Category “Desserts”

Friday, 17 April, 2009

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies

After college, mom and her two best friends lived together in a one-bedroom apartment in Atlanta. The apartment came with 2 cats. None of them knew much about cooking, but they would make these cookies together from Kay’s grandmother’s special recipe.

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Saturday, 11 April, 2009

Summary of My Day

Many Mini Cupcakes 1

Ever wonder what it’s like to have 6 dozen mini-cupcakes on your kitchen counter? In addition to about 4 dozen cookies, 2 dozen mini lemon meringue pies, and 8 dozen mini-muffins?

Yeah, me neither!

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Wednesday, 8 April, 2009

The World of Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake 2

Strawberry shortcake is a sure sign that summer is coming. We had our first of the season the other day at my in-laws’ house, and now I’m completely hooked. Hubby came home with 2 big pints of beautiful strawberries the other day, and I knew I had to request his famous strawberry shortcake.

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Friday, 3 April, 2009

Cream of the Crop

Banana Cream Pie 5

The only thing better than a fresh banana cream pie? A banana cream pie whose crust is a giant chocolate chip cookie!! This is a fun recipe, great for parties, always a hit at a summer cookout or picnic.

Creamy vanilla custard studded fresh sliced bananas, cupped inside a chocolate chip cookie shell, and slathered with luscious whipped cream. You are gonna love it!

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Thursday, 2 April, 2009

Bake Sale Basics

I have complied some great recipes I’ve gotten from other food bloggers that they recommend for bake sales. I also added a few recipes from my fellow bloggers that looked extra good! Thanks to my contributors, and thank you to our volunteer bakers, too!

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Friday, 27 March, 2009

Going Bananas

Banana puddin

One of my culinary inspirations growing up was Nathalie Dupree. Her cooking show on TV was one of my favorites, and to this day, I swear by her cookbook New Southern Cooking. But the best thing about her show was that things didn’t have to be perfect. She would spill a little flour on the counter, pick egg shells out of the bowl, or maybe get a few cake crumbs stuck in the frosting. But that was alright – it almost made it better, more homemade.

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Saturday, 21 March, 2009

Chocolate Mint Paddies

Chocolate Mint Paddies

These are the perfect chocolate cookies, made only better by the molten chocolate mint candies that nest in the center of them. I am so glad that a friend recommended this recipe to me. You can tell just by reading it that it is a true retro recipe!

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Saturday, 14 March, 2009

Banana Cupcakes with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m going to be completely honest with you, dear readers. I love to bake. But I also love to bake quickly. Nanny can tell you plenty of stories about how fast I can throw a pie together. So it makes perfect sense that some of my favorite recipes are what I like to call “dump and mix” recipes. Basically, the directions on these recipes read something like this:

“Preheat your oven and grease the pan. Dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy.”

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Saturday, 7 March, 2009

Chew on This

Chewy 1

I think I need to start out by admitting the truth: I love Alton Brown. I have even considered going to stalk him in the finer grocery stores of north Atlanta. I’ve always been a bit of a science nerd, so his scientific approach to cooking and baking really appeals to me. I’ve been wanting to try his recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies, and over the weekend, I got my chance! They turned out beautifully – fluffy, doughy, chewy, delicious.

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Thursday, 26 February, 2009

Chocolate is a girl’s best friend!

Brownies 1

I know this post comes at a bad time for people like my mom, who gave up chocolate for Lent, but I was absolutely craving some gooey, rich, warm chocolate last week, and I had to make some brownies! I wanted to try out a new recipe that I’d seen in a magazine, but decided to make some major changes to it. These brownies turned out with a nice, deep chocolate flavor, delightfully crispy edges, and a moist, dense, and chewy texture.

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