Recipes and Remembrances: cainsville community cook book
contributed by Dianne Thomas (David) Cainsville, Mo
Mexican Fiesta Dip
Frozen Fruit Salad
Date Pinwheel Cookies (Joanna Bondurant recipe)
Oatmeal-Jam Cookies with Ileen Maple Thomas, Ilene enjoyed making cookies with her grandchildren.
contributed by Walker Thomas, Joshua Pash, Bethany
Grandma's Hot Chocolate
Butter PEcan Bars
contributed by Kathy Clegg Nordstrom St Joseph Mo
Lewis and Clark White Chili
Lemon Cheese Dessert
Dutch Apple Pie-I remember Grandma Maple and Mom making this wonderful pie. I came from a family of wonderful cooks. Sunday dinners at Grandparents Harley and Cora Maple shared with aunts, uncles, cousins, and parents, Bob and KAthleen Clegg, are now some of my most cherished memoires.
Mrs. Worrel's French Toast
contributed by Ileen Maple Thomas, Bethany, Mo
Hamburger Vegetable soup
Rhubarb or Apple Crisp
Carrot Cake by Ileen Thomas, recipe submitted by Virginia Thomas
Pink Pickled Eggs-this is an Easter family tradition from Cora Maple
contributed by Ruth Frisbie Dunn, Peculiar Mo
Kim's Chocolate Chip Pizza
Texas Ranger Rations
I graduated from Cainsville High School in 1971
contributed by Dorothy Thomas, Cainsville Mo
Corn Dish Casserole
contributed by Reva Elmore Sorenson Bethany Mo
Coconut Cream Pie
contributed by Virginia Flanagan Matson, Independence Mo
Mashed Potato Salad
Angel Food Cake
Hominy Recipe-this was my mother Slyvia Flanagans recipe
Memories: IN the 1940s and 1950s I remember on Saturday night the folks would go to Cainsville, there were people all over the streets visiting. The women would go to the Hy-Vee and trade. The Hy-Vee had two big benches across the front of the store where the ladies usually sat and visited after they got their groceries. If you wanted to go to another store they would set your sacks in the window ledge behind the benches with your name on them. When you were ready to go home you just came in and got them.
In the fall of 1948 the polio epidemic went through the Red Rock School, northeast of Cainsville. I got sick and the folks took me down to Doc Duff in Cainsville. He thought it might be Spinal Menigitis, so the folks took me to Dr. Bristow in Princeton. I came to a Kansas City Hospital, it was polio and I was there 9 months. The Red Rock School burned all the books and papers in the school and exterminated the school.
These are a few things I remember about Cainsville and the area around.
Fish Bait-Not To Be EAten-recipe of my father, Harley Flanagan
Lye Soap-recipe of my mother Slyvia Flanagan
contributed by Sherri Frisbie Barton, Cainsville, Mo
Peanut Butter Popcorn
I started my beauty shop, Sherri's Outback Salon, in Cainsville, in June 1999, next to the old mill. I am the daughter of Floyd Frisbie, Jr. and Louise (Francis) Frisbie.
contributed by PAge Pash, Sierra Thomas, Bethany,Mo
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
contributed by Mary Axsom Johnson, Independence Mo
Pineapple Cookies This recipe was my mothers, PAuline Axsom. It was a family favorite from the 50s.
Banana Drop Cookies (my mother, PAuline Axsom, sent me this recipe in 1990. My mom and dad really liked these cookies.)
Memories: As a little girl born on a farm in 1940 (4-5miles north of Cainsville, near Pea Ridge) the highlight of our week was going into town on Saturday night. Mom and Dad, Alfred and Pauline Axsom, often had a can of cream to sell. People would gather on the sidewalks to chat. Children could walk around the square without fear of being abducted. The movies were usually westerns and there was always a cartoon. One of my fondest memories is of Mom taking us to see ":Little Women".
Up until i was around 7 years old, we would usually go into town in a horsedrawn wagon. During the winter, my sister, Freeda, my brother, Bernard and I would be nestled beside Mom in the wagon bed in straw and bundled in blankets.
Other remembrances are: The "Box Store" owned and operated by Guy and Roberta Reeves and the 3 way mirrors we 3 kids loved. A Christmas tree with lights with bubbling liquid in Goodrich Drug Store intrigued me. Electric lines did not come closer than a mile of our house. Uncle Ralph's boyd returned for burial. Men had to put chains on tires to get into town because of sleet. The hearse had to unload the casket about halfway to Fairview Cemetery, because of muddy roads, and load it into a horse drawn wagon. Going with Grandma Daisy Axsom to a house, behind Pearson's Store, to place a long distance call from a switchboard there. Doing a balancing act, walking atop Rose Bishop's brick fence wall.
In the 1940s a black woman wearing a bandana around her head came to Noah's Grocery STore to promote and serve Aunt Jemima's pancakes to customers. I remember eating buckwheat pancakes.
Lime Pickle Recipe---this recipe belonged to my mother Pauline Shafer Axsom. Very good, easy and quick.
contributed by Bill & Virginia Thomas Ridgeway Mo
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Carrots and Cheese
Aunt Joanna's Waffles
Carrot Cake by Ileen Thomas, recipe submitted by Virginia Thomas
Thelma Meinecke's Peanut Butter Cookies
contributed by Janet Boyd Richman, Leon,IA in memory of Warren Grant Boyd
Fruit Cocktail Cake
contributed by Louise Francis Frisbie Cainsville Mo
Burnt Sugar Pie
contributed by Kay Thomas, Bethany Mo & Dorothy Thomas, Cainsville Mo
contributed by Luther and Freeda (Craig) Bower, Grove, OK
Memories by Luther Brower, Grove, OK: I was born a block off the Cainsville Square. Freeda Craig was born in Mercer County. We both graduated from Cainsville High School. IN MArch we will celebrate our 59th anniversary.
My earliest memories are mental pictures of the dam across the old river and the swimming hole behind it and the old bandstand in the middle of the square surrounded by mud most of the time. Saturday nights the town came alive socially. We anxiously started watching the sky for signs of rain a couple of days before the weekend. A small shower would make the gumbo roads impassable, which made that week a complete loss except for the crops. If it rained on the 4th of July or the Cainsville Picnic the entire year was ruined.
The coal mine made Cainsville a boom town and touring road shows visited the old 'opry' house. I have memories of riding the train to Pleasanton, Ia when I was about 6 years old. It had green plush seats. I saw the first airplane that ever came to Cainsville. It was not uncommon to hear conversations in the Bohemian language on the streets. I also was a visitor on the huge barge that straightened the river to prevent flooding. I viewed the killing of the largest water mocassin ever in the area.
contributed by Phil Graham, KC Mo
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Fried Venison Meat Loaf
contributed by Elissa Thomas, Cainsville, Mo
Grandma's Macaroni and Cheese
contributed by Colleen Willis Sorenson
Fat-Free Corn Bread
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
contributed by Madean (Emmons) Engle, Round Rock ,Tx
English Toffee Cookies
in memory of my grandparents Enoch NEwton Willis, Sr and Mary E. (McClure) Willis. Enoch and Mary 's farm was near the Hughes cemetery north of Cainsville. In early 1900s they moved to their new home in the north part of Cainsville. The house is still standing.
PEcan Pie-in memory of my parents Ernast B. Emmons & MAdie Willis Emmons. My father was a farmer and raised cattle as did his father, Jonathan M Emmons. My mother was the youngest child of ENoch N Willis Sr and MAry McClure Willis. She first taught at Toad Valley School/North High Point, later worked for Rose Bishop Dry Goods Store, Cainsville, Mo as a sales clerk.
contributed by Dorothy Meinecke Johnson Cainsville Mo
Barbecue Sauce on Roast
Recipe for a Happy Home
contributed by Kay McLain Thomas Bethany Mo
Kay's Peanut Butter Fudge