This morning I recieved a request from Cheryl who is urgently seeking a recipe for a Cranberry Christmas Pudding -- here's what she wrote:
"As for the Christmas Pudding recipe (at least my mother used to make it for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas) back in the mid to late 60's. I believe it had Cranberries in it, baked in a loaf pan and served with some kind of rich buttery sauce. My youngest brother has terminal lung cancer and has asked if I could find this recipe......it's not in anything of my mom's. Can anyone help find this one? I would like my brother to have it at least once more before he's gone...This request is REALLY urgent and you can see why.........please help, someone out there must have had this same dessert (as we called it) besides my immediate family. God Bless you for your help. Cheryl"
Cheryl is also looking for a great apple butter recipe ... "Back in the 50's and 60's my mother had a recipe that I remember seeing on a handwritten card. Back then I had no interest in canning or such things so I couldn't even tell you what the recipe included or where it came from. All I know is it was the BEST apple butter others and myself have ever tasted. My mother is 90 and has Alzheimer's and there is no way she would remember let alone tell me where the recipe came from. I would appreciate any GREAT TASTING recipes for apple butter from back in the day."
I posted two of my favorites on the Heritage Recipe website: Apple Butter and Crabapple Plum Butter. I had some of the Crabapple Plum Butter on toast this morning -- yum! It can be made with any slightly tart apples if you don't have access to crabapples. I've also used Gravensteins.
Another request this week came from Stella. She is looking for two recipes that were in Comospolitan Magazine sometime around 1976-1977. One is Texas Bowl of Red Chili and the other is Zucchini Tomato Souffle Roll. I Googled the chili recipe and found several recipes for her to try but had no luck with the zucchini recipe.
If you have any of these recipes, please post them in the comment section. Thanks!