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Quick and Easy Soup Beans

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in Savory, Treats | 1 comment

One of my favorite feel-good meals, is simple and very, “country.”   Soup Beans or Bean Soup– whatever you call it,  I could eat it, and eat it ’til I make myself sick.  It is also very simple to make, and is always served with warm cornbread.   My kids LOVE it as much as I do– and get excited when mommy makes it. My grandma is the queen of soup beans– and has really perfected the dish.  My mother made it when I was a child, and every time I would go home or go to my grandma’s it was my one request.  But, then I had to learn how to make it myself and for my kids. The only thing that keeps me from making it on a more regular basis, is the lack of  ham bones  lying around my house.  To...

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Melted Snowmen Cookies

Posted by on Dec 18, 2009 in Sweet, Treats | 6 comments

So, the neighborhood kids were going to have a Christmas party– and I volunteered to make the sweets.  My mom had told me about these cute melted snowmen cookies–so, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to give them a try! Since, the week before we got 15 inches of snow, it was also the perfect weather for the cookies! I made simple sugar cookies, in slightly irregular circle shapes.  You can buy the mix, the dough, or make it from scratch.  I feel like I am one of those exercise videos, that tell you what to do if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. LOL After the cookies have been baked and cooled– (I waited til the next day.)  Make a royal frosting that will be a little on the runny side and with meringue powder in...

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