Listener mailed in how he does his turkey,
For cooking a 26 lb. frozen turkey in a NESCO cooker:
1. wash off turkey
2. smear butter all over it
3. uses creole, Lawry’s seasoning and regular garlic powder and 2 Lipton onion soup on turkey only
4. place in cooker on metal rack. pour 12 oz. water in pan
5. cook at 200 or 250 for 6 hours or until it starts to fall apart. Take turkey out, cut up, place back in pan with rack removed.
6. cook at 350 for 1 hour then turn off. as turkey cools down it draws the flavor into meat.
also uses this recipe for pork and beef roast. suggests checking after 3 hours. you have to watch using creole too much. uses just enough for flavor, like sprinkling black pepper.
“Honey Butter” requested and given on Party Line
1 lb. butter, unsalted
1/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Put the butter in a mixing bowl. On low speed, combine butter. Add the other ingredients. On medium speed, mix 5 to 7 minutes until smooth.
Karen Haak, Moberly
2 sticks of butter, 1/3 c. honey
(From the internet)
-need a recipe for fresh cranberry relish
Wash 1 pkg. of cranberries. Grind cranberries with an orange and two apples and 2 c. sugar. Add 1 small can of crushed pineapple, drained. Can add marshmallows and nuts if you like. Makes a little over 1 quart.
Lois Robb, Fayette
“Cherry Winks” (listener wanted a few weeks ago)
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening
2 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. chopped dates
1/3 c. chopped maraschino cherries, drained
1 1/2 c. coarsely crushed corn flakes
additional 15 maraschino cherries, quartered and well drained
In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla, eggs and cream well. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates, and 1/3 c. maraschino cherries and mix it well. Combine the dry ingredients into the cream mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Drop by rounded teaspoons into crushed corn flakes and form into balls and placed on a greased cookie sheet. Press the quartered cherries on top of the cookie. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes. Should make about 5 dozen. (for dates, you can substitute coconut same amount)
Eva Daniels, Moberly, recipe 1950 Pillsbury Bake-off winner
-need a Christmas cake recipe (made with a lot of graham crackers and dried fruit, kind of like a fruit cake)
“Oatmeal Spice Cake”
In a bowl, put 1 1/2 c. boiling water, 1 c. quick oats, and 1 stick of butter. Let is stand for 20 minutes. After that, add 1 c. white sugar, 1 c. light brown sugar, and 2 beaten eggs. Stir together. Combine and add to the oat mixture 1 and 1/2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. cinnamon (she adds more), 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Mix together into a 9 by 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. While the cake it baking, make the topping:
12 T. butter (stick and a half), 1/2 c. evaporated milk, 1 1/2 c. sugar. Heat in a saucepan until combined. Add a big package of coconut and 1 c. chopped nuts (optional). Combine and when the cake comes out of the oven place on top. Put the cake under the broiler until the coconut browns. (mom added a maraschino cherry on top where each piece would be)