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Grandpa’s Famous Meatloaf

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for some time. George made this up and Connor (our oldest grandson) loved it so much he named it “Grandpa’s Famous Meatloaf”. That name stuck and all the grandchildren who had it loved … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cake (Nigella’s Spruced Up Vanilla Christmas Cake)

We first made this Christmas, 2010 and it was perfect. So dressy but so easy. It has a great flavor (much like pound cake). Since then, it has become a tradition for Banks and Warner to make it “snow” by … Continue reading

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Banana walnut muffins

2 bananas 1/8 cup agave 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups almond flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon acv 4 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Mash banana. Add eggs and vanilla agave baing soda, vinegar, butter … Continue reading

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Homemade popcorn

Matthew was amazed at this. Add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of a heavy lidded pan. Heat oil on medium high and add a few kernals. When they pop the oil is ready.  Add kernals until a single … Continue reading

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Pie Crust

from Allrecipes.com Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced 1/4 cup ice water In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, … Continue reading

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George’s Blue Cheese Dressing

He made this a lot when we lived on Brown Street. He crumbled some blue cheese in a bowl, added a bit of mayo and then stirred together. He would add milk a bit at a time until he thinned … Continue reading

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Salsa

Dump the following into a food processer or Vitamix blender: 1 large can of tomatoes 1 or 2 cloves of peeled garlic a medium yellow onion, rough chopped into big chunks fresh cilantro (wash it well before throwing it in) … Continue reading

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Classic potato salad

Grandma (my mom) always made it this way. It was the recipe often published in a Miracle Whip ad when she lived on Scottsdale Drive in west Knoxville. Back then, Family Circle magazine was popular and those ads appeared in … Continue reading

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Overnight salad

Joann Looper’s recipe; this is really good. We’ve had it at family dinners with my siblings and it’s the one thing I’v made where they asked for the recipe. If that wasn’t enough, this is made the night before and … Continue reading

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Corned beef and cabbage

This is one of our favorites for March. There’s nothing to it other than cooking the corned beef in our Instant Pot for about 90 minutes. We let it natural release, add cut potatoes, cabbage and carrots and cook for … Continue reading

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