2/9/21

My Grandmother's Recipe Box - Matte's Corn Flake Cookies and Jello Rhubarb Jam

  

Many years ago I started a 'thing' on An American Housewife called "My Grandmother's Recipe Box" after I inherited one of her actual old recipe boxes.  The recipes are often so... vintage... that they are hard to read, faded and the cards are lovingly worn.  She and most of the ladies that shared these recipes back and forth were born circa 1920-1928 so they would have been trading recipes as newly-weds and young mothers in the 40's-50's. 

I was given the recipe box a long time ago - when she was still alive, although she did pass away in 2017.  Now it's even more special to me. 

I've posted a number of these previously, but it's been enough years ago now that I don't recall which ones I've posted so I'm just choosing a couple at random.

 

Today is Matte's Corn Flake Cookies and  Jello Rhubarb Jam

 


 

Matte's Corn Flake Cookies

1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
3 eggs
2 c oatmeal
2 c cornflakes
2 c flour
1 t vanilla
1 c coconut
1 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda mixed with 2 T hot water

Drop with a teaspoon on a greased pan.  They spread. 




Jello Rubarb Jam (spelling original to her card)

4 c rubarb (sp -rhubarb)
4 c sugar
add: -
1 pkg. jello

Boil rubarb and sugar.  Add 1 pkg. jello.  Put in jars and seal. 




(I'm guessing a good jello flavor would be strawberry or raspberry with this one!)



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