Great-Grandma’s Sour Cream Cocoa Cake

I love old recipes. One really needs to have some baking and cooking experience before trying many of them. I have read family recipes that state, “Add a handful of flour” or “Mix in shortening the size of an egg.” These recipes are definitely not for the novice baker.

Since I have been fixating on . . . → Read More: Great-Grandma’s Sour Cream Cocoa Cake

Grammy’s Banana Fritters

I guess I am on a nostalgic kick this week. Again, here is a recipe from Grammy (my great grandmother). My uncle LOVED these and we would usually make them when he visited us (the morning after pizza night).

Banana Fritters

1 c. flour 1 t. salt 1/2 t. baking powder 2 T. sugar or . . . → Read More: Grammy’s Banana Fritters

Grammy’s Grape Pudding

When I quizzed my mother as to what was her favorite dish growing up, she immediately brought up Grammy’s Grape Pudding. I was not fortunate enough to have known “Grammy,” my great grandmother, so I relied on my mother’s memory for this recipe. (It didn’t take us long to locate it in the family-compiled recipe . . . → Read More: Grammy’s Grape Pudding

Wild Grape Jelly

A true pioneer recipe . . . → Read More: Wild Grape Jelly

My recipe albums

Remembering back to a few more family recipes. . . . → Read More: My recipe albums

My Aunt’s Red Velvet Cake

The big Red Scare! Red Velvet Cake Recipe . . . → Read More: My Aunt’s Red Velvet Cake

Aunt Jaunita’s Cookies

My Great Aunt Jaunita was the loveliest and kindest person. I remember her bringing out these cookies in a paper towel-lined tin container and passing them out to guests. Mom and I raved about them and had to have the recipe. This cookie is so light and delicate and GOOD.

Amish Sugar Cookies (from . . . → Read More: Aunt Jaunita’s Cookies

My Favorite Uncle’s Pickles

An easy, spicy pickle recipe . . . → Read More: My Favorite Uncle’s Pickles

Grandmother’s Ice Cream

I have a small ice cream maker, the kind that has the frozen bowl. It works really well and makes creating new gelatos, sherbets and ice cream super easy.

My grandmother had a large, hidously loud ice cream maker. I remember her making this ice cream, packing the ice around the container, adding freezer salt, . . . → Read More: Grandmother’s Ice Cream

Grandma–again with the mashed potatoes?

I was perusing through the family recipe book (compiled from all the recipe cards, newspaper clippings, and envelopes with scribbled recipes that we found stashed away in her house), and I came across her “Everlasting Bread Recipe.” Again, just like in her potato salad recipe, she used leftover mashed potatoes. You might think the family . . . → Read More: Grandma–again with the mashed potatoes?