No need to send that search party …

Thumbnail image for No need to send that search party … Granny is still here :-). Sorry I’ve been AWOL for so long … What was meant to be a 4-8 week hiatus has turned into about 9 months! Where did the time go? I’ve been crazy busy with lots of life changes … youngest kiddo in college, job changes and moving to a new-to-us old house in another little Texas town. In keeping with my Granny philosophy I didn’t want to add a lot of writing to what was already a hectic schedule. That time is behind us now, I think … Knock on wood … wouldn’t want to jinx us, afterall.…
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Is Your Kitchen Ready to Cook?

Thumbnail image for Is Your Kitchen Ready to Cook? Coming into the holiday season we are all spending at least a little more time in the kitchen. I'm spending a lot more time in the kitchen this week and I'll bet you are too :-). I thought I'd take a few minutes today to check in with everyone with a reminder of the importance of keeping your kitchen ready to cook.
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White Country Gravy

Thumbnail image for White Country Gravy This is the simplest gravy ever! Southern kitchens particulary here in Texas serve this white country gravy up with just about everything. Most commonly you'll see it served with Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Fried Chicken, oh, er, or just about anything fried ;-). It's delicious on mashed potatoes or rice. Gives pretty much everything a little added kick.
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A Guide to Picking Recipes for the Absolute Beginner

Thumbnail image for A Guide to Picking Recipes for the Absolute Beginner Is this the stuff of nightmares for you? You spot a mouth watering recipe on Pinterest. It's from scratch, a real, real-food recipe so you're pretty excited! Your gonna make this one yourself! You go to the store, get the stuff, come back and start working but that beautiful recipe turns out like this:
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Chicken and Dumplings

Thumbnail image for Chicken and Dumplings This is some real old-fashioned Granny goodness here! Does it get more down-home than Chicken and Dumplings? I don't think so. Now, while this dish isn't a super quick meal it is super easy to make. No tricks here just follow the steps and you've got it.
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Are Visions of Halloween Candy Binges Haunting You?

Thumbnail image for Are Visions of Halloween Candy Binges Haunting You? It's that time of year where all the kiddos look forward to that night of all nights, second only to Christmas, Halloween night and Trick or Treating! I'll bet that as a real food eating parent you look to this night with some degree of anxiety. You've spend a lot of time and energy learning all about how all that candy your kids will be gifted with during their Halloween night rounds is very very bad for them. While the night with the kids, the costumes and the carnival atmosphere is something you look forward to, the candy part isn't. At least not since you learned about real food.
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Wait! Don’t Throw Out All the Processed Food at Once!

Thumbnail image for Wait!  Don’t Throw Out All the Processed Food at Once! It's easy to think that without the food you no longer wish to eat around to tempt everyone that they'll just have to eat all the healthy stuff you're planning to buy to replace it. It's easy to imagine that sure, there will be a little complaining but they will soon get adjusted. And you as the head cook and bottle washer, well you've got a list of recipes and plans of the things you'll make with all the good ingredients you're about to buy. It'll be so great they won't miss their favorites for long at all.
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