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

Friday, October 1, 2010

Feel Good Friday - How Could That Be

I have a friend that always says, "It's Friday and then it's Friday". That is certainly the way this week has been. Remember last week we packed up my friend Linda for her move. Which went great and she is doing great. This week I helped a friend of a friend pack on Wednesday. I wonder if Mayflower Moving and Storage needs any help. I am over the moving business. I'm back to cooking and blogging.

This week we are getting ready for our annual church auction. We call it The Lord's Auction. The church has held this auction every year for 60 years. There will be so many cakes, pies, candy, quilts, shawls, crafts, country hams, home canned vegetables, pickles and preserves, etc. you will not know what to buy first. The Jam Cakes always seem to bring the most money in the food department. I have seen them bring $200.00 for one cake. I wish everyone of you could come. We always seem to have a picture perfect fall day. Everyone is outside eating hot dogs and pimento cheese sandwiches.

This year my contributions will be Apple Cakes In a Jar, Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup, Tomato Preserves, Blackberry Cobbler and Peach and Blueberry Cobbler.

Each year the item that I look forward to most is Mr. Fuller's Creamed Candy. Mr Fuller was my first Sunday School teacher. He is in his 80's and still makes the best candy there is, among other things.

It just makes me feel good to be able to be a part of all these wonderful old traditions. Wish you were all here. If you have time stop by.

More Feel Good Friday at The Girl Next Door Grows Up.


  1. Beverly, I would love to be there for the fall day and the food and the auction. It sounds wonderful. Have a good time!

  2. I would love to be there. What a delightful event.

    So I am going to take a wild guess and say that you dont want to come and help us move? :-)

    Yes, we have decided to move away from the city to a smaller town. We are leaving a population of 70,000 and going to 7,000. We have wanted to for a very long time and finally made the decision. SO excited.

  3. What a wonderful tradition. I wish I could be there too!!!

    Hope you will check out my feel good!

  4. Your post reminds me of the place my mom grew up in SE Minnesota. Always wished I could live in a place like that. But, "Bloom where you're planted", right?
    Going to check out your cobbler recipes, Bev. Do you have a recipe for the Jam Pies? Never heard of 'em, but sound yummy. Must be a southern thing. btw, come on by for a gin and tonic one of these fall evenings, 'kay? blessings, k


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