“Knee high by the Fourth of July” was a saying inspired by the musical “Oklahoma” to indicate if a corn crop would be bountiful.
Grandma Lehman wrote on her newsprint recipe, “Great on a cold winter night or for a summer picnic.” How can you argue with that?
“Make sure you get the handwritten ones – they’re the best,” said my Uncle while I was looking through the hundreds of recipes my Grandmother created and saved over decades. Her recipe for Cardamom Glazed Carrots caught my eye for a couple of reasons.
Challenge accepted! We all have favorite go-to recipes that we stick with because they are either foolproof or we love them. But could any of my grandmother’s three dozen coffee cake recipes unseat my current favorite recipe of several years?
My grandmother just celebrated her 100th birthday! My favorite cookie of hers? Potato chip. Potato chips in a cookie? What?! She was ahead of her time. And still is.