Here you will find some recipes or “receipts” that have been handed down in my family or the dish was mentioned in an ancestor’s journal, with scant information, but just enough to pique my interest.
I have converted the old measurements to the modern type and re-sized them to be more acceptable to the homemaker of today. Some of the very old recipes were made in vast amounts because they were baked only once a month and were intended to feed very large families.

Some of the recipes are new ones that I have developed though trial and error and in some cases because I lacked some of the ingredients for a recipe and my substitutions proved to produce a dish that was better than the original.

I’ve mentioned my grandfather on other pages because he was a huge influence in my early life. He taught me to read when I was four and encouraged me to read books that may have been considered beyond my comprehension but I think that is the reason I have always been an avid reader. This is a photograph taken in 1898. Handsome fellow, wasn’t he? And very tall.
Grandpa Davis

Andie’s Bread & Butter Pickles
Andie’s Glazed Carrots with Marsala and Lime Marmalade
Andie’s Original Pumpkin Chili Mexicana
Andie’s Sugarless Spicy Ketchup
Apricot Ginger Scones
Aunt Hattie Anne’s Green Tomato Pie/Preserves
Banana Ketchup
Candied Chestnuts
Candied or Crystallized Ginger

Cocoa Cookies
Easy Pita Bread

Green Tomato Chutney, Spicy and Sweet
How to Improve a Cheap, Salty Ham.
Marzipan filled brioche bread pudding
Meemaw’s Pork Mincemeat and Christmas Pork Fruitcake
Meemaw’s Red Velvet Cake
My Favorite Chile Verde Tomatillo Sauce
Provence Style Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin/Pecan Pie Filling
Spicy Chestnut Soup


  1. Darienne says:

    Very handsome, indeed. Wonderful receipts, Andie.

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