Fruit Jam - Lillian Knutz


7 C. fruit (any)

7 C. sugar

1 sm package of jello, any flavor


Mix the fruit and sugar, boil over med/low heat 7 minutes.  Remove from heat, add dry jello, mix well.  Cool.  Freezes well.



Strawberry Jam - Lillian Knutz


4 C. fresh crushed strawberries (2 quarts whole berries)

2 C. sugar

1 1/3 C. Karo light corn syurp


In large saucepan, mix together strawberries, sugar and corn syrup.  Quickly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Cook rapidly 30-40 minutes, or till jam sheets from metal spoon and becomes clear in color.  Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and skim with metal spoon as foam rises to the surface.  Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes, stirring gently.  Pour into hot sterilized jars.  Seal according to manufacturer's directions.

Makes 4 1/2 pt jars



Lill's Good Brownies - Lillian Knutz


2 C. sugar

1 C. shortening

4 eggs

6 T. cocoa

2 C. flour

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla

Nuts (optional)


Mix all ingredients except nuts; when mixed, add nuts if desired.  Bake on a large cookie sheet at 350F, for about 45 minutes.


Frost while hot with:

1 C. powdered sugar

2 T. cocoa

1 T. butter

hot coffee or milk to make of spreading consistency



Apple Crisp - Lillian Knutz


6-8 sliced, peeled apples

1/4 C. water

3/4 C. sugar

1/2 C. flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

6 T. butter


Place sliced apples in pan, add water.  Cream remaining ingredients and sprinkle on top of apples.  Bake uncovered 1 hour.



Banana Oatmeal Cookies - Lillian Knutz


1 1/4 C. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 C. softened butter

1/4 C. sugar

3/4 C. packed light brown sugar

1 pkg instant banana pudding mix

2 eggs

3 1/2 C. quick oats


Mix flour and baking soda.  Combine butter, sugars, pudding mix; beat till smooth.  Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in oats and raisins (if desired).  Dough will be stiff.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfull onto ungreased cookie sheet, about 2" apart.  Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes.  Makes about 5 dozen.



Cocktail Meatballs in Sauce - Lillian Knutz


1 lb. hamburger

2 T. bread crumbs

1 beaten egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 C. chopped onion

1/3 C. chopped peppers

2 T. margarine

2 T. brown sugar

1 can tomato soup

1 T. vinegar

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. prepared mustard

dash of pepper sauce


Combine hamburger, bread crumbs, egg, and salt.  Form into meatballs 1/2" in diameter, ~ 50 meatballs.  Cook onion and pepper in butter till tender.  Stir in remaining ingredients and pour over meatballs.  Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.



Delicious Cheeseburger Loaves - Lillian Knutz


2 C. cornflakes, crushed

1 egg

1 C. stewed tomatoes

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 lb. hamburger

cheese slices


Combine crushed cornflakes and egg in mixer bowl.  Cut up tomatoes and add to egg mixture, along with salt and pepper.  Beat well. Add meat and mix only until combined.  Shape into 6 loaves 4" long.  Place on cookie sheet that is covered with foil.  Bake at 350F for 30 mint.  Top with cheese slices and return to oven till cheese melts.



Hamburgers - Lillian Knutz


1 1/2 lb. hamburger

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1/3 C. chopped onion

3 T. chopped green pepper

1/3 C. crushed crackers


Combine hamburger, salt, mustard, Worcestershire, egg, onion and green peppers.  Form into patties.  Roll patties into crushed crackers and fry till done.



Easy Oven Stew - Lillian Knutz


2 lb. Beef, cut up

1/4 C. flour

2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. paprika

2 T. vegetable oil

4 small quartered onions

4 small carrots, cut into 1" pieces

4 small potatoes, halved

1 C. sliced celery

1 C. water

2 cans (15 oz) tomato sauce


Combine flour and spices in a ziploc bag.  Drop in pieces of beef, a few at a time depending on size, and shake to coat.  Mix wil oil in a 3qt casserole.  Bake, uncovered, at 400F for 30 minutes, stirring once.  Add remaining ingredients, mix well.  Cover and bake at 350F for 1 3/4 hours.  Makes 6 servings.



Casserole - Lillian Knutz


1 can cream style corn

1 package frozen chopped broccoli

2 T. melted butter or margarine

2 slightly beaten eggs

salt and pepper to taste



2 T. butter

bread crumbs


Combine all ingredients and place in a greased small casserole dish.  Melt 2T. additional butter and toss with some dry bread crumbs.  Sprinkle over top and bake at 350F for 45 minutes.







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