Reunion Recipes To Go!


Dear Reunions,

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.


Billie Reid
Arlington, Texas

Rum Cake

1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
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.


Dear Reunions,

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.

Yours truly,
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.

5 eggs
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
Stir in.

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.


Kids Stuff

The following requires adult supervision.

Finger paints

1/2 cup cornstarch
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dry detergent
food colors

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.

Soap Bubbles
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.