Summer Baked Beans-Looks Aren’t Everything

Granny’s Summer Baked Beans are packed with flavor, and they are so much more than just a hill of beans. But I have come to find out they are not the most photogenic dish in her recipe box. Flavor doesn’t photograph, which is unfortunate for these beans because I know that we eat with our…

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Fruited Mint Iced Tea – A Tea you don’t want to Pass Up

I can’t tell you how many times I have flipped RIGHT past Granny’s Fruited Mint Iced Tea recipe. Iced Tea was always a staple in our fridge growing up, a product of our southern matriarch. Every night our options were water, iced tea or milk. So iced tea has always been as run of the mill…

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Tomatoes Vinaigrette-A Summer Salad You Can Bank On

If I had a nickel for everytime someone asked me for the perfect tomato salad recipe, I would have no nickels. Luckily, the ingredients for Granny’s Tomatoes Vinaigrette recipe won’t break the bank and the result is solid gold. This recipe is simple, easy, and memorable. Make this recipe for a cookout or picnic this…

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Granny’s Golden Butter Cupcakes – with Candied Edible Flowers

This was the year my daughters would finally have a birthday party. When Jane turned one we had JUST moved into our new house, and when she turned two, we had JUST had another baby. So this had to be her year. Plus I found Granny’s recipe for Golden Butter Cupcakes and that find was a reason…

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Antipasto Pizza – The Pizza Topping to Top all Toppings

Antipasto pizza – a pizza with salad as its topping – might sound like a complete oxymoron. But think about it. Antipasto pizza is really just a delicious pile of veggies, meat and cheese that you scoop into your mouth with a crispy, yummy crust as the vehicle rather than a fork. And now that has me thinking, should I…

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Boozy Strawberry Slush – Rum Along and Make a Batch

Now that Summer has unofficially begun, we thought this perfect summer cocktail should be shared so you can all start enjoying it ASAP. The recipe for Boozy Strawberry Slush was scribbled on the back of a page from Granny’s favorite notepad that was a free gift from a medical sales representative when she was administrator…

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Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken fruit salad are delicious. But when you have them all…

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Classic Blueberry Cake – Go Ahead. Have Some Coffee.

Granny’s summery blueberry cake recipe is short and sweet. Prep time is short. And the cake itself is sweet. It is easy to make and even easier to eat. I would serve it for brunch with coffee, or for dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Or go crazy and have it with some…

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Cheesy Stir-Fry – A Side Dish with a Twist

I was very excited to make this Cheesy Stir-Fry that I found in the trusty old recipe box. We take part in a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which usually includes most of these ingredients, and I’m always looking for new ways to use those awesome local veggies. So if you come to my…

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Coconut Tarts – What’s Not to Love?

I know that coconut is one of those flavors that, for the most part, people either love or hate. I am very much in the love category. So when I came across Granny’s recipe for coconut tarts, I snatched it right up. Which, as it turns out, was a waste of energy, since Maddy is…

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