March 2, 2024

The following simple recipe for Raisin-Walnut Cheese Spread is from Good HouseKeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries (253 pages, copyright 1926, now in public domain). That is one of the 11 new bonus books included in the new 2005-2023 edition of the SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick.

  • 5 small packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cupful raisins
  • 1 cupful walnut-meats, chopped
  • 1 cupful coconut (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoonfuls lemon- juice

Mix the listed ingredients all together with the hand, working it into a little, round, flat mold, saving out enough coconut to roll it in.


This recipe makes a large quantity. Use to spread on crackers for a Sunday night “snack” or an evening spread.

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