mom's recipes

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 that was offered! My mother and daddy's caring ways and warm hospitality has touched and impacted countless numbers of people through out the United States and even abroad in their 65 years of marriage. They currently reside in Potomac Falls, VA and Mom still fixes wonderful healthy meals for my daddy every day.

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!

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

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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