Nan Ledlows Play Dough
1 c. flour (plain)
1/2 c. salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 c. water
1 T. cooking oil
In heavy aluminum saucepan, mix dry ingredients. Add oil and water. Stir. Cook on
medium heat three minutes or until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. Kneed until it
feels rubbery. Add food coloring. Kneed until color is spread through the dough Store in
an air-tight container.
*Nan Ledlow, a former pastors wife shared this recipe with me several years ago.
This recipe has been a favorite of mine in teaching young children. I always make this
recipe in such large quantities that I have to use my Dutch oven. Most of the time I
multiply the recipe by eight times. When my own children were preschoolers, I always kept
this on hand for them to play with on the kitchen table while I prepared supper. It was
used in my kindergarten classes, VBS classes, and the 5- year old Sunday school dept. My
Children and I even made this to give away as birthday favors. Cool-Whip containers work
great for storage. This will keep for months as long as you teach the small children to
always place the lid on the container when finished. I kept a collection of plastic cookie
cutters just for children to use with the play dough.
Odds And Ends
It saves time when preparing bacon for a large family or crowd to place it in a
pan and bake it in the oven about 10 minutes. It will be evenly crisp and delicious.
Breaded meats tend to stick to the pan and lose their coating if they are fried. To
prevent this, bread the meat ahead of time and let stand on waxed paper at least 20
minutes before frying.
For creamier and smoother fudge, add 1 teaspoon cornstarch to each cup of sugar used.
To keep chocolate cakes brown on the outside/ grease pans and dust with cocoa instead of
The aroma given off and filling the house during the cooking of all these
wonderful recipes for pies and desserts should remind us that we, too, are to be unto God
a sweet savor of Christ and that our joyful service in His name is to be an odor of a
sweet smell; a sacrifice acceptable and well-pleasing to God. IICor. 2:15 and Phil. 4:18.
"Salad Days" are defined as a time of youthful inexperience. Our "salad
Days" stand apart as tasteless and undesirable until we see and understand our High
Priest is touched with the feeling of our infirmities and pours His love over the broken
parts and gives us words of comfort to be thoroughly mixed with faith- what a delicious
dish that becomes: Hebrews 4:2,15
How thrilling it is to know as we prepare these different vegetable dishes, that the
vegetables we handle were put here by God for us to eat and for our enjoyment: Genesis
And the people went about; and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a motar.
and bake it in pans, and made cakes of it. Numbers 11:8
The children of Israel gathered their daily supply of manna sent from God and prepared it
in many ways. As we beat and stir using various receipts may we be conscious of the many
ways Christ meets out needs in our pilgrim journey, and we do not have to just beat the
air. "I, therefore, so run, not as uncertainly so fight I, not as one that breath the
air." I Corinthians 9:26
She giveth meat to her household. Proverbs. 31:15
As we serve meat to our household, lets remember that just as we are careful to make
it appealing to the taste of these we love, we also have the privilege of tempting our
family to desire the strong meat of the Word as they behold the peace, joy and strength
that we receive from it.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste. Psalms 119:103
Like one cookie calls for another and another, so it is with the Word of God. One verse
from the Lord calls for more and more until we see Jesus.
"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life, he that cometh to me shall never
hunger." John 6:35
Hunger pains vanish and emptiness is filled with contentment when we receive Jesus and
feast upon Him.
How To Make A Cake
1. Light oven. Get out utensils and ingredients. Remove toys and books from
table. Grease pans, crack nuts.
2. Measure 2 cups flour. Remove Billys hands from flour and wash flour off of his
face. Remeasure flour.
3. Put flour, baking soda and salt in sifter. Get dustpan and sweep up bowl Billy
knocked to floor. Get another bowl. Answer door.
4. Return to kitchen. Remove Billys hands from bowl. Answer phone.. Return.
Remove 1/4 inch salt from pans. Look for Billy. Grease more pans.
5. Return to kitchen and find Billy. Remove his hands from bowl. Take up greased pans
and find layer of nut shells in it. Head for Billy, who flees, knocking bowl off table..
Clean kitchen floor, table, walls and dishes.
6. Call bakery and order cake. Lie Down.
Mildred Smith & Donna Thomas