Here's a great old recipe for cake-like chocolate chip cookies! I substituted caramel chips in half of the dough of this batch. Also, you'll notice that I topped some of the cookies with a walnut half. These are soft cookies that are similar to old-fashioned tea cakes.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Here are a few photos from my trip to Costa Rica. What a beautiful place! (Also, a couple of plate photos of our food at the resort for my foodie friends!)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
This is a light dessert that our son, Justin, requested for his birthday. It's fluffy and delicious with a Butterfinger candy bar crunch on top! He found the recipe on a site called Skinny Points Recipes.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
We have finally returned home after a week of my husband attending a work-related conference in Savannah, followed by a family vacation with our grown sons in Florida! It was a logistical masterpiece planned by hubby. Two sons flew in from two different states to meet up with our group of three who traveled by car (college-aged son in tow) to Florida. This was the first time in several years that we have all been together for a week of vacation time. The time spent together was priceless!
This week, however, is a week of everyone being back to the business of normal life! Hubby and all three sons are back to work (and college classes for the youngest) and I am in the midst of a floor refinishing project at our house. We have no furniture in our downstairs except for our bedroom which is carpeted. The furniture and area rugs are stored, dustless sanding yesterday and today and staining will soon begin! Once the flooring company is finished, our hardwood floors will be beautiful for fall!
Since my kitchen is temporarily out-of-commission, I'm going to share a recipe from one of my old cookbooks. I have made this before and it is delicious. Get some apples out and peel them! This is a great pie recipe! My mom and dad sent me this cookbook and it's a winner.
It's from 1993. ISBN is 0-87197-387-2
Here's the recipe :
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Here's a glance at that menu...
You can order from the menu, or get the buffet so you can try some of everything! I recommend this approach! (Also, the dessert comes with the buffet!)
Miss Y'all! Have a great week!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
While I was window shopping in Savannah, Georgia, I happened upon this quirky, wonderful little store. I know that several of you enjoy vintage kitchen gadgets, too, so I wanted to share. I especially love their creative art of display!
Don't you just love the hanging mobile made of old kitchen items(pictured above)?!
I was lucky enough to own two Crock Pots just like these, thanks to my mom! I passed the orange/red one to my son, Justin. He has been using it since college! The other one that I have is the harvest green and brown one next to the red one.
(I think I need a linen Texas tea towel!)
Thursday, August 11, 2016
First stop is Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House! The line for their famous lunch starts forming at 10:30. The doors don't open until 11:00, but it is a popular place!
Delicious bowls of traditional southern sides and platters of fried chicken are served up family-style and refilled, promptly. Hot biscuits and corn muffins are brought to your table regularly.
Family members still own and run this wonderful eatery and come around to your table to greet you. You might be seated with other guests at your table...just like at a boarding house! It's a great way to meet new people and and hear about their travels! We met folks from San Fransisco on the day we were there.
All delicious! There's fried chicken, BBQ, mashed potatoes, greens, black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes and okra, coleslaw...sweet tea! There are even more sides on the table, but, a plate only has so much space!
(I happen to own one of this lady's cookbooks, so I was especially excited to eat there!)
Many articles and tributes, including awards, hang on the walls. It's truly a family business. A sweet picture of Mr. And Mrs. Wilkes sits prominently above a vintage fireplace mantle.
The staff is very attentive and the day I visited, a family member, referred to by staff, as "Miss Marcia" was hostess (in her summery dress and pearls). She was soft spoken but very friendly and welcoming.
Later, near the end of lunch, another family member came in with kids and grandkids in tow to celebrate his birthday.
What a unique place to have lunch while you're in Savannah! They make you feel like family.