Pear Salad

  I mentioned recently that pears are getting close to harvest, so here is another pear recipe. I am in the dark as to what “cheese dressing” may be. This doesn’t actually sound very good to me. Pear Salad Pare pears, cut in halves, remove cores & fill hollows from which cores were removed with … Continue reading

French Dressing (Mrs Shoemaker)

I remember Gram used to tell a story about a real Shoemaker and the Elves, but I can’t remember the details any longer. Maybe Auntie Kat remembers? It was a true story and maybe involved red boots. ??? I was reminded of that story because this recipe was provided by Mrs Shoemaker, whoever she may … Continue reading

Salad (Nancy B)

Here is Nancy B’s salad. It is another of the Jello-and-other-stuff variety. I’m not quite sure about the Jello and macaroni portion of this. Could it be a macaroni ring that you put the other salad ingredients inside of? There are many things about this that don’t sound good to me.

German Potato Salad (Marnie)

I *think* Marnie is Jessie Marion, my mother can verify this when she gets a minute. It was confusing to me as a child because my mother would refer to Aunt Mernie (Gram’s sister) and Aunt Marnie (Gram’s aunt). I still call my aunts Aunt Ruth and Aunt Ginny, and I could see where my … Continue reading

Orange & Pineapple Salad (Aunt Tot)

I don’t know who Aunt Tot could be. Gram’s aunts were Sue, Jessie Marion, Edna, Anna, Helen, and Maggie. Any one of those could have had the cute nickname of Tot. Gram was in fact addressed by her nickname – Pat – her entire life. Only people who didn’t know her called her Katharine.  She … Continue reading

Overnight Salad #2

Here’s another recipe for an overnight salad. I assume these are overnight salads because they taste better if the ingredients sit together and chill in the refrigerator for a while. Royal Anne cherries are a sweet variety of cherries, generally used to make maraschino cherries (which I love). The most common brand I have found … Continue reading

Frozen Fruit Salad

Here’s another sweet salad that seems more like a dessert to me. My mother wrote out this recipe, and I think I can remember eating it as a kid. I believe she would freeze the smaller containers and bring them out for various occasions.  While I don’t have any distinct memories of liking or disliking … Continue reading