Dandelion Wine

You guys. Wine.  In just a few weeks you can turn a lawn full of this… …into this! Even Baptist Grandma approves as apparently this is an old recipe from my grandfather’s family. Once I decided to try the recipe, I did some research and some people get super fancy with their…

Ho Ho Cake

This recipe comes from one of my distant cousins. Her grandpa and my grandpa were brothers which makes us…ah heck, second cousins twice removed? Third cousins once removed?  Better yet, who cares?  😉  Our grandfathers were two of THIRTEEN children. Sit back and think about that for a minute: Thirteen-freaking-children. I’m over here all like…

Pickled Eggs

Stay with me here. I’m serious. You probably looked at the title of this recipe and thought “Hello 1950’s housewife” and you aren’t exactly wrong since I found it buried in my grandma’s recipe box and she was indeed, a 1950’s housewife. But I took a look at the ingredients, specifically Tarragon vinegar,…

Double S Round Steak

This is another one of those handwritten-on-a-very-old-index-card-but-never-seen-in-person recipes. You know, the kind that can end up being the best kind….and sometimes not-so-great. It comes from my paternal grandmother who I never got to know very well but from whom we have inherited this overflowing, fading plaid-patterned recipe box. The box is full of extraordinary but not overly complicated recipes and I’m…

Chocolate Chip Cake

I’m starting to wade into uncharted waters my friends. Uncharted waters for me anyways. I’m starting to test recipes that are on random index cards given to me by various family members, having never seen the finished products. It has been *quite* an interesting weekend full of breads that resemble bricks, two steak recipes (one…