Grandma's Recipe Box

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's hard for me to believe sometimes that three years ago on February 26th, my grandmother passed away. She was, and continues to be, a huge part of my life. While she may not be physically here, she is always near my heart. 

My grandma was an excellent cook and had the gift of hospitality; she made everyone who stepped into her house feel at home. In memory of her, I am starting a new feature on the blog called Grandma's Recipe Box. Every other week or so, I'll be featuring one of her beloved recipes. The real challenge comes in finding out if I can actually make them considering I did not inherit her cooking talent. First up ... Vanilla Wafer Salad. 

My grandmother didn't always write down all of the details on her recipe cards, which explains why there's no measurement for the vanilla. 

The first step is crushing up the vanilla wafers. If you're wondering, the rolling pin is from Anthropologie. My grandma also was excellent at shopping, a quality I did inherit. :)

Set aside half of the crushed wafers to be used later; spread out the other half in a glass dish.

Cream the butter, powdered sugar and eggs together. So far, so good. 

Spread the mixture over the crushed wafers in the dish. 

Whip the cream. This is going better than expected. 

Mix in the sugar, pineapple and vanilla. 

Spread the mixture on top of the previous mixture in the dish.

Add the remaining crushed wafers on top. Loving the layers!

Keep refrigerated and serve cold-delicious!


  1. That looks so yummy! I'm pinning this to make for home life group at some point. :) Also, I find it interesting that you can almost tell what generation someone belongs to by their handwriting--your grandmother's handwriting looks a lot like my grandmother's handwriting!

    1. Hope you enjoy it when you make it-it is very yummy! :)

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