Saturday, September 09, 2006


My mom doesn't cook anymore and that's something I really miss. Like most women her age, she prided herself as a cook. Her fried corn, okra and green tomatoes make my mouth water just sitting here writing about it. There were people wishing that some of their kinfolks would die so mamma would cook food and take it to there house.
The meat and veggies were good, but she is known for her cakes, pies and pastries. For years, Jilda asked her for her recipe for the apple pies that the family fought over. She would never give Jilda the recipe and would give no explanation as to why. A few years ago she agreed and said the reason she had been hesitant was because she was afraid Jilda wouldn't eat them anymore (Jilda has always been mindful in her eating habits). "Well you start out with two sticks of butter and a cup of lard," she explained. There was enough sugar in there to throw a grown man in to a coma. But those pies were good.
Another favorite of mine was her Orange Slice Cake..below is the recipe for it:
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
2 cups of sugar
1/2 lb. butter (or margarine)
1 lb. Orange slice candy
1 lb. dates
2 cups pecans
Mix and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours
Bake in tube pan

1 cup orange juice
1 3/4 cups sugar
Bring to a boil and pour over the cake


  1. Hi
    Recipes are another of my addictions. I don't suppose you have the recipe for the fried corn, okra & green tomatoes?? I would like to try the orange slice cake but what on earth is a tube pan?

  2. Hey Brenda, a tube pan is a round pan with round part in the middle. The result is a cak with a hole in the middle.
    I'll ask my mom about the recipes for the other stuff.


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