Black and White Cookies

When I was in high school, my family went to Manhattan for a summer vacation.  We had such a blast that we repeated the same vacation the next summer too.  Black and White cookies are a classic New York cookie that has a texture more similar to cake than baked cookies.  Each time I eat one [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Cheesecake with Honey-ed Peaches

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Cheesecake is such a rich dessert that a small 4 ½” cake is the perfect serving size for two.  The acidity in honey makes it an ideal ingredient for marinating fruit.  The result is fruit with a meltingly tender texture, almost as if it has been cooked.  And the whiskey just puts it over the top.  My favorite Texas [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Texas Peach Cobbler


I reckon it’s time for me to share my peach cobbler recipe.  I’ve been waiting until peaches are in season in most parts of the country.  This is a very special dessert.  Serve it with Sunday supper.  4.8 from 4 reviews Texas Peach Cobbler   Save Print Makes 1 small cobbler in a 3-cup dish. Ingredients [ Click to continue Reading! ]

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 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


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


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


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


 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! ]