Saturday, January 8, 2011


I have in my possession a collection of mostly faded, handwritten in classic Palmer style cursive, baking recipes from my paternal grandmother, Grace Dry - God rest her soul.  For some time I have been well intentioned to create a cookbook.  However, realizing that recipes need to be tested - especially given the difficulty in reading some of Gram's quick handwriting coupled with the fact that some directions are missing such as which size pan to use or baking time - I was deterred.  It occurred to me that perhaps a community of fellow cookie and cake lovers could help in this regard and provide feedback on the recipes and their outcomes.  Is anyone out there game?

I should mention that in creating a cookbook it would not be for profit.  I would distribute to family and friends to be sure, but I would like to see it sold in a fundraising capacity with proceeds going to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF).  My sister, Amy, has a mitochondrial disease thus my desire to raise money for research in this area.

My goal will be to post a recipe a week...stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Heather...I love this idea. I just finally got to sit down and read these recipes. I can't wait to try them out! I will definitely give you feedback on the outcomes :)