Turmeric Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. 12 large pickles peel and slice let stand in cold water 2 hours and drain 12 small onions 1 pt vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 tsp mustard seed 1 tsp … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
An Under-Utilized Resource in Genealogy Nora Schmidt Widman Funeral Cards, Mourning Cards, Memorial Cards – whatever you call them - can be a helpful resource for your genealogy research. These cards are an often overlooked source of birth and death information for our ancestors. The history of funeral cards started in the Victorian Era. The … Continue reading Funeral Cards
Corn Relish This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. 2 qts corn 2 qts cabbage 4 large onions 2 lbs brown sugar 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp pepper 1 tbsp salt 2 pt vinegar 1 pt water Boil 15 minutes
Cherry Chocolate Cake This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Cherry Chocolate Cake 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup Crisco 1 egg 1 square melted chocolate 1 teaspoon soda 1 cup sour milk 1 bottle cherries juice and nuts Bake 375 degrees
Dill Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Dill Pickles (Mrs Panter) Wash and pack pickles in jar. Put together: 1C. salt 3 C. cider vinegar 9 C. water and bring to a boil. Put in dill and a pinch of powdered alum the size of a pea.
Popcorn Balls This recipe was in the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Popcorn Balls Boil together 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vinegar When boiled awhile add 2 tablespoons syrup, butter the size of a walnut, 4 teaspoons salt Boil until a few drops in cold water become hard … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
Doily Collection This collection was made primarily by my husband's grandmother Gertrude Evelyn Ehle Witzel and her mother Gertrude Ethelyn Smith Ehle from the early 1900s to about the 1950s. A few were from my great grandmother Viola Pauline Widmann Weigel in the years after her marriage in 1933. We wanted to find a way … Continue reading Thursday Treasures
Rhubarb Pie Filling This is a recipe from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. Rhubarb Pie Filling 3 cups raw rhubarb (cut) 1 C. sugar about 1/2 tsp salt 3-4 eggs 3/4 C. milk 2 Tbsp. cornstarch Butter Beat egg yolks, add milk, sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Line pie plate, put in … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
Yosh's Pickles Tante Yosh was my great grandmother's (Viola Widmann Weigel) sister in law, Rosalyn Weigel Adler. This recipe was in Granny Vi's collection. Yosh's Sliced Pickles from Cora I used a double receipt 1 gal cucumbers 8 small white onions 1/2 red pepper 1/2 green pepper 1/2 C. salt Let stand 3 hours or … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook
unknown Weigel or Widmann children These children belong to the Weigel or the Widmann family. If you recognize anyone in this picture, please contact me.