When my grandmother passed away, the first thing I grabbed was her old red Betty Crocker cookbook. Sure, Betty has some great recipes but granny had it stuffed with bits of paper with all sorts of recipes. I don't know that I ever ate anything that came from the recipes but they was in her handwriting and had dribbles of food stains. She never followed recipes, neither do I, but she obviously used them as a starting point. I was so thrilled the day an old friend sent me a reprint of a community cookbook because it had some of her recipes in it.