Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Apron Fest 09- Givewaway and Recipe

The Winner is Rachel B From Crazytown, USA. Congrats, Rachel!!

Who doesn't love an apron? My friend and blog designer {yep, this blog you're lookin' at} Deanna is hosting Apron Fest '09 at the Apronista and I am thrilled to participate! There are a lot of Aprons being given away, so go over to her site and click through the links to register for a smorgasboard of kitchen love.

You can start here, though! I'll be giving away this apron to one lucky winner:

Apron 2.1

It is from Tar-jhay {new- not from Goodwill, you'll be happy to know} and I modeled it this morning for these well thought out pictures.

Apron 1.1

Something about an apron draws children to your side.

Apron draws attention.1

Maybe it's because they know you might produce a lovely dinosaur shaped meal soon, just like June Cleaver.

Dinner is served.1

Or maybe it's just the cuteness of this apron! If you'd like to enter a chance for this apron to be yours, just leave a comment telling me your favorite recipe to make that your grandmother made. {Feel free to make something up if you can't think of anything. I'm not a stickler for the rules since I made them and all.} Fine print: The contest will close Friday at noon and be sure to leave your e-mail address with your comment {if you don't have an e-mail linked to your sign in account} so I can contact you when you win!

For you, I have my Grandmother's Banana Nut Bread Recipe- a staple and favorite at her house {still!}.

Grandmother Hart's Banana Nut Bread

* 3 ripe bananas
* 1 cup of sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 1/2 cup flour
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp salt
* 1/2 cup melted butter

* Cream bananas and sugar together (this works really well with a potato masher if you have one handy)
* Add the rest of the ingredients
* Mix well
* Bake at 350 degrees for 45 in loaf pan {for muffins, bake 20- 24 minutes}

Isn't that easy peasy? It's also delicious.

Cut into dinosaur shapes and enjoy!


Diana Williams said...

OK, I'm going to cheat a little :) When I was little, I remember my grandfather cooking more than I remember my grandmother cooking. And my dad tells me that my grandfather was good at decorating cakes. I don't have any memory of my grandfather decorating cakes (he died when I was little - sometime before 5th grade), so I'll take my dad's word for it. My dad says my cake decorating talent must of skipped a generation because he can't do it. So I like to think I'm channeling my grandfather when I'm decorating cakes. And a cute apron would be most useful when I make icing and decorate because I inevitably make a mess!
And I think you know my email address :)!

Jill Manning said...

How cute is that apron?!!? I must own it, I must burn all my baked goods in it and I must dust all the dirt under my rugs in it! I hope I win!

Carrie said...

Hillary, you crack me up with the dinosaur nuggets! I would love an apron!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Oh MAN! I really wanted those laundry piles! ;)

My favorite recipes from my grandmother are her traditional Syrian recipes. They've been handed down through generations (and have remained the same since my great-grandmother learned them before coming to the US), and it makes me so happy to be able to carry them on for my kids!


chrisannan said...

Super cute apron Hillary! I must confess that I always ate Triskets and drank "Tab" with my grandmother! They were must haves while "Dallas" every Friday night!!

Anne said...

That apron is adorable! I would love to win it! Although my grandmother never gave me the recipe, I loved her macaroni and cheese growing up. even as a kid I hated the boxed kind, and she always added cream of mushroom soup in. Homemade Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite things to make!

TZel said...

You are not going to believe this- but I most remember really simple things like mashed potatoes, steamed artichokes and strawberry shakes! Once she made real taffy too! I do so love my Grammie
Thank you!

Donna said...

My grandma (the first Julia) made an old-fashioned butter roll that I LOVED. It's kind of like a bread pudding/custardy thing. I NEED that apron Hill- that's all I'll say about it.

sandyandcosmo said...

Fried green tomatoes! Yum!


Damaris said...

my fav recipe from my grandma is her polenta recipe.

this apron is really cute!

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Well now, this is really a very cute apron! My grandmother makes the best hare with red cabbage and potatoe dumplings. This might not sound so appealing to you. But, in Germany it's a delicatesse.
Thanks for the chance to win.

megan said...

Ooohhh, pretty! I've had to think really hard on this one. My grandmother makes a really good Bloody Mary, but that might not be the best one to declare as my favorite. My great-grandmother, though, makes the best sugar cookies. I have the receipe, but still can't make them as well as she does.

the heller family said...

Cute Apron! I am a friend of your semi relative, Mary. I love to make my grandmothers fried cornbread! Yum!!

Amanda said...

What an adorable apron!
My whole family's favorite recipe from my grandmother was her brownies. They're called "Grandma's brownies" in our homes. They are a chocolate brownie with a marshmallow layer on top of that and then a chocolate layer on top of that. SO GOOD!! Since she's been gone, only my sister is brave enough to try to replicate them. They were so special. (and yummy!!)

doughmesstic said...

Great Giveaway!
My grandmother used to make the absolute BEST potato soup. I can't recreate it. There was no recipe. But I will keep trying - I want my son to at least know what her food tasted like...other than a few pictures, he will never know her. This will be my way of keeping her around.

elizabeth said...

Darling apron!

It's a toss up for me on my favorite grandmother recipe. One might seem silly to some, but she could make the absolute best pot of beans ever! Try as I might - and beans are easy - mine are never as good as hers.

And my other favorite was her pineapple pie. Which reminds me that I haven't made it in a while....


B said...

I love, love, love that apron!!!

Ok, one of my favorite childhood recipes my grandma made was called "new peas and potatoes." Basically you pick a bunch of new peas and potatoes from your garden and then cover them in a white sauce. Oh it is ridiculously good and simple. Now that we are trying our own hand at gardening I'm going to have to try it.


GinaT said...

You are hillarious...no pun intended!!!! The pic with the nuggets is priceless. My fav recipe my Grandma made was definately her FAMOUS, from scratch, Chicken N Dumplins. Wow... they were the best. Thick dumplins with tons of chicken and thick broth. OMGoodness, my mouth is truly watering~I loved my Grandma and always will!

Lydia said...

Super cute! And I love your fancy photography work!
My fave recipe from my grandmother is her Pound Cake. It is always a huge hit. And really, how much more southern can you get than pound cake?
Btw, that banana bread recipe sounds delicious! If I hadn't just had a piece of banana bread, I would seriously be craving it.

Dawn and Chase said...

I love this apron!!! It is just my style. I am already imagining baking things with it in the kitchen! I remember my grandmother making homeade fudge for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Man it was good! I miss her everyday. She gave us the recipe but she always just threw things together and so it is not the same!

Hollie and Janie said...

so super cute! for some reason i prefer all my food to be bone-shaped or maybe that's janie! My memaw used to make a delicious Lane Cake with lots of layers and gooey caramel-ly icing! Of course, near the end she got the sugar and salt mixed up, but we smiled and said it was yummy nonetheless!
also, you should host an apron swap!

Kim said...

Piles of laundry not included?! Well shucks!

Brandi Bartee said...

I personally love the fried cornbread and hamburger ball my grandmother made. She no longer cooks but I know she would make it for my kids if she could. Cute apron and I love the pictures. Those dinosaur nuggets rock at our house too.

Christie said...

My favorite recipe that my grandma made has to be peanut butter fudge. Every Christmas she'd make it and pour it in a big pie pan and we'd all cut off chunks to eat. After she died I scoured her recipes for it...she must have had it memorized because I can't find it!

Love the apron. Oooh, I hope I win!


Tami said...

I'm going with a favorite from my Great Grandmother... Chicken and dumplings made from scratch. She is no longer with us and not a single family member knows how to make them. I miss them sooooo much! But...I think a pretty new apron might make me feel better :)

chinamommy said...

i just remember my grandma making hamburgers & french fries when i was VERY little & telling her it was a yucky supper! yes, i got in trouble. Both my grams lived far away, i can't say that i ever cooked with them... I'll make this up: we use to make chicken & dumplings ALL the time from chickens i helped to raise.

Tart Deco said...

Cute apron! My grandmother wasn't too much of a cook, but she did make a pineapple upside down cake every now and then that had cherries on it- yum...

Shana said...

OK! This is going to make you want to give me that APRON. It's TOO cute to not be a part of my kitchen and on my body. :)

My meme is cajun-born..so we grew up with many delectable treats...but this one was always by far the family favorite:

Meme's Gumbo

start out with a nicely browned reux (lightly brown flour in the oven)

add your crab stock (saved from when you boiled the crab earlier)

add all your favorite ingredients...annnd shrimp, annnd crab...scrumptious.

Mindy said...

The thing I love to make like my grandmother is bacon. I know that sounds weird, but she always bought the big box of ends and pieces bacon and scrambled it in a big cast iron skillet. I was fascinated because I'd never seen anyone cook bacon that way before. Everything always tasted great at her house, and so every once in a while I find a Piggly Wiggly and get that big box of bacon and scramble away in her memory.

Priscilla said...

My grandmother used to make rice pudding with me that was soo delicious. The perfect comfort food. I hope I win the cute apron!

Michelle Salehi said...

Good Idea and I love the apron! Below is my favorite recipe that my grandma made.

Grandma’s Chicken Meatballs

1 cup Pepperidge farm stuffing mix
3 tbsp. butter, to fry meatballs
2 cups chopped chicken (I used canned chicken)
2-3 cups chicken broth
1 small onion chopped
Cornstarch to thicken broth (I use canned broth)
1/3 cup of water
Egg noodles
2-3 eggs

Mix together, stuffing mix, water, chopped chicken and onion. Add two to three eggs until the mix sticks together to form into balls. Fry the meatballs in the butter until brown on all sides. In a separate pot bring chicken broth to a boil and thicken with cornstarch. Add the chicken broth gravy to the frying pan with the meatballs and let the broth simmer for 20 minutes. Serve meatballs with egg noodles.

Anonymous said...

I love to make my grandmothers buttermilk pie recipe- yummy!
Thanks for the great giveaway!


BASSakward Tales said...

my grandmother was AWESOME...just a little short story here...my grandmother never learned to drive or anything...but i always ended up washing dishes after a meal...well on every bowl she had her name written on the bottom...i said to my mom in a very sarcastic tone...does she not know which bowls are hers...my mom said she does that so she the families will know who the bowls belong to after they are empty...she takes them to sick people and families who have lost loved ones...please remember my grandmother never learned to drive...never missed church and yet still made sure that others were taken care of...please know that i felt about an inch tall....my grandmother always wore an apron...it was not as cute as this one...it was usually one of my grandfather's shirts that she wrapped around her waist....there are so many recipes i cannot even begin to pick a favorite...but this is my favorite story...love ya

The Writer Chic said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your picture holding the dino nuggets. LOVE IT. =)

And my favorite recipe was passed from my dad's mom to my stepmom to me -- and I actually don't know the exact recipe, but in our family it is known as "ducky roast" (though it's just roast beef) because I called my grandma "Duck" and I was her "ducky."

Anyways, does that count? ;)

Cindy@love laugh and pray said...

My grandmother wasn't much of a cook (sugar cookie mix out of a box) but was an absolutely amazing seamstress. I so wish she were here to show her this adorable apron - she would love it!! My mother didn't teach me how to sew, so I only hope that it is my grandmother who is looking down and encouraging me in my sewing endeavors. Thanks for the chance to win! I have fallen in love with this apron!

--Arnnette said...

You can read more of my grandma on my apron giveaway. One of my favorite moments with her and I in the kitchen are making bunuelos by scratch. It tastes like cinnamon crisps. She would make the bunuelos so perfectly round and thin. My favorite treat for New Years Eve with Champurado (chocolate cinnamon cocoa with corn tortilla flour or corn starch as a thickener):)

Thanks for the giveaway.

KarenLBishop917 said...

You are a funny lady. My grandmother made a wonderful beef and veggie soup with fried cornbread.

Thank you for the opportunity to win your darling apron.

DarlingAlana said...

My grandma is a horrible cook. But her quick, easy and somewhat lame spaghetti usually does taste good, so that's something that I do like to make from time to time (it doesn't even have meatballs in it!) She's a piece of work LOL.

my email:

Ashley said...

Hey Hillary,
May sound weird, but my grandma used to make the best roast beef, I remember she use to pour coca-cola in it, it was the best!
Hope I win!!!!!!!!!!! Love the Apron!

Mama said...

What a c.u.t.e. apron!!! My Grandparents passed away when I was a little girl, but my brothers (and the community!) said that she made the best HOMEMADE BREAD!!! And it's funny because there is nothing in the world I love more than the smell of bread baking. xxxx


heatherd said...

What a lovely apron! It almost looks like an outfit of its own! My favorite thing to make that I learned from my grandma is dishpan cookies. That basically means anything you have in the kitchen goes in the cookies.

Lauren said...

I love eating White Peas at my Granny's house. Some southerners call them Lady Peas. They don't have them in the northern half of Alabama, so I must always buy them when I visit Dothan.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Good grief, lady. You and all your fancy comments.


Anyway. My Granny made the best brisket ever. And pound cake. And sweet tea. And butter beans. And grits.

Oh my. I miss my Granny for herself, of course, but I sho’ do miss her cooking, too!!!

Jennifer said...

You have such a fun way with words and presenting things - it was fun to read your post.

As for something my grandma made, it's her sugar cookies-so soft! I had to get the recipe from her ages ago and still love to use it.

Jennifer said...

Love the mix of fabrics on that apron!

My favorite recipe has to be my great grandma's butterscotch cookies ... loved to nibble on them every time we went to her house! You can see the recipe here:


Hooker Next Door said...

I love love love my Grandmothers rice. No matter how hard I try, follow her directions exactly... I just can not get it like hers! Even when I stand there with her and do it!haha Just a certain something she has that I hope to find some day. :)


Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Would you believe that I just made that recipe yesterday???!!! Minus the 1/2 cup of butter... yum. I will be adding that 1/2 of cup of fat next time. :0)

ADORABLE apron!!!

My grandmother made all things Italian. My favorites to try to reproduce are her homemade pizza and ziti.

Now I am hungry!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Ms. Can't Be Wrong said...

Thank you for including your laundry in the photo! I feel so normal now!

I spent a lot of time with my Grandma growing up and she cooked a lot! One of my many faves (that I still make to this day) homemade chicken and noodles. Mmmm. Mmmmm. Gooooood!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Stephanie said...

This apron is cute enough to wear everyday!

My grandmothers barley soup..no contest!

James said...

I would love a full apron from you, they are great.

CupcakeDD said...

CUTE apron!!

My Grandma Minahan used to make zucchini applesauce and zucchini bread with the GIANT zucchini from my Papa Joe's garden. YUMMY!

My Grandma Graham would make us sugar doughnuts by cutting a hole in the middle of a refridgerator biscuit, frying it and then rolling it in powdered sugar. Mmmm...

Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe from my Grandma is Sugar Cookies...she taught my Dad how to make them and he taught me.

The cookies are different, because they puff up, almost like a yeast-raised dough, and they stay chewy. Ooooh I want to bake some right now!

Of course, the oven is off limits until the triple digit heat gives way to cooler temps.

Anonymous said...

Re-Re's potato salad had to be the best! I think she put mostly sour cream and a little mayo...Other faves from Miss May's were spaghetti and meatballs, real beef bologna, and toasted pound cake...Ma-Ma didn't cook! Ha!(I took after her!)
I would monogram that apron if I won it!! Love ya, Mom

Heidi said...

That apron is SO cute! My favorite recipe of hers was Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. Wow and yum. The funny thing is, I can't remember ever eating it at her house, just at my house when my mom would make it! I remember eating Trix cereal and oreos at her house. She always had oreos in a jar for her grandkids but she hated them so she was never tempted to eat them herself!

Jesse and Lacey said...

Hey Hillary! Love the apron! I am going to make your banana bread recipe today (that is, if this baby girl naps)!
My favorite it blueberry pie...
-5-6 cups of blueberries
-3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup A.P. flour
- squirt of lemon
Mix, put in uncooked pie crust, cover with another pie crust, crimp edges, cut some slits in top and sprinkle sugar on top ( a little milk brushed on top makes the sugar stick). Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes...yum!

Lacey Guthrie

Farmgirl Paints said...

Pick me, pick me!! Too cute and I love BANANA Bread. Thanks for the recipe.

Kimberly @ RaisingOlives said...

I make Oatmeal pancakes, they are delicious and of course my grandmother has no recipe, so she just taught me to make it herself and she has now taught most of our daughters to make them.

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love love love love this apron! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Here is a recipe for my grandmothers aebleskivers:
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon lukewarm milk

2 tablespoons active dry yeast

3 eggs, at room temperature

2 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted, plus additional for buttering the pan

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Juice and zest of one-half lemon

1 3/4 cups flour

Powdered sugar

Tart berry jam

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the warm milk and yeast; set aside until the mixture begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the eggs and sugar until combined, then add the butter, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Finally, add the flour and whisk until the batter is smooth.

2. Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place until the batter is at least doubled in size, about 30 minutes. The batter will be thick and slightly sticky.

3. Heat the aebleskiver pan over medium heat, then brush each mold lightly with melted butter. When the butter just begins to brown, pour the batter so each mold is filled almost to the rim. (Start with the middle mold as it receives the least amount of heat and remember the sequence in which you fill each mold in the pan, as the aebleskivers will need to be turned in that order.)

4. When a solid crust has formed on the bottom of each mold, reduce the heat slightly and use a skewer to loosen and turn each aebleskiver by one-third. As the crust continues to form, turn each by one-third again. Finally, turn each mold again so the entire crust is formed. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the interior of each aebleskiver is cooked through. A toothpick or skewer inserted should come out clean.

5. Use a skewer to remove the aebleskivers from the pan. Plate in arrangements of three; sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with tart berry jam. Serve immediately.

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Rachel said...

I'm in love with that apron! In LOVE.

My favorite recipe that Granny made.. oooh it's a tie: Chicken Fried Steaks and Italian Creme Cake. Both from scratch, of course.

I'll even be making the cake on Friday for my birthday ;-) i save the chicken fried steak for special occasions because the amount of salt in it.. woooooooo buddy.

Rebecca said...

Okay... this is super lame, but my favorite thing my grandma made for me was her grilled cheese. I loved it so much, because unlike my mom putting a plain slice of American cheese on it, Grandma put a thick slice of Velveeta, and that just made all the difference in the world! Thanks so much for the chance to win your great apron!

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

My favorite recipe isn't a favorite recipe at all. My Gma Bush used to always put butter on sandwiches instead of mayonaise. Well, I should rephrase that. It wasn't real butter- it was Margarine. Remember that word? I haven't heard it used in years (except by my anitquated family)but it reminds me of watching her assemble 25 sandwiches at 5:30 in the morning. She and Gpa Bush always fed the men that worked in their fields. Every once in a while, I will still get a "hankerin" for a butter sandwich with ham, tomatoes and lettuce. No cheese, thank you. I used all the calories on the margarine!
So maybe that knocks me out of the running for the adorable Tarjay apron (does Target really need to be called anything else?) but it probably wouldn't go around my fat butt anyway! lol
Hey, I had a blast meeting you at SheSpeaks. So glad we got to say hi a few times. You are just the cutest darling of an Other Mama I have ever seen! {{{HUGS!}}}

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

BTW, you popping out one knee in your pictures gives you a certian "appeal." June Cleaver can't hold a candle to you. Was your hubby just drooling over the pics? He ought to be. You are a vision of domestic perfection. Even with the dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets! Too cute!

Mrs. Pear said...

Funny you should ask about recipes my grandmother made that I am making! We are in the midst of cucumber season here so I have made Million Dollar Relish and Seven Day Pickles. Both are old recipes that she made.

I also make her Kuffle cookies (crescents of brown sugar/cinnamon/raisin goodness) and her kraut perogies (sweet dough filled with cabbage and ground beef baked and served with ketchup).

I had to laugh about aprons drawing children, my kids love to play with my aprons so I have to be careful not to leave them in reach if I want to use them!

vada0427 said...

So love that apron - I've fondled it a few times at the "T" but it hasn't made it's way home yet....perhaps this will be my lucky entry!
My grandma is Italian, so her spaghetti sauce is our family secret recipe...it's the kind that simmers all day, includes ribs for flavoring, and handmade meatballs...can't share more details since it's, you know, a secret recipe!
Thanks for the chance to win,
Karen G.

Elyse said...

So my favorite from my Mom's mother is Strawberry Rhubarb Pie - it's a little sweet and a little tart, perfect for me. My dad's mom used to make us sugar and butter sandwiches (on one piece of bread folded over) - I loved those! I would love that apron, too :o) Doesn't ever soon to be mom need one??

Michelle said...

So the thing that I want to learn to make that my grandma makes really well is pumpkin rolls! They are great! Every time we go there even in the summer she makes them for us, I'm afraid of making one though because of the rolling part, but maybe if I win this apron I will assume it's my destiny to give it a shot! Thanks for the encouragement!

L Harris said...

I love this apron! I don't know that i make any specific recipe that my grandmothers made. But I'm sure they made banana loaf and I do like to make that.

kdunn said...

Love the apron and the recipe. My favorite recipe of my grandma's is her carrot cauliflower casserole. Unfortunately my husband hates it so I neve make it.

Mommie Daze said...

My Grandma makes a blueberry cheesecake that I love to make this time of year.

malleycc said...

What a pretty apron. I love it. My grandma made tomato pie and I get craving for it now alot. I make it easier than grandma did but it still tastes great (actually I think its better than hers--she passed away so I guess its ok to say that).

Vanessa said...

Mississippi Mud Cake! I've been dreaming about this for several weeks now, so I think I will make one this weekend.

CL said...

Love this idea and love the apron! My grandmother was fabulous in the kitchen and I try to make something at least once a week that she made because she so loved sharing recipes! Here is one that uses eggplant and zucchini!


1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 T. oil
2 med. Zucchini, sliced
1 med. Eggplant, peeled and cubed
1 green pepper, chopped
4 tomatoes, peeled and cut up
2 t. salt
¼ t. black pepper
¾ c. shredded cheddar cheese

Cook crumbled beef and onion in oil for 5 mins. Add vegetables, salt and pepper. Cook 10 min, stirring often. Put in casserole dish and top with cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 30 minutes longer.

Here is another family favorite.

GM’s Corn Pudding

3 eggs
½ c. sugar
2 T. flour
1 t. salt
2 cups corn
2 cups milk
¼ stick butter or margarine

Beat eggs, add sugar and flour. Mix well, add corn, milk and salt. Melt butter in baking dish, grease bottom and sides. Pour in corn mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until firm.

Fingers crossed! A new apron would make for a lovely wedding gift too! ; )

pendy said...

My grandmother was a great cook, but when I was at her house, she ALWAYS made creamed corn for me...the old fashioned way...in the black iron skillet with plenty of butter!

Rachel B said...

So love that apron!! It has a great old but new look to it.

My dad is a great cook and learned from my grandmother but I only remember her making peanut butter pie. It's just the typical recipe with cream cheese, sugar, peanut butter and cool whip in a graham cracker crust but it was so good.

It's funny to me that there is just something about the people we love cooking for us. I think we can't duplicate those tastes because their love is baked in. But you know our grandchildren one day will be able to taste our love and remember the things we made them one day.

Bowlby said...

Oh, gosh. Neither of my grandmas are great cooks. (Do I get pity points for that?) The most memorable dish--my grandma makes stuffed cabbage...and every holiday I avoid eating it. Shudder.

RobinBirdsNest said...

Your apron is so cute! I'm gonna cheat too. My favorite recipe is from my Mom for peach cobbler.

Erica said...

Hands down peach pie! It's to die for, It's not a meal at grandma's without peach pie. I love the apron and love target. This is so fun. I'm glad I joined in this week.

Maren said...

Hillary, You are a Tarjay girl after my own heart. How I can spend hours just walking up and down each aisle. Except that my kids dump their popcorn all over the place and cry the entire time to go to the toy section and then cry when we leave the toy section with no treasures to take home. Good times.

My grandmother made the best chocolate chip cookies and she passed the recipe onto my dad who shared it with me. Who doesn't love gooey bliss straight from the oven?

Lori said...

Super cute apron! Can you believe I don't have one? For some reason after reading blogs for over a year that seems like a travesty. :) My grandma made amazing ginger cookies. They were soft and yummy, and I'm inspired to find the recipe after your post. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I heart that apron! And I heart cooking, too. My fave recipe from my MeeMaw is her chicken spaghetti (with lots of velveeta included)!
Allison @ Anointed With Grace

Lisa said...

One of my grandmothers had passed away before I was born and the other passed away when I was a toddler, so I never knew them when they cooked.

However, I remember stories about one of my grandmothers making delicious apple dumplings and also chocolate gravy. Yummy!

Lisa Adkins

P.S. I have a weakness for aprons. :) I wear them all the time.

Kath' said...

What an adorable apron. It looks so good on you. I love aprons. I think its good to have different ones to go with your mood that day or personality. My favorite times were when my Grandmother made homemade Enciladas. Nothing like they do now. She made them from scratch, with pork and roast pulled apart. Thanks for the chance to win this. Come join my blog fun starting friday. www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.com or dublshot@comcast.net

windycindy said...

Unfortunately, I never knew either of my Grandmothers. My parents had me when they were older and only my Grandfathers were alive. They didn't live too long after I was born. I know that my paternal grandmother wore an apron daily! Dad says she would scoop the chicks up in her apron, if it started to rain!
Many thanks for offering such a lovely apron for the giveaway.
Many thanks, Cindi

Diana said...

Hi, I love your apron and your requirement for a grandma story. I will never forget the time that my grandma built an outdoor fire and cooked fried potatoes and bacon in an iron skillet. We had a most delusions meal. She always took time for me and that's what made her so special.

Christi said...

Ohh the thought of my Granny teaching me to cook! She was the bestest! I love this apron!

Bobbi Janay said...

How funny that you ask about Grannie's cooking, this was just being talked about with friends last night. I can't remember my Grannie cooking but she was never with out Ice cream in her freezer and pickles in her fridge and even if it was almost dinner time she would let you have either.

the wild raspberry said...

my grandma made the best fried chicken for us every sunday. i wish that i could make it as good as she always did. maybe i could in one of these adorable aprons!!

Theresa said...

oh my, how cute is that apron?!

My favorite "recipe" from my Nana is for potato croquettes, and it's typical of all her cooking - a dash of this,a bit of that,different every time!

Renae said...

First, I love the apron! Very cute! A favorite memory is the tradition of baking Christmas sugar cookies with my "Oma." My Mom has since taken over so in time it will be my turn....in a LONG time! :)

Sharon said...

Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway! I love that apron it is so pretty. My favorite recipe of my Meme's to make is French Apple Pie. It is a double crust apple pie with raisins and a glaze on the top crust. Yum!

Have a great day and thank you again!


Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Oh I love your apron and would be so thrilled to win it!! I have so many lovely memories of baking with my Grandmother as a child, she was well known for her pastries. Her pies were legend in the area, I have not acquired her talent but appreciate all she did to teach me what she loved.


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