Category Archives: Baking

Apple Pear Cake – Cast Iron Cooking

This Apple Pear Cake recipe is chock full of flavor and easy to make, no matter your baking skill. Fresh apple and pear; pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg are all included. There’s nothing more perfect for a cold winter night than … Continue reading

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Best Cut Sugar Cookies – Cream Cheese and Lemon Zest

Christmas baking is here! This recipe for Cut Sugar Cookies is, without a shadow of doubt, the best ever. Cream cheese provides them with a moist and soft and melt-in-your-mouth texture; vanilla and lemon zest give them a light, fresh … Continue reading

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Italian Ricotta Cookies (Orange and Lime)

This recipe for Italian Ricotta cookies makes five dozen of the lightest, fluffiest, most pillowy cookies. Ever. Flavored with orange and lime zest; topped with a simple glaze and a sprinkling of ground, toasted almonds, they are an explosion of deliciousness … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

This recipe for Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting won second place at the Blue Ribbon Country Fair in the Chocolate Cake category; it’s today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar post. This week of chocolate and a fabulous chocolate package … Continue reading

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Fudgy Brownies (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

Thick, rich, Fudgy Brownies are today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar recipe. These simple, one bowl brownies are made with ingredients you likely always have on hand in your pantry.  It’s time for brownies…and a chocolate giveaway that you won’t believe. 

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thick and Chewy (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar – Giveaway)

This recipe for Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies won the Blue Ribbon award for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie at the Blue Ribbon Country Fair, held recently at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. That cinched it; it was … Continue reading

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Multi-Seed Herb Crackers (Meatless Monday)

I have gone crackers for this week’s Meatless Monday…as in Multi-Seed Herb Crackers. You won’t believe how easy and tasty this simple homemade cracker recipe is to prepare.

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Cinnamon Date-Nut Bread (Meatless Monday)

I have taken an old-fashioned recipe for Date-Nut Bread and given it a few new twists. This simple quick bread is delicious, and classically served with cream cheese you can’t go wrong for breakfast, brunch and snacking. 

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Croissant French Toast with Blueberries and Cream Cheese (Meatless Monday)

Happy New Year, friends! The first post of 2015 is for a fabulous, decadent and delicious breakfast casserole: Baked Croissant French Toast with Blueberries and Cream Cheese. You can make and bake it immediately, or prepare it in advance to … Continue reading

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Tennessee Teacakes (Cookies for Kids’ Cancer)

Today’s post is a special one; this Tennessee Teacake recipe is what I sent out to three other food bloggers participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  

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