Grandma's Table: Creating A Legacy of Love Through Food
By Janets Notebook on September 07, 2011
It's official... September brings us National Grandparents Day! While technically observed on September 11 this year, I see no reason whatsoever to limit ourselves! Granted, this grandma may be a wee bit biased, but I think we should be celebrating these folks every day of the year. I honestly feel that every meal I make is an homage to the lessons learned from those who have gone before...never mind the countless other ways my life has been enriched by that older generation.
Help me spread the love this grandparently season by serving up a spread of family favorite recipes handed down through the generations. Jessica Harrington of Bennington, Vermont may just have the perfect way to start: with her Grandma's Secret Apple Brownies! "My Grandmother used to make these all the time for me when I was young," explains Jessica. "She finally gave me the recipe and I have been making them since! They are super moist and just incredible. Have one in the morning with your coffee or warm one up and place vanilla ice cream on top for dessert!" Or if you're anything like me, do BOTH! We're so glad Jessica was willing to share this simple apple cake with us... Just remember, it's a secret!
It is a favorite recipe for Congo Cookies that causes Franklin, Tennessee cook Carie Turner to start reminiscing about her grandmother. "This was my Grandma Bure's recipe and she made it for me when I was a little girl," says Carie of these easy, chocolaty bar cookies. "Yep, I loved chocolate even then. I remember making this in the kitchen with my mom and with my own children as they were growing up. It still remains a family favorite. Recently, I made 4 batches that were consumed by my daughter's college soccer team. They didn't last long." The Crew and I just love how very easy Carie's recipe is! Her grandmother's Congo Cookies capture the magical richness of homemade chocolate chip cookies, but with the ease of a bar cookie. read full post