Strawberry Vanilla Wafer Icebox Pie {A Southern No-Bake Pie!}

Strawberry Vanilla Wafer Icebox Pie is a no-bake pie.  Icebox pies are especially popular in the South where days here are sultry hot and us Southern ladies enjoy serving refreshing and delicious desserts. Early in the 1900's there were iceboxes in most house, and the pies were made with a baked pastry crust and a whipped filling without any worry of the pie oozing all over the plate.  

Sugar Cookie Peach Cobbler

Creamy Peach Cobbler  is one of those  quick cobbler   recipes  that can be ready in a jiffy!  Layer the ingredients in a baking dish and resist stirring and watch the magic happen. As a tradition, every year around my daughter's birthday, we try to go to our favorite Peach Orchard! This year we actually got to go on her birthday, which was sweet. There are so many fresh vegetables and fruits, you cannot leave without something.   Who remembers the roadside produce stands that were popular in the '50s and '60s?  This is as close to one as you can get these days. We loaded up with fresh peaches, wild red plums, cantaloupes, Fresh Lady Cream Peas , and their famous fresh peach soft serve ice cream.  Yum! I like to make this cobbler with a sugar cookie mix instead of a cake mix.  Although, you can use a cake mix if you like.  Buttermilk can be substituted for the cream, and you have Buttermilk Peach Cobbler . The cream is poured over the peaches, and the sug

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts {Yellow Butter Cake Mix + Strawberry Greek Yogurt = Strawberry Cake Doughnuts!}

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts , easy, quick cake doughnuts you whole family will love.  Yes, using a cake mix,  Greek yogurt and diced strawberries to make these little breakfast jewels. The Summer heat is fast approaching us.  We have already started having 90 degree temperatures.  

A Throwback Salad! Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad,  a throwback salad from the 50s.   It is a great salad for picnics, cookouts, and at any family gatherings, it will serve a large crowd.  Two weeks ago I shared a favorite retro recipe for Southern Stuffed Cabbage Rolls .  Today I am sharing another retro recipe and a summer favorite .  This salad can go anywhere.    

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!