Grandmother’s Pies

making-pieShe who masters
a flaky pie crust
is insured a place
in our hearts.

My grandmother’s
pies: pecan, lemon, coconut cream
apple, mincemeat, cherry
are still fresh in my mind,
Her kitchen a haven for all
cup of coffee, hunk of pie
cures what ails you.

Grandmother’s love
filled her pies
and last even today
as I remember
those happy times.

via: Grandmother’s Pies — Source of Inspiration

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake for Halloween

Hi guys! We’ve had Halloween Cupcakes and Cookies. Now it’s time for a Halloween Cheesecake! What seasonal veggie could be better to play the lead in today’s Halloween recipe than pumpkin? None I tell you🙂 Pumpkins always remind me of October and of Halloween. Always. So of course one of my Halloween recipes had to […]

via: Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake for Halloween — Sarah’s Little Kitchen

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Shortcakes


Great with Berries and Whipped Cream!

shortcakes
 

INGREDIENTS:

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sifted flour

DIRECTIONS:

Turn oven to 350°. Beat eggs and sugar together for 10 minutes. Fold in the flour. Bake in ungreased pan for 45 minutes.

recipe by: Mayme Wagner
image source: littlefrenchbakery.com

Walnut Rounds


With a Taste Reminiscent of Rich Shortbread

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg yolk, from a large egg
1/4 TSP. salt
1 TSP. vanilla
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1-1/4 cups finely chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS:

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, egg yolk, salt and vanilla until thoroughly blended and fluffy. With a wooden spoon, gradually mix in the flour, then the nuts. Chill for 1/2 an hour or so.

On a floured pastry cloth, with a floured stockinette-covered rolling pin, roll out 1/4 of the dough at a time so that it is about 1/4″ thick.

Keep remaining dough refrigerated. Cut out with a 2″ round cookie cutter. Place about 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake in a pre-heated 350° oven until lightly browned – about 10 minutes. While still warm, roll in extra confectioners’ sugar. Cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container between sheets of wax paper. Makes about 5 dozen.

posted by Mountain Republic                                                                 recipe by: unknown

New Look, New Recipe!

If it’s your first visit here, welcome! If you’ve been here before, welcome back! After a nearly 3 year hiatus, ‘At Grandma’s Table’ is back with an all new look and a new recipe! Future posts will be published on an occasional basis. See the new post below to get the recipe for:
Vida’s Coconut Macaroons

Vida’s Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons
Image credits: Eating Made Easy

It’s been several years since we’ve had a new post here on ‘At Grandma’s Table‘. I recently ran across this old family recipe and being that it’s one of the EASIEST cookie recipes I’ve ever used, I felt compelled to share it here. I hope you enjoy!

This recipe is from my Mother’s friend, Vida. She was a great cook, baker and homemaker. As kids, we always enjoyed a trip over to Vida’s house! Here’s her recipe for Coconut Macaroons:

INGREDIENTS:
1-1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 TSP. almond flavoring

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 325°
Combine ingredients and drop by teaspoonfuls on to greased cookie sheet. Bake until brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet. Remove with metal spatula and cool completely on wire rack.

COOKING TIP:
Even on a well-greased cookie sheet, these cookies will tend to stick a bit. If you use a newer or ‘bright’ cookie sheet, they will be a little easier to remove. Parchment paper is a good option to eliminate the sticking.

posted by Mountain Republic                                                                    recipe by Vida Slater

A new recipe on AGT! What could be next? A new Friday Funnies??

Yum Plum Crumb Loaf

This recipe sounds great-can’t wait to give it a try!

NancyC

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Yum Plum Crumb Loaf…a little bit of a tongue-twister, but it really does describe this moist and tasty quick bread! Ann, who has lots of yummy recipes and had lots of plums from her backyard plum tree, gave me a recipe for Plum Bread that a friend gave her, which I changed up by adding a little more plums, a little more baking soda, and a crumb mixture on top. There’s actually some crumb mixture in the middle of the loaf too, just to give it a little extra sweetness, but it’s not very visible. I used red plums in this but you can use any kind of plum, or you could probably substitute peaches or nectarines, too–I haven’t tried that yet, but I don’t see why you couldn’t! I strongly recommend using parchment paper to line your loaf pan (instead of greasing the pan)–it will come out…

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When Life Gives You Bananas…Make Banana Cookies

Excellent recipe! I baked these on March 28th in honor of your Mom. The light, cake-like texture of these cookies reminded me of cookies my Grandmother used to make. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Garneau Kelley

This is the second and last installment of my “When Life Gives You Bananas” dictums. This recipe is for when you have two over-ripe bananas languishing in the fruit bowl.

This is my mom’s recipe and today, March 28, is her birthday. Lois “DeDe” Garneau died 12 years ago this month but her recipes live on. Being a woman who didn’t waste words, mom named these cookies “Banana Cookies.” Their simple name defies their depth of taste and comfort.

I cooked my first dinner for mom’s birthday when I was 12. The main course was Shrimp Tarragon. I found the recipe in Good Housekeeping and the ingredients were frozen baby shrimp, dried tarragon (exotic back then) and a can of cream-of-something-condensed soup all gooed up and served over white rice. Mom said it was delicious and never had anything like it. My dessert was Red Velvet Cake with cooked frosting…

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Snickerdoodles

A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with butter, shortening or oil, sugar and flour, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Eggs may also sometimes be used as an ingredient. Snickerdoodles are characterized by a cracked surface and can be crisp or soft depending on preference. In modern recipes, the leavening agent is frequently baking powder. This is in contrast with the traditional technique of utilizing baking soda and cream of tartar, which we will use today.

Snickerdoodles can be referred to as “sugar cookies.” However, traditional sugar cookies are often rolled in white sugar after baking, whereas snickerdoodles are rolled in a mixture of white sugar and cinnamon before baking.

The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln (lit. “snail noodles”), a kind of pastry. A different author suggests that the word “snicker” comes from the German word Schnecke, which describe a snail shape. Yet another hypothesis suggests that the name has no particular meaning or purpose and is simply a whimsically named cookie that originated from a New England tradition of fanciful cookie names.

These cookies tend to puff up at first and then flatten out. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 TSP. cream of tartar
  • 1 TSP. baking soda
  • 1/4 TSP. salt
  • 1/2 cup soft shortening
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 TSP. cinnamon and 3 TBSP. sugar (mix together & set aside)

Directions:

  • Turn on oven to 400°
  • Mix the shortening/butter, sugar and eggs well.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients and stir in.
  • Mix well by hand. Mixture will be light and fluffy.
  • Roll into balls about the size of small walnuts.
  • Roll balls in the mixture of cinnamon & sugar.
  • Place 2″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 -10 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft.
  • Wait 2 minutes for cookies to set, then place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Makes about 5 dozen 2″ cookies

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Can’t Fail 5-Minute Fudge

If you can’t fail, there’s absolutely no excuse for not giving it a try, right? It’s a quick & easy recipe. Here we go:

Mix in a saucepan over medium heat:

  • 2/3 cup (one small can) undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 TSP. salt

Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to ‘bubble’ around edges of pan. Remove from heat. Add:

  • 1-1/2 cups (16 medium) diced marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 TSP. vanilla

Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows melt. Pour into 8″ square buttered pan. Garnish with nuts. Let cool. Cut into squares. Makes about 2 pounds.

FOR PEPPERMINT FUDGE: Sprinkle 1/4 cup coarsely broken peppermint stick candy over top of fudge in pan.

FOR UPSIDE DOWN COCONUT FUDGE: Spread 1 cup flaked coconut on bottom of buttered 8″ square pan. Top with fudge.

FOR NUT FUDGE: Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to fudge mixture before pouring in pan.

posted by Mountain Republic           recipe from old newspaper clipping