Tag Archives: Fonda Pendry

Crock Pot Lasagna

Once I acclimated to life in college at Western Carolina University in the fall of 1991, I didn’t make many trips home to Wilkes County, but when I did, my mother would always ask me what I wanted for dinner.  … Continue reading

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French Toast Casserole

I have always loved French Toast.  I can remember my mother making French Toast in a skillet on the stove, and I used to order it everywhere I found it on the menu.  The Cottage House on Highway 268 in … Continue reading

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Granny’s Best Chocolate Pound Cake

Saturday nights were routine when I was growing up.  We’d go out to dinner somewhere, usually Western Steer, or Quincy’s, after a day of working on the farm in the chicken houses, garden, or lawn.  Then, after dinner, we would … Continue reading

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Chewy Toasted Coconut Pie

When my great grandfather Roy Whitley died on March 16, 1980, I was seven years old, and it was my first true loss of innocence. I remember seeing my parents cry in a way I had never seen them cry … Continue reading

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Janie’s Skillet Apple Pie

My mom called me last week, and here’s how the conversation went… Me:  Hello Mom:  (Excited and animated) Heather!  I have just made Janie Ward’s Skillet Apple Pie, and I do believe it may be the best thing I have … Continue reading

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Cherry Fluff

My cousin Shea loves my mother’s Cherry Fluff.  It is her favorite dessert.  Every year, my mother makes Cherry Fluff for Shea’s birthday, and since her birthday is December 23, we always have Cherry Fluff at Christmas. It is a … Continue reading

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Coconut Balls

It just isn’t Christmas without Coconut Balls.  I love Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars, and these little delights are better than either one.  My mother has been making coconut balls for as long as I can remember.  Like Chex … Continue reading

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Fonda’s Fantasy Fudge

Let me just tell you a secret — My mother is the queen of Christmas candy.  It’s true.  She can flat out make some Christmas candy, and another one of her famous recipes is her fantasy fudge.  This is a … Continue reading

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Fonda’s Famous Chex Mix

Every family has its own special version of holiday party mix. I have tried different party mix recipes at various friends’ homes and Christmas parties. When I was a teacher, students would sometimes bring party mix to me as a … Continue reading

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Mom’s Peanut Butter Balls

My mother makes a wonderful variety of Christmas candy every year. She makes fudge with and without nuts, peanut butter balls, coconut balls, date balls, haystacks, and many other tasty, sugary treats. One of my favorite memories is making peanut … Continue reading

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