Grandmothers tended to be thrifty, one result being recipes saved on all kinds of scraps of paper. My grandmother tended to favor things the size of index cards, or that could be readily folded, because she kept hers in a small index box.
Taylor Davidson’s great-grandfather Willy S. Tatum was a Justice of the Peace in Taylor, Mississippi. Just as my grandmother did, his wife used what was at hand for noting down recipes. So here’s her recipe for “Pecan Pies,” written out on a form for an arrest warrant.