Check out Valentine Ideas for kids on Betty Crocker's Web Site!

cups white vanilla baking chips
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
tablespoons red cinnamon candies
tablespoons water
tablespoon butter

  • 11 Completely line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil.
  • 2In medium microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips on Medium-High (70%) 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and completely smooth. Stir in frosting until mixed well.
  • 33 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat candies and water to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until candies are melted. Beat in butter with whisk until melted; remove from heat. Gradually beat cinnamon mixture into fudge.
  • 4Spread fudge in pan; refrigerate at least 1 hour until set. Remove fudge from pan; cut into squares or heart shapes to serve. Store tightly covered in refrigerator up to 1 week.
3-Ingredient Cinnamon Fudge

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It's Classic Recipe Monday!

I really do like cooking, when you have the time, not feeling rushed and your not under a deadline. It's never a happy scene when you get in from work and you have a family of two glaring at a empty table, but glancing up at a bookcase filled with all kinds of cookbooks.

My family seems to think I should be a gourmet chief with all the cook books I buy, but I know there has to be others like me out in blogland, who simply love reading cook books! It is very relaxing!

I am aware that on all blogs, we all love it when there is a schedule of events planned for every day. It gives us something to look forward to, plus it gives us a stable feeling deep down inside, that our favorite blog will never run out of material to write about, because they have a subject planned for everyday! You must admit, I am right!

Welcome to Classic Recipe Monday,here at Frugal Southern Mom, (plus it will give me another opportunity to browse through all my beloved cookbooks). Let's give it some thought, could you pass up a .39 cent vintage cookbook at a thrift store?  I doubt it! 

This is a favorite one, (ok, there all favorites), It's called the 50th Anniversary Cookbook, it was put out by the Chelsea Church of God in 1984, .39 cents, a great bargain at the thrift store!

The recipes are simple and easy. Here is a selection of recipes for your enjoyment or to cook, but first, Thanks to the folks who worked so hard to put this cookbook out, Chelsea Church of God!

Liver and Onions with Gravy

3 Tbsp. oil
3/4 cup water

Melt the oil in a frypan. Roll sliced liver in seasoned flour with salt and pepper;brown
well on both sides, turning frequently. Place sliced onion on top of Liver. Steam for 5 minutes, adding the water. Cover with a lid. Cook for about 15-20 minutes on medium heat, until the gravy thickens.

Ann's Crock-Pot Pork Chop Casserole

6-8 pork chops
salt and pepper
2 med sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1 large green pepper, sliced*
1/2 tsp leaf oregano
1/4 tsp whole thyme
1 (1lb.) can tomatoes

*White potatoes may be substituted for the sweet potatoes if desired.

Trim visible fat from the pork chops; season with salt and pepper. Brown in a 
skillet to remove excess fat. Drain and place in crock-pot.
Add remaining ingredients in the order listed. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
(High for 3-4 hours)
Adjust seasonings to taste before serving.

Banana Split Cake

3 cups vanilla wafers
2 sticks margarine
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 eggs
4 bananas
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 ( 8 oz) carton of Cool Whip
Maraschino cherries

Crush the vanilla wafers; mix with 1 stick of margarine (softened). Spread in the 
bottom of a 13 x 9 x 1 inch pyrex dish. Bake for 5 minutes at 350.
With a mixer, beat the sugar, 1 stick of margarine and the eggs; stir in pineapple.
Spread on crust. Slice the bananas on top of mixture. Spread Cool Whip on top.
Sprinkle with cherries and nuts. Keep refrigerated.

Have a great Monday! Be sure to share some of your Classic Monday Recipes!

David Ian Valentine's Day - New CD-released 01/28/14!

Would you like a "little jazz" for your listening pleasure on Valentine's Day?  At times I get assorted mail in and this CD, "David Ian Valentine's Day" came in last week for me to review. Here is his website,


I really enjoyed this CD, its smooth, sassy, tranquil and its jazz with a vintage feel to it!
I popped in my CD while cooking dinner and I found each song delightful and soothing! It brought back memories of when I was kid and the family would gather in the living room. We would listen for hours different albums of jazz on the stereo on a Saturday night! 

 While listening to this CD, I found myself pouring a glass of wine, looking for a comfy chair, laying my head back, closing my eyes and gently taking in a relaxing jazzy night of vintage jazz music! It  definitely helped me to relax, escape and forget about everyday stresses for awhile.

David is the pianist and arranger, of these beautiful jazz CD's and he has recently released his third studio album, Valentine’s Day! There are 11 tracks to listen to, each selection has it's own magical spell. I have to agree with a statement on his website, which ASSOCIATED PRESS states is “seamlessly melding the some traditional compositions with the perfect hint of lounge-meets-jazz phrasing.”  "It goes on to say the selections on this album reflect David Ian’s own journey in discovering jazz, with many of the tracks among the first standards he came to love."

I would definitely recommend this CD! I am sure the selections are sure to please anyone's listening pleasure. My Funny Valentine was a favorite, Kevin Max is the vocalist, but the 
"Gospel vocal legend, *Russ Taff, and Ian’s fragile piano expressions create a solemn moment in the bonus track Sweet By and By." It was soul searching.

I have to give a shout out to his sweet wife, Grace, who sent me the CD to review. Thank you for choosing Frugal Southern Mom to add to your list for reviews.  It was a great early Valentine's Day present, which I enjoyed immensely.

You can find David Ian's CD's on Amazon, Itunes and

Valentine's Day
David Ian 

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Everywhere you look, you will find red stuff bears, hearts or cats and of course tons of chocolate candy!

The card aisle is covered and you wonder why anyone would want to buy Valentine's cards now at the end of January, but then you suddenly have a bad case of the butterflies and realize that last Valentine's almost didn't happen, because someone waited to late to shop and someone's Valentine was stuck with some off brand candy and a kids Valentine card, saying Be My Valentine! 

This year make your honey happy with a planned dinner out somewhere nice, hopefully their favorite place to eat!

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