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  • Family Treasures,  Sage Advice From Nanny,  Sweet Tooth

    Jelly legs…

    One of the things my Nanny was really good at was making jelly. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma so gardening- and by default- canning became second nature at a young age. One of the best memories I have of her canning abilities came in the form of  muscadine jelly. When we would visit, she’d make scrambled eggs, biscuits and bacon and offer up a jar of this yummy sweet/tart jelly to slather onto her angel biscuits, which I did as often as I could. Occasionally she’d give a jar away at Christmas as a stocking stuffer and I always hoarded mine until I couldn’t hold out any…

  • Expand-o-File Finds,  Weeknight Wonders

    Throwback Thursday… Honey Lime Chicken circa 1991

      So last Thursday, I dove into Nanny’s mystery file and happened upon a chicken recipe from 1991. And I bet you’re wondering how exactly I know it is from 1991? Well. My super sleuth Sherlock deduction skills note that it seems to be cut from a newspaper- and on the back of the recipe there are grocery ads- you know the Wednesday insert type of ads that have coupons? Well, this just happens to have a coupon that expired September 21, 1991.  While I’d love to give credit to the original author of this recipe, Nanny left out all the details when she clipped this little gem from the…

  • Family Treasures

    Nanny’s Recipe Hoarding Legacy

    I’m a wife, mother, friend, literature nerd, photographer, and crafty domestic queen of my domain. I love, in no particular order (that’s a lie- there’s an order…) babies, kittens, food, good company, laughter, and sunshine. I am a procrastinator, often suffer from insomnia and writer’s block, and burn grilled cheese sandwiches every. single. time. I try to cook them- because I also get distracted easily (ooh look shiny sparkles!), which is why I just don’t cook those a whole lot anymore. My kids, in spite of my love for cooking and trying new recipes, love boxed macaroni and cheese and frozen pizza. Oh well- I chalk this up to parenting failure…