Oreo Delight, a delicious cool dessert!

Oreo Delight . . . a "Mystery Meal" Dessert Our Back to School Dinner this year was a "Mystery Meal" dinner. My oldest son, Trey, suggested that we all make new recipes and potluck the meal. The rule: NO ONE COULD BRING ANYTHING THAT HAD BEEN MADE OR BROUGHT TO OUR DINNERS BEFORE! OK . . . Does anyone know how difficult this was??? But, by the same token, it was SO much FUN!!! So much so, that we decided to do it often! Since I was going to make one main dish and a dessert, I chose this Oreo Delight for the dessert. It is a recipe of Stacey Little's from Southern Bite. If you haven't checked out his blog, do it! He has LOTS of good foods and recipes! Almost everyone in my family likes Oreo cookies, so I knew this would be a winner! And . … [Read more...]

Aunt Ann’s Homemade Fried Pies!

Aunt Ann and her Fried Pies! My Aunt Ann is renown for her Fried Pies. Her daughter, Annette (my cousin), calls them her "signature fried pies". She has made them for special occasions, holidays, and for family events for years. Annette told me that Aunt Ann always took them to family reunions, and continues to make them for Annette's husband, Joe, when they come to visit. Aunt Ann in her favorite chair with her "Granddog", Holly:) Aunt Ann, as I posted earlier, is my Daddy's last surviving sibling. There were seven children in their family, and Aunt Ann was the "baby". She is now 90 years old:) She and Mama were good friends before Mama met Daddy . . . I think she actually introduced Mama to Daddy. A little Family History … [Read more...]

14 Cool Desserts for Summer!

Cool desserts for hot summer days! It's been really hot here until the last couple of days of last week. But, we still have some weeks left that will probably be hot before the cooler days of fall arrive. I've compiled some of our favorite Cool Desserts for Summer. These include easy, no-bake desserts that will provide you with a delicious, cool treat when it's too hot to bake something. Most are no-bake pies, plus some other "cool" desserts. Enjoy!!! NO-BAKE PIES . . . These pies use a graham cracker crust, so there's no making and baking a pie crust. The fillings are generally cream cheese with fruit, cookies, or other ingredients. All are refrigerator pies that keep well and are really good choices for summer months--even Mama's Easy … [Read more...]

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies with Randa

Making the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies with Randa. . . I first shared this post when Randa was 8 years old. Now she is 10. Wow . . . I can't believe two years has past since we first made these delicious Chocolate Chip cookies! (Randa today) Grandchildren are such a blessing! And I am very blessed! Randa and I have since baked cookies many times . . . so much so that she now can make this recipe by herself! I say that is quite an accomplishment:) She is such a sweetheart! She is following in her mother's footsteps. (My daughter, Candace, is a chef and has a small restaurant in Cabot). When she was 8, she wanted to measure the flour, crack the egg, scoop the dough, and any other step that needed to be done. She also removed the baked … [Read more...]

Mama’s Homemade Blueberry Cobbler

Cooking with Mama! Last summer, Mama and I made her Homemade Blueberry Cobbler. The blueberries were in season, and perfect. This year, we haven't had any fresh berries. And, I'm not sure Mama and I will be making one this year. But, last week, my son, Jason, said he saw a blueberry cobbler that looked so good, he thought he could eat it! That's a first for Jason, my picky-eater youngest son! So, I thought I'd share this post with you from last year when Mama and I made her Blueberry Cobbler together:) Making Mama's Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe . . . The way Mama makes her Homemade Blueberry Cobbler is very straightforward. Step by step, from the making of the crust to the putting together of the cobbler. Hopefully this post will … [Read more...]