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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: A pecan pie without pecans? Here are some old recipe tips that might help you cook meals like grandma made

pecan pie

Here are some great cooking tips from grandmothers and gr-grandmothers. They knew how to cut corners to make great meals.


  • “If you want to make a pecan pie and haven’t any nuts, substitute crushed cornflakes. They will rise to the top the same as nuts and give a delicious flavor and crunchy surface.
  • “To cut meringue pies easily, sift a little granulated sugar over the meringue just before it is browned in the oven. This makes a pretty crust and makes the pie easy to cut.”
  • “A good quick frosting is made by boiling a small potato, mashing it, and adding powdered sugar and vanilla.”
  • “Use milk instead of water in making pie crust. It makes it more tender and browns nicely.”
  • “To keep crisp cookies crisp, and soft cookies soft, place only one kind in a cookie jar.”
  • “Use milk instead of water in making pie crust. It makes it more tender and browns nicely.”
  • “Any cake will be greatly improved if a teaspoon of lemon juice is added to the butter and sugar. This makes a cake very light and shorter. Fresh mild makes cakes close grained and more solid.”
  • “For a nice decoration on white frosting, shave colored gumdrops very thin and stick on. They will curl like little roses.”
  • “Too much liquid will make a cake that falls easily.”

 

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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