Watermelon Mojito Pie

Watermelon Mojito Pie

I love Watermelon, so I invented ways to use it! Watermelon Mojito Pie was one of the successes! By the way, this has no alcohol, it’s called Mojito for the lime and mint. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter I craved it! I could sit down and eat a whole giant watermelon by myself! I didn’t of course but the thought was there! 🙂 Come fall, this was back in the 80s, my Read more…

This is the best banana nut bread recipe with pineapple!

Tropical Banana Bread

Who doesn’t have a recipe for banana nut bread? This is tropical banana nut bread because it has pineapple. The pineapple adds a tang and a whole lot of moistness to the banana bread. Add in some pecans and you have heaven on a plate! Honestly, this is the best banana bread recipe! My family is split on the banana issue, my husband eats at least one a day, and one of my daughters loves Read more…

Ruby Dean – Revenge or Accident

A story as old as the invention of guns.  There is a struggle, and someone winds up dead.  So is the story of Ruby Dean and Dr. Leon Quitman on September 8, 1917. Ruby claims the shooting was accidental.  She struggled for the gun because she thought Leon was going to shoot himself.  She thought this because Ruby found out about his marriage and son from a private detective.  Leon on the other hand thought Read more…

Cherry White Chocolate Bundt Cake

I love cherries and Cherry White Chocolate Bundt Cake is a delicious dessert with pieces of maraschino cherries, white chocolate chips, a natural pink color from cherry juice and a white chocolate glaze! Not to mention that it’s yummy! When I was small, my grandmother had a cherry tree in her back yard, which was the easiest tree to climb! When the cherries were ripe, my sister and I used to climb the tree and Read more…

Grandma Lillian’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

Yummy! Red Velvet Cupcakes are an easy moist cupcake recipe, with the not so secret but important ingredient BUTTERMILK! These are so delicious and can be frosted with Butter Cream or Cream Cheese Frostings. Both are really really good, but I prefer the Cream Cheese Frosting myself, pretty much on anything! I wonder how it works with broccoli? The history of the Red Velvet Cake goes back to 1943 and Irma Rombauer’s classic, The Joy Read more…

Lillian Emanuel – Saved by an undercooked Steak

It’s 1925!  The first Motel in the United States opens in San Luis Obispo, Ca.  The Great Gatsby is published, The Grand Ole Opry begins broad casting, Mount Rushmore is dedicated, AND our good friend Clarence Darrow, from the Emma Simpson story is defending John Scopes in Tennessee in what is known as the “Scopes Monkey Trial”. September 29, 1925 in the fashionable Philadelphia area called Germantown, a handsome 35-year-old man is being wheeled out Read more…

Simple Strawberry Earthquake Cake

Simple Strawberry Earthquake Cake is a super easy dessert with Strawberries! It is a delicious moist cake that is basically a doctored strawberry cake mix! My mother made the traditional Earthquake cake which was German Chocolate cake mix, coconut, chocolate chips, and pecans. But, one of my daughters, who may or may not have been switched at the hospital, DOES NOT LIKE CHOCOLATE! Somehow she got a mutated gene! 🙂 So I came up with Read more…

Easy Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Easy Chocolate Cherry Fudge in the late spring? Most people only make Fudge at Christmas time. But who hasn’t gone to an amusement park and stopped at the Fudge Store and had to buy at least 2 flavors, because no one ever agrees! Let’s face it everyone loves Fudge, but we don’t make it because of candy thermometers, measuring, and the hassle. That’s all about to change! This is my Aunt Frieda’s recipe for Easy Read more…

Olive Borden – The tale of The Beautician, The Movie Star and the Crook

This is the story of a love triangle between The Beautician, The Movie Star, and The Crook. Pearl Haworth married Teddy Spector, whose real name was Isadore Irving Spector, when she was just 15 and working in a stockbroker’s office, after a very short courtship.  They were married in Buffalo, NY.  After 18 months, Teddy leaves Pearl telling her, “I’ve got plenty of brains and I’m not going to waste them fussing around here!”  Those Read more…