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Mama Steph’s banana-peach breakfast bread

I’ve been craving peaches lately. Fresh, warm from the sun, sweet peaches. Soft with ripeness and velvet-y fuzz. The scent when you hold this kind of peach to your nose is sweet and fragrant, and when you bite into one, the juice drips down your chin if it’s a really good one. But it’s May,… Continue reading Mama Steph’s banana-peach breakfast bread

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Easy Sunday morning muffins

I looked into my cabinets this morning, after a week of work and activity that kept me very busy, and realized that there wasn’t much in there to work with! My last trip to the grocery store was eight days ago.  Hmm. It was challenging and, honestly, a bit of a relief.  Limited ingredients  eliminates… Continue reading Easy Sunday morning muffins

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Let’s Pretend We’re Not Hot: The Fabulous Frosty Fruitalicious Smoothie

It’s hot  sultry  scorching  blistering outside this summer!  I’m sure you’ve noticed! This is the kind of summer wherein you walk outside and your makeup immediately begins melting off of your skin, and the grass under your flip-flops is crunchy.  The heat has me longing for October and its cooler temperatures, and the fall cooking… Continue reading Let’s Pretend We’re Not Hot: The Fabulous Frosty Fruitalicious Smoothie

baking · Breakfast and brunch

What Would Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes? (Baked Tomato Pie)

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ~Lewis Grizzard Tomatoes are one of my favorite parts of summer in the South.  They have been a constant in my life since childhood.  We had them daily, it seemed, in sandwiches, salads, and sliced as a side with dinner. Even in the winter… Continue reading What Would Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes? (Baked Tomato Pie)

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Hotcake Love

(pic from http://batter-splattered.typepad.com/battersplattered/2007/07/grilled-cajun-c.html) My children love pancakes.  (Do you call them pancakes or hotcakes?) I’m not sure that anyone really dislikes pancakes, actually; what’s not to like? Perhaps some people just don’t care much one way or another.  But not my boys; they LOVE them.  I’ve tried many different ways to make them over the years: recipes… Continue reading Hotcake Love

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Blueberry Muffin Bliss

I was over at another food blog becoming inspired to make my own ricotta cheese (which I plan to do later today) when I thought I’d check the recipe index there for a new recipe for blueberry muffins. I still had two cups of fresh blueberries left over from my trip last week to Mineola… Continue reading Blueberry Muffin Bliss

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Vintage Peach Bread for Your Vintage Dad

A little peach in an orchard grew, A little peach of emerald hue; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew It grew. – Eugene Field, The Little Peach I am still enjoying the fresh, juicy peaches that I got at Ham’s Orchard earlier this week. (Did I mention to you that they were still warm… Continue reading Vintage Peach Bread for Your Vintage Dad

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Sweet & Simple Jam Tartlets for Mom (or for you!)

Mother’s Day is coming up  in a few days, and I know everyone is scampering (at least mentally) to figure out what gift they should get mom for her special day.  Keep in mind that most of us moms are thrilled to have something handmade from their children, whether they’re big or small.  Knowing that… Continue reading Sweet & Simple Jam Tartlets for Mom (or for you!)

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Beautiful Berries in a Breakfast Bread!

Today begins a new journey for me!  As you know if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, I’ve done several cooking segments on KLTV7 in Tyler, Texas  over the past few months.  I’ve had the best time doing so, which has honestly shocked me, as I have always been a bit camera shy.  I’ve met some… Continue reading Beautiful Berries in a Breakfast Bread!

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Banana Bread and What I’ve been Reading Lately

I have been reading books about food and how people interact with it, how it influences their memories and present lives and careers, and what it means to them.  There are many books in this genre, believe it or not.  I love regular cookbooks, of course, but this other realm of reading is a different… Continue reading Melt-In-Your-Mouth Banana Bread and What I’ve been Reading Lately