Most women of my age owned an apron, and many even owned an apron like this: handmade and hand decorated. In addition, they probably owned either a measuring cup like this or one made of Pyrex. When I was younger, all my important recipes were handwritten on cards like this. Today, some are so faded that they are hard to read. This one is for a favorite ginger cookie from Nana, my then-husband's grandmother. She carefully pointed out that she hadn't invented it. She got the recipe from a Mrs. Senty. So Mrs. Senty--whom I never met--has been enshrined in my family history.
- Recipe cards always had little bits of schmutz on them, because I would often pick them up with food-stained fingers as I cooked.
- Giving credit where credit is due.
- Decorative embroidery.
- I had hundreds of these blank recipe cards printed up, since I planned on doing a lot of cooking.
- The next-to-largest spoon size here is labelled "dessert spoon," as opposed to teaspoon or tablespoon.Dunno what that is.
Making Ginger Cookies
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