When I was young, one of the most important people to me was my Mimi.
Her home was open to everyone, as in, everyone in the larger Dallas area has probably spent a night on a couch in Mimi’s house.
Mimi taught me to keep an open door, to watch out for those who might be in need, and most importantly, how to cook with love.
Mimi’s food just tasted like love. Christmas Breakfast Casserole, Biscuits ‘n Gravy, Pot Roast, even the bowls of Sugar Smacks she poured for you tasted special.
The recipe I’m sharing today carries a lot of love, as it was a dessert staple at Mimi’s House.
This chocolate concoction tastes like summers spent in the creek under the treehouse. It tastes like taking a bath with the fancy soaps, Mimi braiding my hair before telling me a bedtime story. When I see the frosting, I’m reminded of holidays where the entire family came together, us cousins playing cards late into the night.
Eventually Mimi taught me to make Mississippi Mud myself. She walked me through, but had me do it myself so I would get to “feel the food.” She even bought my poor college student self the special pan to bake it in.
I quickly memorized the recipe by heart, and made it on a weekly basis. It became a favorite with my college roommates, and my first “signature dessert.”
If you’ve been reading or following my social media, you know that food is emotional for me. It holds deep meaning and memories. You are what you eat, on many levels. Science says so too. Mississippi Mud is simple, but truly one of the best dessert recipes you’ll ever find. It’s great way to please a crowd when you don’t have a lot of time.
While this recipe may look like brownies, I assure you it belongs in its own category. Some tips for successfully making Mississippi Mud…