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Apple Nut Bundt Cake

Apple Bundt Cake with Nuts

It’s time for another Nanny recipe! This time, we’re talking cake.

In case you missed it, I recently received a massive stack of my Nanny’s handwritten recipes from my aunt Kim. Some of them are a bit difficult to interpret, others are totally bizarre, and all of them make me feel a little closer to my lovely late grandmother.

This apple bundt cake is something I can imagine Nanny toting to church events (she was very active in her church community) or serving for the ladies who frequently visited her home. Her recipe actually doesn’t specifically say to bake it in a bundt pan — and I bet it would be delicious in a variety of forms! — but when I read the recipe, a bundt just felt right.

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No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

I recently received one of the most precious gifts I’ll ever open: an envelope filled with my Nanny’s old handwritten recipes. 

My lovely aunt Kim knows how much I adore old recipes, and for my birthday this year, she gifted me a package full of memories. There are 63 recipes in total, and I can’t wait to make them all.

Most of the recipes are for cakes, pies, cookies, or brownies. Nanny sure loved to bake.

And many of the recipes are for dishes I’ve never heard of! I can’t wait to try those out.

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