Fruit Cake Cookies

Fruit Cake Cookies

This recipe takes a Holiday staple to a whole new level. These cookies are sure to be a family favorite! Ingredients 1/2 Cup of Flour 1 Can Condensed Milk 1 1/3 cups Coconut Pinch of salt 4-8 oz can of Cherries 4-8 oz can of mixed fruit 2 cups Chopped Pecans...
We Put the Turkey in Turkey Day

We Put the Turkey in Turkey Day

In America, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. And, rightfully so. I mean, who doesn’t love a moist, great tasting turkey. However, there’s no certainty that the turkey being served on Thanksgiving started with the pilgrims. Let’s look at what their meal might have...
History of Thanksgiving

History of Thanksgiving

As society so often does, the history behind the first Thanksgiving has been romanticized to the point that it seems more like a Hollywood motion picture than the history of a nation. In truth, there wasn’t anything pretty about it, nor the events which caused it to...

Self-Sufficiency: A Thing of the Past?

The term “self-sufficiency” is definitely a thing of the past, at least when it comes to the majority of the population. After all, here we are in 2017; our cars can drive themselves, our water is piped in, and our food it processed from the farm to our table without...

Linda’s Cheese Ball

Another family favorite of ours is my sister’s cheese ball. Not that her’s was any different than anybody elses but it was always one of the most sought-after parts of our Holiday dinners. With Thanksgiving less than a week away, maybe your family will...
What was life really like in the 1800s?

What was life really like in the 1800s?

We’ve all said it, or at least thought it at some point, that we would have liked to have been born in the early years of this country, when life was simple. I know I’ve often thought about life in the 1800s, especially as I walk through an old homestead cabin. So,...
Old Style Texas Hash

Old Style Texas Hash

Here’s another family favorite of my. My sister, Linda, was one of the best cooks I knew. She could whip together a meal that would leave your mouth in awe at the pure taste of the food. This Texas Hash was one of her premier dishes. You can see by the picture...