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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:58

By Nola Straub

With Fall in the air and cooler winds … the leaves will be dropping soon. It’s time to do the sewing, painting, baking, and cleaning inside we have shoved aside because we were busy outside. It is almost a welcome relief if we don’t think ahead to the snow and icy roads we know are likely to follow.

Jackie stopped by with this recipe and it may be a memory of Summer. Sounds easy. Isn’t it fun to share with Wauneta?


Éclair Cake

Jackie McBride

1 c. water

1/2 c. butter (1 stick)

1 c. flour

4 eggs

Boil water and add butter to let it melt. Add flour and stir until it forms a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in one egg at a time with a wire whisk. Beat well after each egg. Spread out on a cookie sheet or in a jelly roll pan with a rubber spatula. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 min. Poke bubbles down and let cool.


1 lg. pkg. of instant vanilla pudding

1 8-oz. pkg. of cream cheese

Cool Whip

Chocolate syrup

Make pudding according to package directions. Beat in cream cheese. Spread on the crust. Top with Cool Whip. Swirl chocolate syrup all over the top. Refrigerate.


Soft Pretzels

Renee Nightingale

1 pkg. (1 tbsp.) yeast

1/2 c. warm water

1 egg, separated

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. margarine, softened

1 c. milk

1 tsp. salt

5 c. flour

1 tbsp. water

Coarse salt

Make yeast and water until dissolved. Add egg yolk, sugar, margarine, and milk. Add salt and flour. Let rise. Roll balls of dough into “strings” 1/2 inch thick and 8 inches long. Fold into pretzel shape. Brush with a mixture of egg white and 1 tbsp. water. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 min. You may serve them with warm cheese sauce or pizza sauce.


* With kids in school they always come home from school starved. Here is yet another Sweet Party Mix made ahead and Peanut Butter Popcorn ­— to take handfuls or sack it in plastic sacks for snacking.


Grandma’s Party Mix

Norma’s collection

2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. white syrup

1 c. margarine

1/2 tsp. soda

Pinch of cream of tartar

Dash of salt

6-8 c. Crispix Cereal

3 c. Bugles chips

2 c. nuts

Boil brown sugar, syrup and margarine for 5 min., stirring a few times to prevent sticking. Remove from heat and add soda, cream of tartar and salt. Combine cereal, chips and nuts into a larger buttered pan. Pour syrup mixture over the top. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 min. While it cools, stir every once in a while to keep it from sticking together too tight.


Norma’s Peanut Butter Popcorn

Norma Bodeman

2 bags microwave popcorn

Pop and sort out the old maids or un-popped kernels and put into large heatproof bowl.

3/4 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. margarine

About 8 oz. of marshmallows

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, Remove from heat and add:

1/3 c. peanut butter.

Pour this over popcorn in the bowl and stir until well covered.


Anytime Snacks


4 cookies

1 cup full of milk

Dunk cookies into milk until they reach the desired taste. If you leave them too long you will need a spoon. Very enjoyable. Makes a good snack anytime but... WARNING: May have undesired effect on the hips!


Remember, all students. Hope your school time is a blessing to you … learn lots … study hard so you will all have bright futures! We love you no matter, but it is easier to find a good job and hopefully doing what you’d like to do so you can enjoy your life. And be able to visit now and then.


Send recipes/memories to: Sharing with Wauneta, P.O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.