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Of My Grandmother and Midnight Popcorn

Of My Grandmother and Midnight Popcorn

Wow.  Life has been pretty nuts the last few weeks, and I’ve not done a lot of writing/posting.  A big reason for that is because my heart has been weary. My grandmother passed away unexpectedly the first week of January. As I rushed to the emergency room and then spent a day or two (it seemed like weeks) at the hospice center, I thought back on my memories of Grandma. Grandma used to take me to town with her sometimes…

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A Table Treasure

A Table Treasure

A couple of you have asked about my dining table, and I’m excited to tell you about it! My great-grandfather built this table in the late 1960s or early 1970s!  He was a great man and a talented carpenter. My dad stopped by Great-Granddaddy’s farm one day and found him in his shop building this very table.  

Favorite Cookbooks, Part 1

Favorite Cookbooks, Part 1

We’re trekking back in time again today!  Here is the cookbook I grew up with!  I mean THE cookbook I grew up with!   This is The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and it is the first cookbook I remember using.  As I said the other day, Mama taught me that if I could follow a recipe, I could cook or bake anything I wanted to!  And she was right!  (Here are the basic rules for cooking she shared with me.) Don’t…

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

I’ll begin by saying that Alice in Wonderland makes me just crazy!  The nonsense is so…nonsensical!  I’ve never loved the book.  I’ve never liked watching Disney’s animated Alice in Wonderland movie.  My daughter tried to get me to like Alice, the mini series from 2009, but I RAPIDLY abandoned that.  I *did* kind of enjoy Disney’s live action Alice in Wonderland, the one with Johnny Depp. However. I really, REALLY enjoyed Disney’s new, live action Alice Through the Looking Glass!…

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