Wassail—a family tradition on a cold New Year’s Day

A wonderful festive beverage recipe. . . . → Read More: Wassail—a family tradition on a cold New Year’s Day

On the tenth day…make Christmas Fudge

Another favorite family recipe. . . . → Read More: On the tenth day…make Christmas Fudge

On the second day…Grandma’s Fruit Cake

Another family holiday tradition: orange slice cake recipe . . . → Read More: On the second day…Grandma’s Fruit Cake

Clothesline Taffy

Old time Christmas candy recipe. . . . → Read More: Clothesline Taffy

Church and community cookbooks…

Black Bean Soup Recipe . . . → Read More: Church and community cookbooks…

More uses for green tomatoes—old time relishes

Recipes from the archives for green tomatoes. . . . → Read More: More uses for green tomatoes—old time relishes

First freeze! AAUUGGHH!

I think I jinxed it with yesterday’s post. . . . → Read More: First freeze! AAUUGGHH!

Grandma’s Pea Salad

I decided that for the sake of this blog, that I would start referring to my two grandmothers as Grandma (for my paternal grandmother) and Grandmother (for my maternal grandmother).  Granted, we called them both “Grandma” but my mom’s mother would always sign letters and birthday cards as “Grandmother.” 

She was a former school teacher . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Pea Salad

Great-Grandma’s Sour Cream Cocoa Cake

I love old recipes.  One really needs to have some baking and cooking experience before trying many of them.  I have read family recipes that state, “Add a handful of flour” or “Mix in shortening the size of an egg.”  These recipes are definitely not for the novice baker.

Since I have been fixating on . . . → Read More: Great-Grandma’s Sour Cream Cocoa Cake

Grammy’s Banana Fritters

I guess I am on a nostalgic kick this week.  Again, here is a recipe from Grammy (my great grandmother).  My uncle LOVED these and we would usually make them when he visited us (the morning after pizza night).

Banana Fritters

1 c. flour 1 t. salt 1/2 t. baking powder 2 T. sugar or . . . → Read More: Grammy’s Banana Fritters

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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