Peach Jam in the Summer!

When the peaches are in season in Arkansas . . . The last time I made peach jam was a couple of years ago, I think just after we moved from Little Rock to our current "retirement" home:) This year, the peaches didn't do well because of all of a late freeze and all the rains. But, I'm sharing because some of you may have nice peaches in your area and can make Peach Jam. Our family has always loved peaches, and every year Mama and I freeze them in two cup portions to make cobbler or to just eat in the winter when we can't get fresh ones. And, every year I try to make peach jam. To me, homemade is always better than what you buy in the store, but that's my opinion:) This batch was made from a Peach Jam recipe I found in a Kindle book by … [Read more...]

Mama’s Zucchini Pineapple Bread for a summer treat!

What can I do with too much zucchini? Is that a question you ask yourself in the summer? If you have a garden, you probably have LOTS of zucchini that you need ideas for using. Well, you can be a good neighbor and bag up some of your extra zucchini to give to others. Or, you can bake up some goodies for yourself and anyone you think might enjoy it. That's where Mama's Zucchini Pineapple Bread comes in:) A family gathering at Chef Candace, and Mama's Zucchini Pineapple Bread! Last Friday, Mama and I met my 90-year old Aunt Ann and cousin, Annette, at Candace's shop in Cabot. Aunt Ann is Daddy's only surviving sibling from a family of seven children, and we had not seen them since Aunt Ann's 90th birthday party in March. We had such a … [Read more...]

Streusel Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast or snack!

Mama and Sweet Potatoes . . . Mama loves sweet potatoes! In fact, that may be the understatement of the year. LOL!!! So, when Candace saw all the frozen sweet potatoes in her freezer, she sent me a recipe for Mama and I to make Streusel Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins. And, we made them last week! Mama and I have made several sweet potato recipes over the last few years. Some of our favorites are Sweet Potato Chess Pie, Sweet Potato Bread with Streusel Topping, Mama's Sweet Potato Pie, and the Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread, which we also made the same day as these muffins. All of these recipes are really good, and many are family favorites! Candace found this recipe on Pinterest from Kate in the Kitchen. Her pictures were not with the … [Read more...]

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread!

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread for breakfast or snack! When Candace went to Mama's last week, she noticed that Mama had several pints of cooked sweet potatoes in her freezer. When she questioned Mama about it, Mama told her she had put them up to make something with the sweet potatoes later. So, Candace found a couple of recipes using sweet potatoes and sent them to me. One was the recipe for this Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread from Rebooted Mom's website. So, guess what Mama and I made last week??? MAPLE CINNAMON SWEET POTATO BREAD, of course!!! Mama and I had made a couple of breads using sweet potatoes last fall: Mama's Harvest Bread, Sweet Potato Bread with Streusel Topping. So, Mama wanted to compare her recipes with this new … [Read more...]

Black Angus Cheesy Garlic Bread!

Black Angus Cheesy Garlic Bread for a Western Dinner! One of the things I have always loved to do is to plan and make "Theme Dinners". So, I decided to make my "Covered Wagon Dinner" for our evening meal. This is a meal I had made once before when we lived in Little Rock. One of the items on the menu is Black Angus Cheesy Garlic Bread, a delicious, cheesy bread that will please even the pickiest eater. The "Covered Wagon Dinner" . . . The "Covered Wagon Dinner" has a western theme with the menu items having western names. Some I made up, some were suggested by a friend. Here is the Menu for the "Covered Wagon Dinner": The main dish was "Chuck Wagon Steak". This is similar to Grandmama Hall's Smothered Steak but has a few … [Read more...]