Friday, May 22, 2009

Found Them!

I found Grandma Gerri's recipe cards! We need to send her goodies next Christmas. Or  this summer.


3/4 cup Margarine
4 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
3 Tablespoons cold water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup nuts

Mix together. Grease pan. Bake at 250º-350º. Roll in confectioners sugar

Cheese Krispies (4-5 dozen)

2 sticks oleo
1 package (8 oz.) Cracker Barrel sharp cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
2 cups plain flour
2 cups Rice Krispies (not used by Gmom)

Mix well and fold in Rice Krispies. Pinch off a teaspoons worth at the time and mash with fork. Bake at 350º for 10 minutes.

Pecan Pound Cake (3 loaf pans)

5 cups of pecans (chopped)
1 pound margarine (Walmart) softened
3 cups sugar
4 cups plain flour; sifted
1/2 cup self-rising flour; sifted
eggs (8 medium/ 7 large) 3/4 cup, rest of 2 cups milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Cream together margarine and vanilla. Add ~1/3 of the flour. Add cup of eggs and milk and beat. Add another third of the flour. Add the last cup of eggs and milk. Add the final third of flour. Fold the nuts in. Grease and flour pan. Bake at 300º for approximately 90 minutes. When it pulls from the side of the pan, then it's done.

Pecan Pie

Recipe pastry
2 eggs beaten
1 cup dark Karo syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons melted margarine
1 cup pecans (whole)

Roll pastry, line pan.
Mix eggs, syrup, salt, sugar, vanilla, butter, etc. together. Fold pecans in last.
Bake in 400º oven for 15 minutes. Reduce to 350º and bake 30-35 minutes longer.

Happy cooking!


  1. Yay! Yay! YAY!!!

    (In case you couldn't tell, I'm excited to try these out.)

  2. Glad you found them. That's a neat surprise. Sending her something this summer would be nice.

    Love Mom

  3. I thought you'd be excited. :-)

  4. Notes: A half recipe of the lady fingers makes 15. But that's when I shaped them to be the size that I remember them. And then they rise. So try to make 18 next time. Also bake for a minute longer. No, I still didn't time to know how long that is.

    But I did time the cheese straws. They took about 20 minutes. Also, I used about half cayenne and half paprika. Next time return to the classic and go full cayenne.