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Marinated Mushrooms

Momma always served marinated mushrooms in a dark green, smooth crystal bowl on Christmas Eve at our home in south Louisiana. Every year. No exceptions. It's become a staple for my parties now in Auburn, mainly because it's an easy, ahead of time recipe, and it's a impressive-looking appetizer...especially when you present it in a crystal dish like momma does.  I don't know where she got the recipe, but Mom says in our Family Favorites Cookbook, "I've been making these for years---since Dad was in residency. Everybody looks for them on Christmas Eve."    Marinated Mushrooms: 3 - 8oz. cans button mushrooms 1 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 packages Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix 4 green onions...

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Angel Biscuits...You'll Thank Me Later

Momma says she's had this recipe since my oldest sister, Adrienne, was at Ascension Catholic Elementary School in 1982. She got the recipe from her friend, Mrs. Kathleen Waguespack's sister in law, I believe.  If you know my mother, you know she loves a recipe "that you can make ahead of time!" If you know me, you know that I love butter and carbs, so it's a win-win all around.  These delicious things have become very popular amongst my friends here in Alabama. It makes my heart happy to be helpful by giving meals to new mothers or food to friends that have just moved homes. Especially in my former days of "I had more time then", I liked to...

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Blessings from The Lord in the Form of Laura Mercier Lipgloss

I try to reciprocate her generosity and offer what I can. Heading to Montgomery, I asked if I could get anything for her or run an errand. She asks that if I had time, could I stop at Bella. My reaction is “Of course! Finally, something I can do to serve her!” When my son had the accident, we had so many people send meals, toys, letters, books, wonderful, generous and kind gestures! She did as well, and she insisted on getting us meals when we were between the meal sign ups, even though we were gifted many restaurant gift cards. When she sent us food, it was gourmet, and it was abundant. So, my simple offer of an errand...

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"I Need Prayer" circa 2010

Enjoy this blog post from Dear Newlywed Whit, June 9, 2010 entitled "I Need Prayer: My everyday china pattern is discontinued. I only have 6 dinner plates, 6 salad plates, and 1 cup and saucer! Empire by Gien, I loved you so much, what little I had of you...Momma found a website that still features my precious Empire pattern. I found a contact number that was 14 numbers long and called right away. I just got off of the phone with the woman who answered, "Alo?" (The chic, French "hello", gets me every time). That short conversation probably cost me $100. She told me it was midnight where she lived, so she would see what she could do in the morning.Please pray!...

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"Becoming Domestic" circa 2010

Enjoy this blog post from Dear Newlywed Whit, May 4, 2010 entitled "Becoming Domestic":  "My one year anniversary is coming up, and I am still making some elementary mistakes when it comes to my wifely duties.I want to host a class called "Becoming Domestic" for all new brides, except I don't know how to do much of anything. I asked a local kitchen store if the owner would be interested in teaching a class, as I have yet to learn the in's and out's of wife-dom. They were intrigued, and I spatted off some of the topics I was interested in: meal planning, tablescapes, gardening, basic sewing, party planning, and even prayer life as a new wife.(There has been a...

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