Category Archives: Desserts

Pumpkin Mini Cakes

All you have to do is step inside any store and you will immediately find that it is Pumpkin Spice season everywhere!  Now don’t get me wrong, I am a full blow Pumpkin Spice Latte addict.  I get one almost, almost, everyday.  My day revolves around  getting my Pumpkin Spice fix.  But, Pumpkin Spice cough drops….uhm….not today….not ever.

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Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding

I felt so good to be back in my kitchen this weekend with my beloved oven, Edna.  I missed her and she missed me!  I wanted to treat Sir Streusel to his favorite Bread Pudding, but with a twist.  You can find his favorite Bread Pudding here.  I wanted to add a little chocolate to it, for me!  

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Summer Blueberry Roundup

Today is all about the blueberry!  Blueberries are Sir Streusel’s favorite summer fruit.  Strawberries run a close second, but I believe the blueberry wins being his favorite by a nose.  I am sharing a few of his very favorite blueberry recipes that  I bake for him so that you can use up all those blueberries you have picked this summer.  I am nice that way!

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Strawberry/Blueberry Pie

Is there anything better than biting into a fresh strawberry?  When our punks were little, every year Eric would take them to pick strawberries.  Our little Paige would eat as many as she picked right from the ground.  She had juice running out of the corners of her little mouth.  One day as they were picking berries, she picked one that was covered in dirt and was so excited when she showed her daddy her berry.  Her words exactly, “Look daddy, it already has sugar on it!”

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The Best of Summer Dessert Round-up

I have rounded up my favorite summer desserts using the deliciousness of the summer fruits that are available right now.  It is time to get the cobblers baking and the trifles in the fridge!

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Pancake Cake

Why do I love pancakes, oh let me count the ways!

  1.  They are fun!  
  2.  They are for everyone!
  3.  They are for breakfast!
  4.  They are for dinner!
  5.  They are cute!
  6.  They have a holiday named after them, “National Pancake Day”.
  7.  They are easy to make!
  8.   They can be made into a cake!!!

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Key Lime Poke Cake

Still looking for a little Cinco de Mayo treat?  Need a little flavor from the Florida Keys?  I can hook you up!!!  In the South, we like to poke things, even our cakes.  We love to bake a sheet cake then poke and fill the holes with a jello based filling.  This type of cake became a phenomenon in the 70’s and has never stopped making appearances at potlucks and dinner tables.  

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Frozen Fruit Salad

The weather is gorgeous, Florida humidity is at a rare low, the grass is turning green, everything is coming together for me to sit outside and enjoy this beautiful spring.  Except, for me to truly enjoy this weather, I mean truly enjoy all it has to offer…..I will need a snack.  Girlfriend loves her snacks!

Remember the Frozen Fruit Salad your Grandma used to make and you could eat like a popsicle?  I had forgotten all about this little treat until I came across the recipe in my old index card file box full of recipes. This my friends is the perfect little snack to enjoy while sitting on your porch reading your favorite book. Continue reading Frozen Fruit Salad

Punks, Frittata, Macaroons, Pepper Nachos, and Cheesecake

Let me start this post by stating that it is full of recipes from my weekend with my punks.  I have all of the recipes located at the end of the post, just keep scrolling!

Last week was a bonus week for this Mama, my Raleigh punks came home!  They normally only come home during Christmas but one punk couldn’t make it this past holiday so I got a bonus!  I literally could not stop smiling last week.

This was the first of three runs to the grocery store plus a run to the seafood market.

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Strawberry Shortcake

This past weekend was beautiful in Pensacola.  Perfect temperatures, perfect weather, perfect day to take a ride and spend the day outside enjoying a festival.  Fairhope, Alabama has to be, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Southern towns to visit.  It is about an hour from our home.  It truly represents everything Southern.  The annual Arts and Crafts festival was this past weekend.  We saw some amazing pieces but more importantly we enjoyed just being outside enjoying the glorious day!

Sir Streusel had a GREAT day!  He didn’t think twice about getting his picture made with these Southern Belle’s.  He may look confused, but trust me, he knew right where he was!

I can’t take him anywhere.

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