Mama’s Homemade Granola Bars

Mama's Homemade Granola Bars

Mama's Homemade Granola Bars . . . Mama has made these Homemade Granola Bars for years and years. Everyone in our family loves them, so when she makes them, she will send some home with us or put some in the freezer for when we visit her. My husband, Lynn, LOVES them! Mama has, in fact, made some … [Read more...]

Easy Crispy Treats for After School Snacks!

Easy Crispy Treats

Crispy Treats, anyone? Everyone remembers Rice Krispie Treats! It was such a "treat" when our mothers would make them back in the day. And, these crunchy rice cereal treats haven't lost their appeal. In fact, my Easy Crispy Treats ARE the Rice Krispie Treats from the past, but with a little less of … [Read more...]

Fruity Gelatin, an easy dessert or snack!

Fruity Gelatin

Who remembers Fruity Gelatin? When I was a child, my mother would make Jell-o with fruit cocktail and bananas in it. Originally she made hers in a 9"x13" baking dish, but later bought some little dessert cups which she then served her Fruity Gelatin in. I have been wanting to make this simple … [Read more...]

New Recipe: Homemade Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers . . . Years ago, the ladies of the Hazen First United Methodist Church in our hometown put together a cookbook called, "Cutting Up in the Kitchen". It was full of delicious recipes from such wonderful cooks who were attending the church at that time! Someone gave me one of … [Read more...]

A Pancake Supper for Back to School!

A Pancake Supper

It's Back to School time! Wow . . . summer's over. It seems like it was just spring! Another summer gone, and it's Back to School time again! So, I decided to make a Pancake Supper to celebrate! It was a super simple supper, but had most of the foods that my children and grandchildren … [Read more...]

Lynn’s Broiled Rainbow Trout

Broiled Rainbow Trout

A Special Trout Fishing Dinner . . . Randy, my son-in-law, Lynn, and Benjamin, my grandson, went to Norfork to fish for trout. While there, Benjamin said he had the best time! Every time he put his fishing pole in the water, he caught a trout! He was super excited!!! Lynn is a trout fisherman par … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Potatoes! Delish!

Twice Baked Potatoes

  Twice Baked Potatoes . . . a side dish for a special dinner! Lynn went trout fishing on the White River with Randy and Benjamin Saturday. Anyone who knows Lynn knows that he LOVES to fish!!! It's his favorite past time. But, because of his heart surgery, he has not been able to go fishing … [Read more...]

New Recipe: Caesar Salad

Ceasar Salad

Caesar Salad for Dinner! For years I was NOT a fan of Caesar Salad. Eventually I grew to like it, but the anchovies and the egg in it would always be in the back of my head! LOL! Well, Candace brought a Caesar Salad to our house to go with our Trout Dinner, and it was GREAT! So, she let me use it … [Read more...]

Mama’s Coconut Refrigerator Pie! Delish!

Mama's Coconut Refrigerator Pie

A Cool Coconut Pie for Summer! Last week, I made my Coconut Pie with Italian Meringue for Candace's shop. It is always good . . . in fact, it is a family favorite from decades ago. I told the girls, "I've made this pie for at least 40 years." Ugh! I'm telling my age!!! But, you can't freeze it … [Read more...]

“Mary’s Song”, a Forte Post

Tapestry of Apparition of resurrected Jesus to Mary Magdalene

"Mary's Song" . . . the album . . . I know it's not Easter . . . but, I have been working on a sample track of my album, "Mary's Song", which was released in April of 2015. The theme of the songs center around Mary Magdalene and her love for Jesus, her Lord and Savior. As in the picture above, one … [Read more...]