This recipe was given to me by an elderly lady friend of my mother’s. I’m always expected to take it to reunions, funerals and other get-togethers.
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Grease a bundt pan, sprinkle with sugar and add nuts. Mix rest
of the ingredients and beat for 5 minutes. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 325? for 45 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
Cool 20 minutes, glaze and cool completely in the pan before removing.
1 stick margarine
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup water
Stir together in saucepan until it comes to a rolling boil.
Boil 1 minute. Pour over the cake that has cooled for 20 minutes.
This recipe has been made for the Shannon Family Reunion, started in 1921 or 22. I have been a member by marriage since 1926. This is very easy and you can use either frozen or fresh blueberries.
Mrs. Frances M. Shannon
Aunt Fran’s Blueberry Pie
One baked pie crust*
1 quart blueberries (thaw, if frozen), patted dry with paper towel
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
Combine in a mixing bowl and beat until thick.
1 carton whipped topping
Fold half of the topping into the beaten mixture. Then, carefully fold in blueberries. Turn into pie shell. Spread the remaining topping over the filling and chill.
*We used a ready-made graham cracker crust.
Dear Reunions Readers,
I wish I could be at all your reunions this summer, but maybe my brownies can stand in for me. These are the ultimate: chewy and densely chocolate — no need for frosting. At home we keep big mugs in the freezer and serve milk in them for a frosty accompaniment! Please use only REAL butter, REAL vanilla and the best-quality SEMI-SWEET BAKING CHOCOLATE — no substitutions!
Mary Thiele Fobian, Pacific Grove, California
Former editor of Reunions magazine
The Brownie Recipe That Will Make You Throw Away All Your Other Brownie Recipes
6-oz (3/4 cup) butter
6-oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
Melt together and cool.
1 t vanilla
Stir together, then add to cooled chocolate mixture.
3 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 t salt
Combine thoroughly with chocolate mixture.
1 cup broken walnuts
Spread this stiff batter in a buttered 9×13″ baking pan. Bake in the center of the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Test with a toothpick. If any batter clings to the toothpick, continue baking
5 minutes. Test again and repeat, if necessary. Cool thoroughly before cutting into squares.
The following requires adult supervision.
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dry detergent
Prepare unflavored gelatin as stated on package. Set aside. Dissolve cornstarch in 3/4 cup water over medium heat until thick. Add dry detergent and mix well. Combine with gelatin. Divide into smaller, separate portions. Stir in food colors. Store in covered containers.
4 cups of water
8 T liquid detergent
4 T glycerine
1 sml bottle of commercial bubbles
2 t of sugar
Mix all ingredients. Expect laughter, fun, and smiles.
Kids recipes from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Albuquerque, Inc.