Peach Cobbler, with a twist:)

I don't know about you, but Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite desserts for this time of year. So, when I found this recipe for "Super Simple Whiskey Peach Cobbler" by Kristen Doyle, of Dine and Dish, I thought I was in "Hog Heaven", (as we say here in Arkansas:)) Fresh peaches with a splash of … [Read more...]

Individual Berry Trifles. . .

Today was another HOT day in central Arkansas. The temperature gauges showed 93 degrees in the early afternoon. All I could think about was a cool summer dessert to bring some relief from the heat. Trifles came to my mind,which are usually fairly simple to make, cool, and delicious. I found … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Taco Casserole. . .

The weather here in central Arkansas finally feels like summer with temperatures in the high 90's and even 100+. But with school starting, fall usually is right around the corner. And with fall, we begin thinking about main dishes that will "stick to your bones". Casseroles are a good choice, but … [Read more...]

Apple-Zucchini Muffins . . .

Muffins. . . Who doesn't love muffins? Our family LOVES muffins! My mother has collected muffin recipes for many years and bakes muffins regularly. Most of hers are the usual Banana muffins, Carrot muffins, etc. You get the drift. . . fairly common, but delicious. In looking for muffin recipes … [Read more...]

Back to School. . .

Today has been a bitter-sweet day for me. For 22 years, on the first day of the new school year, I would wake up extra early. . . like 4:30-5:00 a.m. in order to get ready to meet and greet my new classes of students. As the Primary-Elementary Music Teacher in the Lonoke School District, I saw … [Read more...]

Banana Split, anyone?

Elvis. . . 37 years ago today Elvis died:(  I remember the tears, the heartache, the sadness of that day. He was an icon for the generation of the 1950's-60's. . . a good old Southern boy who made it big in the music industry, and no one was expecting his early death. He left a legacy of hit songs … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Marshmallow-Chunk Rice Krispie Treats!

Rice Krispie Treats. . . Yum!!! Rice Krispie Treats!!! Who doesn't remember that crunchy, but gooey treat that our mothers made for us as an after school snack? I think I was about 9 or 10 the first time my mother made these for us. Some years later, I made them for my children. Now, my grown … [Read more...]

Friday Night at the Movies. . .

Friday nights have always been kind of special. . . the end of the work week. . . "date" night. . . sleepovers. Friday nights are a time to wind down and enjoy time together with family. In times past, we would go to the movies. On the way, we would eat dinner out , usually at a pizza restaurant. … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. . .

Summer is on a downhill slide. . . only a few weeks left. Soon, like next week, our children (grandchildren in my case) will be returning to school. There are only a few days left to try something new or do something special for them. Something different, but delicious! I found a great idea posted … [Read more...]

Oven-Cooked Bacon!

Have you ever struggled to cook bacon "just right" where it wouldn't be too crispy (burnt as my husband says) or not cooked well enough? I have. . . more times than I like to admit! And, generally, I cook mine too long. . . and that's all I can say about that:) Having grown up in a family that … [Read more...]