Pumpkin Pie

Tracy / November 8, 2010

Most of my family knows what my absolute favorite food in the world is… my Great-Grandmother used to make the BEST pumpkin pie. She always kept them wrapped in the freezer for me and would pop them out at various times of the year. It made me feel so special — I know she did this for other family members…

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Tracy / November 1, 2010

There are probably almost as many sweet potato casserole recipes as people…everyone has their favorite! At our home, we prefer sweet potato casserole with a pecan topping rather than coconut or marshmallows (my Grandmother’s favorite!). This is a simple recipe, and just in time for Thanksgiving preparation! Sweet Potato Casserole 3c Mashed sweet potatoes 1c sugar 1t vanilla 1/2c milk…

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The Recipe Box

Tracy / September 13, 2010

I don’t generally like recipes that call for a cake mix…something about making a homemade recipe with a box mix just seems wrong, LOL. These were really good, and *very* easy! They would be great as a “holiday” cookie. Gooey Butter Cookies (From Keeping Good Company) 1/2c butter 1/4t vanilla 1 egg 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese 1 (1 lb.…

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Water Restrictions!

Just when my little plants were showing promise, the city came around and announced mandatory water restrictions. At present, being an odd numbered house, we are only allowed to water our garden for two hours on Tuesday and Thursday. It seems that two of the wells for the city system we are on, failed this year and they are having…

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Covering Our Humanity

Warning! This is going to be a long post today…. I’m trying so hard to eat and take better care of myself. This morning finds me at the computer feeling sorry for myself after completing Pilates. Yes, I know that I will better person for this in the end but my tummy is burning! Seriously, after 8 sweet littles (1…

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I’m a Southern Girl!

On being Southern…. My children and I have talked quite a bit lately on being Southern. It seems that we have been surrounded by negative comments about the South and the way that Southerners do things! So, today, I’m listing my favorite things about the South! Sweet Iced Tea on a front porch swing on a hot July afternoon. Fried…

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This is my sour dough starter after not having stirred it for a day. I just wanted to let you know that you should expect to see liquid settling on top. When this happens just stir it back down into the mixture. Yesterday, (giggle, giggle!), I found a recipe that looked really good for sour dough rolls. I was so…

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Honeysuckle Wreaths

We’re on the move today. After a busy weekend, we’re buckling back down for a full week. On the list of projects this week is to work on making wreaths for my home out of honeysuckle. The picture is of the gathered honeysuckle that we have collected. Today, we are going to boil and strip the vines and form them…

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