Possum & Sweet Potatoes

Yes you read right. When going through that same 1928 cookbook which has recipes from the Depression, I came across this and couldn’t believe what it was. Right in the middle of the recipes for meatball soup and Tamale Pie was “possum & sweet potatoes”. Randy told me I had to put this recipe on … Continue reading

Truly Different Cupcakes

Have been going through a cookbook my sister-in-law brought over the other night which is dated back to the 20’s and has been in the Cox family for years. It includes recipes from 1928 to early 2000. This recipe caught my eye and am going to make them tomorrow. Today the weather is rainy and … Continue reading

Coconut White Chocolate Cheesecake

The grandkids are gone so I can put away the chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, frozen pizza and get back to sugar. Since we have been entertaining kids/grandkids and have tried to cook all their favs while they were in town, we tried to convince them that we were “giving up” healthy foods just for … Continue reading

Lemon Blueberry Scones

2 cups flour 1 tables baking powder 1/2 teas salt 2 tables sugar 5 tables cold unsalted butter 1 cup fresh blueberries Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1 1/4 cups heavy cream Preheat oven to 400. Gently whisk dry ingredients together. Grate the butter on the coarse side of a box grater. (or use … Continue reading

Regello Lane vs Redneck Ally

This week has been a week of self reflection. Since moving back to Texas from California, we have discovered that under the fine layer of sophistication that we tried to maintain around friends out West,lies the real Texas redneck demeanor that we tried to ignore is the real us. The last 9 days, 13 hours … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Two our grandson’s are here from Phoenix and the rest of the family drives in today. I have two games on my phone, Candy Crush and Pet Rescue. I have been stuck on level 34 on Pet Rescue for over a month. Caleb the 4 yr old has been playing on my phone for 2 … Continue reading

Pumpkin CheeseCake

I am not waiting for Fall to make this luscious dessert. Just looking at the picture made me want to push aside the can of cocoa to find a can of pumpkin. So here is the new Fall Favorite cheesecake. Crust Use an 8″k spring-form pan 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 cup ginger … Continue reading

Casserole Circuit

Since I have not been cooking, due to being a little under the weather for over a week, I thought I would just share a few thoughts. Last week, while feeling a little down because I was not up to indulging some of my favorite foods to celebrate my birthday, it became apparent that maybe … Continue reading

TrudyFest 2014

I’m still trying to wrap that idea around that I didn’t get to have TrudyFest. My very own favorite week of the year when it is all about me. Randy tells me that everyday is Trudyfest but I beg to differ. It all began years ago when my aunt, who could not have children, adopted … Continue reading

Chocolate Dream Cake

There is a new site that is giving dozens of recipes on FaceBook called Thinkarete. Just seeing the pictures has made me wish I were 35 again so I would have more time to test them all. But at my age, I’m pretty sure that I will be hearing from the Dr. “now you know … Continue reading