Benjamins’ Blackberry Cobbler (Cooking with Grandkids)

Benjamin and Blackberry Cobbler . . . Last summer, my grandson, Benjamin, asked me to make him a Blackberry Cobbler. Summer came and went, and I forgot that he asked me to make this for him:( One day, a couple of weeks ago, he reminded me! OH MY!!! Blackberry season is officially over, but . . . they still sell them in the grocery store! Life Saver!!! So, Benjamin's Blackberry Cobbler quickly went to the TOP of my To-Do list. Sunday, after church, Benjamin came over and we made his Blackberry Cobbler. He is 13, so I asked him if he wanted me to make it, or did he want to make it? Guess what he said . . . HE wanted to make his Blackberry Cobbler! Candace has trained her children well. They ALL like to cook:) That is near and dear to my … [Read more...]

Oreo Pie, an easy dessert for any occasion!

  What's for dessert? When I planned our "Girls Only Luncheon", the question arose, "What can I make for our dessert?" I knew I wasn't going to have a lot of time to prepare a dessert, and different thoughts came to my mind. But, I finally decided to make an Oreo Pie. In the past, I made an Oreo Delight (which quickly became a favorite), and a Dirt Pudding Pie for family gatherings, and both were really liked by all. So, my thinking was that an Oreo Pie would be a good choice. After all . . . who doesn't like Oreos??? Making the Oreo Pie . . . This Oreo Pie was EASY to make . . . a perfect dessert for those times you don't have a lot of time to spend thinking about or making a dessert. For this pie, I found a recipe by … [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...]

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...]