Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday's Recipe Box

Welcome to Friday's Recipe Box! A bit of late start--but we are here together again! I hope that everyone that tried last weeks recipes enjoyed them! Here is a link in case you missed them! This week, I am doing another family favorite! This was a staple in our house when I was growing up and I loved it so much--really meant 'home' to me. It is a recipe for pork chops from Campbell's Cooking with Soup from 1972--or as my mom called it--the red one! The cook book was lost to the transom of time after I got married, but it always held a special place in my heart and I looked for many years in used book stores and the like and no luck. Then! Last Christmas, the gal that I was buddies with in Etsy's Holiday Bootcamp listed a copy of that VERY cookbook in her vintage store!  I couldn't hit the buy button fast enough and in a few days I had that very special book back in my hot little hands! Now this is a simple recipe--but often, aren't those the best?

Glorified Pork Chops

6 pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds) We always used bone in chops
1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of celery, mushroom or tomato soup
1/4-1/3 cup water. 

In skillet, brown chops. Pour off fat. Stir in soup and water (we always used mushroom soup). Cover, cook over low heat 45 minutes or until tender. Stir now and then. Serves 4.

I remember mom always serving rice with this for the mushroom 'gravy'. This is a WONDERFUL recipe for the holidays when you have been busy running around and just need something simple. I hope you give it a try soon! 


My second recipe for this Friday is a yummy sweet treat to start your weekend off to a sweet start!! Another one from Mom's recipe box--

Brown Sugar Cookies

2 cubes butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 egg yolk, reserve white
1 tsp vanilla
chopped nuts or pecan halves

Mix butter and sugar; add egg yolk and vanilla; then flour. Mix well. Shape into balls and press down with fork dipped in to the slightly beaten reserved egg white. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or a pecan half. Bake at 400* for 10 minutes. Yield--50 cookies. 

I hope you enjoy these recipes this week and I will be back next Friday with more yummy recipes! 


  1. Yum! Comfort food! I also like making the food my mom made when I was young too. Thanks for sharing, will need to add to my recipe box too :)


  2. This sounds wonderful, I love childhood memories of meals and family time
    thank you for sharing karen

  3. UMMMM the cookies sound great. When you say "cubes of butter" do you mean sticks?

    Thanks Felicia

  4. Hi Felicia--Yes! That is two sticks of butter! I am sharing some of my family's old recipes and they sometimes have older terms in them! Sorry for any confusion--enjoy the cookies! :-)


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