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Drop Ginger Cookies April 14, 2010

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The latest installment of my Grandma’s recipes.

Drop Ginger Cookies

5 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup lard or other shortening

3 eggs

1 t ginger

1 cup molasses

1 cup hot water

1 t [baking] soda

Drop on cookie sheet, bake in a quick oven.

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Cinnamon Cookies April 7, 2010

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The latest installment in Grandma’s recipes

Cinnamon Cookies

2 cups dark brown sugar

1 cup lard

1 cup boiling water

1 T cinnamon

1 t nutmeg

1 t [baking] soda

Flour sufficient to make a soft dough

Place sugar and lard in a mixing bowl and pour over it boiling water  in which the soda has been dissolved.  Add spices and then flour.  Roll out. cut and bake in a quick oven 10-12 minutes.

Spanish Pickles March 31, 2010

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Here is another recipe from Grandma’s cookbook.  The parenthetical notes read that this recipe comes from Grandma Theobald originally.

Spanish Pickles

1/2 qt peeled and sliced cucumbers

1 1/2 cups gran[ulated] sugar

1 cup vinegar

1 T mustard seed

1 t salt

2 small onions diced

Cook together short time and can

Makes 1 qt

Indian Relish March 3, 2010

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Another installment of Grandma’s recipes.

Indian Relish

Grind:

3 qts green tomatoes after sliced

1 pint sliced onions

6 large peppers

Then add

3 T salt

3/4 lb sugar

3 T ground mustard

2 T mustard seed

2 1/2 C. vinegar

1 T tumeric

Boil together 25 min, seal while hot.

Tomato Pickles February 24, 2010

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The nest installment in Grandma’s recipes

Tomato Pickles

1 cup coarse salt over 1 gal sliced tomatoes

Let stand overnight.  Drain.

To one gal tomatoes add 1/2 gal vinegar, 3 pints sugar, cinnamon, whole spice (all spice?), cloves to suit taste.  Let boil 5 min.  can and seal.

Buckeyes February 17, 2010

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The latest installment in my Grandmother’s recipes:

Buckeyes

3 lbs powered sugar

2 lbs peanut butter

1 lb margarine

Mix [above ingredients], form into balls size of buckeyes – chill.

Melt 12 oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 block paraffin.

Insert toothpick into ball.

Dip into melted chocolate almost to top – leave area to resemble the buckeye.

Place on wax paper.

Remove toothpick and smooth over the hole it leaves.

Corn Meal Mush February 10, 2010

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The next installment in my Grandma’s recipes:

Corn Meal Mush

Boil 2 1/2 cups  water and 1 teaspoon slat.  Mix 1 1/4 cup cornmeal with 1 cup cold water.  Add to boiling water stir constantly – cook about 5 minutes.

Grandma’s Grape Wine February 3, 2010

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In my great cleaning adventures (chronicled on Tackle it Tuesdays) I found a collection of my grandmother’s recipes.  They are handwritten in her own hand.  I am putting these on the blog for anyone who might have an interest.  Some have a little history included which I will replicate.

Grape Wine

20 lbs of grapes or other fruit mash in stone jar

Add 5 qts boiling water

Cover jar and let stand 3 days

Strain juice through a cheesecloth bag

Return juice to jar, add 10 cups surgar

Cover jar and let stand until fermentation ceases.

Remove scum, strain wine, bottle and seal.