Monday, February 28, 2011


Good Evening,

Just (THREE) more days 'til our first Give-Away! Don't miss it!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Good Sunday Morning Friends

We are gearing up for our exciting big day...Our First Giveaway! Thanks to all  for your wonderful comments and visiting with us. The excitement is building here, At Home with Loretta, so keep coming over! You don't want to miss our big event! Blessings!
Warm Regards,

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Teacakes

I just love these teacakes! My grandmother made them for us when we were young, and I made them for my children. I had them on my mind the other day, and thought I'd make a batch this morning. They are crisp, sweet and very good with coffee. I suppose I was thinking of the children when I realized I was pouring this glass of milk!


1-cup butter soften
2-cups sugar
2-Tablespoons buttermilk
5-cups flour
1-teaspoon baking soda
1-teaspoon vanilla


Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beat well til smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time . Beat well after each addition. Add buttermilk, beat well.
 Combine flour and soda; stir in vanilla to creamed mixture, then gradually stir in flour mixture. Chill dough an hour or until workable. Flour surface and roll dough out to 1/4 thickness. Flour desired cookie cutter and cut out rounds.
Place 1-inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool. Yields about 4 dozen. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good Morning All

Hope you are having a good morning. I know we are all busy with all our different chores, but please take a few moment today to talk to the Lord. Pray for those in need of His help, especially those who are suffering because of circumstances beyond their control.
 We see so much troubles in the world today; what's left for us to do, but rely on our Lord! Reach out to your neighbors and offer a joyful hand. Let's lift each other up, and forgive. Let your hearts be touched with love for your fellowman. Love is what binds us together, because our God is the personification of love. May peace be with you all. Blessings.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mom's Quilt

My Mom loves sewing. If only I had her talent, especially embroidery. I tried so many times but it was useless. With my being all thumbs, I suppose this one isn't my forte. lol.
But, enough said about my limitations. I love this quilt and I've named it, "The Ladies"

  I have viewed a number of blogs, and I can tell you friends, I love your talents, but by the same token, i'm a bit envious. lol. Please don't stop sharing your talents with us.
 Mom also made throws with matching pillows for all five of her daughters, and for some of her friends who were ill. I've always said her quilts were the best medicine for all of us fortunate to receive one. Aren't these Ladies beautiful?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pecan Pie

We moved to Georgia from Florida, and boy was there a difference in the food. The food there was rich with  pork fat, bacon, and grease from rendering. But, southern hospitality abound! One of the desserts that I enjoyed was their Pecan Pie.

I don't particularly like purchased pie crust and prefer making my own. It is so much better with my pies.

 Pie Crust
2 cups of plain flour
6- Tablespoons of vegetable shortening
6-7 Tablespoons iced water (add water to consistency)
pinch of salt
In a large bowl, add flour, pinch of salt and shortening. Cut shortening into flour mixing until it resemble the size of a small pea. Add water and mix together. Dough will be a bit sticky. Wrap in plastic wrap and cool. When cooled, take out and put onto floured board. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on dough and knead until smooth, about 3 to 4 times. Roll out and put into pie plate and prick with a fork. Allow crust to bake about 3 minutes remove and set aside.

1- cup Karo syrup
1/2 cup sugar
3- eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1-cup pecans chopped (reserve halves)
1/4- cup melted butter


Turn on oven 350 degrees. Slightly mix eggs in a large bowl. (Do not over beat, pie can be mixed with a spoon). Add sugar, syrup and mix together. Pour in pecans, then flavor, salt and butter. Mix togerther, remembering not to over beat mixture. Just enough to mix. Pour into prepared pie crust, and then arrange pecan halves on top of pie.
 Bake at 350 degrees. If the pie cooks to fast, turn temp tp 325 degrees. Varies with ovens. Allow pie to bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or test done with tooth pick that comes out clean. Do not over cook pie. Allow to cool. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sour Cream and Apple Pie

I had to share this recipe with you. I've kept it hidden from my sisters' for the longest of time. So, now they will get it with you. lol. It is such a delicious pie, but as with all of my desserts it is simple but, oh so rich!

    Sour Cream and Apple Pie
3/4 cup Sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon flour
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
2 cups chopped apples (small pieces)

Set oven to 350 degrees. Allow a prepared 9" pie shell to gentle cook in oven, about 4-5 minutes. Remove. Set oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Then add agg, apples, and sour cream. Mix all together til blended. Add vanilla and mix.
 Pour into pie shell. Bake 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes. Add topping, cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes @ 350 degrees.

1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter

Mix dry ingredients well. Cut in butter, mix til crumbly. Sprinkle over cooked pie. Put back into oven and cook 2 t0 3 Minutes at 350 degrees.  Allow to cool before cutting. You are in for a Treat. Enjoy!


What's For Breakfast This Morning

A large stack of banana pancakes with warm Maple syrup, and huge pats of butter, crisp bacon to perfection. Yum! Yum!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our Mom's Were Right...

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance.
  Eating a healthy breakfast can help to give us: A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Improve concentration and performance in the classroom and on the job. More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity. And, lower cholesterol levels.
  Mom was right, eating breakfast is very important for us, but especially so for children and adolescents. It is a fact, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination. Mom, it is our time to shine! Make two extra waffles and pour another glass of orange juice...for yourself!
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