I have two sweet little wooden boxes sitting here on my desk in my home office/prop room/cookbook library. They are each filled with recipes that belonged to our grandmothers.One box use to sit in my grandmother’s kitchen and it holds handwritten and newspaper clipped recipes from my Ma (my dad’s mother) the other is on “temporary loan” from my husband’s Aunt and it belonged to his grandmother, Grandma Mary (who was my husband’s Dad’s Mom). Like Ma’s recipe box, Grandma Mary’s small wooden box of recipes holds little index cards with typed recipes, hand scribbled recipes that she jotted down and recipes that she had clipped from various places.
Out of all the cookbooks that I have the recipes in these two little boxes are by far the most important.These are recipes that at some point, stood out to our grandmothers! Our grandmothers held these in their hands and used them in their kitchens while making meals for their/our families.
|Grandma Mary’s Recipe for Humming Bird Cake — Mine is slightly adapted from this one and another|
You see I’ve been working on scanning and copying down all of Grandma Mary’s recipes so that everyone in the family can have copies of them.Some are written out on scrapes of papers, some of the recipes are clipped from magazines, some are typed out on little index cards like the one above and she even had some of mine from my blog printed out and stuck in a recipe binder.
So, what is Hummingbird Cake? It’s basically a spice cake loaded with pineapples, bananas and pecans. It’s also layered and frosted with a thick cream cheese icing!PSSSTTTT If you’re allergic to nuts just leave the pecans out of this recipe! It’ll still be exceptional cake!
Hope you love it as much as I do!
I’m linking this recipe to Meal Plan Monday #24