I grew up in a wonderful home with an amazing mother. My 2 grandmothers lived close by and we were spoiled by them. One was named Anna and the other Rhea Anna. And so my handle if you will is Granny Ann. Together those 3 women taught me everything and taught me how to love living life by hand. I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I have.

What's for Dinner

I just got back from visiting my 9th grandchild. While I was there I wanted to do some baking. I can't sit still and I know that I was driving my daughter-in-law crazy. But I guess that is what most mother-in-laws do, drive people crazy. I wanted to be helpful and my husband wasn't there to tell me to just relax so I decided to do some baking. Only trouble was that I left my favorite cookbook at home, I couldn't take everything I really needed with me, our car was only so big. So there I was, at the mercy of the internet. But I found some great recipes on my usual cooking sites and we had some yummy experiments and hopefully some fun as well. I seem to think that I can heal the world with cooking. It's always the answer to everything; the next door neighbor has a new baby - she needs a casserole; the lady down the street has a birthday she needs a cupcake with a birthday candle; someone graduated from college they need a b-b-q. See, the answer is always food. But just not any food something special, something they had before along with something totally new. The totally new part is sometimes scary but my family is always there for me willing to be one of the taste testers. So here is my journey and you are invited to come along for the ride. We will be doing more than cooking, grannies do much more than just cook. Come join the party it will be fun.

Ritz Breaded Chicken

Breakfast Sausage Crescent Rolls

Buttered and Spiced Sweet Potato Bites

B-B-Q Chicken Salad

Uncle Bill's Beef

Dutch Oven Potatoes - Almost

Chicken Taquitos

Egg Rolls with Raspberry Sauce

Aunt Becky's Italian Chicken


Real Dutch Oven Potatoes


Diane's Taco Soup

Left-over Roast Beef Soup

Margaret and Larell's Taco Salad

Kristie's Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Emily's Sweet Pork Salad

Easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Emily's Southwest Pulled Chicken