Fond memories today as I enjoy reading Grandmas cookbooks.

There are so many other things that I should be doing today, instead I’m sitting down and reading my Grandmas old cookbooks. Some even tell you how to gauge the temperature of the oven by how long you can hold your hand over the fire of the wood stove and others use egg shells as the measuring cups. What I remember is how I absolutely loved her Lemon Meringue pie and Carrot pudding.

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25 thoughts on “Fond memories today as I enjoy reading Grandmas cookbooks.

  1. I have a few of the cookbooks in your picture, compliments of my grandmothers. I love flipping through handwritten recipe files and leafing through the cookbooks. I have a pie safe full of them. And, they are my go-to for basic recipes and how-to.

  2. I LOVE cookbooks! It is like a Bible for me! I get so excited when I read a recipe and think “Hey, I could make that”! Experimenting is fun too with new recipes that you find!

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  3. I love this. Sadly, my own grandmother’s cookbooks disappeared several years after her death. I’m not sure if my grandfather, or another relative chucked them, or whether they were lifted by one of my grandfather’s friends, but we lost some great family recipes. 😦

  4. I love reading old cookbooks too, they’re so interesting! There are some very neat looking cookbooks I have lying around from my mother and grandmother – unfortunately some are in a language I can only kind-of read, and some in a language that I can’t read at all! It will take some time to de-code them 🙂

  5. I have the American Women’s Cook Book. I used to make the spice cake made with lard all the time. Hmmm….now I am craving it.

  6. Love this! My grandma owned a restaurant and we have many of her hand-written recipes, and written-in cookbooks. It makes me feel closer to her when I look through them. Plus, some of the ingredients and techniques are wild! I love your blog. You’re obviously very talented and creative. I have just one baby boy and can only imagine how crazy and amazing it must have been with FIVE of them! Thanks for visiting The Well Girl. 🙂

  7. I have the same “The American Woman’s Cookbook” that was my gramma’s! It’s one of my favorites! I love the section on sandwiches – like it was a new invention. Heh heh.

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