Category Archives: Recipes

Pecan Pie Recipe, With a Bit of Serendipity

I recently found a pecan pie recipe online which was a little lighter than the classic Karo syrup recipe.  I made it a couple of times, then I began changing it up a bit.  The first time I added more … Continue reading

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Not Quite a Recipe: Cornbread and Biscuit Dressing

I wanted this to be a recipe but realized I don’t have any quantities, so this is more a description of a recipe, or a memory.  My mother made the best cornbread dressing ever.  She did not believe in stuffing … Continue reading

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Summer Tomato Salad

Now that summer is winding down, tomatoes are at their best.  I am grateful to my friend who has shared her homegrown tomatoes with me!  Here is a recipe for tomato salad, with a couple of variations, to take advantage … Continue reading

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Country Ham for Easter

I have been hunting for a recipe for this, through all my white trash cookbooks.  I have not found a thing, not in the Cracker Barrel cookbooks, or Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee, or even my mother’s Sunday School class cookbook from … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bite-Size Cheesecakes

This recipe comes from my sister Juanita.  I made it for my Christmas party, and it was pretty popular.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of the little cheesecakes, but they were festive, and very tasty!  Just a little something … Continue reading

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Recipe: Gingerbread with Sorghum Molasses

When I was a child we waited in anticipation every fall for sorghum molasses to come on the market.  Mother and Daddy were convinced the only appropriate sorghum molasses came from Benton County, Tennessee.  Even then, one had to read … Continue reading

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Recipe: School Night Chili With Beans

This recipe is so easy you can even make it on a school night.  This is my go-to, make-a-pot-and-freeze-in-portions chili, which makes it great for 4-6 people or for one or two.  If you like it spicy, use hot chili … Continue reading

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