Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Candace and the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread . . . Candace called Sunday afternoon and said she had made this wonderful Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. The best she ever made! So, I told her to send me pictures and the recipe and I would write a blog post on it. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, perfect for using overripe bananas . . . The reason Candace decided to make this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was because she had overripe bananas. We have all been there! In fact, I'm there even today! So, rather than freeze them or throw them away, she made this bread. She had saved the video of this bread on Facebook by  Shawn on her blog, I Wash, You Dry. Candace adapted the recipe a bit, and came up with her version of this very moist and delicious … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits for easy to make biscuits!

3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits . . . In case you haven't notices, I'm kinda on a "3 Ingredient" kick, and these 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits are terrific! Much better, in fact, than I had thought. But anything made with heavy cream is great, don't you think? I first saw this recipe on Pinterest. Then I got an email with this recipe in it from Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen. So, my brain said, "Make these 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits!" After all, how would you ever know if something is good or not unless you try it? So, it was biscuit making time at my house! Making the 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits . . . These biscuits were so simple, it's unbelievable. In fact, anyone who thinks they can't make biscuits can make these.  The instructions … [Read more...]

French Toast for Breakfast! (Cooking with Grandkids)

French Toast for Breakfast! While staying with Trey and Jennifer's children, we decided to make French Toast for Breakfast! This took me back to my childhood when I would stay with my Grandmama Hall. She would often make me French Toast for breakfast, served with powdered sugar. It reminded me . . . sort of . . . of the powdered sugar donuts. Just better! I haven't made French Toast in so many years, I can't remember. So, I looked at several recipes for French Toast, and decided we would make Robert Irvine's recipe on Food Network. After all, that recipe has to be good. Right??? And, I must say, the French Toast was great! We did add the powdered sugar and change the syrup to suit our tastes:) Making the French Toast . . . Brady was … [Read more...]

Mama’s Strawberry Fruit Bread, a Delicious Spring Treat!

Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread! Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread is one of Mama's favorite recipes. So, when I was there last week, she and I made it! I had brought some frozen strawberries that I had from several months back, and needed to use them. What better way than to make a fruit bread? Making Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread . . . I was a bit surprised to find that Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread is one of her more healthy homemade breads. The recipe uses both regular and whole wheat flours, and the texture is somewhat dense. But, it was delicious, especially when slathered with butter and homemade strawberry jam! Oops! That might make it not-so-healthy:) The recipe, which is in our Family Heritage Cookbook, "To Grandmama's House We … [Read more...]

The Best Recipes of Grandmama Hall! Happy Birthday to my Grandmama!

  Today is Grandmama Hall's 118th birthday! Today is my beloved Grandmama Hall's 118th birthday. She was born in 1899, and Mama always said that if Grandmama lived to be 100, she would live in 3 centuries. She missed it by 7 years, passing away at age 93. As a tribute to her, I'm sharing some of her best dessert and bread recipes that we still make today, many on a regular basis. Grandmama Hall's Legacy: Family and a love of cooking. . . Grandmama Hall's legacy was her love for her family and her love of cooking. She and Granddaddy rarely ate at restaurants, because she was such a good cook. Plus, they always ate at the dining room table, which was set with the appropriate place setting items, as well as the foods served in … [Read more...]