Tag: Traditions

Figure 8 Doodling

Do you remember some of your first childhood doodles? I recall mine and the best way to describe it is figure 8 drawing. I’m not sure who first taught me and my sisters this technique, but it is one that we’ve passed on to our children as well. I Facebook messaged my sisters to share…

Watching for Santa

While my sisters and I were in college, we would traditionally spend Christmas at my Aunt Irmarie’s home in West Memphis. A week or so before Christmas, Jennifer and I’d drive up from LSU in Baton Rouge and pick up Granny in Manifest, then head over to Jackson for Krista. Those times will always be…

Granny’s Cornbread Dressing

Thanksgiving is just two days away, Yippee! I thought I would share my Granny‘s Dressing recipe. I have great memories of her sitting in her moo moo at the kitchen table, chopping the vegetables and stirring the big bowl of moist crumbled corn bread. I still use her recipe every Thanksgiving.  Granny’s Cornbread Dressing  1 pan of…

Granny’s Candied Yams

Which do you traditionally serve at Thanksgiving dinner, sweet potatoes or yams?  Or are you like me and assumed they were the same thing. According to an online article* from the Library of Congress: Question: What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Answer: Although yams and sweet potatoes are both angiosperms (flowering plants),…

Peggy’s Sweet Potato Casserole

My late mother-in-law, Peggy Tew made this casserole for Thanksgiving dinner each year. It’s a tradition we still carry on today. It is rich enough to eat for dessert too…yum! Enjoy. Sweet Potato Casserole 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes ¾ cup sugar ⅓ cup milk ½ cup margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon butter Topping:…