Favourite Recipes from Drummond Central School

Favourite Recipes from Drummond Central School



Drawing by Paula Lentz Grade 6–circa 80s

This was an old early 80’s book I rescued at the St. John’s Rummage Sale in Perth. Missing a back cover and in bad shape but still has lots of love to share.


Chocolate Marshmallow Clusters– Fruit and Nut Clusters–Drew Gray Kindergarten Class–circa 80s

  •  1 can Eagle Brand
  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg.
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 c candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Combine Eagle Brand milk and chocolate chips and peanut butter in large saucepan.
  • Allow chips to melt over very low heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted and mixed completely. Let cool until lukewarm, gradually fold in marshmallows, raisins and candied cherries until covered with chocolate.
  • Spoon onto waxed paper ( lightly spread some butter on the wax paper, so no sticking) in small clusters.
  • Let stand at room temperature, then chill in refrigerator to set.


Illustration by John Wright Grade 5 –Circa 80s




Easy Oatmeal Bread– Mrs. Elizabeth Mittler- Kindergarten Teacher

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup Molasses
  • 6 cups flour


  1. In a large bowl combine butter, salt and rolled oats.
  2. Pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the rolled oats mixture. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. In a small bowl combine the 1 cup warm water and sugar. Stir in yeast then add to the cooled oat mixture.
  4. Mix in molasses.
  5. Gradually add flour. (You may need to turn the dough out onto the counter to incorporate the final cup or two of flour.)
  6. Divide dough in half, shape into loaves and place in two greased loaf pans.
  7. Cover with a clean dishtowel and let rise until doubled in bulk (about 1.5 hours, but really depends on how warm your kitchen is).
  8. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes to an hour, until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
  9. Remove from pans to cool.



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Jun 1977, Wed,  Page 61

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.



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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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