Recipes

SAVORY SUMMER PIE

Are you up to your ears in tomatoes right now? Here’s a recipe to use some up, as well as any peppers, onions, or basil you may have growing, also! (If you have your own chickens, this recipe is almost entirely homemade. Almost!) 1/2 (15 oz) pkg refrigerated piecrusts… I love these! Quick, easy, tasty, …

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Ten Things I Love About Living in the South

It’s hot right now. And humid! And just, well, icky outside. Makes me miss my northern California days, where we had to wear a sweater sometimes on summer nights. So, I’ll try to focus on the positive… here are ten things I love about living in the South 1. Fireflies (thanks, hodgepodgemom, for reminding me!) …

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The Brownies They’ll Never Forget

Long, long ago, I made my brownies from one of those mixes you can buy at the store. And I was content, until I found this recipe. It takes about the same amount of time as using a mix, maybe 5 minutes longer to melt the butter. It tastes immensely better…like chocolate, butter, and sugar …

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Marriage

Advice from an “older woman”

Since February is the “month of love,” I want to share some of the best advice I received when I was engaged to my husband.  At my bridal shower, every married lady wrote a piece of advice on a 3 x 5 card for me to keep.  One quote in particular sticks in my mind …

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

  I found this recipe in the old, standard “red and white” cookbook.  There are chocolate smudges on the pages.  =)  Easy to make, and very satisfying, this dessert is best eaten in small portions.  The name is pronounced “poh duh KREM.”  Very French, and quite delicious! Ingredients: 1 cup light cream (half and half) …

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Rainy Day…cookies and an old movie

It’s a drab, rainy day.  This kind of weather can drag me down, until I remember it’s a great day to bake cookies and pop in an old, black and white movie! I love black and white movies! Why? Well, here are some reasons: Great acting! Think of those long scenes with pages and pages …

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Gramma's Corner Recipes

Barbecue Cups

When I first got married, I brought this dish to virtually every potluck I went to, and always received requests for the recipe.  My husband and children love it, as do the various people who’ve received it over the years when they had a new baby, or were laid up after surgery, or moved into …

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Top Ten Favorite Simple Pleasures

My favorite things to do when I have a little “me” time…these can be done on any budget!  Please add yours in the comments section…I’d love to hear from you!   1.  Sitting by a warm fire on a cold evening 2.  A hot bubble bath 3.  A good book (and time to read it!) …

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Gramma

“Gramma” (my mom) is the greatest Mom ever!  =)  You may, coincidentally, have one of those, too– I hope you do feel that way about your mom.  Mine taught me some of the most important lessons I will ever learn, so I thought she deserved her own spot here on my blog.  Here’s a short …

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