Keeping it Real

The question was, “Do you want to come over and play?” That was 53 years ago. The answer was, “Yes!” And we never stopped. So….. My childhood friend, Angie, recently had a conference in Memphis, so I decided to join her a few days early for a nice visit since we live nowhere near eachContinue reading “Keeping it Real”

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Banana Walnut Muffins

    I have both of Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbooks, and this muffin recipe is from her first one, “My Father’s Daughter.”  It is very easy to make, and pretty healthy. I, as usual, used what ingredients I have in my house, so it’s a little altered from hers. Banana Walnut Muffins 1/4 cup plus 2Continue reading “Banana Walnut Muffins”

Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Shavings

      I found this recipe in one of my old Martha Stewart Living magazines. I’m going to share the recipe because posted it online. I’m just looking for fun stuff to photograph. Anyway, it’s pretty easy to make and very tasty. Vanilla Pudding 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup sugar A pinchContinue reading “Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Shavings”

Blackberry Crumb Breakfast Bars

      The blackberries I used for this recipe were picked by my husband and me last summer near our house. We have a ton of them in our freezer; so anytime I can, I use them in a recipe. This one is actually a raspberry recipe that I found on either Goop’s website orContinue reading “Blackberry Crumb Breakfast Bars”

Walnut (or Hickory) Cake

This is a recipe from my great grandmother’s collection she cut out of one of the Chattanooga, Tennessee newspapers back in the 60s or 70s. It was submitted by a lady from Sewanee, Tennessee. I had a few problems with it – of course. The entire time I was making it, I kept thinking, “AsContinue reading “Walnut (or Hickory) Cake”

Prize Date Bars – Mrs. Shuptrine’s

My great grand mother had two date bar recipes, and I can never remember which one is better. I think I like the other recipe better now that this one is made, but this one is really good, too. It does call for cloves, though. Next time I will probably leave them out. Cloves tend toContinue reading “Prize Date Bars – Mrs. Shuptrine’s”

Banana Pudding – attempt no. 1

  This is another recipe of my great grandmother’s. It came out pretty good, but not perfect. My first mistake was using a bowl that was too large for the recipe. I think it calls for a deep, glass pie dish? But to my defense, it was all I had. I plan to re-do thisContinue reading “Banana Pudding – attempt no. 1”

Lemon (Cup) Cake

I used a Lemon Cake recipe from my great grandmother’s cookbook, “Rumford Complete Cookbook,” but I made cupcakes instead. I haven’t made cupcakes in….. about 40 years. I made a mess. I over-filled most of the cups, and they spilled over and baked to the top of the muffin tins. The second batch came out a little better. IContinue reading “Lemon (Cup) Cake”

Not so Famous Brownies

About a year ago, Tupelo Honey came to town and set up shop at Warehouse Row. Any restaurant that serves biscuits with honey and jam before every meal will certainly last in the South. Part of the wallpaper on the outside of the restaurant is a blown-up photo of a brownie recipe. Cool! It is hand-written onContinue reading “Not so Famous Brownies”

Date Ice Box Cookies – (Aunt Lucy)

I love dates. So any recipe that contains them gets my attention pretty quickly. I have no idea who Aunt Lucy is, but that is how it was printed in the newspaper article that my great grandmother cut out for her collection. Unfortunately there is no date (no pun intended) on the clipping. But Mama died inContinue reading “Date Ice Box Cookies – (Aunt Lucy)”