Category: Pastries

Banana Pudding Squares

Growing up, my grandma and my mom made the best banana pudding ever! Yes, ever. Their secret was Jell-o Custard like this:  or this: This stuff made the most remarkable banana pudding, but Jell-o doesn’t make it anymore. Boo!  Kraft, however, has shared this yummy recipe that makes a suitable […] Read more…

Southern Summer Cheese Straws

Cheese straws are a southern favorite.  I have memories of these cheesy sticks of yumminess that go back to the days when our extended family gathered for Homecoming in central Louisiana. Whether at my grandparents house or down by the creek, there was always fried fish and a big cauldron […] Read more…

Strawberry Season is Here Again! Easy Recipes You’ll Love

It’s strawberry time! A new season of bright, fragrant, ruby-red strawberries always holds my attention. I’m tempted to load up on as many as I can carry and head home with little else, except maybe some heavy cream, and hunker down for some serious enjoyment. We love picking our own […] Read more…

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Studded with tart cranberries and baked in a whole wheat and almond crust, this spin on a traditional English confection is perfect for filling your kitchen with holiday fragrance. A crust that doesn’t require chilling or rolling out makes for quick work. A Bakewell tart is version of the Bakewell […] Read more…

20 Mouthwatering Waffle Recipes

20 Waffle Recipes

I don’t think there’s ever a time that waffles are inappropriate. You can even have a wedding cake made of waffles – Belgian or otherwise. It doesn’t matter…I’m a fan. I’ve gathered twenty of my favorite waffle recipes and I’m baking my way down the list. So hard to pick […] Read more…

Desserts You Can Make in 60 Minutes or Less (Infographic)

You know we love dessert. But slaving away in a kitchen for hours … not so much. Especially when we could be outside, in the sun, spending time with our friends and family. So we decided to have our chocolate cake and free time too by serving desserts that take […] Read more…

Chocolate Stars Pie Crust Cookies

Chocolate Stars Pie Crust Cookies

If you’ve been with me a while, you’ve probably noticed that I like “easy”.  Another thing I like is pie crust!  For example, we make Easy As Pie Crust cookies pretty regularly. The other thing to know about me is that while I’m pretty good a lots of things, I […] Read more…