Category Archives: deserts

Freezer cooking on a small scale…

When I say freezer cooking…you say? Eek! No way! You’re a crazy lady! Okay, maybe not, but I’m sure you’re not giddy. Freezer cooking to some sounds like a whole day, 30 meal affair. It does not have to be….. Don’t be scared, it’s not so bad. Freezer cooking does not have to take up …

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Shhhh…..Secret cupcakes.

Yesterday, I talked about my love of soup and/or cake when I’m feeling less than wonderful, I was not kidding. I made cupcakes for desert Monday night. Hee Hee. *twitch* *twitch* pardon the sugar high! *twitch* *twitch* Sugar high after a warm, hug in a cup. if having soup and cupcakes is wrong, I don’t …

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Butterscotch Blondies….the brownie’s blonde cousin.

I love baking. Even in the heat…the recipe ideas call to me…. Butterscotch Blondies called to me. I made these on Friday. I told my family I was making blondies and my kids went Wha? I said you know “Blondie” the music group…total silence, heads cocked sideways like confused cocker spaniels. Total Errrr? Wha??? looks …

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Roasted Peaches and Ice cream~I’m guest posting~

I made this awesome dessert. So awesome that I had to stop myself from getting seconds. You won’t find it here though. I am guest posting on Chef in disguise You’ll have to head over to Sawsan’s blog to read it. Here’s a picture of the dessert though.

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Farmer’s Market inspired Carrot Raisin Bread

Monday we went to the Farmer’s Market. I was mostly out of produce, plus my husband works near-ish to the market so we got to see him in the middle of the day. That’s always a plus. Here is what we bought. I took a picture before I put the produce in the fridge this …

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This week in FAIL….Apricot-Orange marmalade-y syrup

I was planning to make Apricot-Orange marmalade over the weekend. I had my recipe all ready, I had apricots and oranges…Oh boy the FAIL. I got Apricot-Orange syrup, not marmalade. It was a sticky, sweet blunder, that included a boil over and marmalade-y syrup all over my stove top. Oy Vey! So, I did a …

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Polenta Squares and Slow cooked beans

I don’t make polenta often.  I’m far too fond of cornbread. It’s my Southern roots. Polenta is boiled cornmeal. Some polenta recipes call for just cornmeal and water. The recipe I use most often is adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe. 2 cups cornmeal 2 cups of veggie broth, chicken broth or water 6 cups …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

I’m linking up with Alli-N-Son for sweet tooth friday I think I have said before that I am new-ish to making jellies and jams. I’ve made pickled items before, but not many sweet things. I had the opportunity to host a canning party through House Party. I was sent a huge box of canning items, …

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Creamy Grape Salad, a guest post by Rose

I just adore Rose, I was so excited when she offered to do a guest post for me during my “blog-cation week”! Rose is an outstanding cake artist. I’m not kidding, some of her cakes almost look too pretty to eat…almost. 😉 I hope you enjoy Rose’s post, I know I am going to enjoy …

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A little Love for the Dads in my life and a sweet recipe

A Dad is a wondrous thing. A Dad is a protector, a confidant, a friend. A Dad is the one you worry that you might disappoint. My Dad, time has shown, has become better with age. I’m thankful every day for my Dad. He is a loving and involved Grandparent and a pretty decent golfer. …

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