Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dee Recipes Week

Dee was my Mother in Law. She had seven children,Three girls and four boys. Her husband and his father and brother lived in their home also. Because her family was so large she was in the kitchen a lot. During her life she gave me lots of her recipes.That was so I could spoil her son. Now my hubby has such fond memories of her food. some times I make something and his memories just flood back. All the kids asked if I knew some of her recipes. Last year at the reunion they where talking about this dish and that dish. I knew I had most all of those recipes. So I thought while I was away at this years family reunion I would schedule some of her recipes to post. I will post a few while at the reunion. I hope the girls remember to bring some of theirs so I can add them later.
Each time a different photo will be posted also. Now let's have a walk back in time when we had good eats!

Today's recipe, just like she penned it: Banana Bread (or Cake)

1 cup shortening
2 cups Sugar( part brown if desired)
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 1/3 cups canned milk( evaporated milk)
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1 1/3 cups mashed Bananas

Sift dry ingredients together-set aside
Then cream shortening and sugar
Add eggs
Now alternate the dry ingredients with the milk and lemon juice.
Then add bananas, mix well

Put into 13x9 greased and floured pan or 3 large greased and floured loaf pans
Bake at 350 for about 45-60 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
copyright2010"Auntie E's CookBook/M Dubros"


  1. Yum! I will be trying this one for sure! I have never made banana bread using shortening or evaporated milk before. Looking forward to trying this :)

  2. can i make it with my way.. or changing the fruit.. i love water melon :D

  3. Dee-I do not think you will be able to use watermelon. The melon to too wet. Banana Bread is a special kind of bread, one can only use Bananas with these recipe.


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