My Thanksgiving Victory

December 4, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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This Thanksgiving was my first Thanksgiving with the Hodges as a Hodge.  I was so worried because at one of my pre-wedding showers a lady said "once you are married you have to start bringing something to holidays."  Southern women are so scary sometimes.  I don't know why I care really.  Despite my anxiety, I had a small victory. I made a yellow cake from scratch and covered it with cream cheese icing.  I added the blueberries to make it a little prettier. Everyone liked it.  My grandmother would be proud.

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These are not cookies…

November 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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After my Pecan Pie Disaster, I wanted to redeem myself and I had previously  signed up to bring a dessert to my Porch Swing Media meeting Sunday night.  I make cookies all of the time but what didn't occur to me is that I usually use frozen cookie dough or a mix.  Once again this recipe came from my Southern Generations cookbook.

Butter Cookies (Recipe by Renee Nemeth) 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened 2 cups all-purpose flour (My mistake happened here, I used Self-Rising flour!)

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How Not to Bake Pecan Pie

November 18, 2009 by · 5 Comments
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I blame my recent marriage for my sudden need to cook.  Maybe it is because of all of the sweet kitchen appliances, cookbooks and fun bowls we received as wedding gifts or maybe it is because I promised my then fiance that once I was done planning a wedding I would start cooking more.  Whatever the reason, I have been trying to cook and mostly sucking at it. Everyone keeps saying, "You will get better" or "it takes practice."  I appreciate my friends trying to encourage my new hobby but maybe I'm just meant to bring the napkins and forks.

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