Our Family Easter Dinner, 2017

Our Family Easter Dinner, 2017 . . . We had such a wonderful time at our Family Easter Dinner on Sunday! All three of my children and six grandchildren plus Jason's fiance, April, and Cameron's girlfriend, Emily were with us to celebrate Easter. My granddaughter, Bethany, had come over on Saturday to help me prepare some of the foods in advance, which was a GREAT HELP! Of course, the two tables were already ready with tablecloths, centerpieces, and other place setting necessities. All were done so our Family Easter Dinner would be enjoyed by all . . .all done in advance for my family! Family . . . Besides celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, family, to me, is what Easter is all about . . . a day to … [Read more...]

Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese, an easy side dish!

Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . an easy side dish! My daughter-in-law, Jennifer, made her Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese as a side dish for our Family Easter Dinner. The recipe I usually make is Mama's Macaroni and Cheese which has to bake in the oven. But, since the oven was full of Hash Brown Potato Casseroles, Unbundled Green Beans, and then Grandmama Hall's Buttermilk Biscuits, Jennifer's stovetop mac and cheese was the perfect choice to add another needed side dish! Making Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese has just a few ingredients which makes it simple and easy to prepare: a package of noodles a box of Velveeta cheese milk butter And, making it is … [Read more...]

Four Potato Casseroles for your Easter Dinner!

Four Potato Casserole for your Easter Dinner . . . Our four favorite potato casserole recipes are Mama's Hash Brown Potato Casserole and Grandmama Hall's Scalloped Potato Casserole, our Mashed Potato Casserole, and, of course, Grandmama Hall's Potato Salad, which, technically, isn't a casserole:) All are perfect for your family's Easter Dinner. The first two are traditional, while the Mashed Potato Casserole is a new one on our list. And, Grandmama's Potato Salad is always an excellent choice to go with your Easter ham. Mama's Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe. . . My mother found her Hash Brown Potato Casserole recipe when we were young marrieds with our own small families. I can't remember a holiday without this potato casserole … [Read more...]

Favorite Desserts for Easter from our Family!

Favorite Desserts for Easter . . . With Easter only a few days away, I decided to share some of our Favorite Desserts for Easter. Some of them are from Mama's collection, some from mine, and some from other family members and friends. But, all are delicious and perfect for your family's Easter Dinner. There are five cakes and four pies that your family and guests will love. Some are sweet, some are tart, but all are delicious! Cakes for Easter . . . Mama's Lemon Cake . . . This Lemon Cake is a throwback to the 1960's. It starts with a cake mix, which makes it an easy cake to make. Mama made it for years for our family. And, the choice of lemon is such a nice flavor for spring. Mama's Lemon Cake Grandmama Hall's Chocolate Sheet … [Read more...]

Family . . . God’s Precious Gift to Mankind!

My Family . . . Family, to me, is one of the most precious gifts God gives us. Blessings from Him. If you are fortunate to have children and grandchildren, be thankful. And let them know everyday that you love them. I have three children, all grown with children of their own, and ten beautiful grandchildren! I am blessed:) My daughter, Candace, and her family live just a couple of blocks north of us now, and her three children are in walking distance from our home. Yay! I love that, because I lived just two blocks from my Grandmama Hall's house when I was in school. Back row, L to R: Randy and Candace Front Row, L to R: Cameron, Benjamin, and Randa My oldest son, Trey, and his family live in Beebe, just 14 minutes from our house. I … [Read more...]