Pickled Red Onions

Ingredients:
– 1 red onion
– 1/2 cups vinegar (any kind)
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1 tsp salt
– 1/2 cup warm water

Method:
1. Slice red onion into thin strips.
2. Gently cram red onion strips into jar.
3. In a measuring cup combine … vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Stir.
4. Pour mixture into jar over onions.
5. Let sit for an hour at room tempurature.
6. Put on lid and refrigerate.
7. ENJOY!

Jo Anne’s (Sour Cream) Cookies

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup soft shortening
– 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup thick sour cream
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 2 3/4 cups flour
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp salt

Method:
1. In large bowl, combine shortening, brown sugar, and eggs.
2. Mix well.
3. Stir in sour cream, and vanilla.
4. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
5. Add to large bowl.
6. Stir together.
7. Chill at least 2 hours.
8. Drop by rounded tsp on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
9. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes.

From 1950 Betty Crocker Cookbook via Jo Anne Keiser. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:
– mayonnaise
– mustard (any kind)
– olive oil
– 1 clove grated garlic
– worcestershire sauce
– hot sauce
– grated parmesan cheese
– chopped parsley
– salt

Method:
1. Whisk mayonnaise and mustard.
2. Whisk while drizzling olive oil to emulsify.
3. Add garlic, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, parmesan, and parsley.
4. Whisk all ingredients together.
5. Add salt to taste.