Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sharing Recipes

This cookbook was traded into the book store. If anyone knows Hester (I love that name)Doyle from Oklahoma tell her she is a one funny gal.
This was put together by her it involves a lot of her friends and family recipes.
The book has 86 pages
The first 50 pages are desserts my kind of gal.

Why go for a face lift ladies when you can eat white bread,cheese, and sausage and get one:)

There are a lot of little tidbits like this one. I think I have translated Hester.
"The only reason that the family likes her dry old brownies is because she frosts them."
There is a recipe for brown sugar candy,she writes
"This recipe appears in the Oklahoman every year and I haven't had the courage to try it. Some day I will." That cracks me up! So much for kitchen tested recipes.
I did try her Grape Nuts Bread.

I will not make it again it is very dense and tasteless, it is ok slathered with butter.
We had a trip to the Dr's today and all is well. We got the ok to kayak and hike so I think that is on our to do list soon.
If I didn't start painting,I would have raised chickens.
                                             Grandma Moses


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I "LOVE" these kind of cookbooks! I always SEEK OUT the WELL USED, Written in, Food Stained variety! Especially if they are vintage(like me)...Never trust a NEW OLD Cookbook(hehe, did that make sense?) I especially LOVE ones given as gifts with little Merry Christmas, Happy Birthdays or whatever the occasion is in it and cute notes they jotted down in penmanship obsolete these days! Can't you just picture HESTER??? and OH YES, I always WISH I could find the family that gave up these treasures...WELL, Maybe we love the books more and it's BEST we carry on their wonderful desire to please the palate and FEED those taste buds!!!
Thank you for sharing this treasure with us!
Bon appetit

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Yay for the good report! Now go hike your hiney's off!!

Rose H (UK) said...

What a great book Cathy! Your translation made me roar :o))
So pleased the Doctors results were all well.
Strange, I'm just trying to research an old recipe before I post about it.
Have a wonderful Easter.
Rose H

jody said...

i love recipes and summer! hope you will be out hiking and all soon! enjoy your day!

Julia said...

Now I see why Hester had mostly desert recipes in that book. hahaha. JB

Julia said...

Nice to hear that Davis is well enough to go kayaking. Awesome...

Pat said...

What a great find...funny lady is Hester Doyle. Makes you wonder about her life, doesn't it?

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
GREAT NEWS! Kayak away.
Happy Easter.
Hugs :)

Diann said...

What a cute name of a recipe! LOL I hope you and your family have a happy Easter!

yaya said...

At first I thought it was sad that this cookbook was abandoned...then I thought maybe it was full of "not so good" recipes that Hester didn't even want it anymore! Have a great Easter weekend!

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a fun cookbook! and what a great personality this lady has. Hester, I do believe it to be a perfect name for a future chicken. Glad to hear David continues to do well, such a blessing. Have a lovely day tomorrow, sending Easter greetings, Julie.

Susanne said...

Life is short, eat desert first, ha!
Happy Easter, Susanne.