My Great Grandmother’s Recipes

great grandma's recipesMy mother recently gave me my great grandmother’s recipe box. I have been having lots of fun looking through it. There are quite a few recipes I want to try, including her butterscotch pie. I am equally confused and enthralled with the fact that there are no directions, just a short list of ingredients. How on earth do I begin to make this? I’m not sure whether it was just a recipe that she knew so well there was no need to write down how to make it, or if in her generation it was just silly to assume that someone wouldn’t know how to make this pie. Either way, one of these days I’m going to try it. These are the kinds of things that I am excited to pass down to my children, memories and traditions of the women before me. Thanks mom!

family, food • Thursday, October 15th, 2009 • 12 Comments »
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12 Responses to “My Great Grandmother’s Recipes”

  1. Amy says:

    What a special thing to have! Good luck with your butterscotch pie trial and error. Be sure to post the recipe AND directions once you have it all figured out.

  2. Heather says:

    How wonderful to have a collection of family recipes. I would think that you could use a recipe like this one, but with your grandmother’s ingredients.
    http://southernfood.about.com/od/creampies/r/bln121.htm

    Good luck, and tell us how it goes

  3. Jennifer says:

    Heather, thanks for the link, I’ll have to try to work from that for a start.

    Amy, if I can get it right, I will definitely let you guys know.

  4. amber says:

    what a lovely post and fabulous gift! i’ve made it a goal to hand write all my recipes for my children to have and pass down. i’ve been asking my mom to do the same with hers, computer printouts just aren’t the same.
    that box of recipes from your great-grandmother is so wonderful!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Amber, thanks for stopping by, I just visited your blog, it looks great. I agree, printouts just aren’t the same. That’s great that you are writing them out for your kiddos. It’s a great thing to pass down.

  6. oh what a wonderful wonderful heirloom to have passed down, I would so treasure this…I have been looking out for one for years while thrifting…one day I’ll find it :-)

    nice blog

    Sarah

  7. Jennifer says:

    Sarah, thanks for stopping by. You have a really nice blog, I hope you find a great recipe box too.

  8. Sherry says:

    What a treasure! I remember my great-grandmother’s fried apple pies–I sure wish I had her recipe.

  9. Oh, this is so wonderful!! How fun to try making that pie! So funny that there aren’t more directions! Love her handwriting, too. :)

  10. what a treasure!!!!

    your blog is just beautiful!

    ~erin
    (fellow fishie)

  11. Jennifer says:

    Thanks you guys for stopping by, I really appreciate the nice comments.

  12. Amara says:

    Wow getting something like this would be such a treasure! I love how your great grandma printed her “G”s!

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