November 21, 2014


Those who know me, are acutely aware that I am an avid cookbook collector! I began collecting when I was a student at Ole Miss during my Freshman year. I can spend hours reading the stories and choosing recipes I would love to make for my family! I knew when I came across this particular one, authored by Faye Porter, called "AT MY GRANDMOTHER'S TABLE", that I wanted to add this to my collection. I learned so much about cooking, baking and presentation from both of my grandmothers. Grandmother Grace and Grandmother Estelle (from which my blog is named after) were amazing cooks! They never seemed to tire from baking from scratch, preparing decadent meals for their families, and then hand washing all the dishes! Dishwashers were not even a thought in those days! 

I simply adore this cookbook...the recipes that evoke the flavors and memories of bustling kitchens, her stories of grandmother's throughout the south and a continuing love for the legacy of preserving these cherished recipes. 

The first recipe I selected was this delightful Chocolate Chip muffin recipe! I knew my family would just love these! They come from Nashville, Tennessee. These muffins smell wonderful when baking and taste delicious!!!

2 large eggs
2/3 cup whole milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, melted

Combine 1 T. sugar and 1 t. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with muffin baking cups. to make the muffins, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. Now fold in the dry ingredients, to the egg mixture, along with the melted butter and combine gently. Fill the muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with sugar/cinnamon mixture and bake for 18-20  minutes. Cool slightly before serving! 

I came home from Atlanta to be greeted by beautiful anniversary roses, 
as well as, these beautifully shaded chrysanthemums! 

I am going through a multitude of recipes for Thanksgiving!
 My ever faithful companion, enjoys disorganizing the stack.....help!!!!
I enjoy your assistance darling Mae, but seriously girl.....control yourself! 

Linking up to Foodie Friday


  1. Your muffins look and sound so good. I collect old cookbooks too. I don't always cook something from them, but love to read them like a novel. I love your cute little inspector! ;) Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. Oh thank you sweet Sheila! I so appreciate your visit today! Blessings for a lovely Thanksgiving!!!

  2. ahhh....I always so enjoy looking at your photos...never harsh...never bright...just perfectly just right.
    The muffins sound and look delightful...now, I'm planning on cookies and milk somewhere around 3 o'clock and then lie down on my blanket for a nice long nap. :)

    1. You are so very sweet BJ! That sounds like a glorious plan to me.....rather dreary today so I think I may do the same! Have a wonderful November weekend!

  3. Enjoy your "traveling" through your recipes!!!!

    Even with Miss Mae's "help"...


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