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  • Food

    Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake

    I’m sure you’ve heard of “Texas Sheet Cake” before, and it is likely one of those nostalgic desserts you grew up eating. What I don’t understand is how on Earth people gave…

  • Food

    Sea Salt and Chocolate Picnic Bars

    Bars. The most frequent-ed recipes on my blog are recipes for bars. I recently realized I’ve never shared one of my most coveted, tested bar recipes. Silly. I should have shared this…

  • Food

    Lemon Meringue Pie, When Pigs Fly

    Let’s face it, sometimes a person just can’t get enough PIE. I love a good challenge in the kitchen and honestly, there aren’t many bakers that have their meringue-game ‘in the bag’.…

  • Food

    Drake’s 2nd Cake & Being There

    This past Thursday, my nephew Drake would have turned two years old. The loss of that baby boy turned my safe little world upside down and rocked me in ways I didn’t…

  • Cookies, Dessert

    Blue Tin Butter Cookies

    These rich and tender cookies are simply made and easily eaten. They transport me to simpler times. I’d like to think (though my cooking contest recipes would disprove this idea) that basic recipes, prepared…

  • Dessert

    Cherry Red Raspberry Cheesecake

    If you know me, I love a ‘fussy dessert’ that is relatively low maintenance. Cheesecake is THAT dessert in my book. Sure, are there a few steps involved in this creamy, delicious dessert? Yes. However, with…

  • Dessert

    Food first, Swine later.

    Well I think it is well past the time pop the proverbial cherry on this food blog I’ve begun by submitting my first post. I have always wanted a blog where I could put my…