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The year was 1774.      Friar Antonio de Sedella was sent to the territory of Louisiana by Spain’s King Charles III to continue the work of converting heathens to Christians through a little process called an ‘Inquisition’.      Friar Sedella didn’t much like the King or forcing people to convert by having their […]

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  • Adela - That looks soon good. And you’re right about the portrait. If he’s had a child, the child is hiding under a bed somewhere.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - HA!!! You’re so right! A scary looking dude for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - I loved this one. I really need to look this one up as I am rather ignorant of the Catholic policies in that area and time. I’m more familiar with the policies of England’s Angilical Church during the time England dominated the colonies.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Oh, you make me want to go back to NOLA right away. I have to put it on our calendar, and soon! And I’m hungry.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Can you imagine LIVING here? Everywhere I go- great food and a story. I’m transfixed!ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - I’ll have to try this next time I’m in New Orleans!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - All news to me! Thanks for feeding my brain this delicious blog!ReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - Well, it’s almost midnight here and I’ve way too much already. But now I’m hungry again!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I feel your pain- or is it weight gain? (That rhythms!!) I’m so talented….ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - That dish looks fab! I never knew about him so thanks for the education. I’ll have to google him for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I have never been to New Orleans. This post is giving me another reason to get there some time soon. Yummy and educational post.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Carpenter - Oh, that looks delicious! I’ve never been to New Orleans but when I finally get there, I *must* visit Pere Antoine’s!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Davis - What a guy! Even though i havent heard of him before hes okay in my book. I LOVE to eat so leaving the coins behind for a feast…….BRAVO!ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - I so love your history lessons!ReplyCancel

  • Rasma Raisters - Interesting write. I enjoy reading about things to do with history.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - My family has history in NOLA. I remember many a visit during Mardi Gras (crazy!) My aunt is on a plane this morning to visit her sister who has lived there for 55 years. Never knew this little piece of juicy history. Kind of awesome to read your blog and become more enlightened. Good to know!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’ve got a suitcase full of them- history lessons about this place. I’ll have to re-post a few more.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Fascinating. An I can see what you mean about his portrait. Another of those great-hearted people who’s beautfy only shines when you know them!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - Is he not, what some would call, ruggedly handsome?

    Bon appetite!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I think only the ‘rugged’ part. *burp*ReplyCancel

    When I was a little girl, and we went to visit my grandparents, there would often times, be in attendance, my grandfather’s sisters- Mae, Gertrude and Irene.   They dressed in long dark dresses, had heavy stockings on, sensible shoes, their hair pinned up, and smelled of rose water.   I especially loved […]

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  • Carollynn - I love stories about crazy relatives. My current relatives are boring in comparison.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’ve got a carpet bag full of them. That photo above is the actual photo taken of Flossie!ReplyCancel

  • Alison F. - There was some movie or T.V. show where they talked about how “we don’t put our crazy folk up in the attic. We set them out on the front porch for everyone to see.” I’m trying to follow that rule now in my life – as you get older, you find out more and more interesting things about your family (and the bonus round one you get when you get married). Nobody set their hair with chicken bones in mine though, I don’t believe . . .ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- in the past I think those attics were full. Now, the front porch, or, here in New Orleans, on every street corner. Oh boy….ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Wow. Sounds like you come by it honestly–no WONDER you ended up in NOLA!!! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Leanne@crestingthehill - so exciting to have so many crazies in the family history! (I think that photo of Flossie was after she had her teeth out) anyway I think my family waited for the current generation to bring out the idiots (my brothers are referred to as “wankers” and are quite proud of the title) *sigh*
    I’m the white sheep of the family….ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes it was! Taken a few years before she died. It took them 20something years to finally get around to taking her ID photo. The transcripts from her time in the Insane Asylum are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Now they would prescribe something for the epilepsy and probably would have had the other under control. All families have “weird,” but I’m from the Midwest. Even when the tale is outstanding others in the family object to it being printed as others do not know. We live a long time.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes, she would have been diagnosed and properly treated, but they were country folk with no means. I’m from the Midwest too! Ohio. Most of my ‘people’ are gone though- so I can tell the tales.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - Wow. And you are the sane one! That’s why I have no desire to mess around in geneology:)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m the sanest person I know! But I LOVE the crazies. Living vicariously I suppose! HahahaaaReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - Love the story Cheryl as I have a lot of crazies in my own family. They say you can definitely tell people from the South. In the north they hide their crazies down here we dress them up and sit them on the front porch. Southerners are proud of their crazies! I’m wondering if you are still getting the shit storm from your last post. I’ve been cussed out on Twitter two days in a row haha!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Rena! As for the #shitstorm, people have backed off ’cause I carry a big stick- you bash me- I bash back. But I’m cute when I do it. HAhahaaaaReplyCancel

  • Sue - Gads Cheryl, I love this stuff. Your family history story is amazing. You’re making me want to resign up with Ancestry again. My grandmother’s name was Gertrude too. We never were allowed to ask about her siblings as they were all off limits. Now when Grandfather (we called him Papa) died, his sister could not bear it and killed herself which was hidden from us for many years for obvious reasons.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - What????? Why would your grandfather’s sister kill herself over his death??? Tell me more!!!ReplyCancel

  • David Stillwell - That’s nothing… I cannot even disclose the time my cousins broke in to the funeral home to steal their fathers ashes and replace them with ashes from the BBQ… All that so their step mother would not have his ashes… She still has that urn of BBA ashes and mourns over it….ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - People are sooooooo intense. And she never found out I assume?ReplyCancel

  • RasmaSandra - That is some colorful history. I remember when I married my first husband with the inclusion of his family I called all of us the Addams Family. If anyone had really resembled Morticia and Gomez it would have been perfect. Glad at least you got to find out some things.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And they say the cream always raises to the top- not so much sometimes! HahahaaReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Oh, wow! We’ve researched our families back to the fifteen hundreds.. All disgustingly boring. Why do you have all the luck?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - For the most part nothing in ours is half this interesting.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - Wow!! Difficult for me to summon up any other reaction to this story!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It was thrilling to find a new bit of family history. I’m still hunting for more.ReplyCancel

    Ten years ago, on August 29th a powerful storm saved New Orleans. I know that sounds twisted curious, but ‘save’ the City, it did.   Backstory: We were still living in Ohio. Reinventing ourselves Relocating to New Orleans had not yet come into our future plans.   The entire world knows what happened […]

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  • carollynn - Yup, yup, and yup. You’d never know I was a college grad by my language skills 😉 I agree with everything . single . thing . you. wrote.

    I have loved NOLA for many years, (pre and post Katrina). While the devastation of Katrina was beyond words, it forced the US of A to re-evaluate the treasure that is NOLA and bring in resources to ensure it would survive and ultimately THRIVE.

    What is lost is lost, (and undeniably A LOT was lost) but from the watery grave has emerged a new, energized, better NOLA.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes! It really is amazing to see how the city has/is re-building, however, the street up-keep is deplorable. We just got a notice in the mail that said all of the roads should be fixed by 2018- so there’s THAT! I hope I can wait- so does my car.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - We keep talking about getting back to NOLA. I was there right after 9/11/01 and not since. It’s on our list. In fact, it’s top of our list. Happy that so much has re-emerged. I love NOLA. I just need to get thin enough to eat some beignets. Just sayin’;.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Good luck! I’ve gained at least 15 since eating my way through this town.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Such a positive take on what happened AFTER the horrors! I hope to one day see the reinvented NOLA. I never got to see the old one, but this sounds like it may be even better. Except the roads. 😀ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - There is SO MUCH to be positive about! And the people are so charming. You’d love it!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - I had read some of that, but I did not know the rebuilding had been as thorough as you imply. I do hope they can keep the corruption down, but then there is human nature.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle - The last time I was in New Orleans was 10 years ago right before Katrina. I loved visiting and one time I even ended up on a Mardi Gras float!ReplyCancel

  • Nora - Such great news!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It really is Nora. I can’t imagine a World without NOLA. Thanks for dropping by.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - You alone has made me want to visit New Orleans with all your colorful posts about the city. I remember the horror and that my we often watched from the hospital where my Mom was in her last days.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We;;, you know where you can get a room- for cheap! And cocktails!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Amazing how such a tragedy can turn into such a blessing! That’s life…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s a Cinderella story. But we both know not every tragedy is. Fingers crossed we have another Hurricane free season.ReplyCancel

  • Thefamilyjewlz Pembo-Bohning - I have had so little time to read any articles in the blogs that I follow. *sad face* I do like to visit yours because of course NOLA is where my soul resides. I have enjoyed many stories here on your blog, and I thank you. So yesterday I saw the Katrina one & loved it! Here’s why…it was short (like me) ;o), factual, and made me think…O my gosh, 10 years already?! Where is the time going?! Anyway, what you said about the roads…my doctor is on Napoleon and I go every 4 months. Each time I think…not yet?! And Magazine from the river??…don’t get me going!! LOL! Great little article shug. Have a nice day!ReplyCancel

  • Quirky Chrissy - I was there before, and I was there after…and I didn’t notice too many changes, but I sure do remember loving it both times. Would love to return soon. Please send pralines.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - A lot of the improvements are in the infrastructure, but so many homes have been renovated, and Magazine St. has never been more vibrant. Pralines are on the way. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDianiel - I was there both before and after as well. I actually learned more from you in this post than I learned watching all of those hours of TV before and after! A great explanation. The memorial is so touching.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - The memorial is in a far-off place, down the southeastern edge- a fishing area. A friend of ours has a fishing ‘camp’ (raised house) down there. We went down to go out on the boat for the day and as we turned on the road I saw this amazing ‘thing’ out in the water. I inquired and went closer. It is absolutely beautiful- just standing there in the middle of a place hardly anyone goes to. It’s only about 50 yards off the land. And it’s huge! Amazing!!ReplyCancel

    I recently, started a heated debate between a few of my favorite (and most intelligent) gentlemen friends.   It began by sharing, on Facebook, something like this: “South Carolina Takes Down Confederate Flag”, adding my teaser ‘What say you?’   Oh boy.   I asked right?   One person said he was surprised […]

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  • Tammy - BRAVO. I have never loved you more. Which is saying a lot. I wonder how the conversation would go if the flag were Hitler’s flag and a sector of the German population wanted to fly in in public places to commemorate their “history”. Give me an effing break. This is a care of a bunch of bigoted sore losers who haven’t managed to understand that the country slammed their archaic ideas to dust and moved forward. Fly your damn flag in your own yard so that everyone can know that you support a time when you stood on the wrong side of history.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - 1865- 2015. Time to change the game.ReplyCancel

  • Diana @ Nanny to Mommy - I am from Georgia, still live there. But I agree, that flag should NOT have been on a government building. You don’t see the British flag everywhere in the US, why fly the losing side? I think if you want to fly that flag in your own front yard, you have that freedom, but it should have been removed. This whole debate really is just taking focus off the real debate, which should be gun control, in my opinion.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And sooooo many other important issues! But this is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t NOT want to address this (I’m sure you would agree).ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - I actually always thought that the flag was more about the southern heritage etc etc rather than just about slavery until Facebook told me otherwise!
    You always express to well what I’m thinking – fly your flag on your front porch but don’t expect to have it on a public/govt building!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I think for many people it IS about Heritage- and that’s fine. Do what you want in your own space, but not in a place that is supposed to be neutral/color blind/ without prejudice, because for so many others it symbolizes hatred.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Hubby, who always breaks things down to the basics, said, simply:”They lost. Take the flag down.”
    Of course he went on to talk about the Nazi flag, etc, too, but I had to enjoy his basic premise.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Exactly what my husband said, but I didn’t want to frame it in the space of winners/losers, because I think there is still a sore spot about the outcome in the South, unbelievable as that may sound.ReplyCancel

  • Cary Vaughn - I only have one resounding this to say to this very well stated argument: WORD!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - WORD back at ya Wordmeister! Love ya Cary!ReplyCancel

  • K. Lee Banks - Excellent post. Not sure why those so vehement in support of THAT flag don’t see it for its actual symbolism.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - They’re still looking for their balls- the ones they lost in 1865.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara (@PenPaperPad) - I’m from West Virginia where that flag flies all the time. I’ve always felt like it was a barrier between me and the person who was wearing it, flying it. It doesn’t really matter what the intention is to me. I remember seeing things like “The South Will Rise Again” and the flag was used as a symbol then too. I’ve always found it uncomfortable that it flies on state capitol buildings. That says immediately to me, “Do Not Enter.”ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- Do Not Enter. And ‘You’re Inferior’ and ‘I’m The Boss’ and ‘I Don’t Acknowledge You’, etc. All wrong. All beyond hurtful. They make everyone small- especially the originator. I’m glad it’s coming down. It should never have been flown in the first place. What bullshit.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - This is exactly what I love about you: Telling it like it is!

    This, most telling and true: “…this flag is a symbol of bad policy, flawed moral character, abhorrent economic practices and cost the lives of 100s of thousands of people.”

    That and the finger. Go, you!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - HA! Sometimes ‘open mouth insert foot’ other times… ‘open mouth insert foot’. I just can’t seem to get away from it. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I was raised in So. Cal. by parents from Utah and Idaho, so the strong southern cultural identity was something I didn’t encounter until I was a young adult and lived in Virginia, DC and then at midlife in West Virginia. It’s really easy for me to say “get rid of the flag.” But I have talked with people who are extremely passionate about keeping the flag while also expressing a rejection of slavery and racism. I think the flag should go. But I am also willing to hear someone express at length their southern cultural identity going back several generations and involving a lot of things that aren’t race related (even while acknowledging in my own mind that a lot of wealth and culture was borne on the backs of enslaved people). It’s complicated, but my bottom line is, indeed, “take down the confederate flag.”ReplyCancel

  • Candace Allan - You say that so well and I love the photo.ReplyCancel

  • Pia Savage - I’m a New Yorker who moved to South Carolina 6 years ago.
    I know I haven’t been here for generations so I have no say. Only I own a house, pay taxes–the whole bit. EB White said that the people who came to Manhattan from other places were the soul of the city—the people who made it creative and great. Maybe that can be true everywhere but people are so steeped in tradition they forget to include others. Though I live in a part of South Carolina where most people are from other places—and not just North Carolina so maybe it’s easier to feel accepted here.
    I love it here, but…that flag at the capitol. No.
    We know we’re going to see old white men fly the Confederate flag and they’ll be flying on houses all over. Let them.
    The state senate, house and governor—yes! And that incredible speech by Jenny Horne a direct descendant of Jefferson Davis; the speech by Strom Thurmond’s son—this is the beginning of a new era in South Carolina and maybe all the South.ReplyCancel

  • Kenya G. Johnson - I love this. I really wanted to hear something like this from someone on the “outside”. I’m from Columbia, SC. I live in NC now (not much different). But I can’t tell you what a relief it is to me that the flag is coming down. It’s quite emotional actually. I don’t know if the news has mentioned that we’ve been down this road before. In 2000 the flag was removed from the dome and placed more prominently in my opinion on the state house grounds after nearly 45,000 people had rallied to have it removed. It was a slap in the face. The people rushing out to buy flags now can do whatever they want, it’s not going to bother me one bit – I just know where THEY stand.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I knew all about that- the removal, only to place it in a more obtrusive place. The gall. Here is New Orleans there’s a statue of General Robert E Lee that was placed in the center of a traffic circle after the Civil War. AFTER. The transcript from the dedication ceremony is UNBELIEVABLE. It was placed there to remind people that the Whites still thought their cause was just and the Blacks should still remember their place. If I had known THAT, all these years, I would have taken a different route to that part of town. There is talk that it will also be coming down, and I say BRAVO! I’m so pleased you not only read my piece but that you took the time to comment. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - The only Southern Cross that I want to see is the spectacular one in the night sky below the equator.

    Symbols DO carry meaning and intent. You got it so right, right here: “What I DO CARE ABOUT is the fact that this flag is a symbol of bad policy, flawed moral character, abhorrent economic practices and cost the lives of 100s of thousands of people.” Wouldn’t it be great to watch and hear the door slam shut on the argument right there? Perfect ending place in my liberal, Yankee opinion :)!ReplyCancel

  • Joan Harrington - Very interesting post Cheryl 🙂 Loved how you explained it all!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann - I agree! Do what you want at home but not on government property. With that said, I was a bit perplexed as to why Obama decided to light up the White House in rainbow colors – doesn’t the same rule apply? I am all for equal rights across the board but that did make me think – hum…what’s going on here!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Ya know when I saw the White House all lit up in rainbow colors I thought it had been photoshopped. I agree. The House of the People should visibly remain neutral. Odd.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Flags flying over government buildings need to reflect the entire community. The confederate flag has no business being there. You won’t see any Nazi flags flying over government buildings in Germany just because it was part of their history.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Carter - WELL DONE Cheryl!! I would stand and give you an ovation if I could!!! You NAILED IT. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - I usually make Southerners really angry when I say it is the flag of traitors. Put it in a museum. If you really want to fly a flag that represents slavery and being traitors to the US, go right ahead on your on property. Now I’ve probably made some of you neighbors angry.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Steffanci Sikorski - Yes, yes and yes…as an alumni of the University of South Carolina School Of Law…..I salute you and the FINAL TAKING DOWN OF THAT FLAG. It insulted the intelligence of us every day.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Martin - This will probably get deleted, but here goes. All people commenting here not of Southern roots, your opinions mean EXACTLY…nothing to the people of the southern part of the country. All you folks outside our area of the nation love to get on your pedestals and bloviate about history this and history that, while having zero insight into what being a Southerner really means and is. It’s not about race, it’s about roots in real tradition and a common history that no outsider could ever understand. I’m sure I’ll receive heat over this. Just remember, you push us tpo far we’ll push back. You won’t like it I promise.ReplyCancel

  • Connie McLeod - To those who say your commentors aren’t Southerners, well, here I am. I’m from Louisiana. And for my Momma and dem (that’s a Louisiana phrase for those who might not know), my momma was from Texas and my Daddy was from Alabama. So my Southeren roots run very deep. I even took a class on the Civil War at LSU by reknown historian T Harry Williams. So believe me when I say that the Confederate Battle flag is a symbol of hate that reappeared during the 60’s when the South was forced to segregate. As a Southerener, please know it is a symbol of hate and not southern pride. Even Jefferson Davis (the President of the Confederacy) said to take it down when he surrendered. If you don’t believe me, bless your heart and check your history.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Martin - It would seem, and I believe correctly so, that most of the animosity over the civil war seems to be coming from everywhere else but the South. And contrary to comments on my previous post, there no threats made by me towards anyone. Heather Wilson, I have studied southern history very closely, and what’s being vomited out in schools bears no real resemblance to the truth. No matter how much you wish it revisionist history always fails under it’s own weight. I honor my past by respecting it, do you truly honor yours?ReplyCancel

  • Alana - Exactly, which is why I love your blog.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Alana. And I love readers like you. Much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Martin - Heather, the wuote you refer to is in reference to the Confederate flag true enough, it has absolutely nothing to do with the battle flag that’s the center of so much flak. What I’m seeing is a wave of mental illness in the guise of liberalism, political correctness and animosity towards anyone who decides to actually remember who and where they come from. I also see this as a 1st amendment issue, my right to free speech trumps your non right to be offended. If you don’t like what I say then don’t listen, but I’m saying it anyway. You have the right to disagree with anything I say if you’re so inclined. Personally for me, your opinion just doesn’t matter. Go in peace and enjoy your rainbows and unicorns.ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDianiel - Yes, yes and yes and I live in South Carolina it has gotten crazy. I was working on a post for the 2nd part of camping trip from hell all the way in KY and people were acting just plain stupid. Take it down and move the hell on.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - This too shall pass. There are far more important ‘thing’s for most people to rally around.ReplyCancel

      When I was a kid, my grandfather used to speak like an alien to me.   He used phrases that might as well have been Greek. (See what I did there? ‘Might as well been Greek’ was one of his favorites). Here are some examples:   “Hi Grandpa.”   “Well, don’t you look […]

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  • Roshni AaMom - *GASP* I was laughing at the grandpa-grandchild dialogue but then an amazing recipe!! And those pies look oh-so-amazing, Cheryl!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Loved the fun slang talk from our Grandparent’s days. I used to hear “Don’t know him from Adam” so maybe Skippy knew Adam and I kind of remember “cook up a storm” too. You’re a riot! Adore the peach pie tartlets that look better than anything. As soon as peaches around here look better, I want to try this pie.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh yes- I remember that one. I believe Adam and Skippy were nieghbors! SO funny Sue. If you try this tart give me jungle and suggest any changes. Love ya!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - My grandmother’s favourite phrase was ‘There’s nought queerer than folk’. And this was in the days long before homosexual freedoms. Very confusing.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes. Confusing. Did she mean no queerer than queer folk or just regular folk? I think just ‘regular’ which I totally agree with. Glad to have perspective from the other side of the pond!ReplyCancel

  • Jeffrey Scott - What a fantastic post. Love the photo and recipe. Now if I could just get ambitious enough to try making this.

    As for the ‘alien’ speech, they truly are gems.
    In truth, if aliens listened to the many things we said, they’d wonder what we were talking about. So many colloquialisms.

    Thanks for sharing the post.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Why THANK YOU Jeffrey! If you do prepare the recipe let me know how I can improve I, okay?ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Those tarts look like the bee’s knees and they’d make you right as rain!ReplyCancel

  • Alma Calabrese - Cheryl , This made my day !ReplyCancel

  • Doreen McGettigan - My granddad talked like that too. When I was really little it kind of scared me. I did love being in the kitchen with my grandmother even when she washed and reused aluminum foil.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks good!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - They were seriously weird. Washed and reused the aluminum foil. Sounds like my my grandparent’s house!ReplyCancel

  • Eve Gaal - That looks amazing but I’m not sure what the peach liquid is. Is it the same as the peach syrup? Confused. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - lol cute and yummy! I’m going to try this recipe for sure! I love anything with peaches in it!ReplyCancel

  • MJM - I can’t cook to save my life, even when using a recipe, I somehow find a way to screw it up. Cooking aside, your grandpa sounds freaking awesome, someone I would have loved to chill out with.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - He was MJ. I real dapper do (another one of his favorite sayings). Hahahaa. God I miss him….ReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - Too funny! My Grandpa spoke Yiddish, which I didn’t understand at all.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Those tarts are amazing looking! I will be having sweet dreams of those tonight!ReplyCancel

  • Kimba - Love the list of conversational slang – in the south we’re big on this. I’m fixin to try this recipe for sure!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Just remember to go make groceries first! (I love Southern slang).ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - The Queen of Sheba, huh?

    I love a good peach pie.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Me too. Seriously an incredible fruit. And lemons, and lime.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Oh, he was a bit Southern all right. You were lucky to have your Grandfather. Confusing a child is sometimes good. The peach pie looks delicious. No, I’m not making one as I’m one person. It looked so good, I could almost smell it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - But he WASN’T Southern! He was a good old farm boy from Pennsylvania! But I think wonderful people translate in any region! And for all time. I miss him so.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Oh, he was a bit Southern all right. You were lucky to have your Grandfather. Confusing a child is sometimes good. The peach pie looks delicious. No, I’m not making one as I’m one person. It looked so good, I could almost smell it.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Zurek - Totally gorgeous. Do you use Easy Recipe Plus for you recipes? Google finds them much easier and this is such a lovely one. You should do a separate post just on poaching of peaches for SEO!ReplyCancel

  • Terrye - LMAO! That sounds like my Oklahoma grandpa! And those pies…my mom used to have peaches shipped up once a year (to Alaska and it was EXPENSIVE) just to make a couple of peach pies. Then we’d invite everyone over and have a huge party.

    One year, we took them out to a lake to have a BBQ. The pies were sitting on the picnic table when a momma black bear and her two cubs stormed into the area. They stole everything off the grill AND the peach pies. My mom chased the momma bear with a big stick cuz she done lost her mind.

    Thanks for sharing your recipes and your wonderful grandfather! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And he was from Pennsylvania, but really had the twenty-two skadoo under his belt. His generation was a riot!ReplyCancel

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