R.. kindly sent us this recipe for iced pumpkin cake bars with a cream cheese icing. Cake Bar Ingredients 4 large eggs, warmed to room temperature 1-2/3 cups granulated white sugar 1 cup of vegetable oil 16 ounces (one can) of solid-pack cooked pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon of baking soda Icing Ingredients 6 ounces of cream cheese, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup butter, room temperature softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk Cake Bar Making Directions Pre-heat oven to 350° …




Recipe of the Week: K.M’s Sausage-Apple-Walnut Stuffing

Reader K.M. kindly sent us a recipe for a Thanksgiving sausage-apple-walnut stuffing. This can be cooked entirely as a side dish, or stuffed in your turkey, or both.  If cooked inside the turkey, then the sausage and onions must be sautéed, first. Note: If baked as a side dish, then this should be started just 90 to 120 minutes before the expected serving time for your turkey. Ingredients 3/4 lb. mild ground sausage. 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and chopped 2 medium apples, cored and chopped 1 c. celery, chopped. 2 large garlic cloves, minced. (More or less, to taste) …