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TAVERNS (Sloppy Joes) from Aunt Gertrude Sukup

1 lb. hamburger
1/4 - 1/2 onion
Brown Hamburger and Onion.

Add 1 can Tomato Soup
1/2 can Water
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp oregano
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar

Simmer until mixture thickens.


1 box butter (4 sticks)
2 lb. bag powdered sugar
3 6oz bag Milk Chocolate Chips
1 quart Peanut Butter
3 tablespoon shortening

Melt butter. Add peanut butter and powdered sugar. Mix well.
Shape into small balls.
Melt shortening and chocolate in microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
Dip balls in chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper and freeze.
Once they have hardened store in covered container.


3/4 cup butter softened (1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoon red cinnamon candies, chopped in blender
6 to 8 drops red food color
Red Sprinkles

Beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla until blended.
Gradually add 2 cups flour until mixture forms a dough.
Stir or knead in enough remaining flour to make a smooth ball.
Cut ball in half. Wrap and refrigerate one half.
Knead chopped cinnamon candies and red food coloring into the other half.
Wrap in Saran Wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On lightly flour counter roll a small ball of each kind of dough into a snake.
Place the 2 "snakes" beside each other and twist together. Curve one end to form the handle.
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Sprinkle the candle canes.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to get light brown at the edges.


1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla (for yellow)
1 teaspoon almond (for green)
1 teaspoon vanilla and hard cinnamon candies, crushed (for red)

Mix the above ingredients.
Put into cookie press.
Bake 375 for 8 minutes.


1 pkg yeast
1/2 cup warm water (very warm to touch but not so hot it burns your finger)
1/2 cup milk (scalded then cooled)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening (can use butter if you want)
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour

To scald the milk put it in a saucepan and bring to a bubbling boil.
Watch it or it will boil over. Cool to room temp.
Dissolve yeast in the warm water in large bowl (the dough will double in size).
Add milk, sugar, shortening, salt, egg and 2 cups of flour.
Beat until smooth. Mix in enough flour to make it thick enough to pick up.
Knead for 5 minutes on a floured surface. Turn often and add flour to the counter as needed so it doesn't stick.
Put a small amount of Vegetable Oil in the bowl you mixed your dough in.
Rub it around to coat the bottom and sides. (if you have extra just dump it out)
Drop ball of dough into the bowl. Pick it up and drop it down on the other side.
This way both sides are coated with the oil.
Cover with wax paper that has been sprayed with vegetable spray.
I turn on the oven to 250 let it warm up a little. Then shut it off.
The oven should not be hot to your hand just warm.
Put the dough in the oven, close door, and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Punch dough down.
Flour the counter. Roll half of the dough into 13x9 rectangle.
Spread butter on the dough until it is covered.
Mix 1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
Sprinkle some of the sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the butter. Pretty heavy layer.
Start at the long side and roll the dough up.
Cut dough into about 1 1/2 inch pieces. Place in greased 13 x 9 pan.
Repeat with other half of dough.
Let rise for about 40 minutes. Double in size.
Heat oven to 350 and bake for 25 minutes or until starting to brown.
For Glaze mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Add glaze after the rolls have cooled just a little. They should still be warm.


1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
Shape into balls. Dip the top of the ball in sugar.
Put on cookie sheet sugar side up.
Bake for 10 minutes.


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
bag of Chocolate Kisses

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
Mix sugar, brown sugar, shortening, peanut butter, and egg.
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Shape into balls, flatten with fork, and add a chocolate kiss in the center.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet.


2 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs beaten

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9x13 pan.
Combine dry ingredients... flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt.
Stir in milk, oil, and eggs mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.


1 head Cabbage
2 Tbsp. Vinegar
2 tsp. Sugar ?
4 tsp. Caraway Seed
Little Salt
1/2 cup Flour
abt 4 Tbsp. Water

Take off outer leaves from cabbage and cut off the outer core.
Cut the cabbage in half towards the inner core.
Turn flat side down and cut stripe with a little part of the core attached.
Put cabbage, vinegar, sugar, caraway seed, salt in a pan. Cover with water. Bring to boil.
The cabbage is done when you can cut it with a fork.
Taste the juice to see if you need to add more vinegar.
Mix the flour and water in a cup.
Gradually stir into the cabbage mixture while it is still boiling.
You may not need all the thickening. Just stir in enough until it looks like its getting thicker.
Let cook about 1 minute or so.
Serve over Dumplings.


1 cup flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Milk

Mix Flour, baking powder, and salt together with a fork.
Add the milk gradually. The mix should pull together.
Bring a pan of water to boil. Drop mix in with a large spoon.
Let cook for 15 min. Flip them over and cook for 15 min. more.
Drain Water.


Thaw the duck the day before. Clean out the inside.
Rub cavity lightly with salt. Place duck breast side up in a roasting pan.
Add a couple tbsp. water in the bottom of the pan.
Cover and cook at 325 degrees for 3 hours (a smaller duck may not take as long).
Baste occasionally with the grease in the pan.


1/4 lb ground beef
4 whole scallions, sliced (or 1/4 regular onion diced)
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
3/4 cup dry minute rice
Tortilla chips

Brown beef with scallions, breaking beef into small pieces.
Add tomato sauce, water, and chili powder. Bring to full boil.
Stir in rice. Bring back to boil. Cover; remove from heat.
Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir and serve with tortilla chips.


2 lb Round Steak
1 can whole mushrooms
1 square bouillon cube
½ pkg Instant Onion Soup Mix
¼ cup Ketchup
1 ½ tsp garlic salt (I don’t use that much, prob ¾ to 1 tsp!)
1/3 cup flour
2 cups sour cream (I use 1/2 to 1 cup... I don't like it very creamy.)
¼ cup margarine

Cut meat into thin strips. (You can use hamburger also.) Melt ¼ cup margarine. Brown meat in melted margarine.
Add 1 bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup water. Add onion soup, ketchup, and garlic.
Cover and simmer at least half an hour for the steak to get tender.

Mix flour and a little water in a cup until smooth. Stir gradually into meat mixture until it thickens.
(You may not need to use all of the thickening.)
Add mushrooms. Boil 1 minute. Stir in sour cream, heat and serve over mashed potatoes or rice.
You can also make it without the sour cream if you want.


1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour (or half wheat, half white)

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients;
beat vigorously until it pulls together into a ball.
Flatten onto greased pizza pan.


2 cups water
1 cup quick cook oats
3 tablespoon butter
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 and 3/4 to 5 and 1/4 cups flour

Bring water to boil. Add butter and oats. Cook for 1 minute. Cool till warm.
Dissolve the yeast in a bowl by mixing the pkg of yeast and the warm water.
Let sit for about a minute.
Add the oatmeal, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and 4 cups of the flour.
Mix till smooth.
Add enough remaining flour until the dough starts to form a ball.
Place dough on a cutting board or placemat that has flour on it.
Knead the dough by pushing down and then grabbing the edge
and pulling it back to the middle and pushing down again.
Continue kneading until dough is smooth and the flour is mixed in well.

Grease a bowl or use cooking spray then put the dough into the bowl.
Pick up the dough and flip it over so the greased side is on top.
Cover with wax paper and let rise until doubled.
Note.... I turn the oven on 200 degrees for a minute.
Let it heat up and then shut the oven off.
Feel the oven to make sure it is not too hot but just warm.
Place the dough in oven and let rise for an hour. It will double in size.

Punch down dough and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
Shape into balls. Should make about 18.
Cover with wax paper again and let rise till doubled. This will take about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until they start to get golden on top.
Remove from oven. Can brush the tops with butter if you want.


2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
4 tsp. vanilla
nuts, optional

Cook first four ingredients over high heat to 210 degrees. Reduce
heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, to soft ball stage.
Remove and add vanilla. Pour into buttered pan.


Brown 1 lb. hamburger and some onion.

Mix together the following....
1 qt. tomato juice
1 can tomato soup or stewed tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can pork and beans
2 Tbsp. chili powder

Stir in hamburger.
Bring to a boil.


1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk 14oz
1 pkg chocolate chips 6oz
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, 325 for glass pan. In 13x9 baking pan
melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine; mix together
and press in pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs.
Top evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly. Bake 25 to
30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool thoroughly before cutting.

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Page created by Sharon Mach on May 26, 2014 Updated June 2, 2016