Emily Hester

To Irmarie and Scott

My granny wrote this poem after a visit from her sister Irmarie and brother-in-law “Scott” (Malcolm). Not only were Dee and Irmarie sisters, they were great friends! TO IRMARIE AND SCOTT I’m sitting here feeling so alone, After all my loved ones have gone. Leaving me feeling very weary, And my world seems so dreary.…

Home Made Laundry Room Products

Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of…

Fresh Herb Salad Dressings

I love walking out to my garden and picking fresh lettuce for a spring salad and whipping up a fresh dressing to accompany it. Here are three of my favorite salad dressing. The first recipe is a ranch dressing made with fresh herbs and milk instead of mayo. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs   …

God Gives Us Seasons

“To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven:”- Ecclesiates 3:1 (NKJV) GOD GIVES US SEASONS There is spring, and there is summer There is autumn and there comes winter. Through all the seasons we are kept guessing How God fills each one with His blessings.   We know God’s plans…

Mary Horton Burris- On This Date in 1778

On this date in the 25th of May in 1778, our paternal great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Mary Horton was born in Cherokee Lands, North Carolina to parents William Horton and Winnefred White.** Mary Horton was married to Daniel Burris and had 16 children. She died on September 28, 1866 in Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA.*** Here is how we are related: Our parents – Floyd Dee…

He Knows, He Loves, He Cares

I love how fragrance triggers memories. I open my window on a spring morning and breathe in a faint scent of sweet olive. Immediately I have memories of my granny’s house and sitting with her on the front porch.The thought brightens my day, just as sharing her writings do. Her poems reflect her outlook on…

Chicken Stock Basic Recipe

Homemade chicken stock is an essential in my house. You can use it in about anything savory you are cooking. It works great in soups, stews, cooked grains, boiled vegetables, and all by itself. Here’s the recipe: Take a whole chicken fryer and cut the breasts and leg quarters and freeze for later use. Take…

French Toast

  French toast is a favorite in my family. I usually prepare this without measuring anything, so in this recipe I’ll be estimating the measurements. But seriously, I don’t think anyone can go wrong with French toast.    I use day old French bread, but any kind will do and portion out two slices per person. …