Granny’s Recipes
April 26th, 2024

About This Site

Sometime in the 70's or 80's, my great-grandmother sat down and handwrote nine recipe books for each of her grandchildren. Inside was a collection of recipes handed down by our family and friends. The idea was for the recipe book to encourage her grandchildren to cook and continue to add to the cookbook. 

I first discovered the cookbook following my grandmother's death. She had ended up with a copy that belonged to my uncle. Sadly, my grandmother was a huge smoker and despite all my attempts to salvage the book, the damage had been done. I scanned each page before throwing out the book.

For the past few years, I've been wanting to sit down and type out all of the recipes. Some of them are pretty dated and I think it's fun to keep the family history alive. So, I'm going to post a recipe a day for the next few months and once I've completed posting all of the recipes, I'm going to solicit my aunt, uncle, and mother to submit some recipes of their own so I can help my Granny's dream stay alive. And afterwards, I'll use all these posts to create a new book that can be passed down.

I've tried not to edit her text much and have tried to preserve any typos/grammar issues as printed. I added numbers to the cooking steps and occasionally added my own notes if something didn't make sense or was confusing. I'm hoping to add a photo of her written recipe along with each post, but depending on time that may or may not happen.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this look into some old family recipes.