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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Tuesday, 23 December 2008 14:40
    We are all busy with the hustle and bustle this time of year.  Ila Widger shared these recipes for the many meetings this time of year.

Pecan Clouds
Ila Widger
3 egg whites
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. pecan pieces
    Gradually beat egg whites stiff. Add sugar. Stir in vanilla. Add and stir in nuts. Drop spoonfuls on cookie sheet. Ila sprays cookie sheets. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees.  Turn heat off and let stand in oven until cold. Makes 4-5 dozen.

Crazy Quilt Calico Cookies
Ila  Widger
    Cream together:
1 c. oleo
1/3 c. white sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar           
    Mix together and add:
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond flavoring
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
2 1/2 c. oatmeal          
    Add and fold into the mix:
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1/2 c. toffee bits.                   
    Drop tablespoon rounds of dough on sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 mins. Makes 5 dozen.  Freeze well.
    Harry’s mother Rosie Caroline (Hofer) Straub loved to cook for her family.  Living on a farm noodles always stretched any leftover meats like turkey, beef, or chicken. In a few days this could come in handy with the broth and meat scraps.

2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
4 tbs. water
 Mix flour, salt, eggs and water. Roll out noodles on floured board. Drop noodles into broth and when they are done, add meat scraps.

 Did I mention Harry was number 11 in his family and the last of the Jacob and Rosie Straub children? He remembers they ate lots of eggs and chicken and still loves both.  His dad died when he was little but his mother raised a garden and chickens and milked cows.

Powdered Sugar
(Sugar Free)
2 c. nonfat dry milk
1 c. granulated sugar substi-     tute
2 c. cornstarch           
    Blend well. Yields 4 cups. Equal to 81 calories.

    Most families have memories of their get togethers and the food served. I remember the ladies setting and looking through cookbooks for something special or new. My sister clipped and saved recipes by the dozens and now I am trying to organize them.
    Send recipes and memories to share to: Sharing with Wauneta, P.O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.