Annie’s Cookbook Recipes: Chicken Pan Pie

This one is from Great Grandma’s little notebook… nothing much written in it, mostly little scraps of recipes stuck in between the pages.


Chicken Pan Pie

4 cups cut up boiled chicken = 1 whole chicken

2 cans Veg All vegetables Large or small (still sold in stores!)

2 cans cream of chicken soup

2 cans of chicken broth

1 onion

Grease large broiling pan. Layer all chicken on bottom layer.

Veg Alls well drained over chicken.

Scatter chopped onion over this

Mix chicken soup and broth, pour evenly over this.



1 1/2 sticks of margarine

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups self rising flour

Melt margarine and mix well with milk and four.

Will be slightly lumpy. Cover top completely.

Bake in 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until brown.


Annie’s Cookbook Recipes: Diet Delights

Since I totally botched the entire concept of a “blog series” by neglecting to post last Friday, I’m going to make it up to you by offering three recipes!

From page 8 of the 1972

Recipe Book Cover- Farmers Almanac



Three new toppings for your baked potatoes!


1 carton of yogurt (not sure exactly what size that was in 1972)

2 tablespoons dried onion soup mix

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon of salt

Combine all ingredients and chill. 9 calories per tablespoon.



1 carton yogurt (I sense a theme here… do you?)

1 crushed bouillon cube

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 Two Ounce can of mushrooms, drained and chopped

Combine all ingredients and heat. Serve immediately. 8 1/2 calories per tablespoon.



1 carton yogurt (you surprised? I’m not)

1/4 cup diced cucumber

1/4 teaspoon dill weed

1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients and chill.  6 1/2 calories per tablespoon.

If you missed the intro to this series check it out here.

Annie’s Cookbook Recipes: Impossible Pie


If you missed the intro to this series check it out here.

Great Grandma had ten children.  Phil, Bill, Agnes, Ruth, Linda, Jerry and Joe (twins), and three others whose names I do not remember. They are not talked about much as they died in a terrible kerosene heater accident, the youngest was only a few months old.  Grandma survived a lot.  Great Grandpa had been a farmer, who put down his plow one day and decided to become a preacher.  No training at all he just started preaching. From what I’ve been told he was amazing to listen preach. 

Grandma was good at doing things that seem impossible; like giving birth to twins (while becoming a grandma herself), after losing three kids in a fire, and while taking care of a husband who had lost his legs to diabetes.  She was a fighter, a God fearing mother, sister, friend, and one of the funnies women I’ve ever known (as long as you didn’t interrupt General Hospital).

So today I give you the impossible:


4 eggs

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 cups milk

1 /2 stick melted butter

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla

17 oz can coconut angel flake (or cellophane package)

Mix sugar and flour, add eggs. add other ingredients and mix.

Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees

they make own crust



From Great Grandma “Charlie” (Mrs. Annie)

Being called “Charlie” was an old family joke that probably went on a little too long.  Her name was actually Annie, and she was my maternal Great Grandmother.  I am truly blessed that she lived long enough to meet my first child and I have pictures of Great Grandma Charlie, Nana, Mom, Doodlebug and myself.  She passed away at 93 years young, while I was pregnant with daughter number two.  Today I received these in the mail:
Inside was this note:
Momma had sent them in a box full of stuff we had left behind on our last visit.  She was cleaning out some stuff in her kitchen and stumbled upon the small stack of recipe books she was asked to keep for me.
I cried when I opened them to see Great Grandma’s hand written recipes and the clippings that she chose to save from old magazines.
I thought it might be fun to scan some of them and share them with my readers !
With fall arriving and apple picking all around, I picked this one to be the first:
4 medium sized yams (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 large apples
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Scrub yams. do not peel. Cook, covered, in a small amount of boiling water until almost tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and cool. Remove skins and cut into quarters. Cut each apple into eighths; remove core section. Arrange yams and apples in shallow baking pan. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and cinnamon; pour over yams and apples. Bake in 375-degree oven 1 hour basting often. Makes about 4 servings.
I tried to find mention of what paper it was printed in or even what year but the only info remaining was the name of Molly Hamill, Staff Writer, left on an article on the back.
If you decide to try this recipe please come back and link up!