We all are always in search for recipes. There must be millions of recipes available from A to Z everything imaginable. We are always searching for great ways to cook food... the ones that are easy and not complicated, and the food just lands on the table as though they cook themselves.
This is a "Grandma Country Cooking" book of some of my favorite recipes from my various grandparents and the ones they each became known for. But, I know what you might be thinking. I have tried to cook from other so-called recipes from other Grandmas, and it never comes out right. Why you might ask?
When we were young and stood in the kitchen looking up at "Grams" and looked over at a piece of paper on the counter, her recipes were just notes... notes she jotted down in pencil for herself. After all, she had a grandma, too, and watched her cook fifty years earlier.
Grandmas already know how to cook. Their recipes always left out some steps. I know mine left out some ingredients, such as salt. My Grandma Walling once said salt was never mentioned because everything needed it.
But what really makes our Grandma's cooking so fabulous? Grandma herself! She radiated a heart of gold! And, God knows she was full of wisdom... in my case, both English and German wisdom.
Our grandmothers knew precisely how much a pinch of salt was. They knew what fats from different meats made the food taste just right. And, as will be seen in one of the recipes, they know exactly how long to leave the roast in the oven so it will come out moist and juicy…not dried out.
Grandma's Homestyle Country Cooking Recipes from Apple Pies to Zebra Cakes puts in the missing ingredients and gives step-by-step instructions that will have you cooking like "Grandma!"
So, if any of the recipes given in Volume 1 are something your grandma once prepared, give it a try. If not, be adventurous and give it a try.