Face Lifts & Labs

This morning I fasted. I would like to say that I did it to spend more time in prayer, but the fact is that I had to have some lab work done. I put on enough make-up so as not to scare anyone and headed out the door at 7:05 a.m. Now, I am the … Continue reading

Strawberry Cream Pie

Taking a break from pulling all the white shorts, white capris and white shoes out of my closet until they come back out next Easter, I decided that I earned something sweet. Putting away all my linen clothes is enough to put me over the edge. So,  I sat down and began to look for something that sounded refreshing and yummy.  Since it is … Continue reading

Frozen Strawberry Salad

In 2002, after moving back to Dallas from California, our house became the meeting place of several ladies groups for luncheon’s. I loved the opportunity to not only cook for a large gathering, but to grab the chance to show friends how much fun it can be to have people in your home. Cooking for … Continue reading

#785 Way to Cook Chicken

They just keep coming. Just when you think that no one can invent another way to bake chicken, but here it is folks, a new recipe that really is a great recipe. Our daughter, Christi, who lives in Orlando texted this to me a few days ago. I went to the store, have bought the … Continue reading

Cilantro Sauce & Grilled Steaks

Why do I do this?  Why do I seem to think that just because it is August I have to grill out every night to make up for all the times during the summer I didn’t grill out? It’s like it finally dawns on me that summer will be over in a couple of weeks (even though … Continue reading

Lemon Pudding Cake Glorified

On July 29th, I posted a Lemon Pudding Cake. While I was at a restaurant today waiting for a friend, they had a cake cookbook so I began to look through it. They had this same recipe for the lemon cake, but made it in ramekins and then topped it with meringue. It then became … Continue reading

Almond Cake

I love the almond flavor in cakes and frostings. Some evenings the almond craving just gets to me and I have to get in the kitchen and make a “wedding cake” (not an actual wedding cake, but a almond flavored white cake) time favorite cake. When I don’t want a huge two layer cake, since … Continue reading

Gathering Friends

A few years ago, my sister-in-law gave me a beautiful book entitled The Gathering of Friends, which I keep out at all times. Not only are the pictures on each page beautiful, but the recipes themselves are recipes that just speak the word “home” when you read them,. At the front of the book on … Continue reading

Ham, Asparagus & Mushroom Bread Pudding

Just thinking about pumpkin season just being around the corner, has me in a cooking mood. At night, I am already just sitting and looking through magazines for new fall recipes, all the while watching the food network, with a plate of French vanilla cake sitting on my lap.  Last night I found the recipe that … Continue reading

Blueberry Crunch Cake

This cake has been said to console the bereaved, sell out at PTA bake sales and feed the whole ball teams. Taken from an old Paula Deen magazine, if you like blueberries, this one will make your mouth water. 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice 1 (21 oz) can blueberry pie filling 1 … Continue reading