4 Favorite Strawberry Recipes for Spring!

4 Favorite Strawberry Recipes for Spring! It's still strawberry season, so I decided to compile 4 Favorite Strawberry Recipes for Spring! Two Strawberry Pies, Strawberry Cobbler, and a Strawberry Shortcake that my Grandmama would have been proud of:) The two pies are totally different . . . my Mama's Strawberry Pie is our favorite with a cream cheese filling, fresh strawberries and a cooked strawberry filling.  I have shared it on posts in the last couple of weeks, but it bears repeating! It is our favorite!!! The second pie, Gran's Strawberry Pie, is a Cool Whip pie. It is super easy, but totally delicious:) In fact, when I was expecting my second child, Trey, I absolutely CRAVED Gran's Strawberry Pie. I haven't made it this year, but I … [Read more...]

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...]

Mary’s Song, an album for Good Friday and Easter!

Mary's Song . . . a Love Song . . . With tomorrow being Good Friday, followed by Easter on Sunday, I thought I would share with you three of the songs from the album I composed and recorded, "Mary's Song". This album is about the emotions Mary Magdalene felt in the days, maybe weeks, leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. In order to understand, it is important to look at her life as it related to Jesus. Mary Magdalene and Jesus . . . a love from a pure heart. We can see in the scriptures that Mary Magdalene is mentioned several times: Jesus cast demons out of her. It was Mary who sat at Jesus feet while her sister, Martha, was "cumbered about many things". She anointed His head and feet with oil prior to his … [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...]