What My Grandma Taught Me -- Part 2

It’s been a little over a year since my Grandma Viv passed away and I can’t stop thinking about the things she taught me. I posted last year on her birthday a short list for fun (read it HERE) and I wanted to add to that list with this series of pictures. These are recipe advice cards she gave me for my wedding (I have them from several other people too!). Each one showcases her wit and wisdom. As a bonus, I’ve included two recipes from Grandma Viv.

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Macy and Anna Save Candyland Bite 18

    The sun was just beginning to creep over the edge of the world when they came in sight of the gates of Kandy Kastle. 

     "Oh," Macy gasped. "It's so beautiful!" The sun glinted off sparkling candy jewels which were set in row after row along the walls of the castle. The reds, blues, greens, and yellows were so brilliant and cheerful, Macy forgot there was danger ahead.

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Macy and Anna Save Candyland Bite 16

    "Bazooka!" Lily, Frostine, Alexander, and Mr. Mint all gasped, shocked at the sight of Prince Bazooka clearly in charge of the evil camp. Anna and Macy covered their mouths, their eyes wide. So this was Prince Bazooka, the man Lily was engaged to. He stood tall and proud among them, not concerned about their shock or horror. His blue shirt complimented his dark complexion and his dark hair, which were a contrast to his fair sister. His eyes flashed with a hardened look.

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Macy and Anna Save Candyland Bite 6

   The group that headed out that next morning was an unusual and colorful crew. Mr. Mint took up the front position with his horse and cart loaded with peppermint sticks. Next came Starlight and Anna. Jolly jangled and clanked in the middle with his over loaded donkey, and Macy and Peter brought up the rear. They hoped to reach Gumdrop Mountains that afternoon, spend the night at Jolly's and then cross the pass the next day. 

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Macy and Anna Save Candyland Bite 5

    Jolly's donkey was every bit as short and round as his owner. Anna wondered how he could even stand up with Jolly on his back. Jolly had also packed several bags which hung from various places on him and his donkey. When the donkey moved the bags clunked and rattled, making a funny kind of music for their journey.

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Macy and Anna Save Candyland Bite 4

   "Oh, Mr. Mint!" Macy breathed. "Oh, it's terrible. Horrible. Who would do this?" The forest had abruptly ended. There before them lay the remains of hundreds and hundreds of peppermint trees. The shattered trunks and fallen branches scattered across the ground in a haphazard fashion. Here and there were patches where some of the branches were stacked in a pile as if someone attempted to begin the cleanup, and then gave up. Mr. Mint's face had that fierce look on it again. 

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