Grandma W.’s Date Nut Bread

Here is the other recipe as promised, this time from my fraternal grandma. This bread definitely doesn’t have to be made only around the holidays, but it is one of those breads that you can make, wrap, and give as gifts. This recipe makes two loaves of bread, so you can have one for yourself and give the other as a gift. You could also separate it and make it into four mini loaves, or, like my grandma used to do, bake in washed out tin cans, which make really cute gifts.

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Christmas Fudge by Grandma S.

To round out the holiday recipes, I have two posts for recipes that are very near and dear to my heart. Each of the recipes comes from one of my Grandmothers. This fudge recipe is from my maternal grandma, and brings back a lot of memories. It comes with a heavy heart, as she is physically not doing very well right now, but I hope this brings other people happiness.

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Pies for the Holidays

I made these pies just for fun but they scream “holiday pie!” Or, you know, you could make one (or both) just for fun and to eat during the week. A little sliver of pie can go a long way in cheering someone up, that’s for sure.

I decided to make two pies so my husband and I could each take one into work, and I really wanted to try out my pie stencil cut outs. I can’t remember when I bought them, but they’ve floated around my kitchen for at least a couple years and it was about time to use them. You’ll see what I mean later. Continue reading

Non-boring Deviled Eggs

I started just calling this post Deviled Eggs, but that sounded boring. Devilish Deviled Eggs sounded like a horrible Dad joke (sorry Dad), so I landed on “Non-boring”, which in itself is a little boring. Alas, hopefully the taste of the eggs will make up for the title.

Before I get to the unnecessary story and then finally the directions, I’d first like to give a shout out to my friend Erica for coming over and supporting a crazy day of cooking and baking. Food pictures really have to be taken in the daylight, so I took a Sunday and went crazy with it. You can see Erica’s fingers in this post. Thanks Erica! Continue reading