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TAPIOCA CUSTARD

TAPIOCA CUSTARD By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, Marysville, MI; June 1997, p. 34). INGREDIENTS: 1-qt scalded milk [cooled] ½ cup pearl tapioca 4 eggs ½ cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup raisins – optional INSTRUCTIONS: Soak tapioca in just enough cold […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Cooking Is An Art

Thank God it’s Monday, again. I personally look forward to all Mondays, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with you! Therefore, happy Monday. #TheRecipeDetective #NationalCulinaryArtsMonth July celebrates, among other things, National Culinary Arts Month. Mom believed that cooking (and baking) was an art as […]

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Kids’ Summer Break Recipes – Quick Peanut Butter Fudge

Kids’ Summer Break Recipes – Quick Peanut Butter Fudge By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… “When the Kids Take Over the Kitchen”, National Home News Magazine (National Home News, St. Clair, MI; Circa 1979–1980, p. 11). INGREDIENTS: 1 stick margarine, plus a little extra 1 cup brown sugar ¼ cup cocoa [Dash] of salt 1/3 […]

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Kids’ Summer Break Recipes – Pseudo Pizza

Kids’ Summer Break Recipes – Pseudo Pizza By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… “When the Kids Take Over the Kitchen”, National Home News Magazine (National Home News, St. Clair, MI; Circa 1979–1980, p. 11). INGREDIENTS: 2 tubes (10-oz each) refrigerated biscuits 2 cans (4-oz each) tomato sauce Oregano Dry minced onion Parmesan cheese Garlic salt […]

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Kids’ Summer Break Recipes – Humble Heroes

Kids’ Summer Break Recipes – Humble Heroes By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… “When the Kids Take Over the Kitchen”, National Home News Magazine (National Home News, St. Clair, MI; Circa 1979–1980, p. 11). INGREDIENTS: Hero sandwich rolls, sliced lengthwise into 3 layers Butter Mayonnaise Mustard Ketchup Relish Muenster cheese Boiled ham Hard salami Lettuce […]

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ICE CREAM MUFFINS, WITH BLUEBERRIES (from Ice Cream Bread)

ICE CREAM MUFFINS, WITH BLUEBERRIES (from Ice Cream Bread) By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – Best Of The Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 163). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).] You can drop the prepared bread batter […]

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FLOWERED JOHN’S SONS – SPUMONI

FLOWERED JOHN’S SONS – SPUMONI By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – Best Of The Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 253). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).] INGREDIENTS: 1 pint each: vanilla, chocolate, pistachio and strawberry ice creams […]

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CARNIVAL COTTON CANDY

CARNIVAL COTTON CANDY By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Second Helping Of Secret Recipes (National Homemakers Newsletter, Pearl Beach, MI; July 1977, p. 74). INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup water ¼ cup light Karo [syrup] 1 cup sugar INSTRUCTIONS: Grease handles of two wooden spoons. Tape to a tabletop so that two-thirds of the handles extend […]

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THE BUDDIN’ ONION

THE BUDDIN’ ONION By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Secret Make Alike Recipes [Revised] (Secret RecipesTM, Marysville, MI; May 1997, p. 26). Whether it’s the Blossom at Chili’s or the Bloomin’ Onion at Outback or the Onion Ring Loaf at Tony Roma’s – it’s a technique not a recipe that makes these franchise food specialties […]

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BAR NONE & BAYLEAF CIRCUS ELEPHANT EARS

BAR NONE & BAYLEAF CIRCUS ELEPHANT EARS By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Second Helping Of Secret Recipes (National Homemakers Newsletter, Pearl Beach, MI; July 1977, p. 38). INGREDIENTS: 2 cups milk 5 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons shortening 2 tablespoons salt 2 envelopes active dry yeast 2 cups warm water (105°F to 110°F) 6 […]

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