My Grandma’s Recipe Box

I started this blog intending to methodically document and share recipes from my Grandma Sara's recipe box. I inherited it not long after she died - which was in 2005. And, while I've plucked a few gems from its collection, I must admit that I found it a bit intimidating: Look at it. It's packed … Continue reading My Grandma’s Recipe Box

Chex Mix (the original)

THIS IS NOT my grandma's recipe, nor is it my mother's recipe. It's a recipe designed by a giant manufacturer of breakfast cereal in order to sell even more cereal. But it's kind of a classic, and I remember my mom making it around this time of year, so I'm sharing it here. But first, … Continue reading Chex Mix (the original)

Sandwich Rolls (Buns) (Whatever)

Evidently, I've been calling these small bits of bread by the wrong name for my entire life. I have always called them rolls, but now I'm told that the rest of the world calls them buns. When I crowd-sourced it, consensus was that if you put meat on it, like for a sandwich or a … Continue reading Sandwich Rolls (Buns) (Whatever)

Sausage and 15-Bean Soup

You guys: I don't like to brag, but I made some really great soup over the weekend. I just threw it together (if you've been reading me for a while, you know that's just what I do). You should probably make this before Winter's over - it's supreme comfort in a bowl.  You can't be in … Continue reading Sausage and 15-Bean Soup

Aunt May’s “Carmel Corn”

I made caramel corn on New Year's Eve. I knew I had this recipe in my card box, and while I remember making it many years ago, I used it as inspiration and modified it - and it was great.     This card makes me giggle - first, other than in crossword puzzles, you … Continue reading Aunt May’s “Carmel Corn”

Scalloped (sort of) Potatoes

It isn't news that I love potatoes cooked almost any way possible. I like them baked, pan-fried, mashed, hash-browned, French-fried, chips, cubed & roasted, or mixed with cheese and baked. Yesterday, I made another favorite potato dish to go with my Easter ham: It's a scalloped potato casserole. Or, kind of. I've I've been throwing … Continue reading Scalloped (sort of) Potatoes

Pennsylvania Dutch-style Soft Pretzels

I got this recipe from my cousin Sarah, who attributes it to her friend, Ronda. Like me, they both grew up in rural south-central Pennsylvania, so this is one of those recipes that reminds me of home.  You know that smell when you walk by the pretzel stand in the mall? That somewhat intoxicating mixture … Continue reading Pennsylvania Dutch-style Soft Pretzels