Have you ever heard of scripture cake? What in the world is it? Is it only for Christians? Today, we are going to answer all these questions and share one of the best scripture cake recipes that I've ever tasted.What is scripture cake? Scripture cake is also known as "Bible Cake", "Scriptural Cake" and "Old Testament Cake" and was extremely popular in the latter part of … [Read more...] about Scripture Cake
Sometimes I just make myself so mad! I made this luscious, creamy, sweet and tart pie in March when our friends Maribeth and John came to dinner. (Note: St. Patrick's Day celebration tablecloth!) But did I take time to share it with you? 😳 Uh, no. Fast forward 2 months. I can blame my sharing error on a fast and furious spring -- but I'll bet you can say the same … [Read more...] about No Bake Layered Lemon Pie
That's right. You heard me. Avocado BROWNIES.My initial reaction was, "gross... I have to try these!" And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious!I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate. I'm not kidding... chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids. Indulge responsibly. I'm on the road to recovery, but after … [Read more...] about Avocado Brownies
Today is my Sous-chef Dish-washing mom's 87th birthday! I am thrilled to dedicate this blog post to her. She was born in 1931 during the Great Depression and her mother and father lived in Omaha, Nebraska. Her father died when she was young and she and her sister, Mary, were taken to an orphanage shortly afterwards. She spent many years in the Nebraska Children's Home … [Read more...] about Hummingbird Cake for Alice’s 87th Birthday
Over the new year's holiday, we traveled to Missouri to spend time with our nephew, Richard. We were invited to spend New Year's Eve with friends Robert and Susan. Robert's parents Bob and Sue joined the party as well as my sous-chef dish-washing mom and Robert's son Nathan. We had lots of fun, food, and laughs. Starting with an array of appetizers, Robert … [Read more...] about Grandma Schultz’s Best Butter Cookies
I am having fun today searching my blog for special treats and recipes I shared over the last seven Decembers. You can click on the posted link and it will take you to the original blog post and the recipe! I must start out with my favorite sugar cookie recipe!Christmas always means Sour Cream Coconut Cake at our house!Looking for a few colorful recipes this … [Read more...] about Christmas Past …
Christmas is quickly approaching! And you know what that means!? Party time! Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there's always the question of what to bring. No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn't get eaten. So how do you know what will be popular? My advice, bring a classic. Stick to the normal crowd … [Read more...] about Take the Cake
It's that time of year when all things turn orange, and I am not just saying that because I live in the very orange state of Tennessee!Recently we had some little-people visitors and I wanted to give them a treat before they left for home. I was thinking of something not-too-sugary but still fun to eat! I remembered this fun Popcorn cake I made a couple of years ago … [Read more...] about Candy Corn Popcorn Cake
Every once in a while I get out of the kitchen and make way for my Sous-chef dishwashing mom to create something wonderful! That is exactly what happened recently after she was leafing through the fall Southern Living magazine and came upon this recipe.The minute she saw it she knew it was meant for us! Even though I adore Southern Living magazine, I leave it to mom to … [Read more...] about Southern Living’s Skillet Caramel Apple Pie
If you enter the National Banana Pudding contest and win third place instead of first place ... is it still "Award-Winning" banana pudding?It all started a long time ago when I moved from Nebraska to Tennessee. Whenever talking food I would often hear ... "oh! Banana Pudding! Yum!" Then I tasted it in a restaurant and truly said, "yuck." My Banana-pudding-lovin' husband … [Read more...] about Award-Winning Pralines and Cream Banana Pudding
I am so excited to write to you today and share some exciting news that I've kept under wraps for a little while now. I want to welcome Abby Hughes and introduce her as my new blogging partner! Abby is as beautiful inside as she is outside. She is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a degree in Culinary Arts. Besides being totally sweet and adorable she really knows her … [Read more...] about Welcome Abby Hughes!
Has the season changed where you live? Are the leaves falling, the days are cooler, and the nights are made for snuggling? Today, September 30 is the FIRST day since early spring that I can remember the temperatures anything less than 80's and 90's! Whew, I am so over summer. A month ago I changed out my summer clothes to fall clothes. BIG mistake. Then 29 days ago I … [Read more...] about Apple Praline Cake
I make a lot of food that never makes it to my blog. Not that it is all terrible (although sometimes it is!) but I only want to blog the recipes that are terrific!!Our blueberry bush produced a lot of beautiful berries this year. I am so grateful to have them in the freezer now. But if you don't have a freezer full, the grocery stores still have nice berries for this … [Read more...] about Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake – Got Blueberries?
Am I the only baker on the planet who has never made these awesome chocolate and peanut butter no bake cookies? A few weeks ago my sous-chef dishwashing mom and I delivered a panful of PW cinnamon rolls to our friend Julie. Julie had given us freshgarden tomatoes the day before and we needed to return her basket. In keeping with true southern tradition (never return … [Read more...] about Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
I experience some real joys from living in the country.In the early morning, I can sit on my front porch in the solitude of nature. I enjoy the sights and sounds of the world coming awake, from the buzzing of the hummingbirds to the babbling of the nearby brook. Often a momma deer and her newborn will come to the creek to drink or nibble on nearby foliage.Truly, … [Read more...] about Luscious Peach Pie