14 September 2012

Framed Recipes-Family Recipe Friday

One shelf of my bookcase, still a work in progress, with Grandma Fredrick's cookie recipe framed.  The antique creamer belonged to Grandma, too.

Recently, my husband and I painted the living areas of our house.  The hallway was part of that job.  I have a bookcase full of cookbooks (over 100) at the end of the hallway.  I decided to style my bookcase when I put the books back on it.

I found an idea on Pinterest that showed framing family recipes and hanging them in your kitchen.  I thought that was a great idea.  I just needed a recipe or two in my ancestor's handwriting.  I started a Fredricks Genealogy page on facebook a couple of years ago, so I put the request on there.  My cousins Connie, Rosie, Bertha and Renee came to my rescue.  It was only a day or so before I had four family recipes.

I chose Grandma Fredrick's Date Nut Refrigator (sic) Cookies to frame.  I recognized her handwriting and wanted that extra touch to the project.  My love of date cookies may have helped in the decision a little.  I printed the recipe on parchment paper.  The recipe has no directions with it.  I am surprised there are measurements.  Here is the result:

Date nut Refrigator cookies
1 lb shortening
1 cup B. sugar
1 "  w. sugar
3 eggs
6 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1  "  soda
1 tsp vanilla
dates large box
1 cup nut meats
bake at 425 for 5 min

Grandma Fredricks is Daisy Graf Fredricks, my maternal grandmother, who I remember fondly and always had a plate of cookies on hand when we visited.


  1. I really like this idea. It has me thinking about what recipes I might have to frame!

  2. Kathy, have fun framing your family recipes. I have a couple more I plan on framing. I like that they are in my ancestors writing.