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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Holiday Season Blogging Vacation

Thumbnail image for Holiday Season Blogging Vacation Hello to everyone this fine December day :-) I've been taking it a bit easy this holiday season, scaling back on my schedule in the spirit of a relaxed holiday. Hope you're able to have a little time extra for yourself and loved ones too this Christmas season. You might have noticed I've been doing a little sprucing up around the old blog ;-). Nothing too drastic, just a few formatting changes to make things easier to read and share.
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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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