Sunday, August 16, 2015

Grandmother Knight’s Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe

8 Slices of buttered raisin bread cut into cubes.

Place in oblong pan or baking dish.

In a large bowl mix the following:

4 Cups of Milk

2/3 Cups of Sugar

1 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Flavoring

1 Cup of fresh Blueberries

2 Eggs

Mix well then, pour over the bread

Sprinkle Cinnamon over the top, and then add a few Blueberries

Bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees

Sometimes, she baked her Cinnamon Bread before she made the bread pudding. To our joy she served her grandchildren with vanilla ice-cream on top of the Blueberry pudding on the shaded back porch.

My cousins and I would eat silently as we watched the Spanish moss sway in the sweet southern breeze. It didn’t get any better than being with our Grandmother Knight on the farm during our summer vacation.

I am not that wonderful, nor am I a grandmother. Everything she served her family was divine and no one else could come close to her cooking or baking.

I am happy she taught me some of her favor recipes. I felt honored because there was no one like my grandmother.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two Egg Cake (1937)

I am forever finding old binders with written recipes of my mother's and here is one I will share with anyone who loves to bake.

My mother lived on a farm so she had butter, milk, cream, eggs, honey from the bees so she did not need to shop for much. She and her girlfriends loved to bake together.

Back in 1937 neighbors traded their flour, meal and other food items with grandfather for his smoked pork and beef. Country life decorated the farm community of my grandparents and their neighbors with love, respect and kindness. This is how some families made it during the Great Depression my grandfather told us many times.

Just a little ambiance of my mother's young life on the farm.

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1 5/8 cup of sifted flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla

In a large bowl cream butter while gradually adding sugar continue to stir until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour once and then measure, add baking powder and salt and sift together three times. Add flour then a small amount of milk to the cream mixture. Then beat after each addition until smooth. When all the flour and milk are added and beaten; then add vanilla, beat well.

Bake in two 9 inch layer pans in moderate oven (375 degrees) for 25 minutes or until done. Cool and then spread with Glorified Frosting.

Glorified Frosting

2 egg whites unbeaten
1 1/2 cups of sugar
or you may use 2 cups of brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons of water
1 1/2 teaspoon of cornsyrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Cook all ingredients together except vanilla in the upper part of a double boiler. Beat constantly until it holds peaks. Blend in the vanilla. This make enough frosting to cover the 9 inch layers or top and sides of 8 x 8 x 2 inch cake.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mama's Brownies

I found this recipe in Grandmother’s old recipe book in my mother’s

handwriting, therefore, I cannot verify the origin or the date it was written.


2/3 cup of shortening (Mama used Crisco) I used butter when I made this recipe.

1 lb. of light brown sugar

4 eggs

2 2/3 cup of flour

¾ cup of chocolate chips

1 teaspoon of baking powder

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla


Melt butter, stir in sugar and put aside to cool for about 12 minutes.

Add eggs---one at a time---stir briskly after each egg added.

Combine flour, salt and baking powder and shift together.

Add dry mixture slowing while beating.

Add vanilla

Add chocolate chips

Pour into greased baking pan and bake at 35 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Sprinkle nuts on top after cooling---just add a little chocolate frosting so
the nuts adhere to the brownie.

I sometimes add nuts to the mixture before baking.
About 1/2 cup of pecans or chopped walnuts.


Mama always gave me a cold glass of milk and a hot brownie.

Such happy memories  to cherish being in the kitchen with Mama.


I like to serve them as a desert to dinner guest (or as a treat to my friends or just me)

with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

drizzled with chocolate on top.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eggplant with Macaroni-Recipe--Grandmother's Summer Dish

One package of elbow macaroni
One eggplant
Three tablespoons of Butter
Three tablespoons of minced onion
Two tablespoons of minced green pepper
Two tablespoons of minced celery
Two tablespoons of minced parsley
One teaspoon of salt
Pepper to taste
One-half teaspoon poultry seasoning
One-half tablespoon lemon juice                                                                  

Cook the macaroni as directed on the box and drain. Wash the eggplant and cook in boiling salted water until tender.Remove from water, drain and peel. Cut the bulk into small pieces.
Melt butter and cook onion, green pepper, celery and parsley for about 3 minutes or until delicately brown. Mix with eggplant and drained macaroni. Add seasoning and turn into a buttered baking
dish, cover with buttered crumbs and bake in a moderate oven
about 375 degrees until brown or about 15 minutes.

This is a great family treat Grandmother made for her grandchildren
on summer vacations. Her dish was always served with thick slices of
tomatoes and cucumbers (she grew in her garden with the eggplant,
onions, and green peppers.)  Sweet tea or Lemonade was our favorite
drinks for the hot summer days.

She served her Blackberry Cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream.
We were in a food paradise because she spoiled us and we loved it.

I miss being spoiled by her, but mostly I miss her and her sweet country
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Great-Grandmother’s Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe (1938)


If you are on a diet do not bake this one because you will want more than one piece.

I can still smell the glorious aroma coming from my Grandmother’s kitchen as the soft
country breeze perfumed the backyard with the pound cake fragrance where we played.
We knew Grandmother would be calling us soon for a very special treat---a piece of her pound cake.
If only I had a time machine---to visit her once again.

1 pound of cake flour
1 pound of butter
1 pound of granulated sugar
1 dozen eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring or any other
flavoring one might desire.

Separate the egg yolks from the whites into bowls.
Cream butter and sugar together, add beaten egg yolks to
butter and sugar mixture, and stir well. (Put some elbow grease into the stirring)
Add flour in small quantities until it is all used. Add beaten egg whites and desired

Bake in slow (300 Degrees) oven for 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Sometimes she added pecans from the trees grown on the farm and the fresh taste of the nuts were heavenly.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Grandmother’s Coca-Cola Salad Recipe

Spice up Holiday Meals with this great refreshing recipe. My Grandmother’s Recipe is different from my Mothers and I like them both.

1 Cup of chopped Macadamia Nuts

1 Can pitted red cherries

1 Can of pineapple chunks

2 Cold 6.8 ounces bottles of Coca-Cola (substitute with two cold cans of Coke---I tried it and it is fine)

2 Packages of Cream Cheese softened

2 Packages of Cherry Jell-O

In a large pan pour the juice from the cans of pineapple and cherries and when it is hot enough to bubble, add the Jell-O packages. Stir slowing until liquefied. Mix in Cream Cheese. Add the cold Coca-Colas. Chill in large Jell-O mold or glass dish until partly set, and then add nuts, cherries and pineapple. Chill until jelled firm.



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Saturday, September 21, 2013

German Almond Cookie Recipe (1929)

Great-Grandmother wrote this one in her handwritten recipe book dated 1929.

1 cupful of shortening

½ cupful of white sugar

1 cupful of brown sugar

2 eggs

½ teaspoonful of vanilla

3 cupful’s of flour

¼ teaspoonful of cinnamon

¼ teaspoonful of nutmeg

½ teaspoonful of soda

¼ teaspoonful of salt

½ cupful of finely chopped almonds

Cream together the shortening and sugar.

Add eggs beaten without separating, then

the vanilla.

Shift together the flour, spices, soda and salt,

And add to the above mixture.

Add the almonds and shape into two long rolls.

Place on wax paper and store in cold place for 12 hours.

Using a sharp knife slice rather thin and bake in hot over 400 degrees.

Six to eight minutes, cookies should be light brown when done.

These are fine to keep in ice box and cook when needed.

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