A Cozy Recipe to Keep You Warm This Winter :: Faye’s Soup


My friend’s mom, Faye Howard Frost, who was like a second mom to me, loved for me to make her soup and cornbread. Any time her daughter Tiffany would attempt to make it, Faye would call me and say, ”Rissa, can you make me some soup and cornbread because Tiffany ain’t do it right.” She made me make it so much that I named it after her, Faye’s Soup.

Faye was diagnosed with cancer. After her chemo treatments, she would have a hard time with eating, but she always said she could get my soup down though.

I miss her so much. Her face would light up every time she saw me. She always made me feel like I had to be there for everything. And when I couldn’t make it to something, she never made me feel bad about it. She loved me and I loved her. She was always so full of life with such a beautiful smile. She had a heart of gold. And even though she isn’t here physically the love she gave was enough for me to carry in my heart forever. I’ll never forget her last text message to me. She said, “I love you. Remember, I have two daughters; you and Tiffany.” 

Rest on Momma Faye. I love you, and every time I make that soup I will always think of you. 

Today I’d like to share Faye’s Soup with each of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as Faye did. 

Faye’s Soup


  • 1 pack Neckbones
  • 1 pack Hamburger meat
  • Mixed vegetables of your choice. I use succotash in a can. I preferred to use that because of the juice.
  • String beans
  • Potatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • A pinch of sugar
  • And don’t forget the most important ingredient that I always made sure I put in: lots of LOVE.

For the Cornbread

I used the Jiffy brand cornbread/corn muffin mix, and follow the directions on the box. I did add a few things to the mix, but I think I’ll keep those a family secret. 

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Marissa Evans
Marissa was born in Charleston, South Carolina on Sept, 27, 1986 to James Sweat and the late Tracy Graham. She is the youngest girl of six, two sisters and three brothers. She grew up in Holly Hill, and graduated from Holly Hill Roberts High. Marissa furthered her education at Midlands Technical College, receiving a certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018. She has been married for seven years to her husband Terence Evans. Together they have three children (Jaylen, Jada and Ny’Asia Evans). Her oldest and only boy, Jaylen, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Marissa and her husband are also the founders of the movement #Dontstare which is to raise awareness to how rude staring can be.


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