Yum Those Recipes!

Excited to announce that My Mother’s Daughter is now a publisher on Yummly! You will now be able to use the “Yum” button on my recipes to save your favorites to your own personal recipe box. The page isn’t complete yet, but we’re quickly building the recipe content for Yummly. Here’s the link to our new…

A Perfect Valentines Dinner Idea

I’m not big on going out to eat on Valentine’s Day. It’s rushed, crowded, and the atmosphere feels forced…to me anyway. I like to wait and enjoy a nice meal out a few days later. On Valentine’s Day, I prefer to have a fancy cocktail and cook a simple dinner at home that’s delicious but not labor intensive. Rick’s Maryland Crab-cakes are just the ticket. Mix them up ahead of time so…

Short Ribs Are Where It’s At

Finally, gloriously, at long last, FALL has arrived in Texas. It officially arrived September 21st but I think it was around 112 that day so who noticed? But, now we have settled into what is known in the south as that time of year when you may still break a sweat around noon but by evening there’s a hint of chill in the air. The porches have started to fill up with pumpkins and mums, the trees…

MamMaw’s Muscadine Jelly

My good friend Dana lives in Poetry, Texas where the muscadine grapes grow wild and plentiful. She picked a bushel last weekend and then hauled them over to her mother-in-law’s house on the 4th of July and then spent the afternoon making jelly with an 87 year woman who could preserve your right shoe if she set her mind to it. The pictures of these two women standing…

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Beth from Definitelyleopard.com for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Always nice to know that I’m “versatile” – at this point in my life knowing how to change gears and put on those big girl pants has been a real plus on more occasions than I care to remember. And if you do it all with a smile then you get extra points. I have LOTS of points. 🙂 As a recipient…

Quite A Pickle!

Yesterday morning I was lounging in bed thinking about all of the productive things that I was going to do this weekend. This usually involves surfing internet news, playing on facebook, checking my email, looking through recipe books, occasionally writing MMD blogs and having intellectual conversations with my dogs who assume their positions on the bed for the duration until we are…