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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Banana Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

   I know, I know... always with the banana recipes.  You guys, I can't help it!  I am not sure if you are thanking me or cursing me, so I choose to think you are loving this crazy banana baked good roller coaster.  Here's what happened.  Jax went on a banana bender.  He HAD to have one every night before bed for a couple of weeks running.  Our supply was dwindling quickly, so I bought another bunch and then the bedtime banana ritual stopped as quickly as it started.  You never know with this kid.  So the banana sat. And ripened. And ripened. And sat.  Until there was only one thing to do, BAKE! Boo hoo!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Triple Peanut Butter Cookies #SundaySupper

      I just love a party!  Any excuse to get everyone together and have a good meal is a perfect one for me.  This time of year it is especially fun to have all of our friends and family over.  We love playing yard games and chasing little ones around outside.  We are able to invite so many more people and still have plenty of elbow room.  Plus, I love the casual nature of a good outdoor BBQ.  So I can't wait to see what everyone is sharing this week for Sunday Supper.  What a fun theme, picked by T.R. Crumbley from Gluten Free Crumbley.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Vanilla Ice Cream - The Grand Finale of MiMi's Cook the Book Dinner

    For the grand finale of our Christy Jordan's Southern Plate meal I made homemade ice cream.  Christy says her grandmama and granddaddy made homemade ice cream when their strawberries started coming in, and there was nothing like it.  That's as far as I had to read before I knew that I had to try this recipe.  It calls for six pasteurized eggs. I get eggs from my hens and don't worry about eating them raw.  I went online and found that there are recipes that you can pasteurize eggs your self if you cannot find pasteurized eggs at the store.  I tried one of them and liked the way it works.  This is a quick and easy recipe for a very tasty vanilla ice cream. 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throwback Thursday #40

Welcome back to the 40th week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!
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Hello you lovely linkers you! We are so happy that you came back to link up with us at Throwback Thursday. Amazing links last week, but tell us something we don’t know. We are so excited what you have to share with us this week. 

Tea Cake Cookies - A Good Family Dinner Needs a Dessert!

     It has been fun sharing our Southern Plate inspired meal with you.  All of our family dinners end up with some kind of dessert.  There were two recipes I wanted to try in the spring chapter of Christy Jordan's cookbook.  Mama Reed's tea cakes sounded like something we should definitely try.  She describes them as tender little cake that is soft and pillowy with just a touch of sweetness.  I chose to add the simple icing that is offered as an option and am glad that I did.  Without the icing these would not have been sweet enough for our liking.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thousand Island Dressing - Part 3 in MiMi's Cook the Book Series

   When I saw this recipe for Thousand Island Dressing I knew I had to try it.  I grew up making this dressing with mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish and ketchup.  That was always my favorite salad dressing.  Well, that changed with this recipe.  We really enjoyed this salad dressing. I cut Christy Jordan's recipe in half and we still had too much.  Pops was happy about that because he got to enjoy it several more times. We have also made it again already, he really likes this!
    I served it over lettuce wedges with tomatoes, bacon and radish slices for a fun wedge salad.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Daddy's Rise-and-Shine Biscuits - Part Two of MiMi's Cook the Book Series

     In my mind, every good southern meal should either have biscuits or cornbread.  Christy Jordan included her dad's recipe for biscuits so I chose to make them as part of our meal.  I have a favorite biscuit recipe so it is hard for me to try a different one.  I'm glad I did.  This is made differently than I am sued to which made it a lot of fun to prepare.  It seems most biscuit recipes call for very cold butter.  This one uses a softened butter which made it very easy to incorporate the flour into it.