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14 May


So, I didn’t realize how far behind I have been!  My trip to Boston really messed up my schedule.  I am making stuff, I just get so lazy and neglect to enter it here.  This entry is a doozy!  Three post-scripted recipes and a current recipe in the oven!  I apologize for the shoddy pictures.  I always wait until late at night to bake and then the camera has to use the flash, making all kinds of crazy shadows and such.  anyway, I think you will get the gist of them!


This first one is not really worth sharing the recipe.  It is a buttermilk custard pie.  Anyone that has known me for any length of time knows that my go-to recipe is a buttermilk pie.  This one has more eggs and milk, making it more of a custard consistency.  This one also calls for you to chill the pie.  It was definitely better that way.  If you ever get a chance to try a real buttermilk pie, however, you will want to try it warm!

Grandma’s notes: 5/6/96- Lance plowed the garden and Barbara used a hoe.  I fertilized 2 or 3 more rows.  5/11/96- THANK YOU LORD FOR THE RAIN LAST NIGHT.  5/12/96- Ate with George’s family, as did Lance’s family.  Cheryl’s mom moved to N Richland Hills to be near them.  LORD HELP ME TO DO WHATEVER YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR ME TODAY.  Went to Marcus’s graduation.


I just noticed that I didn’t get to eat a piece of this next baked good!  I tried it upon taking it out of the oven, but I never got a slice.  What a bummer, because the tiny bit I did have was yummy!  Doesn’t it look good?!

Applesauce Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP allspice
  • 1 cup raisins (I used chopped prunes)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened applesauce (I used 3 applesauce pouches of my sons, because we were out otherwise)

Sift flour and soda.  Mix all dry ingredients.  Add butter and applesauce.  Add raisins.  Bake in a square pan 40-50 minutes or in a loaf pan about 90 minutes at approximately 350*.

Ok, so I used a loaf pan and I’m glad I did.  It baked the outside to a nice crisp texture, holding in the dense, moist flavor.  I did NOT, however, bake it for 90 minutes!  I think I started with 60 and it was more than enough.  It also wrapped very well in plastic wrap.  I’m always afraid the wrap will stick to the finished product, but it didn’t.  The finished product then went to Kissimmee with us, to the hubs’s aunt and uncle from England.  I hope they enjoyed it!

Grandma’s Notes: 5/15/94- Went to Lance’s for dinner after church.  Bro. and Mrs. Oliver were there and Barry Monroe.  Such a good meal.   Talked to Clarice Hataway, Alma Gary, and Loyce Bush.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS.  HELP ME REPAY YOU BY PASSING YOUR KINDNESS TO OTHERS I MEET EVERYDAY.


Once of my favorite recipes is for banana nut bread.  Funny thing is, I NEVER have a recipe handy (nor do I ever have all the ingredients).  So, I am constantly doing a quick search online for recipes that have the same ingredient-omissions as me.  I did, however, have everything for this one. 🙂

Banana Nut Bread

  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1.5 cups flour mixed with 1 tsp soda & 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Beat margarine and sugar until well mixed.  Add bananas and eggs.  Mix well.  Add milk and flour gradually.  Stir in nuts.  Pour into greased loaf pan (I used 4 mini pans).  Bake at 350* 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

It’s that simple!  Never-mind the piece torn off one end there…hahah…quality control.  That one stayed home and the other three went to work with me for a change.

Grandma’s Notes: 5/8/93- Barbara plowed.  Haley worked in yard.  I helped some.  Haley brought me an orchid for Mother’s Day.  Frank sent card.  5/9/93- Lunch Joe’s cafe with Lance’s family.  Ashley and Anthony came; picked berries.  Zach came; brought lovely pot plant (I’m SURE this should read, “potted”) & carried children home.  THANK YOU LORD FOR A MOTHER THAT LOVED ME.  HELP ME OFFER THAT LOVE TO OTHERS.



9 Feb

When I looked at the recipe for this Egg Custard I was a little excited to see it.  The ingredients were VERY similar to my buttermilk pie.  And, if you have known me for any length of time, you would know that is my favorite pie recipe.  So, I was more than happy to make this one!

Well, that excitement was short-lived.  This pie (if that’s what you want to call it) was more like a glorified sweet mess of eggs…it deserves no more than that…but here’s a picture:

Egg Custard


Grandma’s Notes: 2/6/97- Went by George’s shop; had cake and ice cream for Zach’s birthday. Lich Pilkington brought me a beautiful blooming cyclamen to Wed. church.  2/8/97- George put bulbs in my bathroom light.  2/9/97- Sun. ate at Lance’s; Haley, Barry, and Braden came. THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR MANY BLESSINGS; HELP ME SEE AND BE MORE THANKFUL EACH DAY.