Mama’s New Years Black eyed Peas Recipe

Mama's New Years Black Eyed Peas is a family tradition for us. Every New Years Day, she would make this and serve it over rice. Now, we make it and take it to her house:) Keeping the family tradition going! Mama's New Years Black eyed Peas! Every New Years Day, we all go to Mama's house for her New Year's Black eyed peas. You know the old wives tale: You have to eat black eyed peas to have money in the new year. Some of us (not me!) struggle with that concept! My two nieces, Amber and Cara, I think ate about three or four of the peas each. All I can say is . . . they obviously don't know what is good! Anyway, I ate a healthy portion of Mama's black-eyed peas and even brought more home to eat again for supper. . . along with some of her … [Read more...]

Heavenly White Salad Recipe, a salad for Christmas!

Mama and I made this Heavenly White Salad for our Family Christmas Dinner. It is a modernized version of Grandmama Hall's White Salad, without the cabbage and cooked dressing. Still delicious, and much easier!   Heavenly White Salad . . . Mama's favorite! This Heavenly White Salad is one of Mama's absolute favorite fruit salads! Mama and I always like to have some sort of fruit salad included in our family holiday dinner menus. So she and I made it for our Family Christmas Dinner at my sister, Jeri's, house on Christmas Day. Mama refers to this Heavenly White Salad as a "modernized version of (her mother) Grandmama Hall's, traditional southern White Salad." The cabbage has been left out, and the dressing is a whipped … [Read more...]

Our PJs and Pancakes Christmas Dinner

Oh what fun! A PJs and Pancakes Christmas Dinner! If you know me, you know that I LOVE theme parties! And, Christmas is no exception. I ran across a post on some website about a PJs and Pancakes Christmas Dinner, and I thought, "What fun!" We have never had a pajama party . . . that is . . . since Candace was small. And that was over 30 years ago. So I called my son, Trey. He said that was a good idea. I called Candace and Jason. They has some reservations about it . . . you know . . . the "unknown" Christmas adventure. I was a little bummed, to say the least, but they then told me they would wear warm-ups or work-out clothes, instead of PJs. I said, "Wear that!" Anything to have my PJ and Pancakes party!!! I think the grandkids … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! In this season of love and joy, I pray that we continue to be thankful or all our blessings. One of my blessings is you:) Thank you for coming to my little blog, for trying some of the recipes, and, for your questions and comments. Together we make it better. My prayer and heartfelt desire is that 2018 will be a year of great blessings for you...your best year ever! God bless, and have a wonderful Christmas Day! Maribeth … [Read more...]

“The Angels Came”, a song for Christmas, a Forte Friday post

"The Angels Came" . . . A couple of years ago, I decided I would work on a Christmas album. I wanted to base the whole album on Luke 2, the story of Jesus' birth. One of the songs was, "The Angels Came", a song about the angels singing at His birth. According to the Bible, angels appeared to shepherds who were in the fields with their flocks. The angels told them of the birth of a Savior. Then the shepherds journeyed to see this baby boy. With just days away from Christmas Day, I decided to share this song that I wrote about the day the angels came to the shepherds. Hymns about Angels . . . We know that the angels played a very important role in announcing the birth of Jesus. It is recorded in Matthew and Luke. And, over the years, … [Read more...]