Archives for December 2013

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Raisin Sauce

This is my version of my mom’s raisin sauce that she would make to serve with ham at holiday or company meals when I was young.  Today, I make it to make one of my husband’s least favorite foods more palatable for him…ham.   This sweet and sour sauce is also very good served on most […]

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Dusty Miller Cookies a.k.a. Molasses Crinkles

No matter what you call them, these cookies are similar in flavor to a good ginger snap.  However, I think these cookies taste better. These were one of my dad’s favorite cookies.  Mom made at least a couple of batches of them every Christmas. She had two recipe in her collection.  They were almost identical.  […]

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Pineapple Bread

One of the many breads my mom would make to give to family and friends at Christmas was pineapple bread. This was one of two quick breads that she would make only at the holidays; the other one was eggnog bread. Unlike eggnog bread, this bread is really an anytime of the year quick bread. […]

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The Pharmacy in Nashville

After reading so many reviews on Urbanspoon, I just had to try The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden in East Nashville.  I am SO happy that I did. They offer TN beef (or you can opt for turkey) burgers, as well as vegetarian and fish burger selections. They also offer house-made wursts and fountain […]

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Amish Red Beet Eggs

Before I was married, my only experience with red beet eggs was tasting one that was sold from a large jar at a small corner grocery store when I was young…it was not a pleasant experience. The eggs were commercially made (and still are sold under the same brand name), an odd color, and had […]

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Mom’s Fruit Cake

The beginning of December meant the beginning of the candy making/baking season for my mom. The first item she usually made was fruit cake (aka. fruitcake)…so it would be ready to eat by Christmas. Baking fruit cake for Christmas was a family tradition that both she and her oldest sister continued; however, there was one […]

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Grandma’s Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

I remember being about my daughter’s current age, eight, and being taught by my paternal grandmother how to make pie crusts. My favorite part was helping her get the flour from the Hoosier cabinet’s flour bin by turning the handle to sift the flour into the container to be measured. My second favorite part was […]

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