Aunt Jamie’s Cookies from the Home of P. Allen Smith

Recently my friend Charlene was traveling through Arkansas with girlfriends. I didn’t realize this, but the home of P. Allen Smith is located just 30 minutes outside of Little Rock.  The Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley.    Paul Allen Smith is a television … Read more

Red, White and BLUE Food

When I was growing up my sous-chef dish-washing mom told me repeatedly that “blue” isn’t for food.  Luscious red strawberries are fine, white angel food cake is beautiful, blue frosting on a child’s birthday cake – utter nonsense! That was long before Superman and his blue cape showed up on little boy’s cakes. Or how … Read more

Sugar Cookies In A Fun Bouquet

My sous chef dish-washing mom and I belong to a garden club. By the very nature of “garden” club one might think we are gardeners.  That would be wrong.  We like plants, we have both toyed with growing a flowering plant or two, but gardeners we are not. We do have this little garden close … Read more

Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday.   It is the Christian holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. “And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we … Read more

Ready For Spring Pudding Dessert

Last week  my sous chef dish-washing mom was tasked to bring dessert to our fellowship lunch for Community Bible Study  held on Thursday.  We share a lunch together once a month and this was the teacher’s month to bring the food. When I asked her what she planned to make she said, “the pudding dessert.”  … Read more