Mama’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!


Today was Mama Friday again. I went to Hazen to help Mama with her errands--grocery shopping, and paying bills. Before I left Cabot, I called Kroger to see if they had any rhubarb. (Mama and I have been wanting to make her Strawberry Rhubarb Pie since strawberries are now in season). The produce … [Read more...]

“Seas” . . . a Forte Post!


"Seas" . . . a Forte post! I received an email from Broadjam this week that my song, "Seas", has been chosen for consideration for a movie. The listing was for music that was "epic and dramatic", and "Seas" is definitely that! I was thrilled that my song was chosen! It is now in an editing … [Read more...]

Mama’s Strawberry Fig Preserves

preserves, biscuits

Mama's Strawberry Fig Preserves . .. One of my favorite things to eat on toast or biscuits is Mama's Strawberry Fig Preserves. This recipe was given to Mama by Aunt Clarice, Daddy's oldest sister, many years ago, and it always takes me back to my childhood. The name of the preserves is a bit … [Read more...]

Gran’s Strawberry Pie


Gran's Strawberry Pie . . . An easy and delicious pie for spring or summer Since it is strawberry season, I decided to share some of our family favorite strawberry recipes. This pie, Gran's Strawberry Pie, was given to me by my mother-in-law many years ago. It is a delicious and easy strawberry pie … [Read more...]

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars . . .Yum!!!

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars-3--lightened, resized

What to do with homemade strawberry preserves . . . I had some homemade strawberry preserves that I needed to use because I didn't can or freeze it. Not knowing what I could make with it, I looked for a recipe and found this one for Strawberry Oatmeal Bars by the Pioneer Woman. Her pictures looked … [Read more...]

Mama’s Strawberry Pie!


Mama's Strawberry Pie . . . Some of my favorite memories from my childhood was centered around food and family dinners. And, Mama's Strawberry Pie is included in those memories in the spring when strawberries were in season in Arkansas. Mama said that Grandaddy Hall would have Grandmama bake him … [Read more...]

Arkansas Rice: A Household Staple


Arkansas: the Rice Capital of the World I have been on a quest this week looking for Arkansas recipes. My mind went to rice because it is so important to our state and it's economy, as well as to the families who grow it. Arkansas Rice . . . our favorite grain! Rice has always been an important … [Read more...]

Arkansas Traveler Cookies!


An Arkansas Favorite. . . After I made the "Possum Pie", which is supposed to be an Arkansas recipe, I decided to do a little research on Arkansas recipes. One of the ones I found was this Arkansas Traveler Cookie recipe. I had never heard of this cookie, but there were several posts about them on … [Read more...]

Possum Pie: an Arkansas pie!


Who ever very heard of Possum Pie??? I know I hadn't! But, when Lynn was in the hospital, I bought several magazines so I would have something to read to pass the time. One of the magazines was, "Taste of the South", and on the front cover was "Possum Pie"! This luscious chocolate pie was featured … [Read more...]

Lynn’s Cherry Muffins!


Lynn, the creative cook . . . One day, while I was at Mama's, Lynn sent me a picture of the muffins he had made. I must say . . . he is a creative cook, indeed! He had made Lynn's Cherry Muffins! The picture is a bit blurry, but . . . you get the picture:) I was taught to "follow the recipes … [Read more...]