It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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Fig Tart Cookies

Fig Tart Cookies

My Great-Aunt Mary Lou made the best fruit tarts. My favorite, of course, was her fig. She was my grandfather’s sister and he would take me to visit her in her home just up the road. It was the same house where they both grew […]

Fig Cake

Fig Cake

  I started making fig cakes when I had an oversupply of preserves in my pantry. So many figs and what to do with them? This cake fits the bill when needing a sweet something that can be easily whipped up to take to church, […]

Ma Ma’s Fresh Apple Cake

Ma Ma’s Fresh Apple Cake

  This moist apple cake of sweet fresh apples and warm cinnamon is my grandmother’s signature dessert. It’s quickly associated with her just by it’s appearance at family gatherings. We all remember enjoying a piece after Sunday dinners or with a cup of coffee during […]