Ya Ya Sisterhood

Last night some of our kids came over for dinner. We invite them to come  quite frequently because they have our 10 month old granddaughter. That, my dear friends, gets them a lot of homemade dinners. For some reason, last night Princess Payton decided that she just wanted me. It was glorious. She even went to me … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Cherry Pie

Some of our kids are coming to dinner tonight so of course, Cameron already texted to see what we were having around 10 this morning. I texted back that we were having the beans & brisket that I posted a few days ago and cherry pie, which is one of his favorites. As the pie … Continue reading

Peeling Eggs & Cake Mix Tips

Over the years I have struggled with peeling hard boiled eggs. I have tried every suggestion that came across Face Book, or tips from chefs on television. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn’t. Since I have 2 daughter-in-laws that eat deviled eggs like they were chocolate truffles, I have made A LOT of deviled … Continue reading

Green Apple Cole Slaw

It thrills my soul that I have fallen in love with salads. I can honestly say that some days I actually crave salad. What is going on? Why am I wanting salads? The old me would have settled for a great slice of cherry pie or chocolate cake and been on my merry way. All I know … Continue reading

Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

This afternoon I thought I would hunt for a new chocolate cake recipe and came across this new one that I had not seen. Since we love the Texas Sheet with the teaspoon of cinnamon in it, this one should be one that will satisfy our chocolate fix tomorrow. I saw it online in “my … Continue reading

Oven Roasted Veggies

Because Randy and I are trying to eat less meals, we have been on the lookout for different ways to make our veggie meals a little more exciting than just green beans and fried cabbage. When I saw this on FaceBook, I immediately knew that this would be such a great dinner. Ingredients: 1 bundle … Continue reading

Beans & Brisket

Originally posted on Chocolate Castles:
3 to 6 pound brisket or large roast, trimmed 1 can rotel tomatoes 1 qt plus 2 cups water 1 pound pinto beans 1 large onion, sliced 1 large tomato sauce (16 oz) Wash beans and drain. Put in bottom of large roaster. Season the brisket or roast to your…

Chocolate-Hazelnut Eclair Cake

One of the reasons I look forward to getting the Paula Deen magazine every 2 months, is that I know there will be fantastic dessert recipes in them. The new May-June has so many great recipes in them, that by the time I try them all, I will be wearing a tent. 2 (3.3 oz) … Continue reading

Nanalicious Lessons

It feels like I have not written in months, when in reality, it has only been 4 days. Before I left to babysit in Phoenix, I had posted some lessons learned from keeping our 10 yr old grandson for 4 days. Also, I had written that upon my return, I would post more lessons learned … Continue reading

Pimiento Arugula Pasta Salad

Notice that I am posting salads. I’m thinking that the lighter the meal, the more we can splurge on desserts..almost like drinking diet cola alongside that piece of chocolate cake. Save calories when you can, allowing us to end our evening on a much loved dessert. Am I the only one that thinks like that? … Continue reading