Moms Recipes- Honoring her memory, and making some of her best dishes.

July 2, 2021

Hello Again. Today, I want to introduce you to a new journey that I am going to push my way thru. I am going to complete, some of my Moms favorite family favorites.
My Mom, Carol passed away on May 26, 2017, and I have barely been able to crack open her cookbooks, much less, make anything.

My Mom was an amazing cook, and everything was always so delicious. She taught me to cook from a very young age, and I love being in the kitchen. I know the recipes that I will be making will not taste the same, she added an extra dash of love to everything she touched.

I will share tips and tricks from her cookbooks, little side notes she made and all the sources, if available. 

Some recipes she printed out but, many are in her very own handwriting. 
Some I wrote at her kitchen table, as she told me the recipe by heart. She was old school and use words like a pinch of this, and a dash of that, as measurements.

Here are just a few of the dishes I will be making over the next month or so, in no certain order.

Peach Cobbler
Pound Cake
Broccoli Casserole
Chicken Casserole
Buttermilk Biscuits
Banana Pudding Poke Cake
Salmon Patties
Pot Roast

I know these are nothing fancy to most people, but me working my way thru her recipes is my own process of honoring her and her memory. It will also be a healing process for me. Yes, it has been years, but the pain is so fresh sometimes I can't breath

I keep this picture of my Mom on a shelf in my kitchen so she can always be with me, and hopefully share just a tad of her cooking & life wisdom with me.

Carol Mae Lyles 
December 10, 1935-May 26, 2017

My Momma loved working at Winn Dixie in the deli.
Families with kids named her the cookie lady cause she loved giving the kids cookies.
FYI-It is in Winn Dixie, where she met Sonny.

So, please join this journey and if you live close, please come help me eat some of this food.

Look for the first recipe to be posted next week.


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