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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tried And True . . .


Favorite Cook Books and Recipes



One of my first goals in retirement
was to organize my recipes.
Appetizers, Main Meals, Breads, Soups, Vegetables, book one
Cookies, Bars, Pies, Desserts, Misc., book two
Before then, I had recipes in boxes and piles, here and there. 
Retired in 2000, accomplished the books shortly after.
Perfect . . . love it!


These two books hold many of my 
 families favorite recipes.

Not pretty to look at with all the drips and stains
 but no doubt about it, they are tried and true.


A few of my favorites are tucked in there too.


A cook book my mom helped compile many years ago.


When mom made
Cornish Pasty
it was the very best and my all time favorite.
 Her recipe is below.  
Mom always shredded/grated the vegetables 
and added them to the meat. 
She made her own pie crust and made the pasty in a
glass pie plate, like a meat pie.

I have made it a few times but mine is nothing like my moms!


I am sure many of you have seen and probably used this cook book.
This one has a copyright of 1953, a First Edition.
It was a shower gift before my marriage in 1961.
Torn and tattered but I still return to it often.


My favorite Brownie recipe. 
Need a chocolate fix, this does it!
A never fail recipe, I make it without the frosting


(If you can't read I can decipher!)


Remember Corning Ware
My son Scott's favorite dessert.
I can't count how many times I have made this.


Local Fund Raiser
 to aid the hungry.
Excellent soups and salads


SURPRISING
best banana bread recipe ever
easy as can be


Paprika Recipe Manager
and last of all
my most recent recipe manager
Paprika
on my iPad
marvelous
so easy to use
We enjoyed the recipe below this weekend.




Not sure why this post idea emerged
but earlier this afternoon it did.

What fun it was to put together.

 Sharing good food and table 
makes for good memories.
~

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the family ones are treasures. :)

i have that betty crocker cookbook (or one issued just after). it hasn't seen the light of day in over 25 years. :)

Kerin said...

Aha!
Love how those cookbooks turned out!
My favorite part? That you kept the original hand written recipes, along with the tried and true recipes.
I think I was thinking that you organized them digitally.

I have some really old cookbooks also. Love them.

Such an interesting banana bread recipe... I've not seen one with lemon juice in. I should give it a try.

I so need to try out that "Paprika".

Loved this post!

Enjoy your evening.

love,
K.

Pondside said...

I love to cook, and especially to try new recipes. I'm going to give the Cornish Pasties a try!
There's a surprise for you over at my blog!

Bonnie said...

The books you put together are a true treasure. I know it was a labor of love. And, something which will be cherished forever.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Lynne, I love your tried and true cookbooks. You have favorite recipes to treasure. The brownies sound yummy! I have been trying new recipes on the weekend. Trying to help my hubby eat a little healthier than eating out. Have a lovely day!

Jojo said...

What a fun post! Your recipes have "war" stories with scars to prove it! Don't you love all the memories? I used to date all my recipes and note the source so there are so many memories with each one. It sounds like you've got much the same.

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Jill said...

To me, the most beautiful recipe happens to be the one that is all spattered and aged. It has so much love! This was fun!

Nancy Claeys said...

I have that same Betty Crocker Cook Book and I love the photos/illustrations. So retro.

You can always tell a good recipe by the amount of gunk it has on it!

Pamela Gordon said...

Great post Lynne. I love old cook books. They tell a story of the owner and their favourite recipes. I especially love my mother's hand written recipe book. I don't remember her making most of the recipes in it but I guess she thought they might taste good. :)

Missy George said...

I also got that cookbook as a wedding gift..I didn't move it ..along with some others..I don't cook anymore..BUT, I did keep a much earlier version (my grandmothers) that is chocked full of handwritten recipes..

babs said...

Wonderful post! I highly recommed a few...the chicken dish, the cosmos, of course, the brownies....all tried by me and true!

Kim K. said...

I have a cupboard full of cookbooks, but my favorite recipes are the handwritten ones from my Mom and late Grandmother. My Betty Crocker has also seen better days. Great post!

dee dee said...

Oh Lynne,
So many wonderful recipes... and memories! Thank you for sharing!
dee dee

koralee said...

Love vintage recipes and cookbooks...the more spills and splashes the more they are loved. Your cookbooks are lovely.
Happy organizing. xo

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Elaine said...

These are wonderful - loved and used recipe books - with the splatters of history. Real family treasures.

Cindy of PEI said...

Hi Lynne,
I am your new reader, I found you through a mutual.

I have been organizing my cook books and compiling them all into one for 3 years. I wanted to take all my favourites and make a cook book for each of the kids, lots of work.

I have some of the same books, treasures for sure.

I think a recipe that has been used the most, spattered, drippings and drops must be the best of all.
Take care,
cindy

Cindy of PEI said...

Hi Lynne,
I am your new reader, I found you through a mutual.

I have been organizing my cook books and compiling them all into one for 3 years. I wanted to take all my favourites and make a cook book for each of the kids, lots of work.

I have some of the same books, treasures for sure.

I think a recipe that has been used the most, spattered, drippings and drops must be the best of all.
Take care,
cindy

At Home in English Valley said...

Wow, another reason to admire you my friend. I have most of my recipes in 2 albums, but I have always wanted to make 3 copies one for each of my kids. The real mess I have to tackle is my address books...a mess and jumble of envelopes, slips of paper and business cards.
We all have our problem areas, right? Love, Penny

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Mmmm, why did I have to come upon this post just before dinner? They all sound scrumptious!!