Served on the best dishes with a small vase of flowers, these time-tested recipes from the 75th anniversary cookbook from Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis are simple enough for children to make with a little help from dad. Choose one bread to make ahead of time. Serve with one of the egg dishes, fresh fruit and mom’s favorite beverage.

Blueberry Muffins

By Ruth Olin

2/3 cup sugar

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1/2 cup melted butter

2 eggs

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 cup blueberries

1/4 tsp. salt

Mix sugar, butter and eggs. Add flour with baking powder alternating with milk. Add salt. Fold in blueberries. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

Easy Caramel Orange Ring

By Nadine Carlson

1 Tbsp. butter

1/2 cup orange marmalade

2 Tbsp. chopped nuts

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 (10-oz.) cans buttermilk biscuits

1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12-cup bundt pan with 1 tablespoon butter. Place teaspoons full of orange marmalade in pan and sprinkle with nuts.

In a small bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.

Separate biscuits. Dip each biscuit in melted butter, then in sugar mixture. Stand biscuits on edge in pan, spacing evenly. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and butter.

Bake near center of oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool upright in pan for 5 minutes. Invert on platter before serving

Strawberry bread

By Helen Luetgers

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1-1/4 cups oil

4 eggs

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

2 packages frozen strawberries, thawed

Mix eggs and sugar. Add oil and beat well. Add strawberries and dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50-55 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.

Cheesy Egg Ham Bake

By Gladys Cook

1 dozen eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

2-1/2 cups diced ham

2 cups grated cheese

3 Tbsp. melted butter

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Put butter in an 8-by-10-inch pan. Mix ingredients together. Bake in a 300-degree oven for 40 minutes or until eggs are set.

Quiche Lorraine

By Marsha Wolff

10 slices bacon

1-1/4 cups (6 oz.) Swiss cheese

9- or 20-inch pie shell

4 eggs

1-1/4 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup milk


Fry bacon, drain and break in pieces. Cover bottom of pie shell with bacon and cheese pieces.

Beat eggs. Add cream and milk and mix. Pour mixture on top of bacon and cheese layer. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Southwestern Quiche

By Jean Rice

1 pie shell sprinkled with 1 tsp. chili powder

3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1-1/2 cups half and half

4-oz. can diced green chilis

2-1/4 oz. can sliced black olives

2 Tbsp. finely chopped green onions

Mix cheeses and put on bottom of pie shell. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.