Aren't these just the most amazing cookies to celebrate with? They would be perfect for New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day (little hearts), St. Patty's Day (green clovers), Halloween (with little spider sprinkles), Christmas (trees and holly) and even a baby shower reveal with colored gems! So many possibilities!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I've put together 9 of my favorite cakes along with Homemade Cake Release! A variety of cakes some made from scratch and others with a mix as the base. If you like the convenience of this post, please let me know and I'll have more round up posts. I'd love to know what cake you want to make also. Enjoy!
Friday, December 13, 2013
Hubby bought me a food processor a few weeks ago and I am just now getting around to figuring out how it operates. At first, it was very frustrating not having it seal correctly. Now, it is a breeze to use, I don't know what I did different other than read the directions ~wink~ and love using it! Yesterday, I decided to make a Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake....using the food processor. I wasn't happy with the outcome in the beginning since I ended up with a very wet egg and sugar mixture. It was not at all what I envisioned, however, I decided to go forward with it anyway. I'm so glad I did! Though, I didn't know where I was going with it...pie or cake. It turned out to be a little of both. I have also made this cake using my stand mixer and it was tall, moist and wonderful. My boys ate it all without icing! Either way, you will love this!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Holidays; music, laughter, togetherness and food! That is what winter holidays bring to mind. No matter the occasion, it is celebrated with food while people gather..laughter overheard while music fitting the day, plays softly in the background. With our family, each person brings something. Grandma and her Chicken and Dumplings. My other Grandma always made a Sour Cream Pound Cake. Mama and her Blueberry Cake. Daddy always roasted the turkey. Papa always manned the grill. This Cranberry Coconut Cream Cake, if I had thought about it before, it would be my go to cake. So easy..as most of my recipes are, and bursting with delightful flavors! I know this would have been a favorite of my Daddy’s seeing how his favorite cake to eat was coconut. Make this refrigerator cake to take with you on your holidays visits and be prepared to be asked to make it again and again. Make this a day ahead as it gets better the longer the flavors have time to mingle.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Winter holidays would not be the same without cranberries, oranges and pecans! For many years growing up, we would go to "the farm" (my precious Daddy's parents farm, where he born) and pick up pecans that had fallen to the ground. Hours were spent bending over or you may get lucky and find a gold mine, so to speak, and could sit while picking them up, checking them and dropping them in your bucket or sack. Cranberries came from the farmers market and oranges usually came from a family member's trees or a trip to Florida. This Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread is all about spreading Holiday Cheer!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This is my go to cornbread recipe I make for my Chicken and Cornbread Dressing along with chili and soup. It's so easy, very light and moist! I always make cornbread in my cast iron skillet just like my precious Mama and Grandmas did. It just tastes better!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I love using frozen bread dough to make appetizers, snacks, desserts and even meals! Rhodes Brown-N-Serve White Dinner Rolls is the only one I use. Don't you just love using them? So convenient to use, the aroma and taste! LOVE! I wanted to make something for my boys and put half a bag of rolls. in a pan, in the refrigerator to thaw while I went shopping. I returned home with a new apple cider caramel drink mix, by Alpine. Have you tried this? It is so good! My thoughts then turned to the dough in the fridge. I knew what I would make...Apple Cider Bubble Bread!
(This is not a sponsored post..I just love this drink mix and rolls!)
(This is not a sponsored post..I just love this drink mix and rolls!)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I made my Sour Cream Pound Cake lemony for Easter and it turned out wonderful, or so says my family. ~smile~ I was going to use real lemons but didn't have enough to use in the cake and the glaze, and went with extract instead, which worked out great. Next time I'll plan ahead and be certain to have more lemons on hand. Happy Easter and many Blessing to you and yours. I hope you enjoy the day, and this cake, with those dear to you.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Happy Fall Y'all! This great quick bread, Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze, is perfect for the first day of fall! So easy and full of the flavors associated with a chill in the air. If only the weather would get the hint.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
If you love to make cookies that are very easy, soft and delicious, not to mention look wonderful. This recipe is for you. They are perfect when unexpected company arrives and you need to bake something in a hurry. Let's not forget the holidays will soon be upon us These are very impressive to look at as well as eat. A cake mix and a few ingredients is all it takes to have them coming back for more. Cake mixes definitely need to be a staple in the pantry for these yummy delights. These can also be viewed on here.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I found a lot of old recipes I had forgotten about last week and hope to share them with you very soon! This is a twist on a cookie one. The cherry is supposed to be pushed in the cookie dough some of it still shows and you cover it with chocolate. I hid the cherry in my cookie. The boys love it...hope you do too! <3 and hUgs!
Chocolate Cherry Cookies
1 1/2 to 2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup margarine (half a stick), room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 to 2 tsp vanilla extract
1 10 oz jar small maraschino cherries
semi sweet chocolate, either chips or baking squares
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Stir dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Beat in flour mixture a little at the time.
It should be a stiff dough, add more flour or cocoa, if you need to.
Put in fridge to chill a bit.
Drain cherries, reserve liquid if you wish for a later use, and make certain they are dry.
Take cookie dough out of fridge.
Put a light coating of oil on hands, or spray them, make a small ball...flatten with palm.
Put cherry in middle of dough, fold over to seal.
Roll into a ball and put on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. As always, my oven cooks different than yours. Adjust time accordingly.
Cool on rack. While cooling...melt chocolate 2 squares or half cup at the time according to directions.
Dip cookies in or drizzle over.
ENJOY!!!! <3 and hUgs!