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Cracker Jerks

Written on June 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm, by

By Libbie Summers (from Brown Sugar by Libbie Summers, Shortstack Editions) Photography by Andy Lyons Green handsaw. Pink sword. Gold pistol. What prison inmate thought up these toys for Cracker Jacks, anyway? As a kid, I’d devour box after box of the crunchy caramel-coated popcorn snack, all the while questioning what kind of person came Read More »

Bacon Molasses Popcorn Balls

Written on November 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm, by

By Libbie Summers (recipe from The Whole Hog Cookbook, Rizzoli) Photography by Anna Heritage My grandmother on my father’s side, Annie Mae, lived just a twenty-minute drive from my hog-farming grandma, Lula Mae, but the only thing they had in common was Mae. You see, Annie Mae lived “in town.” She drove a car with Read More »

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