Many years ago my mother’s mother, Nanny Grace, gave me a book filled with her favorite recipes as a Christmas gift. It was then, and remains to this day, my favorite gift of all time. And even though I’m no cook, I have actually considered using her recipes on many occasions. Fortunately I always come to my senses and let someone else do the cooking.
A couple of weeks ago one of my cousins asked if I still had my recipe book, and if so, could I share it with her. And of course I thought, why not share it with everyone? So here are a few of the recipes my Nanny wrote out for me. Enjoy.
No Cook Chocolate Candy:
Rye Bread Capers:
Rye bread capers continued below:
Mexican Cornbread, continued.
Eagle Brand Fruit Cake:
White Fruit Cake:
White Fruit Cake, continued below:
Cinnamon Pound Cake:
Cinnamon Pound Cake continued below:
Millionaire Pie–I’ve actually made this as evidenced by the condition of the card, and it is so good.
Millionaire Pie, continued below:
Lemon Chess Bars
Lemon Chess Pie
Rice Dressing, continued below:
Potato and Cheese Casserole:
Potato and Cheese Casserole, continued:
Jalapeño Corn Casserole:
Jalapeño Corn Casserole, continued:
Cheese and Egg Soufflé:
Cheese and Egg Soufflé, continued:
What I love most about these recipes is having examples of my Nanny’s handwriting and a glimpse into her life. She was a beautiful woman. And she could cook!
Let me know if you try any of the recipes, or if you need clarification. Nanny would be so proud.