New Vendor for Our Book – The Robust Olive

We are proud to announce that a new specialty store in Little Rock will be carrying our book!  The Robust Olive will bring high-quality organic olive oils and balsamic vinegars to customers looking for something special for their cooking adventures or a unique gift...

And the winner is…Haley Hedgecock!!

We would like to introduce the winner of our very first Tillie Moon writing contest…(drum roll)…Haley Hedgecock! Haley submitted the sweet memoir story below and all of us at Tillie Moon fell in love. We think you all will agree that her writing,...

Secret Ingredient: MOM

Over the years I have either written down or made mental notes of my Mom’s recipes or the way she makes dishes and meals.  As revealed in my tribute to my Mom in the introduction to our book, many of our long distance conversations have involved or were at least...

Things My Mother Taught Me

I have so many wonderful memories of my Mom because she was an extraordinary woman. She was born in 1919 and lived through the depression, through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. She watched a man land on the moon, the launch of the space shuttle, and astronauts manning the...

A Letter to Mom

Dear Mom, It has been 14 years since I have touched your beautiful face or felt your comforting hug.  I feel an emptiness for the sound of your voice but carry you in my heart always.  I am so lucky to have had a mom who could balance devotion with making life fun for...

Mother’s Day Contest (Pssst…it’s our first ever!)

As you might know, Mother’s Day is a very special day at Tillie Moon. Tillie, our Mom and Grammy, was part of the inspiration for our blog and on Mother’s Day more than most days we remember her and try to honor her. Our blog’s birthday is also on Mother’s Day in...

Mom’s Tacos

Remember your childhood?  Think hard. Are a lot of your memories associated with food?  Hot dogs at Little League games, popcorn at the movies, popsicles on a hot summer day, cotton candy at the local fair, apples and peanut butter on Saturday nights with your family,...

Surprise Birthday Bash at Osteria Mozza Los Angeles

If you must know anything about me, know this: I love food and I love to eat. I also love cookbooks and spending time with my family. When I get to combine all of the things that I love, I am in heaven. (Check our Judy and Jen’s cookbook, “Memoirs of a Delicious...

Little Miss Personality Plus!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?      ~ Dr. Seuss Sisters waiting for a table at a local restaurant I am the baby boomer in our little trio. I am a granddaughter of immigrants, making me ¾ Swedish and ¼ Dutch. I am the second of four children to Tillie and...

Meal Train Enchiladas

Meal Train Enchiladas My dear friend, Teresa, was my classmate in college oh-so-many years ago. We have raised our families in the same small town and it has been my privilege to watch her evolve over the years. Whether it was being a mom and secretary for her...

Clean Up Tip – Cover Your Mixer

If I have a big cooking or baking project, like preparing peaches to freeze, canning tomatoes for salsa (see Memoirs of a Delicious Life p. 56), or making holiday cookies, I like to do it when my husband is home. He is the best cleaner upper ever. He washes and puts...

Christmas – Missing Grandma

I have had the privilege of knowing and being related to many remarkable women.  Our blog is largely a tribute to my mom’s mom, Tillie, who shaped our lives in so many wonderful ways. It is also a vehicle to regularly interact with two of the most amazing women I...
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