If you would like to know more about the folks behind this site, this page is for you!
My name is Melinda and I prepared my first meal when I was 4 years
old. Mom stood me on a chair and supervised while I made chili. Sure, it
was canned beans and she helped with frying the hamburger, but my
family gave me the credit and the rave reviews. Since then, I have
wanted to please people with food that I prepare. When they compliment
me now, I say thank you and I know that what they are tasting is love…
About My Mom:
Sue Ellen Fuller Koonce, was a genius in the kitchen. Examples: she
made a liver and onions that liver haters would scarf down and beg for
more and a sworn coleslaw-hater discovered that he LOVED her coleslaw!
I watched her most of my life and picked up quite a few of her methods, but Mom didn’t measure anything and I HAVE to measure everything! Just like fingerprints and snowflakes, each cook is different. Thank goodness, cuz my gravy is made way different than hers was, but they come out the same.
About My Grandmother:
Tracy Marie Little Fuller, I donned the Stone Soup Queen. In the 70’s money was nearly non-existent, so there was no “going out to dinner” or the like. I would look in the practically empty cabinets and pantry and fridge and wonder what the heck we were gonna eat! By dinner time, Grandma had a full size, family pleasing meal on the table!! I still don’t know how she did it!!
The intended goal of this site:
To keep these recipes, methods and memories alive for generations to come, while providing easy, from-scratch recipes that are as delicious as they are money-saving and oftentimes even healthy!
Many of these recipes come from several generations so if you see a word or phrase that isn’t familiar or you have a recipe you would like to share please contact me!