Grandmama Hall’s Hot Water Cornbread


Grandmama Hall's Hot Water Cornbread . . . Precious memories! I remember eating Grandmama Hall's Hot Water Cornbread while visiting her as a child. She or Hazel, the lady who helped Grandmama for over 50 years, would stand at the stove and drop these delectable patties of cornmeal in the hot bacon … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pretzel Sticks, a Halloween Treat!


It's that time of year! Yep! It's that time of year! Halloween is around the corner, and what could be more easy, delicious and fun to make than Chocolate Pretzel Sticks? Well, my grandson, Brady, and his mom, Jennifer, found out this week because Brady had to make LOTS of them for his Gifted and … [Read more...]

Favorite Food Blogs I Follow!


Today I'm sharing five of my favorite Food blogs with you. Some I've followed for years . . . some for months . . . but all are great resources for recipes and other information. Several years ago, when I first began working on writing my cookbooks, and actually before I started my blog, I found … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies


Fall twist on an old favorite . . . Everyone likes chocolate chip cookies, but with fall flavors abounding, why not try Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies? I had seen a recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies on the Two Peas and Their Pod blog a few days ago, and was intrigued to try it. But, … [Read more...]

Ludwig van Beethoven . . . a Forte Post!

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) on engraving from the 1800s. German composer and pianist. One of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time. Engraved by W.Holl after a painting by Kloeber and published by W.Mackenzie.

If I had a music hero . . . If I had a music hero, it would be Ludwig van Beethoven. He was and has always been my inspiration since I was taking piano lessons as a child. Beethoven, as he is commonly referred to, had a pretty difficult childhood, but became one of the "Three B's" as my piano … [Read more...]

Jeri’s Cabbage Soup


Cabbage Soup . . . Yes or No? Last week, interestingly, Candace sent me a picture of Cabbage Soup on Facebook with a message, Mama, make this and we'll come and eat it! Really? I thought, since when did Candace become a fan of Cabbage Soup? I, for one, never really acquired a taste for it except in … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Fall Baking!


We are well into fall . . . Baking Time! Fall always puts me in the mood to bake the breads, pies, cookies, and other goodies that are associated with this season of the year. So, I decided to share some of my Baking Tips for How To Prepare for Fall Baking with you. During the fall months, I … [Read more...]

Mama’s Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze


 It's fall, and I'm into everything PUMPKIN! I love fall!!! And, my mind goes to pumpkins in the fall. Mama's Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Pie . . . even pumpkin cake. Then, of course, we decorate our homes with pumpkins in October and November for the holidays that are coming up. While … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chess Pie, a Southern Treat!


Chocolate Chess Pie . . . When Candace was recovering from her recent surgery, one of her friends, Kristi Mott, brought dinner to the family one evening. One of the foods she brought was a Chocolate Chess Pie that was SO creamy, chocolatey, and delicious! Words can't describe how good this pie … [Read more...]

Taco Soup


 Taco Soup for dinner! If you are looking for a quick and easy soup to make for dinner, look no further! The answer is a resounding, TACO SOUP! Besides being easy, it is one of our favorite soups to make when the weather turns cooler. Taco soup gets its name from the fact that it is a type of soup … [Read more...]