Starting with A

My grandmother organized her recipes and newspaper clippings alphabetically. It seems appropriate to start with the A’s in my quest to sort through and cook from her file.

Today I made labels for the sections in the new folder I got last week. Then I went through the papers that had fallen out of the old folder. Most of them came from the A,B, and C sections but a few were difficult to categorize (an obituary in a recipe file?).

There are some really, really old handwritten recipes in the B’s and C’s. Bread, cake, and cookies were ever popular with my grandparents and great grandparents! I think looking at these old recipes will always take my breath away and leave me more than a little awestruck at what I’m holding. I promise, those slips of paper, ingredient lists, and vague instructions will be on here soon.

Until then Lee and I are off on a weekend visit to my aunt’s house. I can’t wait to relax by the pool and catch up with my aunt. I also have the urge to do come canning before the summer is over so hopefully I can pick up some jars on our travels.

Next week I’ll be making something using this lovely kitchen inheritance.

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Does anyone want to guess what I’ll be making?

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5 Responses to Starting with A

  1. I love hand-me-down recipes and cookware. My grandmother has some of the coolest stuff – I’ve been eying her ancient cast iron skillet for years. :)

  2. The beginning seems like the PERFECT place to start! I’m guessing you’re going with a bundt!

  3. Ellen

    A is for ‘aspic.’

  4. A bundt cake – looking forward to it. The pans look so heavy.
    I love hand me down recipes.

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