Momma always baked for family and friends, it was her way of making them feel special
and welcomed to our home.
Whenever “company,” was coming into town she always assembled her best recipes
together, freshened up her linens and got her best pots and pans altogether.
Thankfully she passed this ceremonial gene onto me, because now I do the same.
The best part of it all is that I enjoy preparing it and hopefully my family and friends enjoy
This past week we had my hubby’s 83 year old Dad and his sister from Mississippi come
for a little family visit.
They drove those long 10 hours and arrived safe and sound.
We enjoyed seeing them so much and I baked a couple of desserts in honor of their arrival.
Back tracking a bit here, I felt as though I needed some new cookbooks.
I do have a gloriously delightful collection of cookbooks that I really do need to show you all
One dates way back to 1895, it is the Presidential Cookbook.
I need a cookbook or two that focuses more on fresh eating, especially since I planted the
new garden and all.
Which I will be giving you an update on it’s progress this week, with all of the rain it has
flourished and I do believe that I could watch it grow.
So, Debbie, over at Mountain Mama recommended some books a bit ago.
I thought one of them looked so good, Summer Food.
Presto, I ordered it and start cooking out of it too!
I am always looking for tips in the kitchen and I have a little tip I would like to share with you.
You know I just love to cook from scratch.
Well, one year I made one of our daughter’s a fresh key lime for her Birthday and squeezed every tiny lime by hand to get fresh lime juice.
I think the bag held fifty of them…true story.
Back to the tips- did you know that having a can of prepared frosting on hand is a lifesaver.
It can make a real difference in the presentation of your dessert and if you are short on time, well why not use a smidgen….smiles.
We highly recommend this recipe, that is, my sister-in-law and I do.
She said it even tasted better the next day-enjoy my friends!
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