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G-ma Rainie’s Swiss Steak

This should have posted yesterday, but I've been distracted by a friend in need for the past few days, so I apologize for the delay. Both sides of my family have a Swiss Steak recipe and one is COMPLETELY different from the other, so I'm going to share both with you. You get one today,… Continue reading G-ma Rainie’s Swiss Steak

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Grandma’s Pot Pie

Today's recipe comes from my late g-ma Ethel. She also called it meat 'n' potato pie. Why? Because that's pretty much what's in it. You can add carrots or whatever, but I like it this way. Pot Pie Crust 4 cups flour 1 cup shortening 2 teaspoons salt Enough water to mix* Combine ingredients in… Continue reading Grandma’s Pot Pie

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What I Need

Most of you know, especially if you follow me on Twitter or are a Facebook friend, the kind of week and a half I've had. My paternal grandmother passed away on June 11th, two days before my birthday, and I spent my birthday at the mortuary and cemetery planning g-ma's services with my uncle, as… Continue reading What I Need

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The Last One

My last grandparent died on Saturday morning around five o'clock. You've seen me talk about her a lot. I call her G-ma. She's the only grandparent I had left since 2003 when my other grandmother (on Umi's side) passed away. She died on grandpa's birthday, August 31st. Before her, grandpa died in February 1995, two… Continue reading The Last One

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Yorkshire Pudding

This recipe is an old one, passed down to me by my maternal grandmother, passed to her by who knows in my ancestral line. G-ma Ethel always made this when she'd slow-cook a roast, and it's a family favorite. It is, however, quite greasy, so we didn't have it often. This is a fairly simple… Continue reading Yorkshire Pudding

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G-ma

It's been an unexpectedly emotionally draining day. My grandmother is in a nursing home right now. She's been back and forth between there and the hospital ever since she fell and broke her knee early January. This was the first time I'd been able to visit her in the home, having seen her at the… Continue reading G-ma