[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Recipe Measurements

Debbie beektabeek at msn.com
Wed Jan 4 15:39:08 PST 2006

I remember when my sister started to write down recipes while my Grandma was
cooking.  She would stand by with a recipe card and measuring cups and
spoons ready.  When Grandma would say "take a pinch of this and a handful of
that" my sister would have her put her "pinch" and "handful" into a
measuring spoon or cup and write down the approximate equivilant on the

Then we worked from there.  It actually worked pretty well and we were able
to come up with some basics to start with.

Debbie Beick

> After she had died the grown daughters, my husband's sisters, tried  to
make the
> same stuffing but just couldn't get the right flavor as they  remembered.
> guess our immigrant family members always cooked with the  "little bit of
> this, and little bit of that" habit.  So how could one  really know what
amount of
> spices were used, etc.

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