Six Three’s Ice Cream by Pepper PHillips

Many years ago I found a quick and easy ice cream recipe in my local newspaper.

It was delicious.  Light with a slight fruity taste, it was delightful.

Then somehow, I lost the recipe.

It’s taken me over twenty years to find that recipe again, and here it is.


Six Three’s Ice Cream

Three cups of cream

Three cups of milk

Three cups of sugar

Mix sugar and milk together until sugar dissolves

Three mashed bananas

Three oranges, juiced

Three lemons, juiced

Mix all together and freeze according to your machine directions.

That is it!

Super easy, except for mashing and squeezing and mixing.

How could I forget such an easy recipe?

Green Jello Salad by Pepper Phillips

Green jello salad

Green Jello Salad:

Two boxes or one large of lime Jello dissolved in two cups of boiling water.

One carton of small curd cottage cheese.

One can of crushed pineapple, drained.

Mix together and put in the fridge.

For the topping, mix 8 oz. cream cheese with 3/4 cup mayonnaise. I generally let my cream cheese sit out for an hour first to make it easier to blend in the mayonnaise. Spread on top and it’s done.  You can sprinkle chopped pecans on the top if you want.

The hubby loves this and warned the kids that they could take any leftovers they liked but to leave the jello salad alone.

What is your favorite recipe that was handed down to you?



1/2 cup salted butter, softened

1-1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray two baking sheets.

Cream butter and sugar until blended.  On low speed, add eggs, one at a time, until blended.  Add lemon juice and zest, mixing well.

Add salt, baking powder and flour, mix until blended.

Drop by rounded scoopfuls onto prepared baking sheets and bake until edges are firm with no color, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cool on baking sheets for five minutes, then transfer to cooling racks and let cool completely.   Dust with powdered sugar.  Putting the powdered sugar into a strainer and knocking it gently is the easiest way.  Enjoy!

Cajun Men Cook by Pepper Phillips

Source: Cajun Men Cook by Pepper Phillips

Good-bye Fresh Crawfish by Pepper Phillips

The hubby pulled the crawfish traps last week, so that means no more crawfish boils for the family this year.  Here are some photos from the last boil.

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This is a sack of crawfish placed in a wheelbarrow to wash before cooking. When the very young grandkids are around they have to check out the activity inside the wheelbarrow. The bravest try to pick one up.  Easy to do if you grab them on both sides of the body behind their front claws. But you have to be careful that another crawfish doesn’t grab your fingers while you’re doing that.

Then the hubby and sons put the crawfish into wire baskets and lower them into boiling water. When they are cooked, they then put them in a mixture of crab boil in another steaming pot until the crawfish absorb those wonderful flavors. Then it’s onto the table.

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My son had these special crawfish tables made. At the top left corner and bottom right corner you can see some lids, which come off to reveal a garbage can underneath. So you can throw the peelings away without fuss or muss.

I had to pose a picture because I couldn’t find what I wanted on the internet.

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We serve the traditional corn-on-the-cob, boiled small new red potatoes, boiled eggs and a couple of garlic heads. Some people like to cook them in the crawfish boil water, but I prefer to do mine on the stove.

This is one of the large ones that my son held out for me. This is definitely a ‘select’…

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So, it’s the last of the fresh crawfish. The season generally lasts from March to June in our area. But I have some crawfish meat in the freezer, so it’s not the last crawfish meal…that’s for sure!

Love Is Magic by Pepper Phillips

Love Is Magic by Pepper Phillips.

Read this short article I wrote for the Authors of Main Street blog.

Love in Bloom on Main Street – Cover Reveal



Every flower tells a story. Just as the first fragrant blooms of spring stir the senses,

Love Blooms on Main Street is sure to touch your heart. Ranging from sweet to spicy, these stand-alone contemporary romances are inspired by the symbolism of flowers, with each story representing a different flower.

Small Town Hot Shot Bride by Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling authorRed roses symbolize compassion and romantic love. Tammy is a hot shot in a small town, but she’s tired of getting left behind by guys just passing through. Will she get swept up by charming out-of-towner Roark and his runaway train attraction? Or will she derail him for good?

Forever Your Valentine by Susan R. Hughes, national bestselling authorDaisies symbolize loyal love. Attraction crackles between Faith and Cole when they meet, but since Cole’s career takes him on the road most of the year, Faith resolves to keep their relationship platonic. Will one night together ruin their friendship, or could they be falling in love?

Perfect Match by Carol DeVaney, national bestselling authorForget-me-nots symbolize true love and remembrance. Sometimes love needs a little push. Can two lonely hearts re-kindle their abandoned passion the second time around?

Naomi’s Heart by Pepper Phillips, national bestselling authorPaperwhite narcissus has the most delicious fragrance, bringing spring into the room. Delighted that Ben is back in Boggy Bayou, Naomi teams up with him to enter the Egg Knocking contest. Can they win? Can Naomi figure out why Ben is kissing her? Can her heart stand it if Ben realizes that she’s not what he deserves?

Heather of His Heart by Leigh Morgan, national bestselling authorHeather symbolizes admiration, beauty, good luck and protection from danger. Heather has given up on the idea of finding romantic love. Billy never had the idea in the first place. When circumstances throw them together, they find that love, like heather, blooms in the most unlikely places.

Mother’s Day Babies by Mona Risk, USA Today bestselling authorWhite lilies symbolizes virtue. Can Love Bloom between a powerful TV Director who’s certainly not marriage material and a widow loyal to her late husband?

To Have & To Hold by E. Ayers, national bestselling authorPeonies symbolize compassion, happiness and prosperity. When Melissa meets Drexel, she realizes that the estate’s gardener has found something that she’s never had—happiness. But sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be, and she needs to follow her heart.

Call Me Yours by Kelly Rae, national bestselling authorHydrangeas symbolize devotion and gratefulness. When Thad finds himself falling for Brianna, the only surprise is how natural it feels. It’s going to take more than words to convince her, but he will do anything to hear her say, Call Me Yours.

Love at the Apple Blossom Inn by Kristy Tate, national bestselling authorScotch broom symbolizes overwhelming and everlasting love. Small-town girl Janey Tyler falls for Eric Roudell, the quiet and reclusive music teacher. But will she still love him when she discovers he is really Derrick Cordell, the rock star?

Old Enough to Know Better by Joan Reeves, national bestselling authorWhite roses symbolize new beginnings. Stormy Clarkson, on the brink of fifty, is crushing on sexy Sean Butler. He’s been after her for six months, but she’s resisted every advance. One night he kisses her. That kiss changes everything!

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