Slice of Life Day 13: Food Traditions, Part 3, Recipes

A long time ago I read a book by Ruth xxx? that was a memoir with recipes all throughout the book. The recipe/memoir genre was fascinating to me and I now see why that combination worked so beautifully to help tell a story.

Here are two of the recipes that I posted about earlier:

Chocolate Chip Cookies (the key to this recipe is mixing by hand and room temperature butter)

2 sticks of butter (Softened and room temperature)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups of flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 cups chocolate chips

Regular ungreased cookie pans (no air pockets are anything fancy!)

Mix together butter, sugars and vanilla.

Add eggs and mix.

Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly.

Add chocolate chips and mix.

Spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Oven–baked pancakes

Preheat oven to 450.

Mix well 3 eggs.

Mix in 1/2 cup of flour.

1/2 cup of milk.

3 tablespoons of sugar

sprinkle of nutmeg

dash of salt

When combined, mixture will be lumpy.

Use frying pan that can go into the oven. Put 2 tablespoons of butter into pan and put into oven until melted.

Remove pan with melted butter and pour in mixture. Return pan to oven.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove immediately from pan when done and serve with confectionary sugar and/or syrup.


Now you can start your own traditions! Good luck.


1 Comment

  1. caroline524 said,

    March 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I can’t wait to try them out. Thank you for sharing a part of grandma with all of us!

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