Chocolate Pecan Pie and The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I am black. I am from the South.I am a woman.But most importantly, I am a person.And I just read The Help by Kathryn Stockett.I’m not sure if any of those adjectives made this book harder or easier for me to read. I’ll just be frank, I loved the book. But often, it tied my stomach in knots, made me nauseous, scared, and frightened for the time that once was. A time when a black person could be hung on a tree, for saying the wrong thing, or looking at the wrong person.The Help, is historical fiction Read more […]

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Maybe I’m going to start my period.I’m getting all choked up over the craziest things, and I can’t remember anything.Bella held up a scruffy red t-shirt with a monkey on it and asked if it was hers.Simple question. Not so much.Why she doesn’t know if a shirt is hers is beyond me.Why I don’t know if a shirt is hers is beyond both me and her.Clearly, I recognized the shirt, and I knew someone had worn it before, as was evident in its state of disrepair. However, I just wasn’t sure who actually Read more […]

Happy Fourth of July! (Creamy Potato Salad, Slow Cooked Pinto Beans & Best Blackberry Cobbler)

This entry was supposed to be posted, 3 days ago on July 3rd.  But, I just returned from vacation, and I couldn’t get my booty out of bed.I quickly convinced myself that I could cook early on Sunday, and post early on July 4th. But ummmmm . . .my life ran a muck (as on most days) and that plan didn’t really work out.  It had something to do with cute little girls dressed up in patriotic wear, and one little girl who had patriotic flip flops. . . . and two other little girls who did not. One little Read more […]

Creamy Dreamy Lemon Meringue Pie

My sweet baby Phoebe was baptized on Saturday.  It was a glorious day.She looked like a complete angel sent from Heaven.  I really think she knew exactly what was going on, because she didn’t try to take her bonnet off once (which is really rather serious since she never, ever leaves anything in her hair EVER). Not to mention the fact, that she was super giddy the ENTIRE day. She just couldn’t contain her excitement.I was pretty giddy myself, which is odd, because usually at these events I’m Read more […]

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

When people meet my husband Warwick, they’re like “WOW, he’s so great!  He’s sooooo smart!  He’s sooooo nice. . . . .he’s such a great father. . . . . . he’s soooooo handsome . . . . .” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.Everybody loves him.Old ladies love him, children love him, even thugs love him.From the first time he ever set foot in my mother’s house she loved him like her own, slobbery kisses included. My sister treats him like her own brother, and trusts him with her kids, which is saying a Read more […]

Super Easy Lemon Pie

When I was 19, I caught a glimpse of the most beautiful boy that I had ever seen before in my life. He was tall, muscular, and had a smile that KILLED for days. I saw him, but he didn’t see me. . . . . until about a year later when I rocked his world, and he hasn’t been the same since. From the very beginning, there was never, ever any other choice. I was his, and he was mine. Two spirits destined to be together, as if it had been a choice that was determined long ago. It has always been the case, Read more […]