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...]

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...]

Blackberry Crisp, an easy summer dessert!

Blackberry Crisp! I had never eaten Blackberry Crisp. I have never been much of a fan of blackberries. But Lynn LOVES them. And, since he was given 8 cups of fresh-off-the-vine blackberries, I decided it was high time I learned how to make something with them. Blackberry Crisp or Blackberry Cobbler? Last year I made Mama’s Blackberry Cobbler. She has made her Blackberry Cobbler in the past, but she never made Blackberry Crisp. In fact, when I told her about it today, she asked what “Crisp” meant. LOL! She always made her Perfect Pie Crust and made cobblers with the fresh berries she had. The difference between the Blackberry Crisp and the Blackberry Cobbler is a lot of time!!! It takes a lot more time to make pie crust, roll it out, … [Read more...]

Blackberry Crisp, an Easy Summer Dessert!

Blackberry Crisp! I had never eaten Blackberry Crisp. I have never been much of a fan of blackberries. But Lynn LOVES them. And, since he was given 8 cups of fresh-off-the-vine blackberries, I decided it was high time I learned how to make something with them. Blackberry Crisp or Blackberry Cobbler? Last year I made Mama's Blackberry Cobbler. She has made her Blackberry Cobbler in the past, but she never made Blackberry Crisp. In fact, when I told her about it today, she asked what "Crisp" meant. LOL! She always made her Perfect Pie Crust and made cobblers with the fresh berries she had. The difference between the Blackberry Crisp and the Blackberry Cobbler is a lot of time!!! It takes a lot more time to make pie crust, roll it out, … [Read more...]