Saturday, September 12, 2009

A little about SweetMissMagnolia

My mom had a bakery in Georgia sometime in the 1970s.I have pics of me helping bake a cake.I guess that's where I was first introduced to cooking.I don't remember alot of what she cooked because she died in 1980, when I was 9 years old,but I am told by alot of family that she was a wonderful,resourceful cook.One of the things they say she made that was just fantastic is yeast rolls.We don't have a recipe for her rolls,but I keep telling myself I'm going to see what I can come up with and give them a try.She was also frugal--you had to be in those days if you had a large family.She would often take something from supper that night and turn it into something for breakfast or into an entirely different meal the next day.My mother had 7 children.

After my mom died,an older sister stepped in as "second mother" to me and raised me along with her own children.As I grew into a teenager,I would usually have dinner ready for them before they would come home from work.I have been cooking for years and love it.I love trying new recipes and searching for new recipes.

Something happens to me around this time of year.Autumn makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and makes me want to COOK-EVERYTHING! Cookies,cakes,bread,you name it,I have the itch to cook it! I get so excited planning the menu for THANKSGIVING,HALLOWEEN,and CHRISTMAS each year.I made some banana bread the other day and it was so good! Banana bread was another of mom's favorites.I've picked out a few recipes I want to make for our halloween party (I plan ahead LOL),so I can't wait to give those a try to make sure they pass the test for our party! And if they pass the test I'll share them on here of course!