From Grandmother’s Gnotebook
April 15, 2008, 5:06 pm
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When I was a child, we’d go visit my grandparents every couple of years or so. Grandmother would spend days prior to our visit, making cakes and pies, jello-salads, any manner of really goodtasting food. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1936, a real accomplishment for a woman at that time, with a degree in Home Economics. And boy could she cook. Here is a recipe from her personal journal:

Carrot Pineapple Muffins
1-8oz can crushed pineapple
milk-with liquid from the pineapple to equal 3/4 cup
2 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup grated carrots
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
Drain pineapple and reserve the liquid. Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup, set aside.
combine next 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until the carrots are coated. Make a well in the middle, put in mixture of milk, pineapple, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir until coated. Spoon into greased muffin cups-2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.