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Nanny’s Fried Pies

Closeup of center of a fried apple pie.

Everyone in the county and many outside knew my Grandmother Sallie Rose; some knew her cooking while others knew her quilting.  Most people called her Sallie, but to me she was Nanny.  I was the most fortunate child around as we lived just a mile from Nanny, and I was allowed to be there all […]

Our 4th Jam-Off, 11 September 2016

Beautiful jars of blueberry jam

The fourth Bloomsbury Jam-Off  is Sunday, 11 September 2016!  Yes, Jam-Off (amateur jam-off).  A panel of jam-loving judges will be selecting the top three entries in the entire universe.  Well, the top three of those j-petitors(contestants) who make a submission to be judged.  The top three entries will be awarded a Jam-Off Certificate and Prize. Be sure to follow the […]

Buttered Nut Creme Cheesecake


Buttered Nut Crème Cheesecake is from an ancient Roman recipe.  Yes, Greece was most likely the introducer of cheesecake – but, this Roman one is a keeper. CRUST: 1 & ¼  cups all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, cold and cut into small parts   NUTS: 2 cups dry roasted […]

The Perfect Bloomsbury Omelet

beautiful omlet served with mushrooms and tomatoe

Lots of chefs believe that they make a perfect omelet.  They will boost of their special pan or only using gas heat or farm fresh eggs.  Well, I learned the perfect omelet method from a friend of mine who owns Common Earth Farms in Bedford NH.  When she first shared this method…I thought “right Gail”.  […]

Helping a Little Friend with “Snack Day”

Dolphin Snack Bowls and Story

Last Spring, one of my little friends invited me to participate in his school “snack day”.  We decided to have Dolphin Bowls with a Dolphin Story Time.  We prepared them at Bloomsbury Inn.  Remember to ask the teachers if there are any student allergies so you can prepare accordingly. Supplies:  Disposable blue soup bowls, disposable […]

Bloomsbury Biscuits

Light and Fluffy Biscuits in an iron skillet

We are often times complimented on our biscuits.  They are just Southern biscuits cooked in my Grandmother’s iron skillet.  Maybe it is all the years of love (or the real butter) that makes them so soft and fluffy.   I tell everyone that I use the Pillsbury Southern Biscuit recipe.  2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon […]

Common Earth Farm: Stuffed Dates

Upclose view of a stuffed date.

You cannot even begin to imagine how wonderful this simple stuffed date is.  I promise that they will disappear off the serving dish before all else.  When my friend from Common Earth Farms first introduced me to these, I was totally hooked.  So, of course, I stole the recipe and now claim it as my […]

Bloomsbury Quiche

Bloomsbury Quiche baked to perfection.

Perfect Butter Pie Crust 1 ¼ cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ¼ cup ice cold water Spray oil  In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.  Chop your butter into small chunks, cut the butter in the mixture until it forms small coarse crumbs.  Add the ice cold water, one tablespoon at […]

White Grape Punch

A glass of white grape punch, garnished with fresh mint.

My great niece is co-hosting a Ladies’ Shower for a bride-to-be.  She asked me to suggest a punch recipe.  My go-to non-alcoholic punch is very classy and just as easy as it is classy.  It can be served from an elegant punch bowl or from a fun summer pitcher — it is always a hit! […]

Bloomsbury Egg Nests

Egg nest

Mother’s Day Perfection Bloomsbury Egg Nests A few days ago, I was researching new breakfast ideas to be used at Bloomsbury Inn, Camden SC.  I especially wanted something beautiful for Mother’s Day 2015.   I decided on a menu of: Fresh Fruit Cup, dressed in local honey and fresh lime Biscuits right out of Grandmother’s iron […]

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