Eat Mores

When I was welcomed into my husband’s family in 1994, I was given a wonderful little cookbook by my mother-in-law.  It was a 1977 publication that was a result of a joint effort of all the ladies in the neighborhood woman’s club in Houston, Texas.  I love looking through old recipes handed down from generation to generation.  It’s as if you’re reading a culinary history book.  You come to know the trends, styles of cooking and even the products of the times that may, or may not, still exist.  Among the contributions my mother-in-law made to this book was a delicious treat called “Eat Mores.”  I was told it was a childhood favorite of my husband and one of Santa’s preferred Christmas Eve munchies.  I can certainly understand why.  They are so decadent!  It originally came from his grandmother, who made a batch every Christmas.  His Nanny Lucy is turning 100 in January and is still going strong and lives a happy, active life.  So through the years, she has made a lot of “eat mores”.  For a little bit of Christmas nostalgia, it’s such a fun treat for your family and friends.  They make great gifts!  So here’s the next addition to my “Twelve Weeks of Holidays” series…and you’ll certainly want to “eat more.” Continue reading “Eat Mores”

Sausage Balls

This is an old recipe from Jimmy Dean.  It goes way back to my childhood…and maybe yours, too!  My mom would make a big batch of these at the holidays and keep them warm in the crock pot.  We’d snack on them as long as they lasted on the buffet.  My son shares a love for these yummy little cheesy sausage bites.  Long ago, I used to make a bunch of appetizers and host an appetizer party the night before Thanksgiving.  Things over the years changed, and due to work and time constraints, that was no longer an option.  But, these apps survived, and now they make an appearance as a quick Thanksgiving breakfast bite.  We also make a sweet treat
to go with them, and that will be the subject of another post.  However, Sausage Bites are the next addition in my Twelve Weeks of Holiday series! Continue reading “Sausage Balls”

Pecan Pie

Our Thanksgiving is not complete without a pecan pie.  It’s just a rule or something…we have pumpkin pie and pecan pie.  Even if it’s just the three of us with no other family members attending.  We have a dessert table that usually goes untouched until hours after the meal or until the next day because, let’s face it, the meal usually leaves no room for dessert…pity, right?  This is one I make ahead and freeze to cut down on the cooking frenzy leading up to the feast.  So, this is the perfect item to add to my “12 Weeks of Holidays” series.  Hope you enjoy!
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Peanut Butter Fudge

My sweet mother, who has challenges when it comes to baking, shared this recipe with me several years ago.  It came from a Taste of Home cookbook, I believe, and it couldn’t be easier.  She told me that if SHE could make it with success, anyone could.  It has only 2 ingredients…3 if you add the optional nuts.  It comes out perfectly every time, and it wouldn’t be the holidays unless I made a batch of it.  My son requests it every year.  Make an extra batch, and you can be a rock star when you give it as a gift!  So, here is my next offering in my “12 Weeks of Holidays” series.  Enjoy!  Continue reading “Peanut Butter Fudge”

Pumpkin Muffins

A dear friend who loves Halloween as much as I do shared this yummy recipe with me.  It’s really very simple, and it just embodies all the flavors of fall.  It never disappoints, and every time I make it I get requests for the recipe.  I am proud to make this the first dish of my “12 weeks of holidays” series!  Yea Fall!  Bring on the cooler weather and campfires!  Continue reading “Pumpkin Muffins”