This week's column is dedicated to Chase Bennet — welcome to the family!


Smothered Hamburg Patties

Seasoned hamburg patties

sliced onions

sliced green peppers

canned mushroom soup with 1/2 can water to each can soup used

Pan fry hamburg patties, sliced onions and green pepper. When almost done add canned mushroom soup with one half can water to each can soup. Heat and serve.


Stuffed Ham

2 cup bread crumbs

2 tablespoons soft butter

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1/4 cup chopped onion

3/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 small can crushed pineapple

2 ham steaks

Mix all ingredients in order given. Put between the pieces of ham and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


Salmon – Potato Pie

1 can salmon (1 pound)

1 cup cooked peas

2 hard boiled eggs (sliced)

1 can cream of celery soup

1/3 cup milk

3 cups hot mashed potato

1/3 cup grated American cheese

Drain salmon and flake into pieces. Put into 1 1/2 quart greased casserole, add peas and eggs, pour in soup heated with milk. Spread potato around edges, sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375 degree for 25 minutes, or until well heated and brown.


Date Dropped Cookies (Swirled)

1 package dates

1/2 cup hot water

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

2/3 cup shortening

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cut dates in half in a saucepan. Pour hot water over dates. Place over low heat and let set while mixing cookies.

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift dry ingredients. Add slowly to creamed mixture. Swirl and fold in the dates to the creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.


Four-Egg Sponge Cake

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

4 tablespoons cold water

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla or lemon extract

Beat yolks of eggs, add the sugar, then the cold water and beat well. Add the sifted flour, baking powder and extract. Fold in the beaten whites of eggs. Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, for 45 minutes.


Our thought for the week: "Success comes in cans; failures come in can'ts."