Swiss Steak


4 pounds beef round 1/2″ thick

3/4 cup flour

4 to 6 tablespoons Crisco

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups water

2 cans (16 oz.) tomatoes

1 cup chopped cleery

1 cup chopped geen pepper


In a frying pan, melt the Crisco.  Cut beef into 8 pieces.  Coat the beef with 1/2 cup flour and brown well.  Place meat in a large shallow baking pan.  Blend remaining flour and seasonings into pan drippings.  Gradually stir in water, then add tomatoes, celery and green pepper.  Cook and stir until slightly thickened.  Pour over meat, cover and bake at 325 degrees for about two hours or until meat is tender.

Yields 8 servings


Apple Crisp




(Adapted from Elizabeth’s youngest daughter – Ann


3 cups apples, sliced

1 tablespoon sugar

3/4 cup flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 stick butter

dash salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon



Mix together the sliced apples and tablespoon of sugar and set aside.  In a separate bowl, mix all of the other ingredients together.  Place the sliced apples into a buttered or Pam-sprayed 8″ pan and sprinkle the topping over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes





  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


Sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices together.  Combine molasses and water.  Cream Crisco and gradually blend in sugar.  Add egg and beat well.  Add flour and spice mixture alternately with molasses mixture, beating after each addition.

Pour batter into a greased 8″ square pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool, then cut into squares.

Lemon Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 drops yellow food color (optional)


Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt in saucepan.  Mix well.  Gradually stir in water.  Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil three minutes, stirring constantly.  Remover from heat and add butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and yellow food coloring.

Yields 1 1/3 cups delicious lemon sauce.

Vegetable Soup



1 pound ground beef

1 cup chopped onions

2 Tablespoons butter

4 cups hot water

1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes

1 cup sliced celery

1 Tablespoons salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 bullion cubes

1 package mixed vegetables

1 cup egg noodles

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Saute beef and onions in butter in a large saucepan until well browned.  add water, tomatoes, celery, salt, bullion cubes, Worcestershire sauce and pepper.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for thirty minutes.  Add mixed vegetables, noodles and thyme.  Cover and simmer for fifteen additional minutes.

Yields:  10 cups delicious soup


1 cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise*

1/4 cup Heinz Ketchup**

4 teaspoons Mt. Olive Pickle Relish

1/4 cup diced onion


Mix all ingredients together with a wisk or spoon.  Adjust the ketchup to taste.  May want to add salt and pepper to taste as well.

*Note, Elizabeth only uses Hellman’s mayonnaise! 

** Note, Heinze Ketchup is the absolute best!



1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

1/2 cup plain, all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

2 cups milk

2 cups cheddar cheese, gratted

8 large eggs, separated


Melt butter in top of a double boiler.  Add flour and seasonings, mix well.  Stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly until thick and smooth.  Add cheese and and stir until the cheese is melted.  Remove from heat.  Beat egg yolks until light in color and gradually stir into the cheese mixture.  Rinse beaters and beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry.  Carefully fold the beaten egg whites into the cheese sauce.  Pour the mixture into a greased three-quart casserole dish.  Bake at 475 degrees for ten minutes.  Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees and continue to bake for 25 minutes. 

Serve at once!  Serve with a salad and fresh fruit.

Peach Cobbler


This recipe is very easy to put together and tastes delicious!


1 Large can sliced peaches (do not drain)

1 cup self rising flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 sick butter, melted


Melt butter in an 8 inch square pan.  Pour peaches over butter, mix together flour, sugar and milk and pour over peaches.  Do NOT stir.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly brown on top.