Apple Dumplings Cobbler {This could become one of your favorite apple desserts!}

When we have lots of apples that are not getting eaten quick enough around my house and need to eat soon, the first thing I think about is Apple Dumplings Cobbler . It is a combination of my Apple Dumplings recipe and my Peach Cobbler recipe.

Classic Lime Sweet Pickles

Classic Lime Sweet Pickles , cucumbers made into the most heavenly crisp, sweet, tangy pickle you will ever eat.  The hardest part about making these pickles is waiting for them to be ready to eat.   This summer, we had more cucumbers than we knew what to do with due to a little, or you might say a big mistake.

Baked Triple Berry Hand Pies

Baked Triple Berry Hand Pies  are so simple to make.   All you need is pie crust dough and berries and some sugar to sweeten them.  When you have berries or any stone fruits that are needing to be eaten, hand pies are the answer. The one thing I like most about making them is that you really don't have to have a set amount of any ingredients.   I start with the berries, by tossing them in some sugar and cornstarch, and then spooning them on top of the crust.   For the crust, I start with one recipe of pie crust and make as many of them as I can with that one recipe.  Then I make another recipe if I need to---how simple is that? Growing up in East Texas, I had Dewberry vines all around my house.   We would start watching for the blooms in the spring.   Then we would pick gallons of them.   Mother canned several jars of jelly, and froze some also, to make berry cobblers all through the year.   These hand pies have blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in them.

Grilled Kabobs {Simply Delicious...So Easy...Fun To Make!}

This recipe has been in my file to post for a while now, along with some others.  Lots going on this summer and not enough time to do everything.  We had these Kabobs back when I posted the Grilled Summer Vegetables and they were super delicious.  Pork steak is one of Jim's favorite meat's to grill, so I decided to trim any excess fat and cut it up in large cubes to grill along with his other favorite -- Kielbasa Sausage.  Pork Steak Kabobs are easy to prepare, and pair well with most any vegetable.  This time, I kept it simple and paired it with some bell pepper and onions that I cut the same size as the the pork steak cubes.  This way, they have a better chance to cook evenly. Sausage Kabobs  are super easy to prepare for the grill, because there is no trimming involved.  Just cut them in large links and slide them on the skewer with the vegetables.  I baste them with the same mixture I used on the Grilled Summer Veggies .  These Kabobs were not only

Overnight French Toast and Warm Honey Syrup {Celebrating A Birthday Breakfast!}

A delicious rich breakfast or brunch dish is prepared the night before, placed in the refrigerator, and then baked the following morning.  Overnight French Toast   I have been searching for the perfect recipe for some time.  I could not find one that wasn't like a bread pudding in texture.  This recipe is just as perfect as I wanted it to be. Texture wise, it is creamy, delicate on the inside, and tender on the outside-- being able to cut through with ease, similar to the perfect French Toast. Taste wise, it is absolutely scrumptious! Birthday breakfasts are another way to celebrate a person's special day.  On the first of July, my Grandsons, Luke, who turned 14, and Gabriel, who turned 11, wanted to celebrate their birthday breakfast at my house with their other cousins who were in town for the week. I asked Luke what he would like me to make.  He said, "just surprise me, Grandma"!  I made him this Overnight French Toast   dish with Honey Syrup , and a

Old Fashioned Peach Butter {Granny's Recipe}

Old Fashioned Peach Butter, fresh peaches slowly cooked with spices and sugar until the liquid has evaporated lending a smooth silky texture like soft butter.   Growing up in the '60s, all I remember was homemade jams and jellies on Mother's breakfast table.   It was a traditional event each summer to make Peach Butter from fresh peaches.  We would wash all the peaches and peeled each one, leaving a little of the peach with the skin, because that is what she would make her Peach Butter from.   Then she would slice up the peaches and put them in a pot on the stove and make peach preserves.   I rarely see them anymore, but she would also make Pickled Peaches that graced our table at Thanksgiving and Christmas.   When it was all said and done, the only thing we threw away was the seed.  

Cream Cheese Biscuits

Cream Cheese Biscuits, fluffy and tender biscuits Southerners love to make.  We love them with honey, syrup, jelly, and even a piece of country ham nestled in for a quick sandwich treat.  Only three ingredients, self-rising flour, butter, and the star of the recipe–– cream cheese! Who would have thought a cookbook solely about biscuits would grab such an interest in me.  Nathalie Depree's Southern Biscuits cookbook did just that.   You can find every biscuit imaginable, from the traditional ones all the way to the outlandish ones.  She goes into great detail on all the ins and outs of making the perfect biscuit.   I have always been a big fan of her in her television days on PBS in the '80s, not to mention all of her many cookbooks.  You could say she is my all time favorite Southern cook. 

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes {Birthday Celebration}

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes, moist malt chocolate cupcakes with malted milk chocolate buttercream frosting.      For those who love malted milkshakes, you will enjoy this delicious cupcake. Celebrating birthdays is one of my favorite things to do with my grandchildren.  I am always listening and looking for the recipes to make for their birthdays.   One day my Grandson, Gabriel was sitting next to me while I was on Pinterest and spotted these Chocolate Malt Cupcakes pinned from  Your Cup of Cake .   He remarked that he wanted these for his birthday and he would come back months later and say "remember those cupcakes we saw, I still want them for my birthday".  Needless to say, he was thrilled when he saw them on the table for his birthday this past week. We celebrated Gabriel's 11th birthday at a State Park in Daingerfield next to where we live.   We cut a watermelon and had these cute cupcakes that were the star attraction.   There are a nice swimming area and

Mrs. Little's Pickled Figs Recipe {A Family Favorite}

These Pickled Figs are an excellent addition to any relish tray, or you can serve them as an appetizer with cheese. You will find that they are rich in flavor and will change all your thoughts about how unappealing figs can be.   They have become one of the recipes we so look forward to making every year.  Jim's Mother has the fig tree, and as soon as the figs are ready to be picked,  we get 3 quarts to go into a big pot.  You cook them with vinegar, sugar, and pickling spice for 10 minutes three consecutive days. My children cannot wait for the third day when we put them in the canning jars.  I have to get them sealed up really fast because when they start eating them, they can't stop, and now the grandchildren are following right in with them!

Red White & Blue Jello Dessert {Fun Dessert To Celebrate July 4th}

July the 4th is just around the corner. I don't know about you all, but this summer is going by so fast for me.   With canning and putting up vegetables from the garden in the freezer, I am loosing track of time. I decided to stop for a little while today and post this fun Red White & Blue Jello Dessert that my grandchildren and I made last year for the 4th of July .  This is one that I never got around to posting.  We had so much fun making it, and with our  100 degree temperatures here in Texas, you could say, it was the coolest dessert to make!  Ha! Ha! There are some really cute and yummy recipes that are made with jello on Pinterest that I have pinned.   We came up with using strawberry jello for the red layer and  blueberry for the blue layer.  The white layer is sour cream sweetened with a little powder sugar.  We decided to layer the jello in a large bowl as you can see and top it off with some sweetened whipped cream.  This is a simple and easy to