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…

Super Easy No Bake Cheesecake

I honestly like this no bake cheesecake better than the traditional baked version, and you won’t believe how simple it is to throw together. With that said, like any cheesecake, this is an indulgence! It is not figure friendly folks! It’s rich and decadent and everything that cheesecake is supposed to be, right? And I would venture to say that the traditional baked version of cheesecake…

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…

Spicy Bread & Butter Pickles

You can fully cook these bread & butter pickles in the microwave and store them in your fridge for several weeks rather than going through a traditional canning process. I did the full canning process here and have given a step by step…it’s surprisingly easy and this was my first time! I don’t why I had always been intimidated by canning, my mother did it all the time. After sticking…

Mom’s Chocolate Sheet Cake

I’m pretty sure that everyone on the planet at this point has had a piece of chocolate sheet cake. And most cooks have pulled out a sheet pan, grabbed their cocoa and whipped up their own version to take to a pot luck dinner or to a family BBQ. It’s an all around family friend dessert because it feeds an army and everyone always loves a sheet cake. And no one can ever…

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…