This recipe was a bit of a puzzle. I didn’t read ahead, just bought the ingredients and figured the rest could be sorted out in the kitchen. Not so easy…The recipe card doesn’t include an oven temperature and it has “MW” and some numbers written in a few spots.
As I comb through this stash of recipes I absolutely love finding handwritten notes along the way. I feel like these notes give me a glimpse of what my grandmas had on their mind. They are like a sneak peak into their journal.
The amount of green chiles that sneak into Great-Grandma Mary’s recipes show her California ranching roots. I think they’re a necessity in a lot of western cooking and I absolutely love that they show up so frequently!
I found the perfect breakfast biscuit!!!
I think this pie made its way to plenty of parties in my childhood, but what I know is that it was at a beach front Fourth of July party when I was in middle school. I couldn’t get over the meticulously placed berries that came together in the form of an American flag. I really could not get over it…I may have taken mental notes on what the exact order is for the berries to make the perfect american flag cake.