by Tally Holt, owner of Tally’s Olde Tyme Sweets in Fredericksburg, TX
from the Vintage Sweets series by Kaye George, upcoming in March
You may be wondering just why I decided to make “vintage” sweets in my Fredericksburg shop. That’s a simple question to answer. I had the recipes! My grandmother, who was from New Jersey, had passed away and noted in her will that I was to get her precious recipe box. It was precious to me, anyway, maybe not to anyone else. The box itself was old, rusted on the bottom, and a bit faded. But the contents are pure gold.
I watched my grandma make those goodies as a child, until I was old enough to assist her. She had a strange interest in recreating candies and treats from her own childhood, many of which aren’t manufactured and sold any more. Maybe she was trying to recapture her youth? Live in the past? Is that so bad? Maybe that means that she had a wonderful past. I sure did, passing many happy hours in her kitchen.
What a lucky break that I received that recipe box in the mail just as I was contemplating the sweet shop. This can be your lucky break, too!
I’ve talked my author into giving away one of the recipe from that treasure trove, one that isn’t shared in any of the three upcoming books! All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, and I’ll pick a winner to receive the super-secret recipe on Thursday night.
My author, Kaye George, also wants you to know that my first adventure is on preorder at
photo by author