Mom’s Pecan Pie

As I continue to revisit our Thanksgiving holiday recipes, take note of this pie. It could certainly find a home on your upcoming holiday table. . . . → Read More: Mom’s Pecan Pie

Christmas Fudge

Oh, FUDGE!!!!! Today I am posting a classic family fudge recipe in honor of sweet Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (and for December’s Food ‘n Flix). . . . → Read More: Christmas Fudge

A Vintage Grape Jelly Recipe (and some family lore)

This is a true pioneer recipe passed down from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother, to me. . . . → Read More: A Vintage Grape Jelly Recipe (and some family lore)

It’s family reunion time! Granny’s Chicken Salad

I found the perfect chicken salad in my mother-in-law’s recipe archives. . . . → Read More: It’s family reunion time! Granny’s Chicken Salad

Grammy’s Doughnuts

Making a family heirloom recipe with the mom.. . . . → Read More: Grammy’s Doughnuts

Grammy’s Doughnuts: Another walk down the nostalgia path…

The zinnia post got me to thinking about family and food. Let’s jump to the other side of the family for another homespun recipe: Snowball Doughnuts. (And another old-time photo.) . . . → Read More: Grammy’s Doughnuts: Another walk down the nostalgia path…

Grandma’s new potatoes and peas

Didn’t everyone’s grandmother make this most anticipated dish of the early summer? I know all of ours did. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s new potatoes and peas

Grandma’s Custard

If we were sick, we got homemade custard from Grandma. So, I have mixed feelings about custard today. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Custard

Fun and food with family

Our yearly pilgrimage to Seed Savers and a picnic lunch with family. Recipes for a great sandwich roll or hamburger bun. . . . → Read More: Fun and food with family

Day 9: Searching through Grandmother’s Recipes

Recipe for “President Johnson’s Chili Con Carne” plus other recipes from my Grandmother’s archives. . . . → Read More: Day 9: Searching through Grandmother’s Recipes

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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