1950's Recipe Collection
Recipes Extracted from Meal-Master (tm)
Database These recipes are from the 1950's era.

Oven-Fried Corn Flake Chicken
Categories: Cereals Poultry Main dish
Servings: 4
3 lb Chicken; Cut Up,
Fryer 2 ea Eggs; Large, Slightly Beaten
4 T Milk
2 1/2 c Corn Flakes; Crushed * Crush but do not pulverize the corn flakes
2 t Salt 1/2 t Pepper
5 T Butter; Melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash chicken and pat dry. Mix together eggs and milk. Separately mix corn flake crumbs, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken into milk and egg mixture then into the crumb mixture coating each piece evenly. Set in well-greased baking pan. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Baked Corn Chex 'N' Cheese Custard
Categories: Side dish Cheese/eggs Vegetables Cereals
Servings: 6

1/4 c Green Pepper; Chopped
1/3 c Onion; Finely Chopped
2 T Butter 3 ea Eggs; Large
2 c Milk
1 t Salt
1/2 t Sugar
1/8 t Pepper
1 c American Cheese; Shredded
1 lb Corn; Canned, Drained
2 c Corn Chex; Coarsely Broken

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Saute green pepper and onion in butter until limp. Beat together eggs, milk, salt, sugar, and pepper. Stir in cheese, corn, sauteed peppers and onions, and 1 1/2 cups cereal. Pour into buttered 2-quart casserole and top with remaining cereal. Bake, uncovered, 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Checkerboard Square Clam Crunch
Categories: Seafood Cereals Main dish
Servings: 4

1/4 c Flour; Unbleached
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/4 t Salt
1/8 t Pepper
1 T Parsley; Chopped
6 1/2 oz Clams;Minced,Canned (1 cn) * DO NOT drain the clams
1 ea Egg; Beaten
2 c Rice Chex
1 x Oil For Frying
1 x Sour Cream

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and parsley. Slowly add liquid from canned clams until smooth. Add egg and clams. Mix well. Stir in Rice Checx to coat. Let stand 10 minutes. Heat oil to 1/8-inch depth in skilled. Drop heaping tablespoons of clam mixture into hot oil, and pat with spoon to form 8 3-inch patties. Brown over medium heat. Turn. Brown. Drain patties on absorbent paper towels. Serve with sour cream.

The Perfect Tuna Casserole
Categories: Casseroles Fish Main dish Vegetables
Servings: 4

1 cn Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1/3 c Milk
6 1/2 oz Tuna; Drained And Flaked *
2 ea Eggs; Hard Boiled, Sliced
1 c Peas; Cooked
1 c Potato Chips;
* * * As this is an old recipe, it calls for tuna packed in oil. **

Slightly crumble the potato chips. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend soup and milk in 1-quart casserole. Stir in tuna, eggs, and peas. Bake 20 minutes. Top with chips; bake 10 minutes longer.*

He-Man's Tuna Noodle Casserole
Categories: Casseroles Fish Vegetables
Servings: 6

6 oz Egg Noodles; Medium
2 T Butter
1 cn Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1 c Milk
1/2 c Sour Cream
1/2 t Salt
1/2 c Onion; Finely Chopped
1/4 c Pimiento; Sliced
1/2 c Green Bell Pepper;Fine Chop
1 c Celery; Chopped
6 1/2 oz Tuna; Drained And Flaked *
15 ea Ritz Crackers; **
1 x Parsley; For Garnish
* An additional 3 oz can of Tuna can be added for a meatier casserole.
** Ritz crackers (15 = Half a Stack) should be broken but not crumbled.

Cook noodles in salted water; drain. Coat with butter. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large saucepan, mix soup, milk, sour cream, salt, onion, pimiento, pepper, and celery. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Add tuna. Combine with noodles and pour into 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle top with ritz crackers. Bat 20 to 25 minutes. Granish with parsley before serving. Makes enough for 6 hungry men.

Tuna-Casserole Supreme
Categories: Casseroles Fish Vegetables
Servings: 6

1/2 c Onion; Chopped
1/2 c Green Pepper; Finely Chopped
1 c Celery; Chopped
8 T Butter
1 cn Cheddar Cheese Soup
1/2 c Milk
8 oz Mushrooms;Sliced and Drained
1 t Salt
1 c Green Olives; Stuffed
6 1/2 oz Tuna; Drained And Flaked
1 c Corn Flakes; Crushed
1/2 c Almonds; Slivered

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large saucepan, saute onion, pepper and celery in 4 T butter. Stir in soup and milk, and cook over low heat 10 to 12 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt, pimiento stuffed olives, and tuna. Pour into a 2-quart casserole. Melt 4 T butter; stir in corn flakes and almonds. Spread on top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes.

Chow Mein Candy Clusters
Categories: Candies Appetizers Cereals Snacks
Servings: 6

12 oz Butterscotch Morsels
3 oz Chow Mein Noodles
2 c Salted Peanuts

Melt butterscotch bits in top of double boiler. Remove from heat and immediatesly stir in chow mein noodles until all are coated then quickly stir in peanuts. Drop on wax paper with tablespoon. Let cool until firm. Makes about 2 dozen.

VARIATION: Substitute 2 cups Rice Krispies for chow mein noodles for Clusters Royale. A lighter and less bludgeoning snack.

Choco-Scotch Clusters
Categories: Cereals Cookies Snacks
Servings: 10

6 oz Chocolate Chips; Semisweet
6 oz Butterscotch Morsels
1/4 c Peanut Butter
3 c Cereal; Rice Krispies

Melt chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter in top of a double boiler, stirring constantly, until well blended. Remove from heat, add Rice Krispies and stir until cereal is thouroughly coated. Drop by tablespoon on wax paper. Cool until firm.

VARIATION: For a lighter snack, increase the Rice Krispies to 4 cups.

Variations on Rice Krispies Marshmallow Squares
Categories: Cookies Snacks
Servings: 8

1 x Recipe Of Marshmallow Sqs.

VARIATIONS: Use Cocoa Krispies instead of Rice Krispies.

Melt 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate with the marshmallows. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter to marshmallows. Add 1 cup raisins with Rice Krispies. Add 1 cup of salted peanuts with Rice Krispies.

John Beresford Tipton Bars
Categories: Candies Snacks Cereals
Servings: 10

1 lb Golden Almond Bars; (5 bars)
1 c Froot Loops Cereal
1 c Rice Krispies
1 c Miniature Marshmallows

NOTE: One pound of almond bark can be substituted for the candy bars if they are not available.

Melt candy bars in a double boiler. Remove from heat, add cerals, mix until coated, then add marshmallows. Mix well. Pour into a buttered pan about 7 by 10 inches. Let cool until set. Cut into 20 to 30 small squares.

Teenage Rocky Roads Candy
Categories: Candies Snacks Cereals
Servings: 12

2 lb Almond Bark; White
3 c Froot Loops Cereal
3 c Cheerios Cereal
2 c Miniature Marshmallows;color

Melt almond bark in a double boiler. Mix cereals in a large bowl, and pour the melted almond bark over them. Mix thoroughly, add colored marshmallows, mix again and then drop by tablespoonfuls onto was paper. Cool until firm. Makes about 3 dozen.

Lemonade Fried Chicken
Categories: Poultry Main dish
Servings: 4

6 oz Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
1 c ;Water
2 1/2 lb Fryer;
Cut up 1/4 c Flour; Unbleached
1 t Salt 1/4 t Black Pepper; Ground
1 c Vegetable Oil
2 T Butter; Melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix lemonade concentrate and water in a small bowl. Pour over chicken in larger bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours or longer. Drain chicken and reserve liquid. Mix together the flour, salt, and pepper in a small paper bag. Add well drained chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat evenly. Heat oil in large skillet over moderate heat. Add floured chicken; cook until evenly browned, turning pieces over carefully. Remove chicken and arrange in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Brush chicken with melted butter. Add reserved lemonade. Bake uncovered about 1 hour, basting chicken with lemonade from pan every 15 minutes. About 15 minutes befre chicken is done, drain off excess juice from pan. Serve hot.

Pepsi-Cola Cake With Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting
Categories: Cakes Desserts Soda pop
Servings: 8

2 c Flour; Unbleached
2 c Sugar
1/2 lb Butter
2 T Cocoa; Unsweetened
1 c Pepsi
1/2 c Buttermilk 2 ea Eggs; Large, Beaten
1 t Baking Soda
1 t Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 c Marshmallows; Miniature


6 T Butter
1 c Brown Sugar; Dark, Packed
2/3 c Peanut Butter
1/4 c Milk
2/3 c Peanuts; Chopped

CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9 X 13 X 2-inch pan. Combine flour and sugar in large bowl. Melt butter, add cocoa and Pepsi. Pour over flour and sugar mixture, and stir until well blended. Add buttermilk, beaten eggs, soda, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes. Remove cake from oven and frost while still warm.

FROSTING: Cream Butter, sugar, and peanut butter. Add milk and stir well. Add nuts. Spread over warm cake. Place frosted cake under broiler about 4-inches from heat source. Broil just a few seconds, or until topping starts to bubble. DO NOT scorch! Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

Fresca Cake With Maraschino Frosting
Categories: Soda pop Cakes Desserts
Servings: 8

3 c Sugar
1/2 lb Butter
1/2 c Vegetable Shortening
6 ea Eggs; Large
3 c Cake Flour; Sifted
7 oz Fresca; Soda Pop
1 t Baking Powder
1 t Vanilla Extract
1 T Lemon Rind; Grated
1 T Lime Rind; Grated


2 ea Egg Whites; Large
1 c Sugar
1 T ;Water
2 T Maraschino Cherry Juice
1 T Light Corn Syrup
1/4 t Cream Of Tartar
10 ea Maraschino Cherries; Chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together sugar, butter and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and Fresca alternately. Add baking powder and when mixture is fully creamed, add vanilla and fruit rinds. Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13-inch Cake Pan. Bake 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean.

FROSTING: Mix all ingredients except cherries and beat constantly while heating in the top of a double boiler. When thoroughly mixed, thick,and spreadable, frost cake. Decorate top of cake with chopped maraschino cherries.

NOTE: Since Fresca is available only in limited areas if at all, 7-up may be a good substitution, or any lemon-lime drink. Also, since the problem with the cherries has been resolved with a different food coloring, you may use the new ones or use gum drops instead for the garnish. Syrup from a can of dark cherries might be substituted for the MaraschinoCherrySyrup.

Milky Way Cake
Categories: Cakes Desserts Candies
Servings: 10

4 ea 2.1 Oz. Milky Way Candy Bars
1/2 lb Butter
2 c Sugar
4 ea Eggs; Large
1 c Buttermilk
2 1/2 c Flour; Unbleached, Sifted
1/4 t Baking Soda
2 t Vanilla Extract
1 c Pecans; Coarsely Chopped

Melt Milky Ways and 8 T butter in double boiler. Let cool. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream remaining butter with sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add buttermilk alternately with flour and soda. Add vanilla and Milky Way mixture and mix until smooth. Fold in pecans. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan and then turn out on rack to finish cooling.

NOTE: Serve this cake with scoops of ice cream on top of each slice for a taste delight.

Red Hot Salad
Categories: Salads Candies Fruits
Servings: 6

6 oz Cherry Jell-O; (2 Pkgs)
4 oz Red Hots Candy
3 c ;Boiling Water
20 oz Pineapple;Crushed, Undrained
2 c Applesauce

Dissolve Jell-O and red hots (also known as Cinnamon Imperials) in boiling water. When cooled to room temperature, add pineapple and applesauce. Pour into oiled 8-cup mold. Chill before serving.

Tex-Mex Bake
Categories: Main dish
Servings: 6

2 c Corn Chips; Crushed
1 ea Egg; Large, Beaten
2 T ;Water
1 ea Envelope Soup Mix;* Use 1 envelope of Lipton Onion Recipe Sour Mix for this recipe.
1 lb Ground Beef; Lean
4 oz Green Chilies; * Green Chilies should be 1 can of Chopped Green Chilies, Drained.
1 c Monterey Jack Cheese; Shred
8 oz Tomato Sauce; (1 Cn)
1 ea Green Bell Pepper; Med., * Seed and Chop the Green bell pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine corn chips, egg and water; press into a 9-inch pie plate or casserole. Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine onion soup mix, ground beef, chilies and 1/2 cup of cheese; press evenly into the prepared crust. Top with tomato sauce, then green pepper and bake 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese, then bake an additonal 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and beef is done.

Beef & Vegetable Skillet Dinner
Categories: Beef Steak Vegetables Main dish
Servings: 4

2 T Vegetable Oil
1 lb Sirloin Steak; Bonless * Bonless Sirloin Steak should be cut into thin sitr fry strips.
1/2 c Carrots; Frozen, Sliced
1 ea Env. Soup Mix; * Use one of the following Limpton's Recipe Sour Mixes: Beefy Mushroom, Onion or Onion - Mushroom.
1 c ;Water
2 T Soy Sauce
2 T Ketchup
1/2 t Garlic Powder
1/4 t Ginger;
Ground 8 oz Bamboo Shoots; Drained,(1cn)
6 oz Snow Peas; Frozen, Thawed
1 x Rice; Hot Cooked

In a large skillet, heat oil and brown beef, in two batches, over medium-high heat. Remove beef. Add carrots, then beefy mushroom recipe soup mix blended with water, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder and ginger. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Add beef, bamboo shoots and snow peas, simmer 3 minutes or until heated through. To serve, arrange beef mixture over hot rice.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
Categories: Poultry Main dish
Servings: 4

3 T Butter Or Margarine
3 T Flour; Unbleached
1/4 c Green Onion; Chopped
1 ea Env. Vegetable Soup Mix; * Use Lipton's Vegetable Recipe Mix in this recipe.
2 c Milk 2 c Chicken; Cooked And Cut Up
10 oz Broccoli Spears; Frozen, * Cooke broccoli spears according to directions on package and drain. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
1/4 c Parmeasan Cheese; Grated
1/8 t Pepper
1 x Pastry For Single Crust Pie
1 ea Egg Yolk; Large
2 T ;Water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In large saucepan, melt butter and cook flour with green onion over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until flour is bubbling. Stir in vegetable recipe soup mix blended with the milk. Bring just to the boiling point, then simmer, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, broccoli, cheese, and pepper. Turn into a lightly greased 1 quart round casserole or souffle dish. With rolling pin, roll pastry into a 9-inch circle; arrange over casserole. Press pastry around edge of casserole to seal; trim off excess pastry, then flute the edges. Brush pastry with egg yolk beaten with water. With the tip of a sharp knive make small slits in pastry. Bake for minutes or until crust is golden.