Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Barf Cookies ~ An already in the file recipe
Actually, we only opened it to access cookie/candy recipes at Christmas.
I decided to empty that cupboard, purge, wipe it out and start tossing recipes from the box. One recipe book went to one of the girl's hope chest for when she moves out. One recipe book will go to the library as a donation.
I found fun recipes in the process. Like one from Jr. High School Home Economics class, ha ha!
And one of my mother's family favorite, hand-me-down, recipes - Barf Cookies.
Graham Cracker Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Mix first 3 ingredients over low heat until dissolved. Layer graham crackers on a greased baking sheet (a baking sheet with edges works best). About the size of a 12 x 14 inch pan. Spoon topping over the crackers. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
Although the recipe was really called Graham Cracker Cookies, we all called them "Barf Cookies" during childhood. Oddly, that's what they looked like, but they are very good.
In my quest to clean out the recipe box, I found that I had some recipes copied more than once, and about 6 different hot chocolate recipes. Oh dear. Some extras went to the kids, and some were tossed. I still have a mess to go through today. Some were on 3 x 5 cards and my current boxes hold 4 x 6, so some are being glued to larger cards today and some rewritten.
I have many of my Grandmother's recipes, which most I won't be making. I think I'll put them in a pocket photo album for keeping to pass to the kids. Some I kept in my recipe box. One recipe required "Teem" pop.
This morning's sunrise was beautiful. There is an advantage to have to go outside early for firewood and walk dogs.