Food Memory Friday: Strawberry Shortcake

It sure has been a long time since I’ve posted a “Food Memory Friday.” Today’s recipe happens to be based on one of Robert’s favorite treats. The summer after Robert and I started dating, I was over at his house (now our house) eating dinner and mama Connie served up some strawberry shortcake for dessert….

Food Memory Friday: Dining with Khaki

There was a fair amount of time while I was growing up when none of my mother’s immediate family lived in Ohio. However, for a short three years, my Aunt Khaki and cousin Camille lived only 10 minutes from us in adorable house; and, looking back, it was some of the most fun and memorable…

Food Memory Friday: The Christmas Edition

Christmas is a really special time of year. It’s a time of reflection, appreciation, and tradition. Some of my most treasured memories are from childhood Christmases. Every Christmas eve, my mom would make a variety of appetizers and my siblings and I would get to open one small gift. After that we usually watched Christmas…

Food Memory Friday: Carol’s Famous Sleepover Peanut Butter Bars

There was a period of time in my life from the time I was 10 to the time I was about 14 that involved slumber parties with my girlfriends at least once a month. Andrea, Angie, Kelly, Nicole, Jamie, and Sarah and I were pretty inseparable. At these sleepovers we entertained ourselves by dressing up…

Food Memory Friday: Wilted Lettuce

This recipe isn’t particularly exciting to most- it’s a salad with a homemade hot bacon vinaigrette. But for me, and I’m sure for my mom and dad, my siblings, and many of my aunts, uncles, and cousins, it means so much more.  We called it Wilted Lettuce; and it was a salad that my maternal…

Welcome to Lolly’s Sweet Treats!

Hello there! After a few years of being an admirer of several food blogs, I have decided to start one of my own- Lolly’s Sweet Treats. While my title may sound a bit sugary,  the purpose of my blog is to document all of my baking and cooking adventures, so-alas- not all of the recipes…