Grandma’s Recipes

While I was doing a little de cluttering this week I came
across this old salt box that I rescued
several years ago.

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It makes the perfect recipe box!

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I think it’s important to pass on recipes from our mother’s,  grandmother’s and Aunt’s.
These handwritten notes on scrapes of paper are pieces of history.

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Please……if you’re still lucky enough to have relatives around
ask them about their favorite recipes and have them write
them down before they’re lost……
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and especially pass them down to your children.  Grandparents are needed, and this is one way
to let them know how important they are.

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I especially love and cherish these old recipes…..
they are like a living piece of history to me.

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During the war and the great depression they only had pieces of paper to write
things down, if they were lucky.
No fancy recipes cards,  taste book or  pinterest.

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Black Spice Cake
1 cup of butter or lard
2 cups of hot water
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of jam
l lb. raisins (or substitute)
1 tsp. cloves, cinnamon or any kind of spice
cook altogether 3 minutes
add 4 cups flour
2 tsps. of soda
Bake 1 hour (add any kind of nut meat)

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What’s stopping you?  Make history….start writing.

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7 comments:

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My MIL wrote down all of her recipes in a little book years ago and gave one to all 9 of her children many Christmas's ago...it is a gift we cherish and use all the time! I can see why yours means so much to you!!Have a great day!!

Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your post today. It brings warm thoughts about my grandmother. I have recipes that she has given me that are hand written, and I've kept them, always sentimentally looking at her handwriting as I've read the recipe. I agree, it's so important to have special recipes from loved ones. Great post!

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mary: Just stopped by from A la carte blog. I see you love old dishes. I did a similar post once on the importance of writing recipes and I actually did a personal recipe book up for each of my 3 kids (all grown) and it was all hand-written. They loved it. Your blog is great. New follower here. Deb Ottawa, Canada

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love those old recipes! Thanks so much for linking up. This particular linky party is about some specific challenges on creativity that I gave readers. Would love to have you rejoin on Wednesday night for my Under $100 linky party.

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that salt box! I have lots of recipes from my MIL, but only a few from my mother. I do have a couple of her cookbooks with her notes, and a cookbook that belonged to my grandmother!

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love old recipes that are handed down to us from loved ones. I have some of my own - my mom's enchiladas to name one. You're right, these recipes are so precious to us. Your new Header is great. Your blog gets prettier and prettier every time I visit. Have a relaxing weekend, dear.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I just love that little salt box. It really so delicate with all those florals!

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