Original Banana Muffins

Original Banana Muffins

Like most ladies of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, Grandmother Sweeney and my mother grew up making home desserts you’d steal for. (If they turned their backs for a minute, I did exactly that.)

Ingredients

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup melted shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine bananas, egg and sugar and mix well. Add the dry ingredients. Add the shortening last. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
1940's Lemon Pie

1940's Lemon Pie

Like most ladies of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, Grandmother Sweeney and my mother grew up making home desserts you’d steal for. (If they turned their backs for a minute, I did exactly that.)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of half an orange.

Instructions

With this recipe, I suggest you use real juice the way they did in the old days.

Separate eggs and beat yolks. Stir in flour, butter, sugar and juices. Add milk and beat well. Fold in beaten egg whites. Place in unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 F for 1 hour, until golden brown.

Real Pumpkin Pie

Real Pumpkin Pie

Like most ladies of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, Grandmother Sweeney and my mother grew up making home desserts you’d steal for. (If they turned their backs for a minute, I did exactly that.) 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup real pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 package vanilla Whip n’ Chill
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup cold water.
  • 9-inch baking pie shell

Instructions

Combine dessert mix, sugar and spice. Blend in pumpkin, milk and water. Whip for 3 minutes. Put in pie shell. Chill at least 3 hours.