Tag Archive 'southern'

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

on Nov 18th 2015

Alright folks, this pumpkin pie is to die for and rounds out my fall menu quite nicely.  Refrigerated pastry crust teams up with a gingersnap crust for a delicious foundation for the perfect pumpkin pie. 1 refrigerated pie crust 2  cups  crushed gingersnaps (about 40 gingersnaps) 1  cup  pecans, finely chopped 1/2  cup  sugar 1/4  cup  butter, melted […]

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Just Peachy Lemonade

on Jul 6th 2014

Just Peachy Lemonade is a refreshing way to beat this Tennessee heat.  The peaches are ready to harvest around here.  Saturday I whipped up some peach lemonade,with fresh peaches and real lemons, and it was all gone by nightfall.  It was a hit here at home! 2 cups peach puree (from fresh or frozen peaches) 2 cups […]

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Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

on Apr 3rd 2012

While Carrot Cake is a typical Southern Thanksgiving treat, it also deserves a place on the Easter menu as well.  This cake was one of my first “from scratch” hits when I baked it nearly 25 years ago in our first newlywed love nest.  Time has deepened my love for both my husband and this […]

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More Southern Cookbook Favorites

on Jan 15th 2012

Yesterday I posted about 4 of my top cookbook picks.  Today I want to mention a few more favorites. My fabulous cooking friend Karen was able to compile a family cookbook.  Her in-laws, the Eatherlys, are known in this community for being some of the finest southern cooks around.  I was thrilled when Karen finished […]

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My Mamma’s Old Fashioned Southern Coconut Cake

on Dec 19th 2011

Growing up I took a lot for granted. I believed my parents existed for the sole purpose of fulfilling the needs and wants my little brother and me. I never really gave much thought to the notion that my parents might actually love each other or that they might also place a higher priority on […]

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Meatless Monday – Old Fashioned Southern Fried Okra

on Sep 5th 2011

One of my favorite traditional Southern dishes is Fried Okra.  Honestly, I could make a meal with Fried Okra.  Fresh okra makes the best fried okra. I grew up picking okra from my paternal and maternal granparents’ gardens as well as our own family garden. And I picked up a batch at the farmers market to […]

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Meatless Monday – Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy

on Aug 29th 2011

I can’t believe its Monday again which means here at Taracooks.com its time for another Meatless Monday post.  Today’s feature is Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy.  The recipe is simple and quick and the gravy can be served over hot biscuits, mashed potatoes, or even some meatloaf!  I used garden fresh tomatoes and pureed them right […]

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Old Fashioned Southern Chess Pie

on Jul 21st 2011

Here’s one of my favorite Southern classics that my Mom used to make for Sunday dinner.  My Mom always said that if you are going to make one pie, you might as well go ahead and make two pies!  She was right you know.  Don’t you think the world would be a better place if […]

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4th of July Blueberry Crumb Pie!

on Jun 30th 2011

Each year I freeze oodles of blueberries for my fruit loving son Micah.  Aldi had blueberries for cheaper than I could pick them. And over the past 2 weeks, I’ve frozen about 72 pints of blueberries.  Those pretty berries are neatly stacked in the garage freezer, just waiting to be reincarnated as blueberry pancakes, blueberry […]

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Mom’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Icebox Pie

on Jun 1st 2011

It’s ironic that I’m listening to Lauren Alaina’s Like My Mother Does while remembering how my Mom made her Chocolate Icebox Pie and blogging about it.  This pie is hands down my absolute favorite dessert my Mom ever made in our home.  And I am so thankful that I can carry on the tradition and […]

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