ReTRo HouSeWiFe

All Recipes  button  Appetizers  button  Main Courses  button  Side Dishes  button  Dessert Recipes  button  Jams, Jellies, Preserves Recipes  button  Salads  button  Sauce Recipes  button  Soup Recipes  button  Baked Goods  button  BBQ Recipes  button  Beverages  button  Herbs and Spices  button  All Menus

Other Retro Pages

English Muffins

Use the tines of a fork to break apart English Muffins. Don't cut them in half with a knife or you''ll spoil the texture. It's supposed to be rough.

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, United States Of America | South Atlantic | North Carolina | Burlington | Burlington Daily Times-News | 1962-12-26 12-26-1962

Other Recipe Sources:



TURLU (Vegetable Pot), Turkish

  • 1 lb. lamb, diced
  • I medium eggplant
  • 2 medium onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 lb. okra
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 large green peppers
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • ½ lb. green beans
  • 2 small zucchini (Italian squash)
Preparation Instructions

Dice the meat. Saute onions in butter in large saucepan until lightly browned. Add meat and ½ cup water and simmer until nearly tender.

While meat is cooking, prepare vegetables as follows: Peel and slice tomatoes and zucchini. Peel eggplant in 1 inch strips of skin and cut into 2 inch segments. Trim okra by removing cone-shaped portions at top. Remove seeds from green peppers and dice them. When meat is nearly tender, add 1 cup of hot water, salt and pepper and okra, in that order. Cover tightly and cook until vegetables are done (about 50 minutes). If necessary, hot water may be added during cooking.

Contributed by Mrs. L Ruwin and Mrs. A. Turner, 1950

Send it in!

Recipes By Decade:

1940s Recipes 1950s Recipes 1960s Recipes
1970s Recipes 1980s Recipes 1990s Recipes 2000s Recipes

I would like to thank Newspaperarchive for putting together such a fabulous service, and placing our Nation's history right at our fingertips. Many of these wonderful recipes are ones I stumbled upon quite by accident while sleuthing through the decades in my quest to assemble the world of the American housewife. RH

All Turkish Recipes

Nonstick Kabob Basket with 6 Skewers
Price: $0.00 at

Grill luscious skewer dishes with ease when you use the handy Kabob Basket. Includes 6 Skewers. 28" long with handle.

      Purple Flower


© Retro Housewife 2003-2014