desserts, disaster, vegetarian

Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

I used to love eating this as a kid. I took it to school as birthday treats instead of cupcakes many times. It's not as soft as traditional fudge, but so delicious! As my mom says, it's a tricky recipe, but so worth it. I had to call mom part of the way through to… Continue reading Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

soups

Ma’s Ham & Bean Soup

I posted my mother in law's ham recipe the other day, and I recommended saving the unused sauce, the leftover ham,Β and pan juices for later. This is why! You can make this on the stovetop in a large pot of dutch oven, or in an extra large crock pot. I'll admit we've sometimes had the… Continue reading Ma’s Ham & Bean Soup

main courses

Ma’s Ham

This is my mother-in-law's recipe. I'm really not a big ham eater, but I really, really like this ham. Make sure you save the leftovers (including the leftover sauce, drippings, and carcass) to make ham and bean soup! I'll be posting the ham and bean soup recipe separately. Ingredients 1 whole ham Whole cloves (optional… Continue reading Ma’s Ham

cakes & cupcakes, desserts, vegetarian

Nana’s Carrot Cake

I can't take credit for this gorgeous carrot cake that occasionally appears on my header image. My wife made that using her grandmother's recipe. This recipe is on the thinnest piece of paper ever. It was clearly typed on a typewriter, but I have no idea how the paper didn't disintegrate when moving through the… Continue reading Nana’s Carrot Cake

cookies, desserts, vegetarian

Mom’s Fruitcake Cookies

We used to make fruitcake cookies every Christmas when I was little. My mom has come to visit the last several years for Christmas, and we've made them again every time. They're just so good!Β If you hate fruitcake, don't assume you'll hate these. They really don't taste like an actual fruitcake. The main similarity with… Continue reading Mom’s Fruitcake Cookies