Nana Fisher’s Recipes from Kathy’s Cookbook


Swedish Meatballs


5 pounds hamburg

3 eggs

2 pounds ground pork

2 large onions, chopped





Combine hamburg, eggs, ground pork, onions, salt and pepper to taste and nutmeg. Mix completely and form into meatballs. Cook in pan until brown. Remove from pan and set aside. With the drippings in the pan, add water and flour and thicken very little. Put meatballs back into gravy and simmer for about 1 hour on very low heat. Serve.


Nanny's Peanut Butter Fudge


2 cups sugar

2/3 cups evaporated milk

1 tablespoon Karo syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons peanut butter

1 tablespoon marshmallow fluff


In a large heavy saucepan boil sugar, milk and Karo syrup over medium to medium-high heat. Heat until 234 - 235 degrees on candy thermometer stirring the whole time. Take off heat and add vanilla, peanut butter and marshmallow and nuts if desired. Beat with wired wisk and pour into greased 8X8 pan. Recipe doubles well.


Nana's Butter Sauce


1 quart milk

3/4 stick of butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup flour

2 or 3 teaspoons vanilla


Mix sugar and flour and set aside. Warm milk with margarine. Add sugar and flour mixture to warm milk and cook until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Good on top of bread pudding, pound cake etc. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.


Old Fashioned Icing


1 cup milk

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine milk and flour in a saucepan; cook until thick. Cover and refrigerate. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add chilled milk/flour mixture and beat for 10 minutes. Frost cooled cake. Will frost 1- 9 inch cake.


Paradise Pumpkin Pie


1- 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell

1 1/4 cups can pumpkin

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs beaten

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

dash of salt

1 cup evaporated milk


Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Add egg; mix well.  Spread onto bottom of pastry shell. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Carefully pour over cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees. 1 hour and 5 minutes. Cool. Brush with maple syrup and garnish with nuts, if desired.


Peanut Blossoms


1 3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1 egg

2 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla.

1 bag Hershey chocolate kisses

1/2 cup peanut butter


Mix all ingredients until dough forms. Shape dough into balls using a rounded teaspoonful each. Roll balls into sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Do not overcook. Press cookie with a chocolate candy kiss until cookie cracks. Makes 50 cookies.


Strawberry Angel Food Dessert


3 oz. package strawberry jello

1 small package frozen strawberries or 1 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1 tablespoon sugar

pinch of salt

1/2 - 10 oz. angel food cake torn in pieces

1/2 pint whipping cream - whipped


Dissolve jello in 1 1/4 cup boiling water. Stir in fresh or thawed strawberries. Add sugar and salt and mix well. Chill until mixture starts to thicken. Fold in whipped cream. Cover bottom 9 x 13 pan with half of angel food cake. Pour half of cream mixture over cake. Add the remaining angel food cake pieces and pour the rest of the cream mixture; spread evenly and chill for 1 or 2 hours. Makes 6 – 8 servings.


Swedish Apple Pie


6 to 8 apples

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 1/2 stick melted butter

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 egg


Fill greased 9 inch pie plate 2/3 full with pared sliced apples. Sprinkle apples with 1 tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon. Mix together flour, sugar, butter egg, and walnuts. Pour over apples and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. It is quick and good with cream or cool whip.


Cool Whip Salad


1 large container cool whip

1 box of vanilla instant pudding

1 can crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup miniature marshmallows


Mix cool whip, pudding mix, pineapple and marshmallows thoroughly. Put in bowl and chill for 1 hour. Makes 6 servings.