Category: Family


Gooey Butter Cake

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 01 May 2018. Tags: recipes,

Save this sweet deliciousness for a special occassion. It is nowhere to be found in any healthy eating regimen.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter - melted

Topping

  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 2 eggs (again)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 box powdered …

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Living the Legacy

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Mon 04 July 2016.
  • Family

Living the Legacy

On the way to our recent family reunion, I was thinking about genealogy and those that had passed on. They were not famous or wealthy, there was never a great inheritance handed down. They were simply decent, loving, hard-working people. Somewhere along the line, they left …

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Back on the Market

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Thu 26 June 2014. Tags: home,

bayshore

Update: SOLD! It's good to be homeless for a while.

We tried selling our home two years ago, but it did not sell. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we were able to rent it to our kids for a year to aid in their transition …

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Cardinals and Red Sox

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Wed 04 December 2013.

Cardinals and Red Sox

It was great to see my home town Saint Louis Cardinals in the World Series this year.  In 1968, I remember listening to the Cards battle the Detroit Tigers.  The school would play the games over the public address system and the teachers gave the kids …

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Home for Sale

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Fri 01 June 2012.

bayshore

814 Bayshore Lane, Moore SC

Currently rented out.

Five bedroom, 3 bath home for sale in Sweetwater Hills Subdivision.  This is a great location between Spartanburg and Greenville, SC which means it is convenient to GSP airport..  The home is in Spartanburg County School District #5 - home of the Byrnes …

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"Mother's Cole Slaw"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

This recipe was given to me by my mother the same time as the Vegetable Salad – in the 70’s.

Ingredients

Hand me down recipes like this are often lacking quantities. How much celery seed? How much sugar? Now she is gone and I can't ask her. That is just …

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"Mother's Vegetable Salad"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

She used to serve this at Christmas and/or any other special occasion. It was one of her favorites. I have the hand written copy – apparently she gave me this recipe in the ‘70’s.

Ingredients

  • 1 large can Leisure peas.
  • 1 can French Style Green Beans
  • 1 cup chopped …

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Great White Chili

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Sun 22 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

One of my favorites.

Ingredients

  • 3 - 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans Do not drain
  • 4 cups Chicken breast Cubed
  • 1 T Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 - 4 oz cans Mild green chilies Chopped
  • 2 t Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 t Dried oregano Crumbled
  • 1/4 …

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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Fri 25 June 2010. Tags: recipes,

This is a "healthy" gumbo recipe. The main thing it does is leave out the roux. But, with all the other southern goodness, it is still mighty tasty. Keep with the healthy theme by serving over whole grain brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …

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