A Southern Classic! Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler , a Southern dessert made with a lattice top crust blanketed over the fresh juicy blackberries that help form a dumpling texture bottom crust when scooped up in a bowl.  And don't forget the big scoop of vanilla ice cream!   Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler is a summertime favorite around our house.  It is a classic Southern dessert with the richness of a buttery crust and the sweet tartness of berries. Start off with making the crust first.  I use the same recipe for  Peach Cobbler . The berries make so much juice in a cobbler that I like to use a double crust to get that yummy dumpling texture. My sisters and I grew up picking wild dewberries close to our house.  We would watch for the blooms in the early spring and couldn't wait until the berries started peeking through the berry vines.  Blackberries are closely related to dewberries, except they are just a little bigger.  The taste to me is the same and makes e

Southern Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls {Granny's Recipe}

Southern Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls  are one of my favorite dishes my Mother handed down to me.  Her recipe is very simple to make using few ingredients that make for an inexpensive meal. They are made with hamburger, rice,  onions, and covered in a ketchup diced tomato sauce.

Venison Fajitas {You will never know you are eating venison!}

We planted a large garden this year and I am so looking forward to when it is bursting with produce including tomatoes, onions, red and green bell peppers.  The whole time they are growing I am thinking of recipes to use with them, including these  Venison Fajitas .  

7 Layer Mexican Dip

This   7 Layer Mexican Dip  is a long time favorite in our house.    Once you gather all the ingredients, it comes together rather quickly.  It is better to serve it in a oblong dish verses the bowl you see mine in, because you want to be able to reach in there and grab a little of all the layers.   Be sure you have plenty of chips close by.  {grins}

Leftover Ham with Bowtie Pasta

Leftover Ham with Bowtie Pasta   is  made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand.  It is a light and refreshing dish, and the peas add a nice sweet touch to the dish. On special occasions, we usually have two meat dishes with  ham being one of them , and there are rarely any leftovers. We have teenage grandsons and some big eater around our house when we all get together, so I intentionally cook plenty to have leftovers the next day.

Sugar Cookie Bars {The Perfect Easter Cookie}

Sugar Cookie Bars , soft tender cookie dough baked in a sheet pan, frosted with vanilla buttercream, taste just like the classic sugar cookie.   Who doesn't love a thick frosted sugar cookie?  If you want the perfect taste of sugar cookies without all the work of rolling them out and cutting them out, then you will love these Sugar Cookie Bars . These cookies meet all the hype around the blog world about how easy they are to make.  If you don't have time to fuss with making Easter cookies, these will be the perfect ones to make.  Hope you get to make some soon.  Enjoy!

Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs

Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs  are fun, easy Easter treats that mimic the classic ones sold in stores.  They are fabulously delicious. Make them yourself. Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Easter Eggs How to have fun at Easter is by dipping homemade peanut butter eggs with children and adults alike.  Give them away in cute Easter bags tied with ribbon.   Don't you just love copycat recipes?  Especially when you can make your very favorite Easter candy yourself.

Inspirational Thoughts #12 God's Not Dead!

This is a music video by Newsboys performing in the movie God's Not Dead .  The following is a synopsis of the movie from The Dove. Synopsis: This movie is about present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over

Lemon Apricot Lush Dessert {A cool and refreshing dessert for Easter!}

The recipe for this Lemon Apricot Lush Dessert  is a lighter version of the traditional Lemon Lush desserts you see over the internet.  Sometimes you want a cool and refreshing dessert after you have eaten rich food.  Lemon desserts just brighten anyone's meal.   Lemon Apricot Lush Dessert  would be a perfect dessert to serve for  Easter.  This recipe only calls for 4 ingredients and comes together quickly.  Just put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and it is ready to serve.    Hope you make it soon.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake

This  Strawberry Jello, Angel Food Cake  recipe is from Tupperware.   Yes, they have tons of recipes using their products, many that I have today.   Tupperware products are now vintage classics, and many kitchens still use them today.  They last forever, which says a lot about the products we get today. Strawberry season is coming on strong around these parts, my house included.  We just love strawberries in anything. My husband is a big fan of this luscious fruit.  He is the first to clean and slice, if necessary, each time I bring them home from the grocery store.   He will say, "we don't want to let them ruin."  I notice a lot of them go missing when I'm getting ready to use them in a dish.  ha! ha! Starting with a store bought Angel Food Cake,  this gorgeous cake comes together in no time.  Place it in the refrigerator and watch it transform into light and airy deliciousness.   Another reason this cake is a favorite in our family is that we ma