3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies for an easy treat!

Food for the Body, Food for the Soul, Sharing Life with Everyone You Know! 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies . . . a quick and easy treat! Some weeks ago, Mama told me about a 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe that my cousin, La Nan, had given her. At the time, Mama wanted to make HER Peanut Butter Cookies recipe, so she set the 3 ingredient recipe aside to make another day. Since peanut butter is one of Mama's favorite foods, if not her FAVORITE food, I decided she and I would make the 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies the next time we made cookies. Mama likes to keep cookies in her freezer for company as well as for herself:) And . . . Peanut Butter Cookies are one of her favorite. A new addition to Food and … [Read more...]

A Happy Birthday Family Gathering for Lynn!

A Happy Birthday for Lynn! My how times flies when you are having fun! My husband's birthday rolled around again last week, and we celebrated with Candace's family. Birthdays are to be celebrated! And this year was no exception! Lynn's Birthday Menu . . . I decided to prepare our newest favorite dishes for Lynn's birthday menu: Salisbury Steak Mashed Potato Casserole Unbundled Green Beans Grandmama Hall's Buttermilk Biscuits (ALWAYS!) And, I added an assortment of desserts: Sour Cream Lemon Pie Mama's Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Candace had made a Ding Dong cake the day before, which was actually both his and Randa's birthday, so I didn't want to make another "birthday" cake. … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Lemon Pie!

Sour Cream Lemon Pie for dessert! Lynn has been asking me for a month to make him a Lemon Meringue Pie. But, I decided to make this Sour Cream Lemon Pie instead. The recipe is from one of my Katy's Korner cookbooks that I've had since the mid-1980's. I've never thought about a lemon pie with sour cream in it. But, it intrigued me, so I decided to make it. And since everything I have made from the Katy's Korner cookbooks has been great, I thought this pie would be too. And it was! About Katy's Korner . . . Katy's Korner was a tea room in Eureka Springs. It was a yellow Victorian house with a white picket fence . . . typical Eureka Springs. It looked just like the drawing on the cover of her first cookbook. Sadly, it closed sometime in … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan from Food and Forte!

Food and Forte is adding a new feature--a Weekly Menu Plan! Since I started my blog, Food and Forte, a few years ago, I have shared a lot of our family favorite recipes and suggestions in how to make them. In fact, MOST of the recipes I've posted were either my Grandmama Hall's or my Mama's. With that said, in the past few weeks, I've been thinking that it is time to add a new feature to the blog: a Weekly Menu Plan! The Weekly Menu Plan will, hopefully, help you in choosing what you will include in your meals for your family. The format of the Weekly Menu Plan: MONDAYS: Soup or Salad TUESDAYS: Quick and Easy or Crockpot WEDNESDAYS: Family Favorites THURSDAYS: Wraps or Sandwiches FRIDAYS: NO cook day! Take your family out … [Read more...]

Mama’s Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Mama's Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake, an easy dessert! When going through some of our recipes, I ran across Mama's Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake. I had never made it, but it looked easy. The ingredients were items I already had in my pantry . . . PLUS #1! And, it had a really short list of ingredients . . .PLUS #2! Since I have been looking for easier recipes that working moms can make, this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake seemed a likely candidate. Mama had saved this recipe years ago, and it was in some of her clippings of various recipes she wanted to "someday" make. I don't know where she got the recipe or how old it actually is. Making Mama's Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake . . . When the title of the recipe is a DUMP cake, that is EXACTLY what … [Read more...]