Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Classic ad of the week: 1956 Life Magazine Cover - President Dwight D. Eisenhower. With recipes!

1956 original vintage Life magazine cover only. Magazine not included. With photo of President Dwight Eisenhower at Spence Airforce Base, GA.  Image courtesy of www.adclassix.com

Mamie Eisenhower's Favorite Fudge

1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
4 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
3 (4 ounce) bars sweet cooking chocolate
1 pint Marshmallow Creme
2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine milk, butter, sugar and salt. Bring to a vigorous boil, stirring often; then reduce heat and simmer 6 minutes.

Meanwhile place remaining ingredients (except pecans) in a large bowl. Gradually pour boiling syrup over the chocolate-marshmallow mixture and beat until chocolate is melted. Stir in nuts. Pour into buttered pans and store in a cool place several hours to harden before cutting in squares.

Mamie Eisenhower's Pumpkin Pie

1 baked pie shell
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 envelope Knox gelatine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups cooked pumpkin
3/4 cup milk
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Mix brown sugar, gelatine, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in top of double boiler. Stir in pumpkin and egg yolks; add milk. Heat over boiling water until thick. Cool until cold.

Beat egg whites with granulated sugar until firm peaks. Fold into pumpkin. Pour into pie shell. Chill.

Top with whipped cream to serve.  Both recipes from www.Recipegoldmine.com

Mamie Eisenhower's Sugar Christmas Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cream or milk

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter. Add sugar slowly and beat until fluffy. Stir in well beaten egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with cream. Chill for at least 1 hour or even overnight.

Roll and cut in desired shapes. Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking (or ice afterwards, when cool). Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 36.


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard