Grandmamma Boyd’s Favorite Pound Cake

This is not my grandma's recipe, but Steve's. Her pound cake is the stuff of Boyd family legend. Her recipe was published in “A Cook’s Tour of Athens”, compiled by the Junior Assembly of Athens, Georgia, 1963. The “Cakes and Frostings” section of the cookbook is announced with a photograph of the “new Coliseum...with its … Continue reading Grandmamma Boyd’s Favorite Pound Cake

Sour Cherry Pie

This recipe for Sour Cherry Pie is adapted from two separate recipes that appear in the Pennsylvania State Grange Cookbook, 1972: One recipe for the pie filling, and another recipe for the pie crust. None of the recipes included the full how-to on all the steps one must take in order to create a sour … Continue reading Sour Cherry Pie


I could write a long post about Grandma Sara's jelly, but it wouldn't include an actual recipe. I have never made jelly myself. When I was a kid, and into adulthood, Grandma Sara kept us well-supplied with her delicious homemade jelly. We rarely if ever purchased grocery-store jelly. Grandma Sara always had jars of jelly … Continue reading Jelly

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)