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I made bread.


I didn’t bother brushing the excess flour off the tops before taking the picture (probably because they were still about 9000 degrees) but still!! Bread! I have made it! The kind you can get from any store! Except these 3 smallish loaves took me 4 hours instead of 10 minutes to run into the grocery […]



An eggplant!! How stinkin’ cute is that?! * * * Also! I DID make the fried pickles AND I took step by step pictures! Now all I have to do is write the post! And I promise I’ll do that soon! I can’t let y’all be without fried pickles much longer!

**I apologize in advance for the scattered pregnancy-brained post!  At 5 months along, I’m afraid the crazy hormones have caught up with me!** I have not forgotten about my blog!  Or the Internet (just ask facebook)!  I have just been very busy being pregnant and walking into rooms and forgetting why! And while all this […]

…to start stocking up on pink stuff!!! IT’S A GIRL!!!!! Also, say hello to her foot! LOL!! As of yesterday, we’re halfway there, which means that today, I’ve got 139 days left to go! That just so happens to be my favorite number! (not that that has anything to do with anything…or anything…) And this! […]

I need to update. I know! I know! I knoooooow! And I will!  Pinky swear! I have lots to talk about! (More exclamation marks!!!!) (!!!) So anyway. I have planted a garden!  And things are actually starting to grow.  This really surprised me. So far I’ve got 6 tomatoes growing and a fajita bell pepper. […]

I used to *gulp* make nothing but frozen garlic bread. And I loved it. There.  I said it. Whew.  I feel better. I’m not sure why I started experimenting with making my own garlic bread, but boy am I ever glad I did.  Don’t get me wrong.  I won’t judge you for making the frozen […]

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This is my very first attempt at making cornbread in a cast iron skillet. This one was my Granny’s. I think she’d be pleased with the finished product. **Updated to add: Lands Alive!!! I just tasted it and it’s by far and away the best cornbread I’ve ever eaten! If you don’t make yours in […]

I got this recipe from my Great Aunt Babbie, who was a master of all things baking and cooking.  You’ll be hearing a lot about her through her recipes, I’m sure, including the word squiggely and it’s definition.  She was a sassy little ol’ lady and we all miss her dearly here, but she lives on […]

I remembered! It’s a Christmas miracle! Or maybe a St Patty’s Day miracle! Or maybe just a butter miracle. I’d settle for that. Also… I got this neato spatula at Target on clearance for $.89! It’s cute and green and I totally dig it, man!

You know what I miss?  Salted butter. Now, before you offer to point me in the direction of the nearest grocery store and give me a swift kick in the rear, let me say this.  I know they still sell salted butter.  But think about it.  Have you read any recipes lately that call for […]