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Dime Store-Style Macaroni & Cheese, Like Woolworth’s

DIME STORE-STYLE MACARONI & CHEESE, LIKE WOOLWORTH’S By Gloria Pitzer Pictured above, as seen in her self-published cookbook… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 58). Last published in the following version, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; […]

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Hudson’s Maurice Salad & Dressing

HUDSON’S MAURICE SALAD & DRESSING By Gloria Pitzer As seen in her self-published cookbook… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 16) FOR SALAD: [combine] shredded lettuce [and torn greens, lightly tossed with the dressing mix given below,] topped with matchstick pieces of baked ham, Swiss cheese, […]

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Pizza Hat Crust Mix

PIZZA HAT CRUST MIX By Gloria Pitzer As seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 77). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]  Put this together ahead of when you plan to use it, […]

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Hardly’s Biscuits

HARDLY’S BISCUITS By Gloria Pitzer As seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 176). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]   While Hardee’s seemed to be lost in the fast food shuffle for […]

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Roast Brief & Barbecued Beef Sandwiches, Like Arby’s

ROAST BRIEF & BARBECUED BEEF SANDWICHES, LIKE ARBY’S By Gloria Pitzer As seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 186). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]   If you must, take the pan […]

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Big Boy Hamburger Sauce

BIG BOY HAMBURGER SAUCE Imitated by Gloria Pitzer As seen in her self-published cookbook… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 7) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup real mayonnaise ¼ cup bottled chili sauce ¼ cup ketchup 3 TB sugar ½ cup sweet pickle relish INSTRUCTIONS: Mix together. Store […]

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Hotel Astor Waffles

HOTEL ASTOR WAFFLES [Including homemade cake flour recipe*] By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 41). INGREDIENTS: 2 cups sifted cake flour* 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 3 eggs, separated 1 cup milk 4 TB melted butter ½ tsp […]

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Homemade Cake Flour

HOMEMADE CAKE FLOUR By Gloria Pitzer As seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 41). If you don’t have cake flour, use 2 cups all-purpose flour, removing 2 TB of flour from the 2 cups and replacing it with only 1 TB cornstarch; sifting this […]

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Hostess Filled Cupcakes & Fudge Frosting

HOSTESS FILLED CUPCAKES & FUDGE FROSTING By Gloria Pitzer As seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 53). WHEN HOSTESS CUPCAKES had a birthday in May, the Detroit News claimed that anyone with $25 for ingredients, 5 hours to kill, access to countless pots and […]

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Big Boy Chocolate Pie

BIG BOY CHOCOLATE PIE Imitation by Gloria Pitzer First published in her Homemaker’s Newsletter (April 1976 issue). A revised [1982] version (below) was last published in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 244). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, […]

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