Gooey Butter Cake

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



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


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

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Back on the Market


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

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 busy work while the …

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Home for Sale


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"

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


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"

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.


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

One of my favorites.


  • 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
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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

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.


  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …
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Green Christmas Wreath Marshmallow Treats

As long as I can remember, these were a tradition at home for Christmas. Similar to Rice Krispie treats except you use corn flakes and shape them into rings. They can then be decorated with red hots or sprinkles.


  • 1 Stick Margarine
  • 2 t. Vanilla
  • 45 Large Marshmallows (16 …
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