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

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August Needs a Holiday

Do you realize that the month of August is the only month that has no major holidays? We are about to give it one! Of course it's my birth month and since there are no other holidays to interfer I'm taking the whole month as my birthday and if you have a birthday in August you should do the same.

I will write about anything I please, I do anyway, and post a profile picture and recipes that I really love, even if they are from the archives.

My Mom would always ask what I wanted for my birthday dinner when I still lived in Lexington and could come for dinner. Every year it was the same; Chicken and Dumplings, Brown Beans, Collard Greens, sliced tomatoes and cottage cheese, corn on the cob and of course corn bread. And my birthday cake was always a Jam Cake with Caramel Frosting, made with her Blackberry Jam. I can taste it now.

Birthdays are the only holiday of the year that are truly our very own day, unless of course you were unlucky enough to be born on Christmas, New Years, St. Patrick's Day or Elvis's Birthday, etc. But we Virgo and Leo's don't have that problem in August.

All birthdays are special but this year is a really special one for me. I can not believe I have actually survived to be 65 years old, in good health, happy and blogging. That is why I've always liked the saying, "Thank goodness God doesn't give us what we deserve", I would have been long gone.

I have a few more things on my "bucket list" and plan to do them all.

Wishing anyone with an August Birthday a very Happy Birthday this year. May we have many more.


  1. I am all for celebrating your birthday for an entire month! I used to work with someone who did that. I haven't seen her in years, but I still remember that "June is Leslie's birthday month!"

  2. Just promise you won't take the rest of the month off!

  3. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! You know I bet you deserve to live till 110!!! What a happy and cheery post. And a happy and cheery life. Enjoy the rest of the month!


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