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  I used to make this candy with my Momma at Christmas time.  I LOVE peanut butter!!! ENJOY!!!


Peanut Butter Potato Candy

1/4 cup unseasoned mashed potatoes

2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…

1 pinch salt 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting

1/3 cup peanut butter, or as needed

Combine mashed potatoes, milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl. Stir confectioners’ sugar into potato mixture until a dough consistency is reached. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 1 hour. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on a cutting board or waxed paper.

Roll dough into a large rectangular shape on prepared surface. Spread enough peanut butter on top layer of dough to cover. Roll dough into a jelly roll shape; refrigerate roll for 1 hour. Slice dough into pinwheels to serve.


My Momma always made this every Christmas!!







3 Cups all-purpose flour
5 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups honey
1 Cup sugar
 Colored candy sprinkles
Melt the butter or margarine over low heat. Mix together in a large bowl 2-1/2 cups of the flour. Add sugar, baking powder, lemon rind and salt. Make a depression in the middle. Drop into it the eggs and the melted butter or margarine. Mix with a wooden spoon and then with the hands until dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup of flour as needed. Knead dough on floured surface until it isn’t sticky anymore.
Break off pieces of dough and roll into ropes about the size of a pencil. Cut into pieces 1/4 inch long.
In deep frying pan, heat oil about 2 inches deep. Fry balls until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 cups of honey & sugar to a boil. Let  boil gently for about 3 minutes before adding dough balls, stirring gently with wooden spoon until they are well-coated.
Remove balls from honey with a slotted spoon and place in a deep dish or mound them on a platter. Sprinkle surface evenly candy sprinkles.


This is a very close friend of mine that has a wonderful Christmas CD out. Enjoy some relaxing Christmas tunes while preparing the Thanksgiving meal, or after the tryptophan starts to kick in, this will help you settle down before that Black Friday shopping spree. Thanks so much for your support. I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving


2 cups self rising flour
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 jars baby food (4 3/4 oz. ea.)
Mix wet ingredients, then add dry.  Generously grease, then flour bundt pan.  Pour in batter.  Bake at 325 degrees for about one hour.
Once cools sprinkle sifted powdered sugar on top! Betcha can’t eat just one piece!
Mom always used “plum” baby food, but I can hardly find it anymore! SO I have resorted to peach or apricot, which she used some.
Very simple, very moist…AND oh so good!

6 months since I posted a recipe??? Decided I would post a recipe that my Momma made all the time. It is QUICK, Moist and awhhhhh so good! Here’s to you Momma! Recipe to follow!


Happy December 12, 2012!!


I have been so BAD about posting! I started this because of my LOVE of food!!!!!


New Year and a new jump start on doing this! It is my therapy!!!


Back with more recipes and tips!


Everyone Have a Blessed Holiday season!


Love & Prayers!

Vinegar….I didn’t realize the many uses of this wonderful product! I finally “Mommy Tested” it myself and it does what it says it will.


Add 3/4 cup Heinz Vinegar to the final rinse cycle of your wash.  I was skeptial, but the clothes turned out soft, no static cling.  It brightened the whites to my amazement in just a couple times of using this in the rinse.


Don’t Sweat It!!

* Yellow stains in the armpits and around the collar of white shirts AND T-Shirts are hard to remove. Try soaking the area in “Undiluted” Heinz Vinegar. Let it soad at lesat 15- 20 minutes, Then launder as usual.

* Rub a paste of Heinz Vinegar and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda into collar grime using a toothbrush. Saturate and it it sit before laundering.

Stain Be GONE!!

* Use equal parts of Heinz Vinegar to pretreat common stains on clothing.  Spray mixture on stains  before washing to give extra boost!

* To pretreat virtually all tough clothing stains, combine 1/2 cup Heinz Vinegar, 1/2 cup Parson’s Amnonia, 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 2 squirts Ivory Liquid Hand Cleaner, and 2 quarts water, Keep solution in a cleary marked spray bottle.


* Remove sever grass stains by soaking in undiluted Heinz Vinegar for 1/2 hour before washing.

* On a older ink stian in cotton fabric, it may be helped by spraying with Suave hairspray. Dab with Heinz Vinegar to remove sticky spray.


* Remove grease from suede by dipping a cloth in Heinz Vinegar and gently sponging stain. Let dry completely, then us a fine brush to restore nap in suede.


* If you leave a load of clothes too long in your washer and they have taken on a mildewy smell( yuck) rewash with a cup of Heinz Vinegar added to the rinse cycle.


I have been in search of a “scone” recipe, and took some one recipe, changed some things, and added some things and came up with this. YUMMMM OOOOO, they are fantastic!
*1/2 cup sour cream
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup white sugar
*2 teaspoons baking powder
*1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
*1 egg
*1/2 cup Craisins
*1 zest of medium orange
In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet, or line with parchment paper, which is what I do.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the Craisins and orange zest.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly.  Pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.
I brushed the tops of mine with a egg wash, and sprinkled a packet of “Sugar in the Raw” on it, or you can use the “Sparkling Sugar” You usually can find this in the baking isle of your grocery store.
These freeze well, and you can make them, and cut into wedges, and freeze, and then take them out to bake when your ready.
Happy 2012 Y’all!!!!

Here is a recipe I got from a friend (THANK YOU Deborah) for Homemade Laundry Soap. She had made a comment of how clean and good her clothes smelled, so I thought I’d give it a try. I LOVE the smell, and it has also saved me LOTS of $$$ making it. My hubby walked in and saw the boxes in the laundry room and said he felt he walked into the 1950’s!  Give it a try!


***Laundry Soap (DRY)***

* 1 grated bar of soap (Fels Naptha, plain Ivory, etc.; just as long as it is plain and doesn’t have any colors, perfumes, or lotions in it)  I use Fels Naptha, it smells SO GOOD!!!

* 1 cup Borax –

*1 cup Super Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer)

* 1 cup Baking Soda

Blend all ingredients well using a food processor if possible. ( I just put all in a plastice container with lid and shook it)


Use 1 tablespoon for a light load, or use 2 tablespoons per heavy load. Safe for HE, front load, septic, etc.

I normally grate the bar down with a cheese grater. It does take some time, but it works really well.
I found all of this at Krogers.