#FRIDAYFOOD Pizza


In the movie, Despicable Me (which is one of my favorites), the girls ask Gru if they can have pizza for supper with “stuffed crust” and everyone dreamily says “stuffed crust!” That’s how my husband, Pepper, feels about pizza. And so does Tracie Cunningham. She said she is a “huge crust fan!”

But, I will tell you, Pepper Sisson will eat pizza any way he can find it! We haven’t found a bad pizza yet! Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD #NationalBiscuitMonth — What a great thing to celebrate!


If I could ever duplicate my mom’s biscuits, Pepper and I may be featured on that show, My 600 lb. Life!

Much like all of my favorite dishes made by my mom, Betty Woods, I have a hard time making biscuits (and chocolate pie, and chicken dressing, and potato salad) just like hers. Like Nancy Latham said, there’s just something about mom’s biscuits!

And then there’s the biscuits at Cracker Barrel. After 17 years of marriage, I am just realizing that Pepper Sisson prefers grape jelly on his biscuits. I like strawberry. After all this time! My theory is, he should have spoken up sooner and he could have been enjoying biscuits with jelly! He wasn’t complaining too much, because he loves Cracker Barrel biscuits with gravy, just as much!

September is National Biscuit Month and what a WONDERFUL thing to celebrate! Dripping with butter or with some homemade pear preserves…YUM! I recently asked Facebook and Twitter friends and followers to share what they love about their favorite biscuits? And who makes their favorite biscuits? Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD Celebrating National Breakfast Food Month — YUM!!!


Waking up to the smell of bacon cooking – what a fantastic way to start the day! Or end the day or enjoy lunch, for that matter!

Crispy, thick-cut bacon, a pile of scrambled eggs, a blueberry muffin and a few strawberries on the side is my ideal weekend breakfast. Or homemade pancakes with crispy edges with lots of butter and syrup and two or three slices of bacon – at our house, that could happen for breakfast or supper! Lana Dodd Hitt also loves pancakes and bacon for breakfast.

Pepper and I are not the only “breakfast for supper” fans. Ashley Green and Bethany Bryant Cooper both said they also love breakfast for dinner. Ashley’s sister, Emily Green, said they had breakfast for supper last Sunday night, and she thinks it may be their new Sunday night tradition! Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD Celebrating #NationalSandwichMonth


There are very few things better than a ‘nanner sammich. Neatly cut into nine circles of banana on Sunbeam bread loaded with Blue Plate (of course), or mashed and mixed with a little mayo. LOVE, love, love!
My nephew, Eli, likes Elvis’ favorite sandwich, Peanut Butter and Banana! (You will NOT catch me eating that!!)
When I was dating my husband, Pepper, I was introduced to pineapple sandwiches – same idea, but a pineapple slice (usually canned) with mayonnaise and white bread. I had never heard of such a thing, and they look at me a little funny with my love of banana sandwiches. The Sissons still do not eat banana sandwiches, but I have tried their pineapple. It is different, but it is growing on me! Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD ‘There’s no such thing as too much pear salad!’


The late George Pepper used to say, “There no such thing as too much pear salad” and I couldn’t agree more! It is my favorite way to eat pears. When I was little, I would drink pear juice leftover from the canned pears. YUM!
Linda Barnette said she loves pears any way they are prepared.
“My favorites are pear salad with lots of mayo and cheese and pear preserves!” Barnette said.
Jean Kilgore agrees. She loves pear salad.

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#FRIDAYFOOD It’s too hot to cook


It is August in Mississippi. Hot is an understatement. If you could live on Popsicles, ice cream or sweet tea (with loads of ice), you would.

After a long hot day, it is so nice to come home to a shower and the central air on 65 degrees and just sit there.

I don’t know about you, but I am rarely inspired to cook with the temperatures are hovering at 100 degrees and the heat index is sky-rocketing.

I asked Facebook and Twitter friends and followers to share some of their favorite things to eat, when it is too hot to eat, and the responses were a little surprising! Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD Fresh tomatoes


It is something many of us look forward to all year – fresh tomatoes from the garden!

I typically like tomatoes green and fried, and so does Brad Pearson and Kenny King but lately, we have been enjoying a BLT for breakfast. YUM! Bryan Thick-Sliced Bacon, crisp lettuce, Sunbeam bread, a thick layer of Blue Plate mayonnaise, a little salt and a fresh tomato from my mother-in-law’s garden. YUM! We only do that at this time of year, but what a fantastic way to celebrate fresh tomatoes! Continue reading