Gran’s Strawberry Pie, a family favorite!

My mother-in-law, Gran (as my children call her:)), gave me this wonderfully delicious and easy strawberry pie early in my marriage. Next to Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie, this is my second favorite. It's a really good pie to make for Easter. Gran's Strawberry Pie . . . An easy and delicious pie for spring, summer, or even Easter! Easter is coming soon, so I decided to share one of our family favorite strawberry pie recipe, Gran's Strawberry Pie. "Gran", my mother-in-law, gave me this recipe many years ago. It is a delicious and easy strawberry pie to make when you don't want to make a crust and cook a strawberry filling, as in Mama's Strawberry Pie. But, Gran's Strawberry Pie is so good . . . when I was pregnant with my second child, … [Read more...]

Four Potato Casseroles for your Easter Dinner!

With Easter only a couple of weeks away, I decided to share four of our favorite Potato Casseroles that are perfect for an Easter Dinner. Three are old family favorites, and the Mashed Potato Casserole is new. 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 … [Read more...]

Mama’s Deviled Eggs!

Mama's Deviled Eggs are a "must" for Easter and spring. They are easy to make, and don't last long when our family gets together. The grandkids, especially,  LOVE them!!! A "great demand" family food . . . Mama's Deviled Eggs! My family LOVES Mama's Deviled Eggs! Especially the grandchildren! And, while I have made them MANY times, I have never posted on my blog about them. Often when we have a family gathering, either Mama or my sister, Jeri, will make at least 2 dozen deviled eggs. That makes 48 halves! You would think that 48 deviled eggs would feed an army, but when the grandkids come, they pile them on their plate. Last year, we all went to Mama's for Easter, and, by the time the family all gathered to eat, more than half … [Read more...]

“For Whom My Soul Loveth”, a Forte Friday Post!

“For Whom My Soul Loveth” is one of the eight songs on my “Mary’s Song” album. The songs in this album musically protray the emotions of Mary Magdalene in the days leading up to the cruxification of Jesus. This song, "For Whom My Soul Loveth", reflects the searching for one who is gone, as He would be.  "For Whom My Soul Loveth" on the Top Ten List . . . again! Broadjam sent me an emails this week that my song, "For Whom My Soul Loveth", hit their Top Ten list for its genre, at #1! I was elated! Then it was in the #2 spot the two days following that, of which I am extremely grateful. I am always thrilled when one of my songs hits one of the charts in any place. It's humbling to know that people listen to my music and like it:) And, … [Read more...]

Irish Cream Scones, a delicious breakfast treat!

Why not make these wonderful Irish Cream Scones for a St. Patrick's Day breakfast? The scones are soft and flaky with an Irish Cream glaze. Especially good with homemade jam! Irish Cream Scones, a delicious St. Patrick's Day treat! I've been wanting to make some scones for months. So, when I found this recipe for scones using Bailey's Irish Cream on Pinterest by The Suburban Soapbox, I decided it was time to take the plunge and make them! After all . . . I need to use that Bailey's Irish Cream that I bought last week. Right? So, these Irish Cream Scones became my next new Irish Cream recipe this week. Making the Irish Cream Scones . . . These Irish Cream Scones are really simple to make. The original recipe says to mix it all in one … [Read more...]