My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Welcome To My Back Porch

Come in, Come in, Come in. It must be time for coffee and cake, sweet tea and sandwiches or is it too early for a cocktail? Yes, I am a foodie. As we get to know each other better I will share some of my favorite recipes with you and hopefully you will share with me. I love old recipes, new recipes any recipe is good with me, especially if it has a story that goes with it. If you like the recipe let me know. Have suggestions to improve the dish, I would love to hear it. However if you want to trash the recipe because you either haven't read it correctly or simply don't have a clue about the basics of cooking, keep it to yourself or tell your neighbor.

I live in the country, on a farm, you know, horse, pony, donkeys, cows and three dogs. The house I live in is about 100 years old and the best way to describe it is shabby chic. When I say, come in, you will be coming in the back door and directly into my kitchen, which at one time was the back porch. We all still refer to it as the "back porch".

The largest grocery, Kroger, is 10 miles away, one way. Not a Publix or Harris Teeter, my favorites, for 400 miles. I could cry.

We are going to have our first big snow fall today, 2-4 inches, perfect for making Snow Cream. What do you mean you have never had Snow Cream! Gather up the kids and lets get started.

1 gallon of snow, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, extract, 2 cups whole milk,half and half, or cream, more of less.

When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. I know it's easier to scrap it off the car, but do you really want car dirt in your snow cream. When bowl is full, stir in sugars and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. This does not wait. Serve at once.


  1. We'll be making snow cream at my house this afternoon for sure!

  2. Howdy,
    I am glad that I can't say "I wish there"! To damn cold for me. However, its not much better here! Miss you! Have a great New Year!

  3. Hope all is well! As usuall Ron left out something. I wish I was there, is what he ment to say. Ha,Ha The receipes are great. Thanks

  4. Hello, Beverly! I've heard SO MUCH about you, and your fabulous cooking from Angie! Looking forward to reading more!

  5. Bev - I love your blog. I check it nearly everyday. Most of the time, not to get a recipe, but just to read your comments. You are a trip. Makes me feel like we're on your "back porch" having apple cake and coffee.
    Keep up the good work. It's so nice of your to share your special talent with your friends.

  6. Beverly, I finally got all the way back to the beginning of your blog. I can't believe the wealth of wonderful recipes that I would really use. My mother grew up in an orphanage in North Carolina. They used to make snow cream. My Aunt Nellie's kitchen here in Tampa started off as a back porch and it was one of the coolest kitchens I ever saw. I still think about it. I love your blog!


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