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Joel McCrea Movies Westerns and More

Joel McCrea Movies

Joel McCrea Movies Westerns and More

Joel McCrea movies spanned far more than Westerns – and he was good at every role he played!

Joel McCrea was one of the great stars of American Westerns, and a very popular leading man in many non-Westerns as well. He was born November 5, 1905, and raised in the surroundings of Hollywood – South Pasadena to be precise. He grew to become 6-feet 2-inches tall! He had a full and successful career in movies and was one of the rare actors who had a good heart, and knew how to pass that goodness on, even while he played a tough cowboy on screen. He passed on October 20, 1990 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.<//p>

By the late Nineteen-Forties, Joel McCrea Movies were mostly focused on Westerns. He made few non-Westerns thereafter. He was immensely popular in them, and most of them still hold up well today.

Joel McCrea Historical Facts

  • Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1969.
  • Joel McCrea was infamously modest about his own acting abilities, often bordering on a soft-spoken contempt.
  • He was married for 57 years to actress Frances Dee, who survived him.
  • He was regarded as one of the two best riders in Western films along with Ben Johnson, who had been a real cowboy.
  • McCrea raised his own horses, was a passionate outdoors man and large-scale rancher, invested wisely in livestock and real estate, was a staunch Republican and frugal millionaire.
  • Joel McCrea was a true boy scout – can you just imagine what he’d think of that organization today – allowing girls and those who think they’re girls?
  • He died on his 57th wedding anniversary.
  • McCrea met the real Wyatt Earp in Hollywood in 1928 and ended up playing the iconic lawman in 1955’s “Wichita.” He later played Bat Masterson in “The Gunfight at Dodge City” in 1959.
  • McCrea admitted late in life that he made much more money in real estate investments than he ever did in movies.

Source of above Historical Facts: IMDB.

Joel McCrea Quote

“I always felt so much more comfortable in the Western. The minute I got a horse and a hat and a pair of boots on, I felt easier. I didn’t feel like I was an actor anymore. I felt like I was the guy out there doing it.” (1978)

Joel McCrea Movies Available on Mayda Mart

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Valentine Hearts Digital Frame

Valentine Hearts Digital Fram

Valentine Hearts Digital Frame

Valentine’s Day is upon us! In the next few days, zillions of loving pictures will be taken so I thought I’d offer up a Valentine Hearts Digital frame for you to decorate your pictures with.

For this frame, the web-version is posted right here in this post (top of the page) and you can simply right-click and save it to your computer, but I’m also including a ZIP file you can download that contains the following sizes to help you customize your picture(s).

  1. 5 x 4-inch size
  2. 6 x 4-inch size
  3. 7 x 5-inch size
  4. 8 x 6-inch size
  5. 12 x 8-inch size

You can print these out for photo frame borders, scrap book page decorations, etc. The frames print out at a crisp 300 dpi and work great printing standard sized photos. Popular for scrap booking, photo enhancement, virtual flyers, newsletters, etc. Use your imagination!

Using Your Free Valentine Hearts Digital Frames

For use on digital pictures, I don’t have time to give out instructions, so if you’re knew to this, please use your favorite search engine on ways to use these if you’re not sure. It’s pretty easy, but you will need a photo editor of some kind. Windows has one built-in (Paint), plus the free IrfanView is good or for a more complex but user-friendly alternative, there’s Paint.NET.

Each Valentine Hearts Digital Frame is in .jpg format. The ZIP file will contain six –  the above noted 5, and the web format in this post.

I hope you enjoy them, and do know you’re free to use them any way you wish – no restrictions. A source referral is always a kind gesture if you use them online, but not necessary.

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P.S. We also offer a Free Digital Christmas Frame, which includes a PSD file for those who work with layering images.

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Favorite Fruit Desserts

Favorite Fruit Desserts

Favorite Fruit Desserts

Make these favorite fruit desserts with cherry, apple, blueberry, peach, apricot, strawberry or pineapple pie filling. These are great desserts for winter! Quick, easy and so delicious! Start off with the basic pie crust recipe. Yes, there’s lard – but this is vintage and frankly, that’s how past cooks make the best pie crusts ever.

In fact, did you know that 1 piece of apple pie (average size) supplies 24 percent more food energy and 36 percent less fat than an average serving of roast beef? And that’s made using lard in the crust. Do if it doesn’t “gross you out”, don’t shy away from lard.

Basic Pastry

A pastry recipe suitable for any pie!

1-3/4 cup sifted pastry flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lard
1/2 cup hydrogenated fat (Crisco)
Ice water – about 1/3 cup

Sift flour with salt. Cut in lard until mixture is the consistency of corn meal. The lard must be cold and firm and cut, rather than rubbed in. Next, cut in the remaining fat having particles the size of large peas. Moisten the dough with water, stirring as little as possible. Form into ball and chill before rolling shells.

In a hurry? Use any of the fine quality prepared pie crust mixes or frozen crusts available at your grocer.

Deep Dish Pie

IngredientsDeep DishPie
1 can pie filling of choice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
Pastry for one crust pie

Pour pie filling in greased baking dish 10 x 6 x 2-inches. Sprinkle nutmeg on, and dot with butter. Roll pastry large enough to allow a 1/2-inch over hanging edge all around. Cut small slits in center to let steam escape. Lay pastry loosely over mix; fold over hanging edge over rim of the dish. Press the edges down firmly with tines of a floured fork. Brush top with milk. Bake in hot oven, preheated to 425-degrees for 40 minutes. Serves 6.

Upside Down Cake

1 can pie filling of choiceUpside Down Cake
2/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pour pie filling into a heavy skillet. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add sifted dry ingredients and milk alternately in small amounts. Beat well after each addition. Add vanilla and pour batter over mixture in skillet. Bake in moderate 350-degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven, cool slightly and turn onto large platter.


1 can pie filling of choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup biscuit mix (Bisquick)
1/3 cup coffee cream or evaporated milk

Place pie filling in 1-1/2 quart casserole. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Add cream to biscuit mix. Drop dough by spoonfuls over pie filling. Bake about 20 minutes in moderately hot oven, 400 degrees. Serves 5 to 7.

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Doris Day Movies

Doris Day Movies

Doris Day Movies

Doris Day movies will all tell you that Doris Day’s acting couldn’t help but make you smile! She was always upbeat, lit up the screen with her brilliant smile and had a “spunky” way about her that was difficult not to like! From her expressions to her body language, she proved herself to be one great actress. Never mind the fact that she could sing and dance, too.

Doris Day Movies From the Beginning

Her first starring movie role was in Romance on the High Seas (1948). The next year, she made two more films, My Dream Is Yours (1949) and It’s a Great Feeling (1949). Audiences took to her beauty, terrific singing voice and bubbly personality, and she turned in fine performances in the movies she made (in addition to several hit records). She made three films for Warner Bros. in 1950 and five more in 1951. In that year, she met and married Martin Melcher, who adopted her young son Terry, who later grew up to become Terry Melcher, a successful record producer.

In 1953, Doris starred in Calamity Jane (1953), which was a major hit, and several more followed: Lucky Me (1954), Love Me or Leave Me (1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and what is probably her best-known film, Pillow Talk (1959). She began to slow down her film making pace in the 1960s, even though she started out the decade with a hit, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960).

Did You Know?

  1. It was during the location filming of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) when she saw how camels, goats and other “animal extras” in a marketplace scene were being treated that began her lifelong commitment to preventing animal abuse.
  2. Doris Day did not like profanity. (Smart lady!) As a recording artist, she would require anyone who swore to put a quarter in a “swear jar“. In addition, she does not allow her songs to be used in movies that contain swear words.
  3. Doris Day is a staunch supporter of the Republican Party. Due to the nature of hatred and filth in Hollywood, she practices the old but respectful practice of “Silence is King” in matters such as this.
  4. After her Pillow Talk (1959) co-star Rock Hudson died of AIDS in 1985, Day told the press that she had never known he was a homosexual.
  5. Doris Day’s childhood idol was Ginger Rogers, with whom she starred in Storm Warning (1951).
  6. Doris Day briefly dated Ronald Reagan – with whom she co-starred in Storm Warning (1951) and The Winning Team (1952) – shortly after his divorce from Jane Wyman when she and Reagan were contract players at Warner Brothers.
  7. Her dreams of a dancing career were dashed when a car accident on October 13, 1937, badly damaged her legs. Doris Day spent most of her teenage years wheelchair-bound and during this time began singing on the radio.
  8. Doris Day underwent a hysterectomy during the filming of Julie (1956) after being diagnosed with a tumor the size of a grapefruit that was growing into her intestines.
  9. Doris Day’s only child, Terry Melcher, died of melanoma on November 19, 2004, aged 62.
  10. [2014 quote from Doris Day] “Would you believe I’m still offered scripts and projects all the time? Every once in a while I think about working again, but they don’t make the kind of movies I made anymore! It’s a different world.”

Source of above trivia: IMDB

Doris Day – definitely a great role model.

If interested in some of her movies, I can do a custom order for you for any of the following that aren’t link to (use my contact form to let me know what you’d like and we’ll go from there).

Chronological, by year, list of Doris Day movies.

  • 1948 – Romance on the High Seas
  • 1949 – It’s a Great Feeling
  • 1949 – My Dream is Yours
  • 1950 – Storm Warning
  • 1950 – Tea For Two
  • 1950 – The West Point Story
  • 1950 – Young Man With a Horn
  • 1951 – I’ll See You In My Dreams
  • 1951 – Lullaby of Broadway
  • 1951 – On Moonlight Bay
  • 1951 – Starlift
  • 1952 – April In Paris
  • 1952 – By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  • 1952 – The Winning Team
  • 1953 – Calamity Jane
  • 1954 – Young At Heart
  • 1955 – Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1955 – Lucky Me
  • 1955 – The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • 1956 – Julie
  • 1957 – Teachers Pet
  • 1957 – The Pajama Game
  • 1958 – The Tunnel Of Love
  • 1959 – It Happened to Jane
  • 1959 – Pillow Talk
  • 1960 – Midnight Lace
  • 1960 – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
  • 1962 – Billy Rose’s Jumbo
  • 1962 – That Touch of Mink
  • 1963 – Lover Come Back
  • 1963 – Move Over, Darling
  • 1964 – Send Me No Flowers
  • 1965 – Do Not Disturb
  • 1966 – The Glass Bottom Boat
  • 1967 – Caprice
  • 1967 – The Ballad of Josie
  • 1967 – The Thrill of it All
  • 1968 – With Six You Get Eggroll

Doris Day, Age 95

Doris Day Age 95

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Digital Christmas Frames Freebie

Digital Christmas Frames

Digital Christmas Frames Freebie

A nice collection of traditional digital Christmas frames to use for your treasured photos. Surround your photos with a digital frame, print, share (show off 😉 ) online, frame or hang! Posted are the twelve digital Christmas frames in PNG format and below those, a zip file with the same digital Christmas frames in PSD format.

The frames come with decorations of holly leaves, Christmas gifts, a couple with some pretty cute snowmen, a Christmas tree (perfect for yearly reminders of your home tree!). There’s a pretty yellow frame with stars, a tree and gifts along the bottom. Then for the stars in your family, a pastel yellow frame surrounded in just stars. Another has a pretty border of holly leaves adorned with stars. And we couldn’t leave out snow! We have a pretty soft blue decorated with white snowflakes and more.

The featured image above shows a thumbnail of each design for your perusal.

To grab yourself a copy of any one frame, click on the image to open a full size copy, simply right click and use “Save as…” on your computer or device. Then click your back key to get another. Please don’t hot link to these images. Feel free to share, but if you do, please source where you obtained the frame. Each one does have an owner tag and copyright is in tact. Thank you.

Note: Last year I posted the Holly Leaves digital Christmas frame for free, but only in PSD. We also offer a beautiful Merry Christmas sign for your entryway, office, any doorway or foyer at a very low fee. Just print it on photo paper and you’ll have a gorgeous greeting to use year after year.

Save these in a safe place to use over and over, year after year!

Download the Digital Christmas Frames


Digital Christmas Frames 1

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Digital Christmas Frame 3
Digital Christmas Frame 4
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Digital Christmas Frame 6
Digital Christmas Frame 7
Digital Christmas Frame 8
Digital Christmas Frame 9
Digital Christmas Frame 10
Digital Christmas Frame 11
Digital Christmas Frame 12
Download a free zip file with the same digital photo frames above in PSD format.

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Printable Recipe Cards Free 4×6

Free Printable Recipe Cards 4x6

Printable Recipe Cards – Free!

One Dozen 4 x 6-inch Recipe Cards

Printable recipe cards free for the taking! These are sized at 4 by 6 inches giving you a little more room than the standard 3 by 5 inch sized recipe cards. Simply right-click and use “save as” to save to your computer or device. No hot linking please! You are free to use these any way you wish, but if you do post them elsewhere on the Internet, a link back to where you found them would be greatly appreciated.

To use your printable recipe cards, simply print them out and fill them in. To make them more sturdy and durable, print on card stock or other heavy-weight paper. You can laminate them once you’ve placed your recipe on them and they’ll last for years and years! These also make a great gift idea for that favorite baker or cook in your life.

Save all your precious recipes or use as a gift – or both! Hope you enjoy. 🙂


Free Printable Recipe Cards Coffee Cup
Coffee Cup 4×6 Recipe Card
Coffee Mouse 4×6 Recipe Card
Hot Pads 4×6 Recipe Card
Apple 4×6 Recipe Card
Basket of Eggs 4×6 Recipe Card
Grannie Recipe Card 4×6
Jelly Jars 4×6 Recipe Card
Little Cook 4×6 Recipe Card
Pie 4×6 Recipe Card
Precious Moments Cook 4×6 Recipe Card
Pot Pan 4×6 Recipe Card
Recipe Check 4×6 Recipe Card
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Pie Sliced Apples – Good Eatin’ Desserts!

Pie Sliced Apples Dessert

Pie Sliced Apples – Desserts and Good Eats!

A sweet variety of recipes using pie sliced apples – desserts and treats including pies, pudding, squares, cobbler and even dumplings! Best of all, these are quick and convenient recipes to make. All you need do is make sure you have the ingredients on hand!

When a recipe calls for “pie sliced apples”, this is not the same as apple pie filling. Pie sliced apples are packed from the best cooking apples, fresh from the orchard and the peak of ripeness. The special vacuum process protects the full nature flavor and quality. Comstock is a highly dependable product.

Did you know?

Big pies, little pies, tarts and turnovers made with pie sliced apples (and pie fillings, too!) can be frozen, then stored in a home freezer for weeks and weeks. Have the convenience of making up pies and other treats ahead of time. Later, you can serve pie at a moment’s notice – what’s more, it will taste as good as the day you made it!

Pies and pastries can be prepared for frozen storage in two ways.

  1. Unbaked, then frozen and stored. Use within 2 months.
  2. Baked, then frozen and stored. Use within 4 months.

Your pies and other treats can be frozen either way – except lemon.

Homemade Pie Filling Desserts

Ginger Apple Squares Recipe

1 can pie sliced apples
1 package gingerbread mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1 tablespoons melted butter (or margarine – your choice)

Prepare gingerbread mix according to directions on package; pour into greased and floured pan 9 x 9 x 2-inches in size. Arrange apple slices in rows on gingerbread batter. Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle on apples. Bake in moderate oven, 350-degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into large squares. Serve warm with hard sauce or cold with whipped cream. Serves 9.

Apple Cobbler

1 can pie sliced apples
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons cream
1 cup biscuit mix

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Empty apples into saucepan. Stir in nutmeg, cinnamon and butter. Cook over moderate heat until mixture boils. Pour into a 1-quart casserole. Add sugar and cream to biscuit mix and blend. Drop by spoonfuls on hot apples. Bake 15 minutes. Serve with light cream. Serves 4.

Apple Betty

1 can pie-sliced apples
2 cups soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated rind of one orange

Add melted butter to bread crumbs and place half the crumbs in bottom of baking dish. Mix the apples with all of the seasonings and place half of them over the crumbs. Repeat the layers, bake at 375-degrees, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm with cream. 6 to 8 servings.

Instant Apple Dessert

1 can pie-sliced apples
Lemon juice
4 cups crumbled corn flakes
2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Sprinkle apple slices lightly with lemon juice. Place layer of corn flakes in well greased 2 quart size baking dish, then layer of sliced apples. Sprinkle with mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon, dot with butter or margarine. Repeat until apples and corn flakes are used. bake in moderate oven (375-degrees) 30 to 40 minutes. Serve plain, with cream or whipped cream. Serves 6.

Apple Dumplings

1 can pie-sliced apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
Pastry for two-crust pie

Make pastry, roll out and cut into six 6-inch squares. Mix apples with seasonings and place in center of squares. Dot with butter. Bring corners together at the center, pinching pastry together to keep in the juices. Bake on a fine wire cake rack, placed on a baking sheet, to prevent juice burning on crust if it does escape. Serve with sugar and cream.

Apple Strudel

2 cans (5 cups) pie sliced apples
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup warm water

Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the 2-tablespoons of shortening and add the eggs and water. Knead well, then beat dough against board until it blisters. Stand in a warm place under a cloth for 20 minutes. Cover table with white cloth and flour cloth. Put the dough on it, pull out with hands carefully until the thickness of paper. Spread with mixture made of sliced apples drained, melted butter, raisins, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and grated lemon rind. Fold in outer edges and roll about 4-inches wide. Bake in a hot oven (450 degrees) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400-degrees and continue baking for 20 minutes. Cool. Slice, serve with coffee.

Apple Crisp

1 can pie sliced apples
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup water

Drain apple slices and place in greased 1-quart baking dish. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice, then pour in 1/4-cup water. Cream together flour, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Spread over apples and bake 30 minutes at 350- degrees. Serve hot, topped with heavy cream, whipped cream or ice cream.

Homemade Applesauce

Old fashioned, homemade applesauce with all the wonderful flavor and character is quick and easy with pie sliced apples. Just empty 1 or 2 cans of cooking apples into a saucepan, cover and simmer until soft. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice to taste. Mash with fork to desired consistency. Serve hot or chilled.


Following are several recipes using your favorite apple pie filling – they’re all quick and delicious!

Did you know?

One piece of apple pie (average size) supplies almost 5 percent more food energy and 54 percent less fat than a large hamburger?

Apple Date Crumble Pie

1 can apple pie filling
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
1/2 package date-bar mix

Make unbaked 9-inch pastry shell with packaged pie crust mix or your own favorite recipe. Empty crumb mixture and date filling from date-bar mix package into separate medium-size bowls; add measured water to each, following label directions. Stir apple filling into date mixture, spoon into pastry shell. Top with crumb mixture in petal design or cover top completely. Bake in hot oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Golden Apple Pudding

1 can apple pie filling
1 package vanilla flavor tapioca pudding mix
1 cup apricot nectar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Blend tapioca-pudding mix with apricot nectar, lemon juice and apple filling. Cook over medium heat, stirring gently until mixture boils. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring often for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold with nutmeg, if desired. Serves 4 to 6.

Apple Date Pie with Cheese Crust

1 can apple pie filling
6 dates, pitted and sliced
Juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon
Cheese pastry

Cheese Pastry: Substitute 2 tablespoons snappy cheese, softened at room temperature for 2 tablespoons of shortening in your favorite pastry recipe. Mix apple filling, dates, lemon juice and rind. Fill pie shell. Cover with top crust, bake in moderate oven (375 degrees), 45 minutes or until crust is nicely brown.

Individual Deep Dish Apple Pie

1 can apple pie filling
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup medium cream
Pastry for top crust on 6 individual baking dishes

Divide apple pie filling into six individual baking dishes. Dot with butter and cover with pastry dough cut into rounds to fit dishes. Press edges firmly to seal pies. Cut decorative openings. Bake 30 minutes at 425-degrees. About 5 minutes before removing from oven, put a tablespoon of cream into pies through decorative openings.

Apple Duff

1 can apple pie filling
2 egg whites
Dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg yolks
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Pour apple filling into a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar together until stiff. Beat egg yolks until thick and light colored. Beat in sugar. Fold into egg white mixture. Fold in flour and flavoring. Carefully pour over apple mix. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees), 40 to 45 minutes or until cake topping is done. Serve warm or cold with cream, if desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

See also: Nine Quick Pie Filling Treats and/or a great collection of apple recipes over at Belly Bytes. Visit their Apple Recipe Collection!

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10 Ways to Serve Peaches

10 Ways to Serve Peaches

10 ways to serve peaches! All are delicious, some may be more preferable than others but whatever way you slice and dice, peaches make a great dessert.


10 Ways to Serve Peaches

01. Victorian Rose Salad

Form a rose on each bed of lettuce by over-lapping slices of sliced peaches (canned or fresh). Fill the center with whipped cream mayonnaise and garnish with three cherries pitted and filled with pecans.

02. Vanilla Fruit Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup syrup drained from can of peaches
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar and cornstarch and stir into Peach syrup. Boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from fire and add butter and flavoring. Makes 1 cup.

03. Peach Jelly

2 cups peach syrup (saved from canned peaches)
1 lemon
3 cups sugar
1 cup liquid pectin

Mix peach syrup, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly while adding liquid pectin and boil vigorously for one minute. Skim and pour into sterilized glasses. Cover with melted paraffin. Makes four glasses.

04. Peach Salad Selma

For each portion place a peach half on lettuce and fill with mayonnaise blended with cream cheese. Garnish with blanched almonds and half a Maraschino cherry. Serve with ripe olives.

Peach Salad Selma
Peach Salad Selma

05. Peach Tapioca Cream

1 2-1/2 can peaches
1 cup evaporated milk diluted with 1 cup water
1-1/2 tablespoons tapioca
2 eggs, beaten separately
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Drain peaches from their syrup and place a fruit half in each serving dish. Heat diluted milk in a double boiler and add tapioca. Cook for twenty minutes, or until the tapioca is transparent. Stir into the well-beaten egg yolks, return to double boiler and cook ten or fifteen minutes longer. Remove from fire, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites and flavor. Pour over peach halves, chill and serve with vanilla fruit sauce. Serves six to seven.

06. Peach Cobbler

4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 No. 2-1/2 can sliced peaches
Baking powder biscuit crust

Mix the sugar and cornstarch together thoroughly and add to the sliced peaches. Turn into a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with nutmeg and cover with baking powder biscuit dough. Bake in a hot oven until crust is browned and serve cold with sauce. Serves six.

07. Jellied Peach Salad

1 package orange flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup peach juice
1 No. 2-1/2 can sliced peaches
1 package cream cheese
1/4 cup ground nuts

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water and add the juice drained from the peaches. Rinse large muffin tins with cold water and line with sliced peaches. Pour the gelatin over the fruit and when it begins to thicken, drop a nut covered cheese ball in the center of each mold. Chill and serve inverted on lettuce. Garnish with mayonnaise. Servings ten.

08. Golden Peach Salad

1 No. 2-1/2 can peaches
8 stoned dates
8 small bananas
1 head lettuce
French dressing
Chopped parsley

Drain the juice from the peach halves and arrange on lettuce. Fill each half with a stoned date. Cut the bananas lengthwise in quarters and make a criss-cross of four banana strips around each peach. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with French dressing. Servings eight.

09. Peach Conde

2 cups streamed or boiled rice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup peach juice
1 No. 2-1/2 can peaches
Raspberry jam

While the rice is hot, add the vanilla, sugar and peach juice. Pour int a casserole and cover the top with peaches, cut side up. Keep in the oven long enough to heat the fruit thoroughly. Before serving, fill the peaches with raspberry jam. Serves six.

Peach Conde
Peach Conde

10. Peach Upside Down Cake

4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnut meats
1 No. 2-1/2 can peaches
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons milk with enough water to make 1/3 cup liquid

Butter a deep cake pan generously and line with brown sugar. Sprinkle with walnut meats and arrange the drained peach halves over the bottom of the pan. Sift the dry ingredients. Cream the shortening and the sugar and add the well-beaten eggs and the flavoring. Add the diluted milk and dry ingredients alternatively, blend well and turn into pan. Bake from 45 to 60 minutes in a moderate ove (350 degrees) and serve warm. Serves ten.

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Like Mother Free e-Card

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Like Mother Free e-Card

A Like Mother Free e-Card that tells a special woman in your life just how much you appreciate her and how much like a mother she has been to you.

This is a free e-card you can use to send, print, email or post on social networks like facebook or twitter. Imagine that special woman’s surprise when she sees this in her e-mail, on her wall, or in her feed!

Like Mom e-card by email

To copy the image to your own hard drive, simply right click the image below (not the one’s above) and use “save as”. Please do not hot link to this web site to use this image.

If you have a simply image editor, which most of us do on our phone and/or computer, you could add a signature on the e-card and really personalize it! I do request that you leave the source on the card so others’ can find the e-card, but obviously this is something I cannot police, or force you to do.

The verse on the like mother free e-card reads:

“This greeting could never fully say just how much you’ve always been like a Mother to me! I wish you all the best today and every day! Happy Mother’s Day with love!”

The size of the Like Mother free e-card is 672 x 480 pixels. It’s quick to load, perfect for online use, big enough to be noticed but not too big that it over-whelms or clogs up e-mail.

The colors are meant to be feminine and soft. A floral border dons the left hand side of the Like Mother e-card.

Surprise someone special this Mother’s Day – it will be fun for both of you!

Like Mother e-Card

Like Mother Free e-Card
Like Mother Free e-Card

I hope you and someone special gets some enjoyment out of this e-card. It truly is the simple, little things in life that can mean the most. One of those things is knowing someone special thought of you with love.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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Strawberry Filling Sweets

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Strawberry Filling Sweets

Strawberry season is in full swing but time is short! Try out these strawberry filling sweets from Comstock in the 1950s. Each recipe uses strawberry pie filling for a quick strawberry treat.

Strawberry Filling Sweets


Strawberry Turnovers

1 can strawberry pie filling
Pastry for one crust pie

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix pastry and roll 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 4-inch squares. Place 1-tablespoon of strawberry filling in center of each. Dampen edges with water – then fold like a triangle. Press edges together with a fork. Prick top of each turnover with fork to allow steam to escape. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Strawberry Sundaes

Strawberry Pie Filling
Vanilla Ice Cream

Spoon generous amounts of strawberry filling over individual servings of vanilla ice cream. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherry. Serve with cookies or cake.

Strawberry Parfait

Alternate spoonfuls of instant vanilla pudding with strawberry filling in tall glasses. Serve chilled.

Strawberry Quickie

1 can strawberry pie filling
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup milk
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt margarine in 9-inch baking dish. Pour in strawberry filling. In separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir in milk, beat until it forms a smooth creamy mixture. Pour over filling. Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees, or until crust is a rich, golden brown.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake

Spoon generous amounts strawberry pie filling over big biscuits or slices of sponge cake. Top with whipped cream.

Strawberry Angel Torte

1 can strawberry pie filling
1 plain angel food cake

Cut the angel food cake horizontally into four slices. Spread a slice with strawberry filling, top with a slice of cake. Cover that slice with filling. Keep going until you have a 4-layer strawberry-filled cake. Spread remaining filling on top of cake and decorate with whipped cream.