Women make recipes from the headstones she finds


Rosie Grant isn’t lying when she says that a recipe is a must-have. 

The 33-year-old, who is popular for her cooking videos on social media, gets her recipes from gravestones. 

“This is the grave of Kay Andrews, she has a famous fudge recipe,”Grant speaks from the inside of a cemetery to tell Inside Edition.  

You can also find birth and death dates as well as messages like “rest in peace,”Some people who have lost loved ones in America left their favourite recipes on their tombstones.  

“There’s an ice cream recipe in Maine and snickerdoodles in California,” Grant says. “People are being remembered the way they want to and just so happens that people have a special recipe.” 

Grant has found the recipes to be more than inspiration.  

Naomi Miller-Dawson, 87, was killed in 2009 after consuming spritz cookies. “I was like, oh, I’ll try to cook it, I’m curious what these cookies taste like,” Grant says. 

Miller-Dawson’s own family met with Grant, telling her the matriarch baked the special cookies every Thanksgiving and Christmas.   

“This recipe was a closely-guarded secret with my mother,” Miller-Dawson’s son, Richard, says. “She did not give it out. People would ask for the recipe, and she would say, no.” 

Miller-Dawson, however, took the recipe to its grave. Grant is now one of the bakers who has decided to pass on her secret cookie recipe. 

“She would be happy to know that she’s remembered because of her baking,” Richard says.

Naomi Miller-Dawson’s Spritz Cookies

Yields five dozen or more 


One cup room-temperature butter or margarine 

¾ cup sugar 

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1 egg 

2 ¼ cups un-sifted flour 

½ teaspoon baking powder 

⅛ teaspoon salt 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Mix the butter and margarine in a bowl. Slowly add the sugar, vanilla, eggs, and egg. Gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together until well combined. The dough should be soft. 

The dough should be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes. 

Work in batches and press the dough onto a parchment-covered baking sheet. Each cookie should be spaced approximately 2 inches apart. You can decorate cookies with dried fruits, nuts, and chocolate chips if you wish. Bake for 8–10 minutes, until a light golden brown. Allow cookies to cool completely on racks.


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