My Grandmother’s Hands

Source Sometimes we remember the darndest things like my Grandmother’s nails When I file my nails I see her hands She was always filing her nails They were always perfect She liked them with oval tips Her nails had deep ridges in them from age Her hands were strong, brown Wrinkled like raisins Those hands […]

Cream Cheese Poundcake – My Signature Dish

This cake is getting to be “my” dish.  I got the recipe from my Mom’s friend Carolyne.  Thank you Carolyne!  Carolyne’s (and now Karyl’s) Best Cream Cheese Pound Cake Ever* Ingredients 3 c flour 1 T baking powder ¼ t salt 1-8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened 1 ½ c butter 2 ¼ c sugar […]

I love me some cornbread

My favorite recipe is from my friend The Pioneer Woman.  It is simple and yummy.  And made in a cast iron skillet.  You can get her recipe here.  Enjoy! Related articles Sweet corn and cheese bread (addsomebutter.com) Glutino Premium Harvest Corn Bread (64deangelis.wordpress.com) Corn Bread (joanna-rogers.com) Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Bread (merettoday.com)

making shrimp etouffee

(Photo Credit: Nola Cuisine) Shrimp Etouffee (pronounced ay-too-fay) is both easy to make and quickly becoming one of my signature dishes.  I’ve made it twice now using two different recipes.  Both times it came out great.  Last time I used Emeril’s recipe.  The hardest part is peeling and deveining the shrimp.  The solution: use peeled, […]