Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord.
And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
I was challenged greatly when my husband was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes about ten years ago. I have learned to adjust my recipes and menus so my husband will be healthy and at the same time enjoy the food that I prepare. I will include recipes I have adjusted to work in the Diabetic diet and share them on this blog.
I want to share recipes that was given to me by my grandmother and my mother. They were both good cooks but in different ways.
My grandmother used the simplest ingredients and I am not sure how many official recipes she ever used. Her description of cooking was a little of this and a pinch of that. Whatever her method, she was a very good cook. I always knew when I visited her and she had cooked something special because Granny had an extra special twinkle in her eye and you could tell it made her heart sing to share her food with you. She was especially happy when you raved about how good it was.
My Mother was a good cook too and her specialty was desserts. Thinking back now, I think many of her desserts were just too sweet. At the time, being a child, I thought they were just the best thing on this side of heaven. She also made good biscuits and good fried chicken. She also loved it when people came to her house and ate and enjoyed what they were eating. It made her heart sing to see people enjoy the food that she prepared.
I am actually the last Southern cook in my family. However, I do hope by sharing Southern recipes and traditions on this blog, I will adopt some Southern friends. It makes me so happy to see people enjoy the food I prepare and the greatest complement of all is when someone wants my recipe. Oh Mercy Me!!!!!!!!!!!! That is just one of my best days.
Who are my favorite cooks:
Ina Garten ( I know she isn’t Southern but when she and Jeffrey were first married they lived in Fayetteville NC) so I still think she is a little Southern.
Dori Sanders – A Southern lady that grew up on a Peach Farm in South Carolina and has written two novels and a wonderful cookbook entitled, “Dori Sanders’ Country Cooking.
All those dear sweet ladies that have contributed to the Church Cookbooks that are published all over the South. There are so many wonderful recipes in those books and I believe the ladies that published those books had joyful hearts too.
I want to share with you Southern Food, Southern Experiences, Southern Traditions and Southern People and Places that just make my heart sing with joy when I think about them. I receive great joy from sharing with you and I hope you receive joy from reading my blog