An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Roman Holiday




Taste and health benefits of Butter, Shortening (Crisco/Spry), and Lard are still hotly debated. Aunt Pit wasn't afraid of any of them.

1 cup crisco [shortening]
1 onion chopped
2 cups cooked spaghetti
1 lb hamburger
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups tomatoes (canned)
3/4 cup grated cheese

fry onion in Crisco

add meat and seasonings

Cook 5 minutes.

Make a layer of spaghetti in baking dish

Add meat mixture and its drippings.

then add another layer of spaghett.

Pour in tomatoes

sprinkle with grated cheese,

cover dish

bake in moderate oven 35 minutes

remove cover bake 10 min. longer

all measurements level


Sometimes Aunt Pit didn't tell us the exact oven temperatures. Here's a cheat sheet.
Cool oven 250F
Slow oven 250350F
Moderate oven 350375F
Hot oven 375450F



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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