Eggnog and Persimmon Icy Cream

My first memory of tasting Eggnog was when I was a little girl. Family friends invited  me to travel to visit their Grandmother that lived in the country. Their Granny lived on a farm with cows, chickens and a big red barn. Whenever I taste eggnog it brings me back to this place.  Make Eggnog and Persimmon Icy Cream  and share.

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Southern Comfort and Oh That Chocolate Pie

Cousins and I. I am the tall brunette.

My early arrival on the scene in New Orleans and growing up in surrounding areas created a strong tie to the city. I have such fond childhood memories of visiting iconic places some of which still are in operation today. Continue reading “Southern Comfort and Oh That Chocolate Pie”

Persimmon and Walnut Sticky Bread

Persimmon and Walnut Sticky Bread needed to be on my list. This time of year is very busy trying to organize the social calendar around the work schedule. Mix in the family, stir in all the added things that fall on the “to do list” and you will discover your own perfect recipe. Continue reading “Persimmon and Walnut Sticky Bread”

Persimmon Chess Pie

My Mom, Mimi and Cousin

UPDATE 12-17-16
I have had several people taste test the two versions of this pie. There is enough conversation about the differences in the two that I want to try it again. I hope to take the best of the two and merge into a “mo better” pie. I will keep you posted.



In my formative years I grew up in the city. I enjoy the big city excitement. I adore the endless choice of good restaurants varied in their menus, theme and ethnic choices. Continue reading “Persimmon Chess Pie”

Love the family and Oh my, That Pecan Pie

fullsizerender157My Mother-in-law Wathon Woodham, is a lovely person. I am fortunate to have her in my life. I am most grateful for the way she raised her son, my husband.  He is the best gift that she has given me.

In addition, she is a great cook. I have learned many things from her about cooking and health . Several of her recipes are my favorites. I hope to pass that knowledge down to my daughter. Ashley is a fan of Wathon’s Pecan Pie. Continue reading “Love the family and Oh my, That Pecan Pie”

All The Way Chocolate

 Milk chocolate. White Chocolate. Dark Chocolate. I’m a EOCE.

I love Chocolate. I love the taste of chocolate. I love the way that it melts slowly in your mouth. I love it served in almost any way, that it’s presented. Cake, cookies, candy, pastries, etc. Nothing is better than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. It makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. Continue reading “All The Way Chocolate”

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites filled with Coconut Cloud

Post Date: 10-25-16

This last week has been jam-packed at my house.  Parents, visiting for a spell.  Trying to get ready for a house  filled with company. Lots of cleaning and organizing and putting the clutter away.

I try to remember....
I try to remember….

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It’s not your Mamas, ‘Tater Pie

As a foodie, I am easily distracted and may while away an afternoon looking at cookbooks. A few of my favorite cookbooks are the really old ones. The books that were written, long before all of our fancy kitchen devices.

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Chocolate Mint Cake Pops

September 30th is a special day for me. A major life changing event occurred on that day and my life as I knew it, was over. My daughter Ashley was born and changed my world forever. Becoming a Mother changes you in ways that you would not imagine. It opens your heart and your perspective reflects a different world.

My daughter Ashley
My daughter Ashley

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Updated 100 year old Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

This week I received my confirmation from University of South Alabama Archaeology Department that the archaeology dig would occur on Saturday. Mother Nature was cooperating. Months ago, I had signed up as a volunteer to aid USA during their active archaeological project at Old St. Stephens on the Globe Hotel circa 1815-1822.

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