Category Archives: Potlucks & church suppers

Mayocoba beans and chicken red chili

I was shopping in Hattiesburg, in the bean aisle.  Usually, there is nothing surprising or unusual to be found–I am reasonably certain that we have tried about every bean sold in Southern Mississippi at least once.  Beans are cheap, easy … Continue reading

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Sugar Coma-No Bake Cookie Cheesecake

I make things up as I go, and I do the same thing with food often.  I don’t wake up in the morning, and think to myself, “Today, I must invent a new recipe for a no-bake cheesecake.” Not me, … Continue reading

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New books, summer, and me

I have been one busy person the past few months.  Unfortunately, things like this blog have been neglected in the meantime.  Good intentions don’t create real blog posts! So here’s what’s been happening. First, there was a “preview” book released … Continue reading

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New Orleans Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I created a while back, and it works just as well today.  It’s also my favorite version of sloppy joes–not too spicy, not too bland. It’s a great way to serve a crowd, whether it’s tailgating … Continue reading

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Baking with Grandma

I’m a grandma. Of course, since I am a grandma, that means I have a perfectly adorable and very special grandchild, which means in my case, a beautiful little girl.  She’s almost three, and of course, she’s as special in … Continue reading

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The All American Biscuit

It’s hot off the presses! Today, The All American Biscuit was released on Amazon’s Kindle.  It’s biscuits and more biscuits, from biscuit history to biscuits of nearly every imaginable sort.  I’d have done A to Z, but…some of the letters … Continue reading

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55 Fantastic Fudges

Fudge.  Who doesn’t love it?  It’s everything we aren’t supposed to eat, laced with sugar and fat.  It’s rich, creamy, and oh, so sweet. Fudge vanishes at bake sales and buffet dessert trays faster than money out of my bank … Continue reading

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Love chocolate?

Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone! I’ve been writing this blog for a long time now, and have been writing about food and recipes even longer.  Sooo….it was a  natural evolution to take it up a notch.  So guess what is in … Continue reading

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Cabbage and noodles for Lent?

Cabbage and noodles, two lowly foods, often overlooked in favor of things that are far more exciting and exotic.  I’ve even heard cabbage be called names, such as “ditch weed“.  Cabbage is also cheap, especially this time of year, and … Continue reading

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Chocoholic Chocolate Cake

Chocoholics love chocolate, which is where the name came from.  But, as any chocoholic will tell you, not all chocolate is created equally, and the differences are really apparent when sampling chocolate cake.  While boxed mixes have improved rapidly in … Continue reading

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