OK... I'll admit it, we are a household of passionate Hellmann's Lovers. There are only three of us: Jeffrey, Mom and me...and you would think there are a dozen of us, the way we go thru Mayo! Jeffrey is the primary cook and grocery shopper and he starts to twitch if there are fewer than 3 jars of Mayo, unopened, in the pantry. (Yes, we are lucky enough to live in a 100 year old house with a pantry... it makes up for the fact that the kitchen is a slooow work in process) Now, due to height constraints, I don't let him buy the REALLY big jars because they just don't work well in our refrigerator, so I guess that might account for some of his worry about running out. *VeryBigGrin* As you may know, I LOVE collecting cookbooks... the more vintage and unique the better. A couple of weeks ago I scored an really interesting 1979 cookbook called *That Amazing Ingredient: Mayonnaise*. It has quite a bit of history and *fun facts to know and tell* about mayo. It also has some very intriguing recipes. Here is one that I am dying to try:
Fresh and hot, straight from the oven... the tang of cheddar and green onions... cut into wedges and dripping with butter...
● 2 1/2 cups unsifted All-Purpose flour ● 1 tablespoon baking powder ● 1/2 teaspoon salt ● 1/2 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise (or Best Foods if you are West of the Rockies!) ● 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese (8 oz) ● 1/2 cup minced green onions ● 1 egg ● 3/4 cup milk ● Shortening to grease casserole
Large Mixing Bowl Small Mixing Bowl Measuring cups Measuring spoons Mixing Spoon 1 1/2 Quart Casserole
Step by Step
● Preheat Oven to 425 degrees F. ● Grease 1 1/2 Quart Casserole ● In large bowl, stir flour, baking powder, and salt ● Stir in Mayonnaise until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. ● Add cheese and onions, toss. ● Beat together egg and milk in small mixing bowl ● Stir into flour and cheese mixture, just until moistened ● Spoon into casserole ● Bake 35-45 minutes or until cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean ● Cut into wedges ● Serve immediately and ENJOY!
I'll share more from this wonderful little cookbook in later posts... think cookies and cakes! Tink *When I dream, I cook and bake like an artist…*

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