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Thursday, 25 November, 2010

Nanny’s Apple Pie

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers!!

Here in the United States, we are celebrating Thanksgiving, the harvest, our families, delicious food, and life in general. This recipe celebrates all of those, fully and simultaneously.

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Monday, 11 October, 2010

Liniment Cake

For those of you who haven’t read Anne of Green Gables, the title of this post may look like a mistake. Trust me, dear readers, that this cake does not involve any actual liniment! The Anne of Green Gables books and movies were a staple of my childhood, and I even got The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook when I was little. (You may remember the wonderful lemonade recipe I posted from this book.)

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

The Queen of Tarts

What better way to ring in the new year, dear readers, than to share one of my very favorite family traditions with you. Every Christmas, Nanny makes her famous tarts! They are really a unique little treat: flaky pastry filled with jam and topped with buttery yellow cake. We usually serve them along side our usual pies for dessert at our big Christmas dinner. But they are also excellent with a cup of coffee for breakfast, or – my personal favorite – in the afternoon with a cup of Earl Grey tea!

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Gingerbread Muffins

As much as I love gingerbread cookies, I have to admit that I like actual gingerbread even more. I used to use a wonderful old recipe from Nathalie Dupree to make pans of gingerbread in the fall. Based on that recipe, I developed a perfect muffin that features all the richness and flavor of a classic old-fashioned gingerbread.

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Monday, 21 September, 2009

Pumpkin Bread


I couldn’t have said it better than my mom did: It’s fall!! It’s time for Pumpkin Bread!

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Monday, 29 June, 2009

My Best Banana Nut Bread

Banana-Nut Bread

Dear readers, this past weekend was my very first farmers market selling bread on our town square. It was so much fun! The whole experience was an all-around success. I made new friends, got to know some local farmers, and even traded a few loaves for some fresh produce for next week’s baked goods!

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Sunday, 28 June, 2009

Care Bears Cloud Cake

One of my very first cookbooks when I was a little girl was the Care Bears Party Cook Book. It had lots of kid-friendly recipes for fun and festive treats. To this day, I still make a dessert that is based on a recipe from this cookbook. It’s called Cloud Cake. I have included the original recipe and my simplified version below.

I usually make this light and easy dessert with just strawberries, but for the Fourth of July? Red White and Blue Cloud Cake just seemed right!

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Friday, 26 June, 2009

Slaw Dawgs!

What do you call it when you put cole slaw on a hot dog in Georgia? Well, a Slaw Dawg of course!!!

Okay, so maybe this isn’t a real “recipe” but come on – the pictures alone justify this post! Plus, I wanted to be sure to share with you my favorite way to cook hot dogs in time for the Fourth of July next weekend. So here are my Slaw Dawgs!

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Tuesday, 23 June, 2009

Hominy with Squash and Mushrooms

This dish was inspired by what I had on hand in my refrigerator and from a few different recipes I browsed recently online. We have so much squash these days from our own garden and from our CSA baskets, as well. But no one in our house is complaining – you’ve never tasted squash unless you’ve eaten it fresh from your garden – so sweet and fresh!

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Monday, 22 June, 2009

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Yes, dear readers, I know I just posted a recipe for peach cobbler a mere three days ago, but are you seriously complaining?? Peach cobbler is the best!! And this one is different – you’ll see . . .

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