Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grandma's Old Recipe Box

While sorting through my dads things this past summer and fall...we found my grandma's recipes. To me, they were treasure! My grandma had recipes that she wrote, clipped out of newspapers and some that were probably given to her by others, since I don't recognize the the handwriting of some.

Some are just ingredients written down, no instructions on what to do with them.

I found one that has the instructions on how to make a brine for preserving meat. And if you like liver patties, the "how to" was clipped out of an old yellow, brittle newspaper.

Christmas candy like Divinity and Penuche. Million Dollar Fudge.  I remember the kitchen smelling so yummy during Christmas, and to have the handwritten recipes of these favorites is priceless.

I made one recipe for dinner tonight. It was one of the clipped out ones, and had the title above it "The Winners Recipe".

Easy Tender Pork Chops
by a Mrs. J.E. Pinney
of Rushville, OH
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
2 T. honey
4 pork chops
Bake at 325 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Seal baking dish.
( I wrote it out exactly as it was printed. Very brief and simple!)
They did come out very tender, and such a sweet flavor. We enjoy this recipe.


Amy said...

Oh, this is a treasure!I saw some where on Pinterest where you could get print on hand towels. How neat it would be to have your grandmother's handwritten recipes on your kitchen towels. I'll see if I can find it and post again. Enjoy the recipes!

Amy said...

Here's the link in case you are interested. I think I'd just buy those plain white flour sack handtowels from Wal-mart and do it. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking this would be a great mother's day gift for my sister's and sister-in-laws!

Terri Steffes said...

Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

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