I’m a 40-something mom of one. I love my family, cooking and baking, history, blogging and other geeky things. :-) I own and manage Gram’s Recipe Box, Notes From The Melody Maker, Who Were They? and Past Period’s Press. I hope you will visit my other blogs and leave a comment, as I love to know what people think.
This site was started as a way to preserve not only these heirloom recipes but also a peek into the life of the everyday housewife of the mid-twentieth century. Sharing recipes is a form of social networking, simply put, it’s a sharing of ones self. Whether it be ethnic dishes or family favorites, food is one way we shared of ourselves with others. In our contemporary lives with access to hundreds of versions for tuna casserole, it’s easy to find variety but not so easy to find meaning. I hope others will try out my Gram’s recipes and find the meaning behind them, whether that be slowing down to knead dough, spending 12 days to make pickles, or learning a little about chemistry in the kitchen.
Because I have moved beyond the original box of recipes and am now blogging vintage and heirloom recipes from a variety of sources, I have gone back and tagged all of the original recipes from my Grandma Pat with the category “Gram.” If you would like to peruse some of her offerings, just select Gram from the category drop down.
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