Recipes Oldies But Goodies

My Daughter called up the other night wanting to know if I had a recipe for macaroni and cheese. I usually make mine in a crock pot (recipe here) but she wanted the one that bakes in the oven. This made my Husband and I run to the recipe box. The recipe box full of oldie but goodie recipes. These recipes were given down from as far as Grandmothers.

A few years ago I inherited some of my mother-in-laws recipes. She was a wonderful cook and a lot of her recipes were handed down from her older family and friends. Some of the recipes require items that you cant even find anymore. I have noticed that in a lot of old recipes, the amounts differ from today. I am sure she had a lot of recipes in her head that she didn't have to write down. That's how my Mom does a lot of her cooking as well.

We spent about an hour looking through them and laughing and remembering how our Moms would make things we liked or didn't like.

By the way, we found my Daughter a simple macaroni and cheese recipe. It was in one of the good ole old church recipe books made up of several recipes from ladies of the church.

While thumbing through some of those recipes, my husband pulled out an old recipe. One that was small and easy but yet made me think of how simple life was when we were small. How our Mothers would always have a remedy to make us feel better.

She didn't have to run out to the store, she could just make it herself.  Where do you find Paragoric? And did I just see 2 oz. of Whisky?  Every 30 minutes?
I think I feel a cough coming on.


  1. Lovin' this post, Lisa! I rarely cook, but can't bear to rid myself of the many olden recipe books inherited from my mother ... who inherited more than a few herself. That cough syrup recipe cracks me up!

    Oh sorry ... I forgot my manners there for a moment! I'm Myra (aka, Mevely). I 'discovered' you in the comments at Jack and Sherry's place and, if'n you don't mind, I think I'd enjoy hanging around "Life Away."

  2. Oh I love this post! Makes ya feel all warm inside. There is nothing like Home Remedies and passed down through generations, WOW! I'm in love with this post!!!