Monday, November 12, 2007

1935 WILKEN FAMILY HOME COOKING ALBUM Whiskey Memories! - (eBay item 290181105968 end time Nov-19-07 19:41:51 PST)

1935 WILKEN FAMILY HOME COOKING ALBUM Whiskey Memories! - (eBay item 290181105968 end time Nov-19-07 19:41:51 PST)

This old soft-cover book The Wilken Family Home Cooking Album was published in 1935 by Jos. S. Finch & Co. Inc., Schenley, Pa. Someone cut out some drink recipes from one page, leaving a stub that's now loose. The book might have been a giveaway.

It's down-home country cooking with photos of the old whiskey maker and his boys. One of the photos shows Harry Wilken and Ma in a horse-drawn cart on their way to New Kensington, PA one sunny day.

Index (92 recipes!)
  • Aunt Ann's Picalilli
  • Baking Powder Biscuits
  • Butter Cakes
  • Beaten Biscuits
  • Boston Baked Beans and Brown Bread
  • Brown Bread
  • Chestnut Stuffing
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Cloverleaf Rolls
  • Codfish Balls
  • Cottage Apple and Bread Pudding
  • Cottage Corn Soup
  • Country Baked Apples
  • Country Griddle Cakes
  • Country Snowballs
  • Country Style Chocolate Cream Filling
  • Cream Scones
  • Deep Dish Apple Pie
  • Eggnog (Plain)
  • English Plum Pudding
  • Fall Squash Pie
  • Family's Favorite Indian Pudding
  • Farm Cheese Straws
  • Flapjacks
  • Foamy Homey Sauce
  • Fried Chicken, Maryland
  • Grandma's Sweet Pickled Watermelon
  • Grannie's Sugar Cookies
  • Hard Pudding Sauce
  • Harvest Pumpkin Pie
  • Hattie's Sugar Cookies
  • Holiday Custard Pie
  • Home Made Lemon Pie
  • Home Made Orange Marmalade
  • Horse's Neck
  • Hot Whiskey Punch
  • 'Liza's Pastry
  • Manhattan Cocktail
  • "Marster's" Pound Cake
  • Ma Wilken's Mincemeat
  • Mince Pie
  • Mint Julep
  • Mississippi
  • Mother's Apple Dumplings
  • Mrs. Wilken's Cheese Delight
  • My Own Chili Sauce
  • My Own Custard Sauce
  • Old-Fashioned Cocktail
  • Old-Fashioned Fish Chowder
  • Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies
  • Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
  • Old-Fashioned Tomato Catsup
  • Old Pal Cocktail
  • Our Neighbors Special
  • Peach Pandowdy
  • "Pease Porridge Hot"
  • Philadelphia Cinnamon Buns
  • Pie-Plant Tarts
  • Planked Bluefish with Vegetables
  • Plunkets
  • Poor Man's Pudding
  • Popovers
  • Prune and Chestnut Conserve
  • Pull Opens
  • Queen of Puddings
  • Rich Chocolate Cake
  • Roast Chicken with Chestnut Dressing
  • Rochester Gingerbread
  • Sally Lunn
  • Scalloped Oysters
  • Soda Biscuit
  • Sour-Milk Biscuits
  • Stone Crock Pickles
  • Stone Fence
  • Stone Wall
  • Sunday Welsh Rarebit
  • The Maples Special
  • Tipsy Squire
  • Wedding Eggnog
  • Whiskey Cobbler
  • Whiskey Daisy
  • Whiskey Fizz
  • Whiskey Highball
  • Whiskey Punch
  • Whiskey Sauce
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Wilken Cocktail
  • Wilken Daisy
  • Wilken Special
  • Yankee Pot Roast
  • Yum-Yum Cake

Opening paragraph:
Seeing as how good you've been to us--
I just forget which one of us it was that first sprung the idea, but one time a while ago when we were all sitting around after one of Ma Wilken's crackerjack suppers, one of us pops up sudden like and says look here everybody--seeing folks are finding The Wilken Family Blended Whiskey so much to their liking, what if ever they were to get a taste of our Family's home cooking recipes--wouldn't they just love these real old-fashioned country dishes we're always hollering for Ma and Mary to make!

So right then and there we set to getting up this here book by way of showing you the Wilkens are good neighbors, too.
Harry E. Wilken, Sr.

Here's a sample recipe:
1 head cabbage
I cup sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup top milk
1 cup vinegar

Cut cabbage in quarters and soak in cold water until crisp. Drain and shred fine. Mix sugar, mustard, salt and dash of pepper. Add eggs and mix well, then add milk. Add vinegar slowly and cook over a low heat, stirring all the while, until thickened. Chill. Pour over the cabbage and serve.

This recipe has been in our family for eighty years, passing from generation to generation.

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