Grandmama Hall’s Egg Custard Pie Recipe


The end of a week of honoring Grandmama Hall's memory. . . As this week (Monday-Friday) comes to a close, I decided to share one more of Grandmama Hall's recipes--her delicious Egg Custard Pie. This recipe was given to her by my daddy's sister, Clarice Holland, but it quickly became one of … [Read more...]

Grandmama Hall’s Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe. . .

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Honoring Grandmama Hall during her birthday week . . . I first published this post nearly two years ago when I started my Food and a Forte blog. There are some recpies that so remind us of her. As I thought about them, this Chocolate Sheet Cake was one she made a lot for family, for treats for her … [Read more...]

Grandmama Hall’s Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe. . .


Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or Anytime! In the last couple of weeks, I realized that I have been cooking a lot of my Grandmama Hall's recipes. And, since it is her Birthday week, I decided to share some more of them. Grandmama would always say, "Anything made with buttermilk is better." She taught … [Read more...]

Grandmama Hall’s Goulash Recipe…


Grandmama Hall... My Grandmama Hall would have been 116 years old yesterday. She was born in April 6, 1899, and passed away at the age of 93 in 1992. We all thought she would live to be 100, and if she had lived 8 more years, she would have lived in three centuries. In any event, she had a huge … [Read more...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!


This is my St. Patrick's Day centerpiece from last year. We sold our house 5 weeks ago and have been "displaced" until three days ago, living with my mother while the house we bought is being renovated. It's been a tough endeavor, but we are finally entering the finish line. . . I hope. Needless to … [Read more...]

“Millionaires” Candy. . . A Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day!

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I can't believe it is almost Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! In fact, it's Saturday! Seems like it was just Christmas! Anyway, I have been thinking about making some Valentine treats for awhile. So, I went to my newest "go-to" goodies book. . . "Sweets for your … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Crispy Rice Treats!

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 Crispy Rice Treats. . . Who doesn't remember the first time you bit into a Rice Krispie Treat as a child? I remember the gooey crunchiness that seems to only go with these treats. And, it didn't matter how hard it was to stir all the ingredients together, the end result made it all worthwhile. … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies--Cropped and resized

Cookies! Cookies! We all have our favorites that go back to our childhood. And there's nothing like homemade cookies! I remember my Grandmama Hall baking oatmeal cookies for us, her grandchildren. Those cookies were so crispy and delicious! Granddaddy had taken the school cafeteria  oatmeal … [Read more...]

Mama’s Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe. . .

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Today has been quite chilly! Today has been quite chilly! The temperature showed 39 degrees when I went to the grocery store around 10:00 this morning. That kind of weather usually doesn't occur here in central Arkansas until up in December or January! Needless to say, I pondered what I could cook … [Read more...]

Music Wednesday: “Creation” video. . .


Music Wednesday: Today is Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Yesterday was a very busy and eventful day with voting in the mid-term elections and then watching the election coverage until midnight last night. I pondered about whether to post another song, or a recipe that would have a link to the … [Read more...]