If there ever was a universal comfort, at least in the Midwest and maybe even the rest of the country, it has got to be Scalloped Potatoes. Rich and creamy, bubbly and hot golden brown deliciousness, pulled right from the oven and placed at the table! I mean c’mon! This is the recipe for Scalloped Potatoes, like the ones your Grandma made.
After my Grandma Irene passed away, my Mom wanted to know if there was anything special I wanted to remember her by. I asked for her recipe box and it is really one of my treasured possessions. And who would have thought decades later, I’d be sharing Grandma’s recipes on the internet. Wow! One of the recipes from Grandma’s recipe box that brought back so many memories is My Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce.
My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread, to me, is the “pinnacle” of Quick Bread. It’s a gorgeous bread, very moist, perhaps just a bit dense, like Pumpkin Bread should be. Of course, it’s flavored with the traditional Pumpkin Pie Spice, long before Pumpkin Pie Spice was even a thing. I imagine the flavoring was pretty exotic way back when Grandma made this recipe, back in the day when spices like cinnamon and clove were sold in tiny little metal cans.