From Great Grandma “Charlie” (Mrs. Annie)

Being called “Charlie” was an old family joke that probably went on a little too long.  Her name was actually Annie, and she was my maternal Great Grandmother.  I am truly blessed that she lived long enough to meet my first child and I have pictures of Great Grandma Charlie, Nana, Mom, Doodlebug and myself.  She passed away at 93 years young, while I was pregnant with daughter number two.  Today I received these in the mail:
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Inside was this note:
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Momma had sent them in a box full of stuff we had left behind on our last visit.  She was cleaning out some stuff in her kitchen and stumbled upon the small stack of recipe books she was asked to keep for me.
I cried when I opened them to see Great Grandma’s hand written recipes and the clippings that she chose to save from old magazines.
I thought it might be fun to scan some of them and share them with my readers !
With fall arriving and apple picking all around, I picked this one to be the first:
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CANDIED YAMS AND APPLES
4 medium sized yams (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 large apples
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Scrub yams. do not peel. Cook, covered, in a small amount of boiling water until almost tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and cool. Remove skins and cut into quarters. Cut each apple into eighths; remove core section. Arrange yams and apples in shallow baking pan. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and cinnamon; pour over yams and apples. Bake in 375-degree oven 1 hour basting often. Makes about 4 servings.
I tried to find mention of what paper it was printed in or even what year but the only info remaining was the name of Molly Hamill, Staff Writer, left on an article on the back.
If you decide to try this recipe please come back and link up!

7 thoughts on “From Great Grandma “Charlie” (Mrs. Annie)

  1. Jenn says:

    I have old cookbooks like this passed down and I love them, LOVE them. Even if I never cook from them its a beautiful piece of nostalgia and a wonderful keepsake. I’m so glad you received them 🙂

  2. TaderDoodles says:

    I have a couple from my maternal grandfather too. He LOVED cooking, even though he stuck to the same set of meals 🙂
    I’m flipping through these this morning to see if by ANY chance her peanut butter cookie recipe is in there.
    Next Friday I’ll be posting another recipe 🙂

  3. Karyn Climans says:

    What a wonderful heirloom to pass along to your daughters. Certain things are worth keeping forever and those cookbooks sound like one of them!
    I received your email about your latest angst about what to wear etc when getting together with your friends … You are spending way too much energy and time worrying about these things. Your friends love you regardless!

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