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Say goodbye to summer’s heat with Frozen Mint Brownie Dessert

I’m so excited today; our  meteorologists here at KLTV are telling us that today is the last day of summer-like temperatures in East Texas.  I don’t know how hot it is where you live, but in Tyler we will reach 99 degrees this afternoon. Tomorrow, though, our high will be around 85, and by Sunday, a… Continue reading Say goodbye to summer’s heat with Frozen Mint Brownie Dessert

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Margarita Ice Cream Sandwiches For Warm Fall Days

Recently I was asked to appear on In the Kitchen on KLTV again, and I gladly accepted. I love planning something fun to try on-air that I think the viewers will enjoy, and the state of the weather usually contributes to my choices.  It’s been a hot summer in the U.S., so we have all… Continue reading Margarita Ice Cream Sandwiches For Warm Fall Days

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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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“Grandma, Is That You?” (Lemon Icebox Dessert)

Some desserts are so reminiscent of  “the good ol’ days” that they are skipped over when some bakers are skimming through cook books because they’re considered  passé.  They’re the forte of the Aunt Bees and grandmas of the world, not the stylish baker of today. However, I am of the opinion that old things are still… Continue reading “Grandma, Is That You?” (Lemon Icebox Dessert)

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Blueberry-peach cobbler at sister’s house

Tonight my three sons and I had a delicious dinner at my sister’s house. We made spicy barbecue beef roast, macaroni and cheese, and green beans with new potatoes. I received a huge compliment from my sis when she said that the green  beans tasted just like our late mama’s. No better compliment! 🙂 For dessert I improvised… Continue reading Blueberry-peach cobbler at sister’s house