Hagemann Family Cookbook


Pickled Okra

PaPa (HB Ward)

From Mema…”I cleaned up a lot of messes before he got this perfected, but I guess it was worth it.  I still like pickled okra.


Cut tips off okra and wash

Have jars clean - place in jar:

     1 tsp. Dill seed

     1 tsp. salt

     1 clove pealed garlic

     1 slice onion

     1 hot pepper

Boil water - cook okra 1 1/2 minutes

Place in jars to top

Pour boiling vinegar and water solution (1-cup water to 1-cup vinegar) over okra

Seal with "hot" lids.

Ron’s Brisket


¼ cup of salt

¼ cup of ground pepper

2 tbs. garlic powder

1 tbs. cayenne pepper

1 tbs. ground cumin

1 tbs. dry mustard


Rub whole brisket, including sides and fat.


Try to keep brisket at 225 to 250 degrees


Put on grill – unwrapped, fat side up.  After 5 hours, wrap in aluminum foil.  Overall, do about 1 hour per pound.  You can always look in cookbook for a 200-250 formula.  When you take brisket off grill, don’t automatically start cutting.  Let it rest for 10-20 minutes, and then the meat will be ready to cut.


Bloody Mary Mix



1 14-oz. can tomato juice

3 cans beef bouillon soup

10-oz. lemon juice

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

15 dashes celery salt

12-20 dashes tobasco sauce

7 dashes onion salt

10 dashes All-season salt

10 dashes lemon-pepper seasoning

10 dashes dill seed

Mix in large container.  If desired, add Vodka to taste.


Southern Comfort Punch

This tasty concoction has kept many a person warm on a cold night.  For those who abstain, substitute apple cider for the Southern Comfort.


750 ml Southern Comfort®
6 oz Lemon Juice

6 oz Frozen Lemonade Concentrate

6 oz Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate

3 Liters of 7-UP® or Sprite®

 Bring the two concentrates to room temperature.   Mix together with lemon juice and add to punch bowl.  Stir in Southern Comfort.  Add soda and garnish with maraschino cherries.

I like to freeze some pre-made orange juice into which I have added the maraschino cherries.  You can float this on top of your punch.   It looks great and will keep your punch cooler, longer.  For larger parties you can make a mixture of the lemon juice and two concentrates ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you need to make another batch! Enjoy!



Friendship Tea


"This is a lemony spiced tea mix with cinnamon and clove that makes great gifts during the holidays, or any time!"


PREP TIME   10 Min

READY IN     10 Min


Original recipe yield: 40 servings



1/2 cup instant tea powder

1 cup sweetened lemonade powder

1 cup orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves



In a large bowl, combine instant tea, lemonade powder, orange drink mix, cinnamon and clove. Mix well and store in an airtight container.

To serve, put 2 to 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust to taste.