Everyone likes finding new recipes to try out on their family right?  Sometimes they are complete failures , which I must admit some of mine turn out to be…..and sometimes not even edible to eat.  And sometime they are an amazing success and turn out beautifully that you want to make them over and over again.  Well, we are going to start posting some of our successes, we will leave out the failures, so that you don’t have to suffer thru those like we had to!  Some of these recipes will be ones that are tried and true that have been family staples for years, and some will be new ones that we have found thru magazines, friends and family and Pintrest.

My first recipe that I would like to share with you is actually a Salad Dressing.  My Grandparents ran a Supper Club, outside of Luxemburg, Wisconsin called Rock Falls for over 20 years until my Grandmother passed away.  For those of you who do not know what a Supper Club is, it is generally a Midwestern term founded around the 1930’s for an establishment that serves food on the edge of a rural town.  Now since the build up of cities many Supper Clubs are located in the Towns, and every Friday Night there is a Fish Fry to be had at virtually every restaurant in the city.  Calumet County, Wisconsin, which is where our Shop is located has recently trademarked itself as “The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest.”  Our County is home to over 30 supper clubs and over 70 places that serve fish on Friday nights–a spinoff of the supper club, we love our Fish Fry and our simple but amazing meals that we can find only at our Supper Clubs.

I absolutely LOVE this recipe and every time I put it on my salad it takes me back to my childhood and running around the restaurant and behind the bar….meeting the customers and them playing along with an 8 year old girl serving them their food or their drinks! Most of these customers watched me grow up into adulthood and wait their tables for real when I turned 18.

Here is a list of ingredients and amount of each that you will need to complete the recipe.  I have scaled it down, as at the restaurant we used to make gallons of this at a time.


Into a Large Glass Bowl mix:

1- 16oz Bottle of Ketchup

1-Cup Wesson Oil

1-Large onion, either graded, finely chopped or larger pieces

-it depends on how you like your onions.  I like to chop mine bigger because it just adds a little bite to the dressing.

1-Can of Tomato Soup

1-Cup Sugar (you can add more to taste)

2-Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1-Teaspoon Paprika (regular paprika not the smoked paprika)

and just a pinch of Salt

Mix together so that all ingredients become cohesive.  It should look something like this, as you can tell I have cut my onions as larger pieces in the dressing. I will cover with a piece of Saran Wrap and put it into the fridge until it becomes cold and then taste, sometimes I will add a bit more sugar or paprika, depending on the taste that I am going for.


I then just put them into 2 Large Wide Mouth Quart Jars, give one away or keep for yourself! ENJOY!


If you have any recipes that you think we will enjoy and would not mind us sharing please send us your recipe for us to try!  Who doesn’t love to eat new things???

I hope you all have a wonderful day, I am off to see my beautiful baby niece who was born last night!  She is amazing!

Happy Stitching,


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you!!  Sharing recipes are always so much fun, and who doesn’t like to eat?