Double Divinity

Divinity is a classic candy made with granulated sugar, corn syrup, and stiffly beaten egg white. With the addition of chopped pecans, this divinity is crunchy, fluffy, and simply divine.   We have had so many rainy days here in East Texas, making it hard to make my divinity that I like to put in our Christmas gift boxes. As you know, it is almost impossible to make divinity when it rains.

Cookie Dough Truffles

When I first heard about Cookie Dough Truffles , I thought, what a concept. When baking Chocolate Chip Cookies, who doesn't eat half of the dough before you can even get them on the baking sheets? 

Grandma's Slumber Night Party 2009

The highlight of the year for me is when I have our annual “Grandma Slumber Night Party” where all the grandchildren come for a time of making memories. We have individual crafts centers, each one makes their own individual pizza, and then we watch a movie that makes us all laugh. The theme is always God centered and full of fun! 2009 Grandma's Slumber Night Party "The Apple of God's Eye" As November was soon coming to an end, and I needed to begin to think about when to have this year's Grandma's Slumber Night Party, and what the theme was going to be. I decided to have it the Tuesday night before the Thanksgiving weekend when all of my grand children were going to be here together. While I was deciding on what the theme was going to be, I couldn't put out of my mind the words in one of my blog post "You Are The Apple of God's Eyes", and it seemed fitting since I still had an abundance of apples. The whole night was all about "Apple

The Original Hello Dolly Cookie Bars {Granny's Recipe}

Hello Dolly Cookie Bars are one of my all time favorites at Christmas. I remember my Mother would make these at Christmas time just before I got married in 1972.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls  take only minutes to rise. Bake for 15 minutes, and they are ready to eat.  Don't forget to drizzle lavishly with powdered sugar icing! Homemade Heavenly Cinnamon Rolls These are the easiest cinnamon rolls from scratch and are perfect for yeast beginners because there is only one 30 minute rise.  It is the best cinnamon roll recipe you will ever make. It only took just a little nudging from the family for me to make my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast this Thanksgiving morning.

Almond Pound Cake

My mother's Buttermilk Pound Cake was a regular dessert around my house growing up.  You could bet that at every gathering her pound cake recipe was requested.

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

Fried Cabbage with Bacon  has been a favorite around our house for many years. I was trying to think of what I could serve with my Stuffed Round Steak and mashed potatoes, and I remembered that I had a head of cabbage in my refrigerator.

Kay's Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak ,  inch-thick round  steak tenderized,  browned and then cooked low and slow in a sauce of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and herbs. When I think of comfort food, Swiss Steak is first on my list. With buying an economy pack of round steak last week for my Stuffed Round Steak , I had enough left to make this excellent  Swiss Steak .

Pumpkin Pie Flan

Pumpkin Pie Flan, Mexican dessert with a pumpkin flair, creamy smooth and the perfect ending to any meal. Flan is a traditionally a Mexican dessert, and there are many versions. The Pumpkin Pie Flan sounded so good to make for this time of the year.

Baked Apple Delights

Poached Apples , baked in a lovely bath of apple cider that simmers into a wonderful syrup.  Serve them stuffed with glazed pecans, hot or cold with a dollop of whipped cream. When buying apples for my Crockpot Apple Butter, Apple Pie Fritters , and for my husband who eats an apple a day, I decided to make some Poached Apples. I served these at one of the catering events I hosted.  We made 250 of them.  You would think I never wanted to see them again, but they were such a hit I decided to make a batch for my husband.