Grandma’s Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday, friends! We’re coming up on a very important holiday: Grandma’s birthday!  What upcoming holiday were you thinking of? 😉 Grandma turns 93 on April 12th and, of course, I always bake her something. It’s a different confectionary delight every year and this year I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out what I’m going to make for her. Should it be big and grand? Small and cute? Decadent? Light? My gosh. I think I’ve narrowed it down to two options: this Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake or this Lemon Chiffon Cake. What do you think? The woman is turning 93 people, she deserves the best. Oh the pressure. Here’s a few things that caught either one of our eyes this week:

  • I’m in love with this Cadbury Crème Egg Dip. However, I suspect I’ll never make it simply because I’m fairly certain I would eat the whole thing in one sitting. You think I’m kidding…

 

  • Every year I swear I’m going to make Italian Easter Bread during the Easter season and then for some reason I just don’t. Other culinary duties always end up getting in the way. Maybe I’ll actually make it happen this year. Gram would love it!

 

  • My sister & I are entering a baking contest at the end of April. We’re each developing a recipe and in an unintended twist, she’s working on the concept I suggested (incorporating safe, raw cookie dough) and I’m working on her suggested concept (shortbread). I’m thinking of a version of these Salted Caramel Shortbread bars. Will report back.

 

  • I have another grandmother who is in her 90’s and currently in a nursing home. My sister mailed me her old recipe collection and my oh my, take a look at these *tsk*WHO KNEW GRANDMA C. WAS SUCH A LUSH?! I’m just going to have to try them…all in the name of website research of course. There’s one that’s a grape wine which caught my eye and more importantly, Grandma wrote ‘Good and easy’ on it.

 

Have a safe & happy weekend!

 

 

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