Granny's Recipes
see a list of all ladies names at the bottom


Greek Slaw
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup vinegar
3/4 cup water
1/2 mayonaise
1 tsp celery seed

Mix all except mayonaise and celery seed and cook over low heat 10 minutes or until thickened. Shred 1 medium head of cabbage real fine, moisten well with the mayonaise and add celery seed. Poor hot dressing over and stir well. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.

Thelma Sturgill , grand mother of Vickie Stevens


Cherry Jello Salad
1 cup pop (Coke!)
1 cup nuts
1 cup cherry pie filing
1 cup crushed pineapple
1 large box cherry jello
3 tablespoon sugar
1 cup hot water

Mix jello and hot water, add sugar and stir well, add pop and pie filing . Put in freezer and when it starts to jell add fruits.

Thelma Sturgill, grandmother of Vickie Stevens


Turkey Dressing
6 cups corn bread
10 slices white bread, toasted and broken
2 med. chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 teaspoon dry parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
2 tablespoons sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4-6 cups turkey broth

Mix all using more or less broth for desired softness, use sage according to taste. Remember to make corn bread 3 or 4 days in advance. Also can add well done chopped liver. Stuffs a 20 or so pound turkey.

Lena Dale, great aunt to Vickie Stevens


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 &1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sour milk
nuts and raisins if desired

Mix and bake in a loaf pan.   (this is all the recipe says to do!)

Jewell Reynolds


Blackberry Cake
1 & 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoon water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon soda
2 tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups plain flour
1 & 1/2 cups blackberries

Cream sugar and shortening, add water and eggs. Sift flour and soda and mix well with sugar mixture. Add cinnamon and berries. Bake in loaf pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Sybil Duncan,  grandmother of Vickie Stevens


Bread and Butter Pickles
4 qt sliced med cucumbers
6 med. white onions, sliced
2 green peppers chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup coarse salt
5 cups sugar
3 cups vinegar
1 & 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 & 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
2 tablespoons whole mustard seed

Do not peel cucumbers, slice thin and add onions, peppers, and garlic. Add salt. cover with cracked ice and mix throughly, let stand 3 hours. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers and heat just to boil. Pour into hot jars, should be eight pints.

Lola Mae Shupe


Molasses Stack Cake
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1 & 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk

Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger together. Cream shortening, brown sugar, molasses and eggs together. Then add buttermilk and flour.  (Recipe stops here!)

Carrie Beverly 


Butterscotch Pie
1& 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1& 1/2 cup cold water
4 tablespoon butter
3 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks beaten, save the whites for meringue

Cook all ingredients together until thickened, stirring continuously. Place in a baked pie shell and cover with meringue made from the 3 eggs whites. 
Meringue : beat egg whites until forms soft peaks. Beat in 6 tablespoons sugar one at a time and beat until forms hard peaks.  Spread on pie.
Brown slowly in 350 degree over.

Thelma Sturgill, grandmother of Vickie Stevens


Corn Cob Jelly
12 sweet corn cobs
4 cups water
4 cups sugar

Bring water to boil with cobs for 10 minutes. Measure out 3 cups of the broth and strain through cloth. Bring this strained mixture to boil and add 4 cups sugar. Simmer for 3 minutes, skim and add some food coloring if desired. Pour into glasses and seal. Jelly will be pretty and clear and tastes like honey.

Nola Griffith


Potato Puffs
2 or 3 cups left over mashed potatoes
1 med onion chopped
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and add flour to make a good thick dough. Drop spoonfuls into hot grease and fry until brown.

Sybil Duncan, grandmother to Vickie Stevens


I have several old cookbooks that belonged to my grandmother and her various womens groups she was a memeber of. 

One is called the Art of Cooking in Wise and is from the Hurricane Rebekah Lodge #7 100f in Wise
The ladies names that included recipes are :

Thelma Sturgill
Frances Riggs
Macel S Hubbard
Ora Sanders
Macel Richardson
Goldie Rogers
Lola Mae Shupe
Dorothy Wheatley
Ruth Moore
Edith Wells
Thelma Salyer
Clella Minor
Fern Reed
Beatrice Sizemore
Mable Palmer
Mabel Banner
Estelle Purkey
Mary Charlotte Johnson
Tennielea Henderson
Jewell Reynolds
Ester Congo
Lena Dale
Jewell Bradley
Frankie Sanders
Susie Stallard (in memory of)
Virginia Johnson
Ruth Stout
Nell Wheatley (in memory of)
Maude Ann Gilliam
Mary Greene
Virginia Brown
Betty Lou Salyer
Sybil Duncan (in memory of)
Lola Gillenwater (in memory of)
Laura Grasham
Stella Coffey
Juanita Large
Earline Blankenbecler
Ruble Adkins
Carrie Kilgore
Fannie Johnson (in memory of)
Gerry Wyatt
Frances Craft
Mrs J B Davis


Back row standing far left is Thelma Sturgill
Front row sitting far right is Thelmas sister Lena Dale

If you know the names of any of these ladies I will be glad to add it here


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