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Aunt Carla’s Frozen Fruit Pops

Aunt Carla’s Frozen Fruit Pops

These Frozen Fruit Pops were a staple in our house growing up. The top shelf of our basement freezer almost always housed a tray of this concoction which we called Frozen Fruit Cups. After playing outside all day, these were all we wanted (well, these and Dunkaroos). Frozen […]

Banana Sugar Cookies

Banana Sugar Cookies

I accidentally invented this recipe for banana sugar cookies and I am so excited to finally share it. One Christmas, I made Granny a few batches of cookies. She said that she loved them and shared them with her friends. But she couldn’t share the […]

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

The first time I had Ambrosia salad was at an all-you-can-eat buffet with Granny. It was probably an early bird special kind of buffet. And, I’m wondering why people make jokes about these early bird buffets. All the food you want, including dessert, before 6 […]

Lightning Cake Cake Pops and a Mailman Themed Birthday Party

Lightning Cake Cake Pops and a Mailman Themed Birthday Party

Making cake pops was never on my bucket list. Nor was throwing a mailman themed birthday party, but I can now kick the bucket a little happier knowing I have done and loved both. When Silas asked for a mailman party, I had no idea […]

Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Avocado

Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Avocado

Deviled eggs with bacon and avocado are now potentially my favorite springtime appetizer. Growing up, I thought they were called “doubled eggs” because you split them in half. Which, now that I think about it, actually makes more sense then calling them deviled eggs. I […]

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Granny’s Easter Bonnet Cookies bring back so many memories for both of us. When we were very little, we often got new dresses for Easter. Or, in Maddy’s case of being an extreme tomboy, a new blazer and matching skort. But by the 80s, it […]

Crispy Easter Nests

Crispy Easter Nests

These magical little Crispy Easter Nests make me so excited for an Easter table full of kids. Now that I am a mom, Easter is one of my favorite holidays . And this year, we are having a house full of out of town company […]

Double-Decker Knox Blox

Double-Decker Knox Blox

Remember Jell-O Jigglers? Maybe you called them Knox Blox? They were something that I had completely forgotten about, but were a significant piece of my childhood. Recently I came across this recipe in Granny’s Recipe Box and thought they’d be perfect for Spring. Knox Blox […]



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