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Happy Birthday Barbara

Happy Birthday Barbara

Warmest birthday wishes to my blog follower Barbara.   Hope you have many happy returns of the day! Here she is with her beautiful great grandchildren. I’ve known Barbara’s son and daughter-in-law since my first days in Peachtree City.  I also taught her granddaughter for a class in college.  Woooonderful family! I picked a Sour Cream Cake […]

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Brown Cake with No Frosting -- Can it Possibly be Good?

Brown Cake with No Frosting — Can it Possibly be Good?

My mom made this plain brown cake with no frosting.  Very plain.  No frosting.  It didn’t look very tasty but being the dutiful daughter I smiled and said “Boy Howdy” when she asked if I wanted to try it.  Then I spied a leftover dish of fruit cocktail sitting next to it.  Now we haven’t had fruit […]

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Happy Birthday Lori

Happy Birthday Lori

Hope you’re having an amazing day, Lori Sue! My cousin is having a birthday and I made her a cake.  She lives in South Carolina so she won’t get to eat it, but we will take on that task for her.  I picked Mint Chocolate Chip because I remember going with her to Friendly’s Ice […]

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Twenty Years

Twenty Years

Olivia is 20 today!  She’s a sweetie!     We headed out for pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Then, back to the dorm for presents.  Lots of presents.   We finished with our family favorite pound cake and then Olivia had to do some homework.  Not as much fun as presents but a necessary part of […]

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4th of July

4th of July

I couldn’t resist sharing my 4th of July Snapchat photo.  I hope your Fourth was fun.  We started our day with a birthday breakfast for Alec.  He was here with Olivia for the weekend. Happy Birthday! Did you notice the portrait pancakes?  Olivia made one for each of us. How did she do? Just add […]

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Recipe Box Roulette - Snow Day 2015

Recipe Box Roulette – Snow Day 2015

We had a not very snowy snow day today.  I didn’t mind staying home and I certainly applaud our school superintendents in the various counties for trying to avoid another horrible snow jam like last year.  When I have a bit of extra time for leisure cooking, I like to play Old Recipe Box Roulette. […]

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Happy Mother's Day 2014

Happy Mother’s Day 2014

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there.  My brother and family came over for lunch.  Unfortunately the star of the day had her eyes closed for the picture below, but when you are photographing 7 people someone is going to be sacrificed for the sake of the group, I’m afraid.  When I say “cheese” […]

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The Uglies

The Uglies

Unfortunate name for a delicious cupcake.  You could even serve these as a muffin for a brunch.  I did last week at school.  Since there is no frosting they disguise well as a muffin and taste much better. You already know my aversion to muffins. This recipe is from our The Cat Who Reunion Cookbook. […]

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Another Happy Birthday!

Another Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my mom on April 7th.  I have been a bit under the weather and haven’t been able to post the pictures from the family celebration. I cooked my mom’s favorite foods starting with roast beef, mashed potatoes, and dilled carrots.  We finished the meal with a Pecan Praline Cake. I’ll put the […]

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Sixteen Trips Around the Sun

Sixteen Trips Around the Sun

Davis turned sixteen today.  We enjoyed our traditional birthday brunch to celebrate.     Mmmm…Bacon and Whipped Cream.   Davis’ decadent favorite. We had other things to eat — fluffy scrambled eggs, cheese and cream grits, normal bacon, and homemade pancakes.  Then, we had birthday cake.       This was a white buttermilk cake. […]

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