Archive for April, 2010|Monthly archive page

Barbecue Sauce

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 8:39 am

1 Cup Water
6 T Dry Mustard
4 T Vinegar
2 T W. Sauce
1 t Sauce
1/2 t Chili powder
1 Cup Veg Oil
1 t Salt
Dash ground Cloves
1/2 t Pepper

(Editor’s note: When typing this out, I went with Grandma/Momma/Bee’s handwritten list on the right of the page. Something told me that “charcoal” and “blower housing” was not part of the ingredients …

Somebody try this out and let us know what concoction you end up with!)



In 1980s & 1990s, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, 4-Julie Kicklighter King 1956-, 5-Jessica King Snead 1982-, 5-Julie Anna Dimmock 1979-, 5-Laurie Dimmock Nappier 1982-, 5-Michaela King 1985-, 5-Rebecca King 1989-, POSTS on April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

(Editor’s note: Looks like somebody went to Kentucky Fried Chicken! Where do you reckon y’all are here?)

Chicken beasts

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

6 chicken breasts wrapped with slice & ham & wrapped with bacon

Pour over

1 can mushroom soup
1 can cheese soup –

(Editor’s note: Can you guys help flesh this out a little? What exactly do we wrap the chicken with? How long do you reckon you bake it?)

Amazin’ Raisin Cake

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

3 cups unsifted flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup HELLMAN’S Real Mayonnaise
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3 cups chopped peeled apples
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Grease and flour 2 (9″) round baking pans. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat first 10 ingredients 2 min, scraping bowl frequently, or beat vigorously 300 strokes by hand. (Batter will be very thick.) With spoon stir in apples, raisins and nuts. Spoon batter into pans. Bake in 350 degree oven 45 min or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove; cool. Fill and frost with 2 cups whipped cream.

(Editor’s note: From the back of this recipe we can tell it comes from McCall’s magazine, October 1985. It shared the page with Surprisin’ Carrot Cake, which we have already posted.)


In First Baptist & Around New Bern on April 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

1/2 sup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add pumpkin, eggs, and orange juice; mix well. Combine remaining ingredients, mixing well, and stir into pumpkin mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured 13 x 9 pan. Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes Cool. Frost with:

1- 3 oz softened cream cheese
6 Tbsp. softened butter
1 Tbsp. orange juice
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Cream cheese and butter, add orange juice, mix well. Add sugar and mix well. Add sugar and mix well.

(Editor’s note: This recipe appears to come to us via a recipe swap with Judy Blythe, a friend from First Baptist Church.)


In 1980s & 1990s, 5-Carolyn (Carey) King 1977-, 5-Claire King Parrish 1981-, POSTS on April 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

(Editor’s note: Um, so, my sister Claire and I sort of had a thing for the California Raisins for while. We were very diligent about it. Back in 1987 and 1988, Hardee’s offered a collectible set of plastic raisin figurines with its cinnamon raisin biscuits, so we made my parents stop at every single Hardee’s on a trip across the state of North Carolina so we could make sure we had every single one of them.

I have no idea where we are here. Claire, do you?

And everyone, did you know that Hardee’s was founded in Greenville, N.C., and that its burgers were at first shaped like hexagons?)


In 1980s & 1990s, 4-Julie Kicklighter King 1956-, 4-Penelope (Penny) Flynt King 1949-, 4-Thomas (Tom) Dimmock 1949-, 4-William (Billy) King 1954-, 5-Carolyn (Carey) King 1977-, 5-Claire King Parrish 1981-, 5-Jessica King Snead 1982-, 5-Julie Anna Dimmock 1979-, 5-Laurie Dimmock Nappier 1982-, POSTS on April 22, 2010 at 7:53 am

(Editor’s note: The back of these photos say “AUG 1984.” Is this in Asheboro, at the North Carolina Zoo?)

Whole Wheat Potato Bread

In 4-William (Billy) King 1954- on April 22, 2010 at 7:52 am

(one of Billy’s favorites)

2 medium sized Irish potatoes boiled & mashed. If you have left over mashed pot — thats fine.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 pkg dry yeast
2 eggs
1/2 cup shortening
2 teaspoon salt
3 cup whole wheat flour
3 cup all purpose flour.

Boil pot until very tender. Measure 3/4 cup pot water & add 1 teaspoon sugar & sprinkle dry yeast in this. Let cool 10 mi.

Mix everything together. Dough should be stiff enough to handle easily & come away from sides of bowl. Knead 10 mi. Rise 1 1/2 hrs. Then make into 2 loaves & rise again. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 mi then reduce to 350 degrees for another 20 mi.

(Editor’s note: Uncle Billy, is it true that this is one of your favorites? When did Grandma/Momma/Bee start baking this for you?)


In 1980s & 1990s, 4-William (Billy) King 1954-, 5-Jessica King Snead 1982-, 5-Matthew King 1991-, 5-Rebecca King 1989-, POSTS on April 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

(Editor’s note: Camels! Llamas! Someone, explain!)


In 1960s & 1970s, 4-William (Billy) King 1954-, POSTS on April 19, 2010 at 8:52 am

(Editor’s note: Uncle Billy/Bill explains: “This picture was taken of an impending rocket launch — you can see the look of concern on my part, the nonchalant confidence of my friend Billy Bell, the rocket owner, and all of our other friends hiding out in the dugout (in case there was an uncontrolled explosion). We would build these vehicles out of Estes Rocket kits and launch them — this one was for a 7th grade Show-and-Tell.

“It looks like we are launching in that old ball field called Kafer Park that sits across George Street from the old cemetery. (Amazing to think that I grew up in the same town as you did, isn’t it!) From this picture it looks like they have torn down the bleachers. I’m told that way back (before my time) it was the Colored Ball Field where the Negro Semi Pro baseball team played.”

When I asked Uncle Billy/Bill for the names of some of his fellow rocket-launchers, and good New Bern friends, he was smart to first raise an eyebrow: “If I give you names, will they get in trouble?” But, lucky for us, we got the list: “Joseph Lipman, Bobby Hughes, Guy Rose, David Francis, Ed Hancock, Billy Bell, Gary Peterson, Paul Stephens, John Crump, Albe Thomas, Warren Keyes, Steve Predaris, and Scott Hudson are a few of the names I remember.”)