Honey Banana Bread – Turn Trash into Treasure for your Honey

It makes me sick to think of all the food I’ve thrown away recently as I try to get my toddler more excited about food: Half of a piece of toast with crunchy peanut butter, one chicken meatball, a handful of green beans, two Brussels sprouts, and three mandarin oranges just in the last two…

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Chocolate Truffles – A Sweet Yet Sad Association 

Many people associate chocolate truffles with something sweet and romantic. My association is a bit different. Six years ago I was on a flight from Zurich to Boston and was sitting next to a lovely older woman who passed away mid-flight. I never got her name, but we had chatted for a bit over People…

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Chocolate Cherry Valentine’s Cake – Too Good to Share with your Valentine

I made this Valentine’s Day cake to share with people that I love. My husband had a piece (he doesn’t have a sweet tooth), a friend had a piece (he was only visiting for a few hours), and my toddler had two mini pieces (he ate all of his dinner two days in a row!). But…

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Peanut Butter Cookies – For the PB to your Jelly

Everyone seems to have differing opinions about Valentine’s Day. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it, and maybe you think its just a day commercialized to increase card and candy sales during an otherwise seasonally depressing time of year. This year we’ve obviously spent a lot of time thinking about Granny, and I can’t…

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“Depression Cocoa” Will Ironically Make You Smile

Depression Cocoa is a recipe I’ve been very excited to make and write about, and with temperatures dropping into the 20’s here in SC, the timing is right. This is the hot cocoa that our family grew up drinking. One whiff of it on my stove takes me back to being home on a snow…

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Scones – A Scone by Any Other Name…

Granny’s recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies is one of the oldest in the box, and one of our dad’s all-time favorites. I couldn’t wait to surprise him for Christmas with a batch of his mom’s cookies and the original recipe card. They were easy and fun to make, and they smelled incredible. But, I found myself wishing the…

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Tapioca Pudding – A Spoonful of Childhood

Tapioca pudding was my very favorite food growing up. Any time we visited Granny, there was a big bowl in the refrigerator waiting for me. I hated nutmeg, but Granny loved it, and she would have nutmeg over exactly half of the pudding, as if to ensure that I would share with her.  Once during…

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These Snickerdoodles are Everything

I cannot believe I have lived this far into my twenties plus a decade and have not made these cookies until now. I feel like in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy steps out into the color. Go make these cookies. Currently. I feel that I should commemorate the fact that I took this opportunity…

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