Mom's Recipes

Sharing Recipes from my Mom - Miss Hospitality & Suzie Homemaker

A picture of my mom as a young girl standing in her kitchen preparing for a 4-H project in 1946

My mother was born, Suzanne Jane Cooper, on January 15, 1934 in Denham Springs, LA. She learned homemaking skills at an early age through the 4H program in her community and quickly became an expert seamstress and a natural in the kitchen. Suzanne studied home economics at LSU and, in 1954, married her college sweetheart, Norman Lamar Koonce. These two created a loving and beautiful home for the four blue-eyed and curly-headed little girls the Lord blessed them with in the early years of their marriage.

As the second born of those four daughters, I know all about that home! My mother could (and still can at 85) put together a healthy meal for our family, a luncheon, a dinner party, a bridal shower, a wedding reception, a Christmas Party, a special treat for a friend, and so much more, in no time at all!

I can't begin to count the number of times my parents opened the door of our home to others, but I can tell you that there was ALWAYS something good to eat offered! My mother and daddy's caring ways and warm hospitality touched and impacted countless numbers of people throughout the United States and even abroad in their 68 years of marriage. Daddy went to heaven in the spring of 2022, but Mom was serving him a healthy and delicious meal three times a day until that day. Mom just celebrated her 90th birthday in in January 2024, and she is still cooking and serving family and friends with love and sweet Southern hospitality!  

This page is to honor her life and to enrich yours! Enjoy her tips, tricks, and tried & true recipes to bless your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and any others the Lord may add to your circle of influence! Sharing her love from the kitchen has brought so much joy not only to the lives of others but to her as well!

"And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance for you serve the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."  Acts 20:35b NLT

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Mix and Bake Brownies in One Pan

You can mix and bake these brownies in the same pan, and they are ready to serve in 30 minutes or less! Mom was a newlywed living in an apartment on the LSU campus when she discovered this recipe. That was 65 years ago…

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Mardi Gras in Louisiana

Now is a great time to celebrate Louisiana culture! Yay! As we say in Louisiana, “Laissez le bon temps rouler!” (In case you don’t know, that means let the good times roll!)

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