This Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake is really good, Mama says. She served it for Sunday dinner yesterday and it was a big hit. It’s in this month’s Southern Living Magazine. She said she’ll use this icing recipe from now on. Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake: INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE: 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar [...]


Tasty, hearty and stick to your ribs – this chili mac and cheese is even better than it sounds. Our new favorite meal. I saw this from my friend Rebecca this past week from a website called damndelicious.net. And it is. Chili Mac and Cheese: INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 [...]


  ‘Member those giant chocolate chip cookies from the mall when we were growing up … they had icing on the edges and you could add your favorite message and maybe some sprinkles? Well, that’s what you can do with this recipe. Add a “Happy Birthday” or “I love you” message with icing, eat it [...]

Peanut Butter Bars

  Creamy, rich, and decadent is what these Peanut Butter Bars are. Oh, and they taste like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The bottom part is no-bake and the top part you can cook on your stovetop. Or, you can use canned frosting or just melted chocolate chips. This delicious chocolate icing is a family favorite. [...]

Pepper Steak – Mama’s Recipe

  Pepper Steak – this recipe from my childhood is sweet, savory and good for something different. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or toast. Pepper Steak: INGREDIENTS: 1 and 1/2 to 2 lbs. of top round or bottom round steak (you can get the butcher to cut it in very thin strips) 1 onion, sliced [...]

Baked Fish in Foil Packets in the Crock Pot – Easy!

  Fish + your favorite seasonings, lemon juice and butter in tin foil packets in the Crock Pot = easy supper tonight! Fish Packets for the Crock Pot Ingredients: 1-2 lbs. fresh fish filets of your choice (1/4 – 1/2 pound of fish per person) we needed 2 pounds for our family of five lemon [...]

Donut Poppers

  Donut Poppers – LOTS of glaze and cinnamon-sugar butter to bread ratio – what’s better than that? Best eaten right away … I don’t think you’ll have a problem with this. Donut Poppers: INGREDIENTS: oil (I just used the vegetable oil I had in the pantry) 2 containers of canned biscuit dough (Mama says the [...]

Roast Beef Hash from Mama

Roast Beef Hash is rich, hearty and tasty. I grew up on this stuff. You can serve it over toast, biscuits, rice or simply alone with a side salad or vegetable. Roast Beef Hash Recipe: Ingredients: 2-3 cups cooked, shredded roast beef (I used a chuck roast I’d cooked overnight -or for 8 hours – [...]

Barbecue Black-Eyed Peas

These peas are sweet, tangy and great with hamburgers, hot dogs or served over rice. Kielbasa is great in them, too. Hearty and delish. Here’s the recipe: Barbecue Black-Eyed Peas Ingredients: 1 16 oz. bag dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight in water (which is about 5 cups after they’ve been soaked) OR you can use [...]

Poppy’s Salad

This salad is a little sweet and a little salty and just right for my daddy. It’s one of my his favorites that his mama used to make just for him. She created it when he was little and now my mama makes it for him quite often. Poppy’s Salad Recipe: Ingredients: 1 head of [...]