Category Archives: Grandma Jacque’s Favorites

My kids remember her cookies, I remember her coleslaw.

Eggs Portugal a Savory Bread Pudding

Jackie made this breakfast dish for us a few times. I asked her for the recipe. As she got a little older Jon took over the kitchen and always made great scrambled eggs and of course, lots of bacon. I … Continue reading

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Apricot Pineapple Walnut Conserve

Not too long ago, I put out the word that I wanted the recipes or the favorite foods that everyone remembered growing up. My husband’s brother Jon asked if I had the recipe for his mom’s Apricot jam and he … Continue reading

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Coleslaw with Red Cabbage and Peanuts

I didn’t eat much coleslaw as a kid, just didn’t.  But upon getting married, my mother-in-law Jacque loved coleslaw.  Her coleslaw was the creamy style without the red cabbage, but right before serving, she would add peanuts, toss and serve.  Good!  … Continue reading

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German Hot Potato Salad

My mother-in-law’s favorite “Company’s coming dinner” was German Hot Potato Salad and Roast Beef served with a green side salad.  Jacque loved bacon probably since it was rationed or hard to come by during World War II.  When she died at … Continue reading

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Grandma Jacque’s Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

My children always remembered Jacque Nickerson, Grandma and differentiated her from everyone else in their lives because of these cookies.  These cookies have immortalized Jacque.  They are flat, crispy and nutty. Perfect flavor and wonderful with a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup.  You either love it or hate it.  My daughter and husband love it, my oldest son hates peas!   I think it is comfort food at its best.   Jacque, husband’s mom made split pea soup.  It has become a … Continue reading

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Rice Krispies Treats

I think my husband grew up on these.  His mom continued to make them for my kids.  Always a hit.  You can kick them up by adding chocolate chips or warming the chocolate and drizzling it over the top.   Kellogg’s® prints … Continue reading

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Butter Crisp Cookies

8 oz butter 1 Cup sugar 3 oz cream cheese yolk of 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 Cups sifted flour 1 tsp orange zest finely chopped walnuts (optional – but, Jacque always used them!) Cream butter, cream cheese, … Continue reading

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Heavenly Food – Jew Bread

1 cup black walnuts 1/2 cup sugar 3 geggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 lb of dates finely cut 5 T flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup powdered sugar Add nuts and dates. Add baking powder and … Continue reading

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