Thursday, 8 January 2015

※ Geelong Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Fridays are back in Central Geelong. There re three dates left for the year. 

09 January 2015, 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM  
06 February 2015, 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
06 March 2015, 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Dining facilities with entertainment will be located on both sides of Moorabool Street in Little Malop Street.
Vendors will be:

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

※ Campfire Marshmallows (recipes)

  • Chocolate Toasted marshmallows
  • Butterscotch nut marshmallows
  • Chocolate marshmallow fudge
  • Marshmallow Cream
  • Yum Yum Cookies
  • Chocolate Cream marflip
  • Campfire Cake 
  • Boiled marshmallow Icing
  • Campfire Chocolate Butter Icing
  • Economy Oatmeal Cookies
  • Marshmallow Swirl Icing

Saturday, 3 January 2015

※ Midway Butterscotch Ice Cream Sauce (Scanned form a booklet 1950's)


Makes 1 cup

  • I 1/3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/ 3 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Few grains salt
  • I 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Vanilla ice cream
Cook brown sugar, cream and butter over low heat, stirring constantly
until sauce boils. Boil for I minute. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.
Cool to lukewarm. This sauce may be stored in a covered jar in the
refrigerator. To serve, heat and thin with a little cream if necessary.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

※ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,

Thanks for all of your support in 2014. 

There is a new project in the works which will be revealed in the new year.

I hope you all have a magnificent Christmas and that coming year will be a happy one for all of us. Make the most of the holidays and in addition to looking after your family, look after yourself too.
May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

Peace & Love


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

※ 7up Holiday Party Starter 1981 [SCAN] - Part 3

  • Pumpkin Baked Baked Alaska
  • Christmas Cookies for Kids
  • Spicy Triangles
  • Candied Cherry Cookies
  • Christmas Wreath Cookies

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

※ 7up Holiday Party Starter 1981 [SCAN] - Part 2

  • Raspberry Cheesecake
  • 7UP Spiced Cider
  • Appetizer Meatballs
  • Baked Ham with Bread Crumbs
  • Golden Potatoes
  • Molasses Beans
  • Holiday Molded Salad
  • Pickled Cucumbers
  • Tossed Salad
  • Celery with Buttered Bread Crumbs
  • Chestnut Tart

Monday, 22 December 2014

※ 7up Holiday Party Starter 1981 [SCAN] - Part 1

  • Roast Turkey with Rice Stuffing
  • Rice Stuffing
  • Crowned Onions
  • Baked Ham Buffet Menu
  • Party Plan for Baked Ham Buffet

Monday, 1 December 2014

※ American Cooking - (An Australian Take) Sauces

  • Mayonnaise
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Hollandaise Sauce 

※ Brer Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Brer Rabbit" Molasses (either Green or Gold label)
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 to 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground-ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Heat butter (or margarine). sugar and molasses in saucepan to
boiling. Let cool, then add vinegar and egg. Sift dry ingredients
together. Stir into molasses mixture; mix well. Chill

Roll 1/3rd chilled dough on well-floured board to 1/8 inch
thickness (keep remaining dough in refrigerator until needed).
Cut with floured cookie cutter or pattern. Place on greased
cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake at 3500 for 10-12 minutes.
Transfer to wire racks; cool. Makes approximately 3 dozen
medium size cut-outs.

Decorate with Easy Confectioners Sugar Frosting. (below)

Easy Confectioners Sugar Frosting
Blend 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar and 2, tablespoons
milk. Add food coloring as desired.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

※ Best of the West Barbecue Sauce

Best of the West Barbecue Sauce
This sauce has been around for so long that its origin has disappeared into the sunset. 

It can be used for many things.

1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white onion, diced
1 1/2 cups catsup
1 1/2 cups
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried sweet basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Simmer slowly at least 2 hours uncovered. Sauce will become bitter if cooked with a lid. Makes about 4 cups.

Store the sauce in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Amazing on BBQ ribs or Chicken.