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Hi Joyce,
I am sending you a typed copy of  recipes from the women of Lamb's Creek. The recipes were hand written in pencil in an old notebook. It looks like the notebook was passed around the village (or maybe the local church?) as there were many different names, signatures and handwritings.The pages were crumbling and some writing could not be read, hence the ____ spaces.
I would date the recipes to be in between the years 1915 and 1930s. At the end I included a couple of shopping lists- with prices- that were also found in the notebook.
Debora Clark
July 2008
Page 1 

Brown Bread ... Mrs D.R. Neal 
1 tablespoon shorting 
½ cup molasses 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 egg 
1 cup sweet milk 
1 cup sour milk 
1 teaspoon soda 

2 cups of graham and wheat flour 
Gems ... Mrs. D. R. Neal 
1 big spoon of shortening 
1 egg 
2 cups of buttermilk 
1 spoon of salt 
1 spoon of soda 
graham to make stiff 

Page 2 

Molasses Layer Cake...Mrs. D.R. Neal 
1 cup of sugar 
½ cup butter 
½ cup sour milk 
½ cup of molasses 
2 eggs 
1 level teaspoon soda 
2 cups of flour 

Filling 
1 cup of sugar 
yolk of one egg 
1 tablespoon of flour 
2/3 cup of chopped raisins 
1 cup of boiling water 
Put sugar with flour and yolk of egg and wet with cold water to a cream 
then add raisins, then boiling water 
Set on Stove and thicken - season with vanilla 

Page 3 

Raisin Pie
1 cup of milk 
1 cup of sugar 
1 cup of raisins chopped fine 
2 egg yolks 
1 teaspoon full cornstarch 
1 teaspoon of flour 
whites of eggs (from up top) 

Mayonaise
3 eggs beaten light 
2/3 cup of sugar 
Mix dry 
2 tablespoon of flour 
1 teaspoon salt 
2 teaspoon mustard 
to dry mixture beat in egg 
1 cup of vinegar or (1/3 water) 
1 cup of water or (2/3 vinegar) 
Put to boil until thicken 
add butter (size of an egg) after boiling 
Serve cold with sweet cream or milk 

Page 4 

Molasses Layer Cake ... Mrs. Neal 
1 cup sugar 
½ cup of shortening 
2 eggs 
½ cup of molasses 
½ cup sour milk 
1 level teaspoon of soda 

Hickory nut cake ... Mrs Neal 
1 cup broken meats 
1 ½ cup sugar 
½ cup of butter 
2 cup of flour 
3/4 cup of sweet milk 
2 teaspoons of baking powder 
the whites of 4 well beaten eggs 
almond or vanilla to flavor 

Page 5 

Butterless, Eggless and Milkless Cake ... Mrs Neal 
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1 pound of raisins and boil for 15 minutes 
Then add 1 cup of cold water 
½ cup of shortening 
2 cups of sugar 
1 tablespoon soda 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon of cloves 
1 teaspoon of nutmeg 
salt 

Cornstarch Cake ... Mrs R. Owens 
1 Cup of sugar and ½ cup of butter 
whipped to a cream 
½ cup of cornstarch dissolved in ½ cup of sweet milk 
1 cup of flour 
whites of two eggs beat stiff 
2 teaspoons of baking powder 
1 teaspoon of extract 

Page 6 

Sugar Cookies ... Mrs D.R. Neal 
2/3 cup of sour cream 
1 cup of butter or shortening 
1 egg 
1 ½ cup sugar 
½ teaspoon of soda 

Sugar Cookies
2 cups sugar 
1 egg 
1 cup of buttermilk or sour 
1 teaspoon soda 
4 cups flour 
Drop on tine and bake. 
Seasoning 

Tomatoe Mince Meat ... Mrs Neal 
5 pounds of brown sugar 
1 pk. green tomatoes 
1 pk tart apples 
1 lb of raisins ( I used 2) 
___ tablespoons salt 

continued on Page 7 

1 tablespoon cloves 
1 cup chopped suet 
1 cup of vinegar 
1 cup of boiling cider 
Chop tomatoes and drain pour on boiling water and cook 10 minutes repeat 3 times. 
Mix all together and cook slowly 1 hour 

Page 7 

Green Tomatoe Mincemeat ... Mrs Clark Lower 
1 pk of green tomatoes - chopped fine 
1 pk sour apples 
5 pounds brown sugar 
2 tablespoons full salt 
2 tablespoons cinnamon 
2 pounds of raisins or 1 currants and 1 raisin 
1 cup of beef suet 
1 cup of boiled cider 
1 cup of vinegar 
After draining tomatoes pour boiling water over 
___ten minutes and drain and cook three _____ 
Put all together 

Page 8 

Sliced Cucumber Pick
4 quarts sliced cucumbers (pealed) 
6 large onions 
put ½ cup salt on and let soak ov______ 
4 cups white sugar 
1 tsp white ______ 
1 tsp tumeric 
1 qt vinegar 
__tsp of celery seed 
1 tsp of mixed spices 
cook until tender 

Graham Bread ... L Perry 
__ eggs 
4 cups graham flour 
___cup of sugar 
2 cups of wheat flour 
___ cups buttermilk 
2 teaspoons of salt 
___cup molasses 
1 cup of raisins 
Makes 2 loaves 

Page 9 

Molasses ____
1 cup molasses 
1 cup sugar 
1 cup of lard 
__tbs ginger 
1 tsp cin 
__tsp salt 
___p boiling water 
___tsp soda 
2 cups of flour 
Beat smoothly and lastly add two well beaten eggs 

Tomatoe Fritters ... Genevieve 
½ can of tomatoes 
2 eggs 
beaten together 
salt and pepper 
thicken with cracker crumbs and fry 

Page 10 

top recipe is to damaged to read 
It was written by Aunt Grace 

Cottage Pudding 
2 cup of flour 
Butter the size of an egg 
__cup Milk sweet 
1 egg 
__tsp sugar 
1 teaspoon cream tartar 
1 teaspoon soda 

SAUCE 
2 ½ or 3 cups of water 
1 cup of sugar 
a pinch of salt 
juice of lemon to 
thicken with corn starch 

Orange Marmalade
Use only the pulp of 2 grapefruit 
slice 6 oranges and 4 lemons and cut small slices 
place in a preserving kettle overnight with 3 quarts of water 
___3 tbs in the morning boil until it is like jelly 
___3 pounds of sugar 
is a little over 2 quarts 

Page 11 

Date Cake
1 cup of dates ½ cup of shortening 
1 cup of sugar 
1 cup of boiling water 
let stand and cool 
1 teaspoon of soda 
pinch of salt 
___cups of flour 
1 cup of walnut meats rolled in fl__ 
When stiff enough break two eggs 

Fried cakes ... Mary Hamson 
___soft white sugar 
__solved in 2 tablespoons of boiling water 
½ cup buttermilk 
½ teaspoon of soda dissolved in 6 tablespoon sw____ 
1 egg beaten and added to the above 
2 teaspoons of baking powder sifted with one quart of flour 
1 tablespoon of fat from kittle and a little nutmeg 
add a little more flour if needed 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good

Page 12 

first and second recipes were written in pencil and were very hard to read 
Chocolate Cake
1 ½ cup of sugar 
½ cup of shortening 
½ cup of sweet milk 
1 teaspoon soda 
2 eggs 
2 cups of flour 
1 teaspoon ______ 
½ cup of cocoa 
yolk of 1 egg 
½ cup of sugar 
__________ 
__________ 
__________



Sugar Cookies ...
___ Sour Cream 
___ shortening 
1 egg 
____ cup of sugar 
½ teaspoon of soda flavoring 
___ flour soft dough 

Sacron Pickles Grand Mother Clark 

1 gallon of vinegar 
$.10 worth of sacron 
pinch of alum 
3 tablespoon of mustard (dry) 
a few mixed spices 
wash pickles and dry pack in jars ___ 
heat ____ ____ ___ 

Page 13 

Applesauce Cake ... Ida Sherwood 
1 cup sugar 
1 tsp of cin 
1 cup lard 
½ tsp cloves 
1 1/4 cup of flour 
1 tsp of soda ____ 
1 cup of applesauce 

Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Mildred’s Cocoa Cake
1 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon soda 
1egg 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
lump butter 
1 ½ cup of flour2/3 cup sour milk 
3 tablespoon cocoa __ 
½ cup hot water 
flavoring 

Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Sugar cookies ... Lida Cruttendon 
2 cups of sugar 
1 cup shortening 
1 egg 
1 cup of sweet milk 
1 teaspoon soda 
little salt 
flavor to taste 
Note added at the end of recipe in the same handwriting - Very Good 

Page 14 

Spice Cake ... Hazel Cramer 
2 cup sugar 
2 cup raisins 
1 cup water 
1 cup shortening 
3 heaping teaspoon cinnamon 
2 scant teaspoons of cloves 
__ salt if lard is used 
___ __ __ up good 
4 cups of flour 
2 teaspoons of soda 
1 cup of nut meats 
Note added at the end of recipe in the same handwriting - Very Good 

Sugar Cookies ... Lena Wells 
2 eggs 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
2 cups of sugar 
1 cup shortening 
1 teaspoon soda 
lemon or vanilla flavor 
1 teaspoon nutmeg 
1 cup sweet milk 
flour enough for a soft dough 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Page 15 

Hamburg Loaf ... M.St. C 
1 ½ round steak ground 
1 cup cracker or bread crumbs 
1egg 
salt and pepper to taste 
1 small onion 
½ cup of milk 
1 cup canned tomatoes 
Mix together, shape into long loaf___ 
in dripping juice, grease___ __ 
a little water to prevent sticking 
Bake at moderate oven for 1 hour 

Molasses Cookies ... Carry Long 
1 cup of sugar 
1 cup of Molasses 
1 cup of shortening 
1 egg 
!/2 cup of sour milk 
1 tablespoon soda 
Teaspoon cinnamon and ginger 
4 or 5 cups of flour 
Note added at the end of recipe in the same handwriting - Very Good 

Page 16 

Ginger Bread ... Mattie Niles 
½ cup sugar 
½ cup butter and lard mixed 
1 ½ teaspoon soda 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ginger 
1 egg 
1 cup of molasses 
2 ½ cup sifted flour 
½ teaspoon of cloves 
½ teaspoon salt 
1 cup hot water 

Southern Spanish Cake ... Mattie Niles 
1 cup of sugar 
1/4 teaspoon of salt 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
½ cup of shortening 
2 egg 
3/4 cup of milk 
1 3/4 cup flour 
2 ( no measurement) baking powder 

Brown sugar frosting save one egg white for icing. 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Page 17 

Spice Cake ... Grandma Heck 
1 cup of sugar 
½ cup of shortening 
1 egg 
cream together 
1 (no measurement) cin 
cloves just a little 
½ teaspoon of nutmeg 
1 teaspoon soda 
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk 
2 cups of flour 
Note added at the end of recipe in the same handwriting - Very Good 

Ginger Cookies ... Gerta Hatfield 
1 cup of shortening 
1 cup of sugar 
1 cup of molasses 
1 egg 
2/3 cup of coffee 
1 heaping teaspoon soda 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ginger 
1 teaspoon nutmeg 
pinch of salt 
Mix in soft dough roll out 
Note added at the end of recipe in the same handwriting - Very Good 

Page 18 

Molasses Cookies ... Bell C. 
1 cup of molasses 
1 cup of sugar 
1 cup of lard 
½ cup boiling water 
2 tablespoon vinegar 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon of cloves 
2 level teaspoons of soda 
1 tablespoon of ginger may be used instead of cinnamon 

Page 19 


Strawberry Jam or Raspberry Jam ... E. Bailey 
5 cups of sugar 
4 cups of berries 
Mash together and let stand until next morning 
Boil hard 12 ½ minutes leave stand until next day or until good and cold 
put in jars and parfen 

Peanut Butter Cookies ... Elva Fralic 
1 cup shortening 
1 cup light brown sugar 
1 cup white sugar 
1 cup peanut butter 
cream above together 
2 eggs beaten 
1 level teaspoon salt 
2 level teaspoon soda sifted with 2 ½ cup of flour 
vanilla 
Roll out 
pat out with a fork 
let slightly cool before taking out of pan. 

Page 20 

Baked corn ... C. Myre 
1 pint of corn 
1 pint of milk 
2 eggs 
1 tablespoon sugar 
2 tablespoons of butter 
1 heaping tablespoon of flour 
½ cup of bread crumbs 

Carmeled Pudding ... C. Myre 
To 3 cups hot milk add 4 tablespoons carmeled ____ 
Throughly dissolve 
add ½ cup sugar add 3 eggs beaten to ___ 
lightly add 1 teaspoon vanilla 
pour into custard 
place in hot water and bake 20 to 30 minutes 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good

Page 21 

Pop Corn Balls ... Elva Fralic 
Boil together 
1 cup of sugar 
½ cup of water 
1 teaspoon of vinegar 
for 5 minutes 
then add 
2 tablespoon molasses 
1 tablespoon butter 
2 teaspoons of salt 
Boil until brittle when dropped in to cold water. 

Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Page 22 

Gold Cake ... 
½ cup of shortening 
1 cup of sugar 
3 egg yolks beaten stiff and lemon color 
3/4 cup of milk 
2 cups of flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon of salt 
1 teaspoon of vanilla 
Sift flour Measure- sift together salt and baking powder 3 times 
cream shortening add sugar 
cream well add egg yolk and vanilla 
mix well add milk and dry ingredients -beating well after each addition 
Use egg whites for 7 minute icing 

Dill Pickles
3 gallon crock1/2 pound of salt another handful of salt 
½ pint of vinegar 
6 quarts of water 
a few spices mixed 
put dill mixed spices 
grape leaves in bottom of crock 
fill crock within 2 or 3 inches of top of crock with pickles let stand 14 days 
pack pickles in jars 
heat brine 
let it cool and pour in jars 
if scum comes on- clean off 

________ ... Velma Clark 
1 ½ cup of flour 
1 cup of sugar 
pinch of salt 
1 teaspoon soda 
1 cup cocoa 
Sift all together 3 times 
add 1 egg 
2 tablespoons melted shortening 
1 cup sour milk 

PopCorn balls ... Myres 
3 cups of sugar 
2 cups of Molasses or 1 cup of molasses and 1 cup of corn starch 
pinch of salt 
1 tablespoon vinegar 
Boil to soft boil stir in a pinch of soda 
add 15 quarts of popped corn 
Makes 50 balls 

Very good cake topping
2 apples grated 
1 egg white 
1 cup of sugar (small cup) 
beat up stiff 
add grated lemon rine 
Salad dressing for cabbage 
sugar 
salt pepper 
can milk 
vinegar 
use as desired 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 


Huckleberry pie ... Caroline Myres 
1 quart of berries 
1 cup of sugar 
1 tablespoon flour 
1 ½ tablespoon tapioca 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 


Apple Pie ... Caroline M. 
1 ½ cup of sugar 
1 ½ tablespoon flour 

Red Raspberrie Jam ... Kate D 
1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of mashed berries 
cook until thick 

Refrigerator Ice Cream
2 egg yolks 
6 tablespoons of sugar 
1 cup rich milk - scalded 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 stiff beaten egg whites 
1 cup heavy cream 
Combine egg yolks sugar stir in a little hot milk add remainingmilk and cook in double boiler until slightly thick. 
Cool 
add vanilla extract 
fold in egg whites and cream 
whipped to custard consistency 
freeze in the tray of automotive ref. 
3 to 4 hours 
beat throughly when first set 
serves 6 to 8 

Chunk Pickles ... Wilda Brewer 
7# cucumbers , soaked over night in salt water 
soak one more night in clean water 
Cup up and cook until slightly tender in weak vinegar 
drain and pack in jars 
cover with hot liquid and seal 

Liquor
3 pounds of sugar 
1 oz whole mixed spice 
small pinch of alum 
1 oz stick of cinnamon 
2 quarts of vinegar 
1 oz celery seed 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Mince meat ... Hattie Welform 
4 lb Chopped green tomatoes 
add a little salt stand overnight - drain 
4 lb of chopped apples 
6 cups sugar 
2 cup weak vinegar 
½ lb chopped suet 
1 pk raisins 
1 pk of currents 
1 tbs ground cloves 
1 tbs cinnamon 
salt to taste 
Note added at the top of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Pickled string beans ... Hazel C 
2 qts string beans 
1 qt of vinegar 
1 lb of sugar 
1 tablespoon Cinnamon bark 
1 tablespoon whole cloves 
String beans cook in salt water until slightly tender (1 tablespoon salt to each 2 quarts of beans) 
drain 
drop in hot syrup prepared 
vinegar, sugar, spices 
bring to good boil 

pack in jars and seal 

Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Good 

Sweet Dill Pickles
½ cup of salt 
½ cup dry mustard 
3 teaspoons of saccrachin 
1 teaspoon of alum 
2 qts of vinegar 
2 qts of water 
let come to a boil 
put pickles in can with dill in bottom and top of cans 
pour vinegar on pickles while hot 

Cucumber pickles ... Genevieve Rankin 
one quart cucumbers washed and dry 
4 tablespoons of white sugar 
2 tablespoons salt 
2 tablespoons ground mustard 
fill jar with vinegar and seal 
Note added at the end of recipe in different handwriting - Very Good 

Indian relish
12 green tomatoes 
1 red pepper 
1 cup of sugar 
4 large onions 
1 green pepper 
2 cups of vinegar 
1 tablespoon celery seed 
1 tablespoon mustard seed 
1 tablespoon salt 
Chop vegetables - drain and mix throught 
cook slowly- stirring frequently 
seal in sterilized jars 

Soft Soap
Dissolve 1 can of lye in 3 pints rain water 
add 2 oz of borax and 1 half cup full amonia 
take 2 2/3 qts grease and heat until lukewarm 
when lye liquid gets lukewarm 
pour gradually into the grease 
stirring ten minutes 
pour into pans and cut before it sets 

For pneumonia
½ cup lard 
½ cup turpentine 
1 oz of camphor gum 
put in a bottle and use hot 

Also found in this handwritten notebook: 

Shopping list November 9, 1929
Stockings .44 
Candy .30 
Apron .10 
Papers .35 
Doughnuts .25 
Onions .05 
Sugar .12 
1___ .16 
Oleo .25 
Bread . 08 
oil .07 
Glasses .10 
Meat .31 

November 10, 1929
1 pt oysters .40 
Crackers .20 
Ice cream .10 

November 17, 1929
ham 1.13 
bread .08 
Soap .10 
Powder .10 
B present .20 
Bananas .25 
Milk .25 
Coffee .37 
Cough syrup .25 
½ cord of wood 2.75

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 02 AUG 2008 
By Joyce M. Tice
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