Mama Z loved to cook and her southern roots were the origin of her cooking background. Rich flavors, savory smell and delicious tasting food were always available on any given day at her house.
Mama Zelma, a southern cook that had a flair for delicious food, never ceased to provide the family with rich tasty homemade desserts including Peach Cobbler, Coconut Cake, Fried Apple Pies and a mouthwatering German Chocolate Cake. Every dessert was Simply Irresistible. A staple of the house was her famous, Golden Southern Pound Cake!
Whenever her children would come to visit, the first thing they would always wonder, what had she cooked for dessert. It was always fun sitting on the front porch of her home in Mesa, Arizona. That was the perfect setting to enjoy one of her delicious homemade desserts.
Those days of enjoying the summer evenings are gone. We dearly miss Mama Z. A woman of faith, that made all of her food with love. Miss you!
Living in Carrabelle, Florida as the only girl with her Dad and two brothers, Mama Pearl began cooking at a very early age out of necessity. She learned the basics and beyond of cooking from her Aunts and cousins. A petite woman with loads of energy, Mama Pearl would spend her days on the farm, cleaning, washing clothes and cooking.
The mother of 9 children, as an adult, Mama Pearl used those skills she learned as a young girl to take care of her family. Eating Sunday dinner was always interesting, because we kids would say, “Okay is it fried chicken or is it baked chicken for dinner?” LOL! Yes, Mama would cook and there was more than enough food to eat and get full.
Mama Pearl loved to cook all night to get ready for the holidays and this was always a special time in the house. We looked forward to her homemade pumpkin pies, pound cakes or peach cobbler. Food at its best with plenty of desserts….from Carrabelle, Florida to Phoenix, Arizona…Mama Pearl was a woman that loved to cook good food that was Simply Delicious! We miss you.