Blueberry Muffins

My mom is my recipe tester.  Isn’t that sweet of her?  Even though she doesn’t like to buy special-sized pans that take up space in her already overflowing kitchen, she does it for me.  Thanks, Mom!  Love you!  My mom testing my recipes benefits you in two ways.  One:  I live in the country and I have a [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Tres Leches Cake

Almost every Tex-Mex restaurant has Tres Leches Cake on the dessert menu.  I believe Texans are so enamored of it because it contains sweetened condensed milk.  The Pioneer Woman likes to call it the nectar of the South.  I couldn’t agree more.  Tres Leches is a sponge cake drenched in a sweet, creamy sauce made [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos are a glorified and sweeter version of Rice Krispy Treats.  It’s the Southern way to take something delicious and make it even richer.  It’s what we do best.  Some might call it excess, and many find our desserts too sweet.  I’m reminded of the time I brought a California boyfriend home to Texas for [ Click to continue Reading! ]

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Bars

Are y’all tired of no-bake desserts yet?  I promise I’m almost done.  I’m actually starting to miss the taste of oven-roasted food.  And I’m dying to bake a pie.  I think my oven may be starting to miss me too. So I have an intense chocolate-peanut butter craving about twice a week.  Oh, you too?  Well this [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blackberry Ice Cream Pie

BlackberryIceCreamPieforsite

As promised, here’s another no-bake dessert!  The only heat required here is to melt the butter, which in my house, can be done on the counter in about 10 minutes.  I’m really trying to use my oven as little as possible this summer.  The reason is we live in the country and we use propane for power.  I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Black Forest Ice Box Cake

BlackForestCakefinalforsitesmall

It’s too hot to cook.  It’s too hot to bake.  But it’s never too hot to eat dessert! So here’s another no-bake delicious chilled dessert to hit the spot on a hot day.  If you really want to gild the lily, top this cake with some chocolate whipped cream:  whip 7 tablespoons of cold heavy [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Peach Raspberry Pie

PeachRaspberryPiefinalsmall

 This pie is the perfect taste of summer.  I can’t get enough of it.  Peach Raspberry Pie   Save Print Makes 1 small 6″ pie. Ingredients For the crust: 1 cup unbleached flour 2 teaspoons sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar 3-4 tablespoons ice cold water [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Faux Peach Pies

FauxPeachPieforSiteFinalNew

When I’m craving peach pie but don’t feel like indulging in a buttery pie crust, I make this.  It has all the same flavors of a peach pie, but in a meringue cup that doesn’t make you feel guilty.  I make these with white peaches because they are my favorite, but yellow peaches are also delicious. 5.0 [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pound Cake with Stewed Plums

Pound cake, laden with butter and sugar, is a true Southern delight.  The moist, dense crumb of this cake can’t be beat.  It’s great on its own, but the stewed plums really take it over the top.  I find one plum to be enough for two servings, but if you like lots of sauce, go ahead [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

This recipe does not just make two scoops of ice cream.  How sad would that be?  But it is a recipe for a smaller batch of ice cream that two people can share over a few days.  My honey loves strawberry banana yogurt, so I decided to turn it into an ice cream flavor.  This [ Click to continue Reading! ]