Crock Pot Oatmeal ~Breakfast In Bed!~


I'm not sure if it is popular or "in" anymore (I'm not sure if anything I do is popular or in anymore...) but I love and adore oatmeal. In fact, the only thing I'd rather have for breakfast than a creamy bowl of oatmeal is one of Mama's ham and cheese omelets like she used to make me. Well, its been about fifteen years since I woke to Mama making me a ham and cheese omelet, so it only makes sense ... Continue Reading

How To Make Southern Chicken and Dumplings


  Chicken and Dumplings, like most southern food, evolved out of necessity and practicality. Back in the day, chicken was a treat and not something offered or even available on a regular basis. Whenever it was, the chicken was more often than not on the scrawny side. So you have this woman who has a house full of kids to feed and likely a few guests after word has gotten out that ... Continue Reading

Special Thank You

On my way home from our little weekend trip, I received the nicest email from a gentleman complimenting my blog and offering up a link to a post he had written about it. I want to thank The Whinging Geezer for his kind words and amazing post. Please go here to read it. He has one of the most well written and thought out blogs I have seen. Be sure you stick around long enough for his philosophy on ... Continue Reading

How To Make Grandmama’s Sweet Potato Pie or ummm…Casserole?


Down south we do love our sweet potatoes. Most restaurants (if they know whats good for them!) serve some form of sweet potatoes as a side dish. Steak houses offer them in place of a baked potato and bring them wrapped in foil, cracked open with steam rising out and a large pat of butter already melting into a generous spooning of brown sugar and cinnamon. No, its not a dessert, its a side ... Continue Reading

How To Make Peanut Butter Balls

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  Great recipe for the kids to help with!     Peanut butter balls were a staple in our school lunchrooms. Word got around fast on the day the lunch ladies were making them and we all looked forward to the single serving we got on our trays come noon meal. Single serving for everyone but my brother. My brother, who never once passed up a chance to be unusually cruel to me, managed to ... Continue Reading

How To Make Peach Cobbler


Mama isn't kidding when she says "fresh" peach cobbler... This is one of my mother's recipes and she took all of these photographs. I wasn't even there for a bite of it! Mama has always had a way with peaches. In the future, I hope to show you her peach freezer jam and the historical peach crisp we make. She used to make this homemade sour dough bread and we'd eat it hot out of the oven with ... Continue Reading

How To Make French Mint Tea


  This is one of my mother's all time favorite drinks in the summer. Of course, when you live in the south, anything served over ice quickly becomes a favorite. This drink, however, is different. Think mint juleps beneath a big oak shade tree. Now place a nice stemmed iced tea glass of my Mama's French Mint Tea in your hand and you're on your way! Mama took these pictures just a few ... Continue Reading

How To Make Squash Casserole


I will be the first to admit, I am a recent convert to squash. However, in my defense I would like to say that I never actually tried it until a few years ago. I don't know what exactly held me off. Maybe it was the weird look of it, the odd name, or the fact that the same old folks who liked to drink buttermilk by the glassful and eat things like livers and poke sallet loved it so very much. I'm ... Continue Reading

We Have Our Winners!!!


You didn't even know there was a contest, did ya?Well, I wanted to do something and have been racking my brain trying to come up with a way to give back. I hope to do so much more over time, especially once I finally get my cookbooks printed.For now, I love to hand embroider so..VOILA! PRIZES!!I went through the list and there were four people who tried my recipes and reported back the results. ... Continue Reading

How To Make Chocolate Cobbler


  Growing up, we had this probably once a week. I always thought it was because everyone liked it so much but according to Mama, the frequency of this dessert had a lot more to do with it being so quick, easy, and most importantly: budget friendly. Generally, most folks have these ingredients on hand. It doesn't hurt that you don't even need an egg for it! As kids, we always called ... Continue Reading