A gift poem

I’d been remembering how my grandmother used to write sweet and silly little poems to go with hand made gifts. Being relatively poor, gifts that she sewed or baked or otherwise crafted were often given to friends. Of course, the poems had all gone away and I so wished I had just one. 

Yesterday, I was cleaning out an old wooden toy trunk from my childhood. Among accessories for my grandma’s old treadle sewing machine, I found this and immediately recognized her handwriting. It must have been the rough draft of a poem to go with some sort of soapy sewn gift. 


I am so pleased to have found this precious treasure. 

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Grandma’s Recipe Box: Pie

My grandmother was renowned for her light and fluffy pie crust.  I wonder if she used this recipe:

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raisinpie
Raisin Cream Pie. I know I would not have liked this one.
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Cream Pie
chocolatepie
Chocolate Pie
lemonpie
Lemon Pie …fine!
rhubarbpie
Rhubarb Pie
washingtoncreampie
Washington Cream Pie
pumpkinpie
Cox’s Pumpkin Pie (possibly from as far back as her 20s when she was married to “Papa” Cox.

She also made a wonderful apple pie which she always served with a slice of cheddar cheese.

 

 

 

Grandma’s recipe box: desserts

From the recipe box of my grandmother, Gladys Corinne Walker.

Gladys was a wonderful cook, and for collectors of old recipes, these may be interesting.

A lot of the details about the recipes came out of Gladys’s memory so only an experienced cook could re create them.

She made many different kinds of cookies, so those are on a separate post.

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One Minute Icing

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Spice Cake

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Apple Crisp

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Lemon Yellow Cake

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Ethel Warley’s Apple Sauce Cake

goldmedalorange
Gold Medal Orange Cake
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nutspicecake
Nut Spice Cake

egglesscake
Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake

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Cream Fruit Cake

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White Gingerbread

coconut
Coconut Brown Sugar Cake

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Oatmeal Cake
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Carrot Bread

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Bran Muffins
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branbread
Mrs. Doolittle’s Bran Bread

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Date  Nut Bread

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Apple Dumplings

doubledeckerfudge
Double Decker Fudge finally!
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angelfood
Yellow Angel Food Cake

strawberrycake
Strawberry Short Cake
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pineapplecake
Pineapple Cake

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“This is very good.”

orangedonuts
Orange Donuts

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Tapioca Cream Pudding
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custard
Boiled Custard Pudding
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Bread Pudding

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Ruby Cranberry Ring
 

vanillasauce
Vanilla Sauce