Jeri’s Crescent Rolls: A Bread for Thanksgiving

Jeri's Homemade Crescent Rolls . . . My sister, Jeri, makes the BEST homemade crescent rolls! She was taught by her mother-in-law, Charlene, many years ago, and Jeri always makes these for our family dinners. Jeri's rolls are the most sought after food on our dinner tables, with family members grabbing them while they are hot and slathering them with butter. She usually makes about 6-7 dozen rolls and there are none left over when we all go home. My sister, Jeri, with baby Jaycee Ruth Jeri's Homemade Crescent Rolls: A Thanksgiving Bread! As I was thinking about our Thanksgiving dinner, I thought Jeri's homemade crescent rolls would be the perfect bread. Here are some of her tips to make the rolls several days in advance: Once … [Read more...]

Mama’s Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

It's fall, and I'm into everything PUMPKIN! I love fall!!! And, my mind goes to pumpkins in the fall. Mama's Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Cookies, Mama's Pumpkin Pie . . . even pumpkin cake. Then, of course, we decorate our homes with pumpkins in October and November for the holidays that are coming up. While I was at Mama's yesterday, I talked to her about her Pumpkin Bread recipe. Memories . . . and Mama's Pumpkin Bread! Mama has made what I call Mama's Pumpkin Bread recipe since I was young. She told me that the original recipe came from the Home Ec teacher at the high school where Mama was the secretary for nearly 20 years. The instructions said to bake the loaves in soup cans, so that is exactly what Mama did. This would result in … [Read more...]

Mama’s Easy Jalapeño Cornbread,

Mama's Easy Jalapeno Cornbread is the recipe she makes when she only wants a small pan of cornbread. It still has the cheese and diced jalapeños, and a little chopped onion. So good, and so easy to make! Mama's Easy Jalapeno Cornbread, when you just want a little cornbread One of our absolute forever favorite recipes of Mama's is her Jalapeno Cornbread. But, it makes a large cast-iron skilletful. So, when Mama wants just a little pan of cornbread, she makes this easy recipe. I call it Mama's Easy Jalapeno Cornbread, because it is an easy version of our favorite cornbread of hers. This scaled-down version of Mama's Jalapeno Cornbread still has all the flavors of the big batch, with the exception of an ingredient or two. But, it's … [Read more...]

Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze, a must for fall!

It's Apple Season! Apples are plentiful now, and that has inspired me to make some apple recipes. Recently, I got an email with an Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze recipe in it. The pictures were BEAUTIFUL!!! So, Mama and I made it. HUGE disappointment! The bread was dry, not moist. It could have been something I did wrong, but I didn't want to make it again and it not work out. So I found another Apple Bread recipe on Pinterest and added a Bourbon Glaze. This time, it was delicious, moist, and the Bourbon Glaze worked really well with it. Making the Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze . . . Because I was intrigued with the Bourbon Glaze on an Apple Bread, I was determined to find a way to make it so that it was good. Mama and I assessed what … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread, a yummy quick bread!

Banana Bread for Lynn . . . Lynn asked me to make him some Banana Bread this week. He had bought some bananas a few days earlier and wanted me to make something with them, before they got too ripe. I often use these opportunities to find NEW recipes, so I decided to look for a different one for this banana bread. In my search I found this Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread on The pictures looked really good, and the cinnamon-sugar topping was definitely different. Making the Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread . . . This Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread uses whole wheat flour. That's a first for me . . . at least with banana bread. I did make a few changes: Because I didn't have any Greek yogurt, and didn't want to go to the … [Read more...]