It really isn't hard. She raised her own chickens and had fresh eggs, so maybe that made a difference. She sifted a pile of flour with a little salt on her countertop and made a well and put in some eggs and milk and pulled it all together with her hands until it formed a dough, then rolled it out and cut it. I make mine in a bowl and use a wooden spoon, but there was something about hers that was so good, whether it was the fresh eggs or the thickness or the length of time she let them dry I'm not sure. :)
She made homemade noodles from scratch? I have never tried that. Oh yeah, I rarely ever use shortening myself but I'm sure it makes a difference somehow.
I loved my grandma's noodles. I kind of make them like she did. For some of her dishes, though, she used lard and I no longer even use shortening.
I guess it would have to be her crepe recipe. I use Alton Brown's recipe but it isn't the same or maybe just my technique stinks, lol.