Category: Pies and Cobblers

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…

Apple and Pecan Pie Pound Cake

  There’s an ongoing battle at our house about pies. I’m from New Orleans, so I argue that Pecan Pie is the best one. The Yankee I’m married to is very contrary and insists that the primo pie is apple. I’m pretty sure we can have the best of both […] 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…

Mom’s Amazing Cheesecake (and Dad’s Favorite!)

Growing up, every year we’d celebrate Father’s Day, 4th of July and Dad’s birthday within a two week span. It was pretty chock full of desserts and goodies. My favorite was Mom’s famous cheesecake, though. It wasn’t a fancy cheesecake. There was no chocolate or caramel. No Oreos, pecans, ganache […] 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…

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler with Cream

With peaches at their peak, this is the best time of year to whip up a Fresh Peach Cobbler!  This recipe originated at the Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana and was the Grand Champion back in the 1970’s. It’s been a favorite of my family for decades and I’m confident […] Read more…

Seedless Blackberry Cobbler

Seedless Blackberry Cobbler

We’ve been back to our favorite local farm and picked a couple of baskets full of huge, fabulous blackberries! It seems like forever since they were last in season. We went early, it’s so hot right now, and filled two buckets before we knew it.  The berries were absolutely enormous […] Read more…

Easy as Pie Crust Cookies

Pie-Crust-Cookies

To me, the best part of the pie is (usually) the crust. No stone throwing, please. I’ve embraced my *cough* uniqueness and I’m comfortable admitting this.  I also don’t mind telling you that I’m the same way with pizza crust.  I think I got it from my dad… I’ve been […] Read more…

Ultimate Apple Picking Guide

Apple picking is a popular activity across the US, and a great way to get the family out for an outdoor activity that’s full of fun, and nutritiously sound. The science behind apple harvesting, and apple growing is more complex than you might expect: there are thousands of orchards across […] Read more…

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