Nanny

The House that Built Me

24
Jan
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I don’t have a recipe for you today. This post.. I’ve been writing this post in my head for literally the last year and a half. If you listen to country music, you might know where it’s going. There’s a song by Miranda Lambert called “The House that Built Me”, about her childhood home. I […]

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Nanny’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

23
Dec
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These cookies may look like nothing special, but to me they mean Christmas, plain and simple. Every year of my childhood, Nanny and Mom would set out to make several dozen of these little guys, and then into the freezer they would go. First to be eaten at Christmas, but we’d eat the leftovers all […]

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Guest Post: Omi’s Sugar Cookies

21
Jul
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Annie and I met randomly when I stumbled upon her post for After Eight cupcakes, and explained to her where the “After Eight” comes from. (It’s the brand name of a mint chocolate candy in the UK) We became fast friends via google chat, and I can honestly tell you she is one of the […]

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High Rising Sandwich Bread

11
Jul
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This is probably one of the hardest posts I will ever write. I had planned to post the recipe for this High Rising Sandwich Bread on Sunday. But at 4 a.m., we received a call from my parents that my beloved Nanny had passed away. I spent most of Sunday in a fog. I know […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

27
Jul
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Is there anything more familiar and wholesome than a peanut butter cookie? Not to this American girl. I was thinking a lot this morning about my nan. I miss her a lot. We just visited the family in San Antonio over July 4th, but it’s always hard to leave again. This morning, thinking about Nanny, […]

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Nanny’s Favorite Potato Soup

09
Jan
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My Nan’s potato soup has always been on my list of comfort foods. It’s never the same twice, but it always tastes amazing. It’s one of the few things that I like the taste of pepper in. When we decided to have friends over for New Year’s Day, I wanted to keep the food simple. […]

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Nanny’s Cookbooks

18
Dec
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Notice the years of cooking stains, the worn edges of the pages, binding that is slowly coming loose. This war-torn tome is my grandmother’s favorite cookbook. No, it’s not Betty Crocker, nor is it Better Homes and Gardens, though she has both of those in her collection. This particular cookbook is “Recollections and Recipes From […]

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Cowboy Spaghetti

08
Sep
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This is another one of those gems from my Nanny. I can’t quite explain why I never thought to combine pasta and chili, but YUM! About 10 years ago I swung by her house for dinner, and this is what I was met with. She didn’t put sausage in it, but that’s because she used […]

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Pluck It Cake

15
Jun
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I don’t really know when this recipe came into my grandmother’s rotation, but I can say that the entire family got down on their knees and gave thanks that it did. This simple coffee cake is great for breakfast, snack, or after dinner dessert. You just can’t go wrong with a combination of brown sugar, […]

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