BOSTON CREAM CUPCAKES

Man, those pesky grocery stores know what they are doing. You know, how they strategically place all of those have to have but don’t need items up at the check out. Like the purse size tissues, breath spray, finger nail files, eyeglass screwdrivers, as seen on TV furniture movers and oh yeah, those damn Food […]

Just good ol’ Strawberry Cake

Confession: I have never had Strawberry Cake. At least not that I can recall. Was I somehow deprived as a child and young adult? Well that all changed when I saw the May/June 2008 issue of Paula Deens Magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen. She is holding a lovely piece of Strawberry Cake on the front […]

Get your Heart Attack right here!!

For real ya’ll, don’t send me any cardiologist bills if you choose to make and eat this cake! Its a killer! And let me tell you it just melts in your mouth. Could it be from the nearly POUND of butter in this heart attack cake? I just can not explain to you how delicious […]

TEA TIME!

Off to Tea My friend Bobbi asked me yesterday..Do you want to take the girls for tea? Why not..tea is fun! I love going to the Tea Rooms around town. When I asked my daughter if she wanted to go..my son also begged to go. Hmmm? Why not I thought. Bobbi had a good experience […]

Pretty Please with a CHERRY on top…

I made a decision what to do with that big bowl of cherries…. Cherry Ricotta Muffins:1 cup ricotta cheese2 large eggs1 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup granulated white sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon grated […]

My version of Chicken Cordon Bleu(sort of)

I really wish I had some sort of speck of memory in my cranium. However I don’t. But if I did I would remember when and where I had my first and only(until now) experience with Chicken Cordon Bleu. I just remember the greasy out side that was sort of fried, the chewy swiss cheese […]

I knew those 100 Calorie Packs were good for something!

Holding icecream…thats what they are good for! I saw this cute little idea in Womans Day. My kids were in the pool while I was flipping through the pages of Woman Day and saw these. I thought to myself..hmm, I know I have 50 million of those 100 Calorie Packs in the house(good for the […]

My first "Marbled" Cake

As you can tell from the last photo, this was my first attempt at a “Marbled” cake. Looks more like a half and half cake to me! It lacks those beautiful swirls you see in the professional cakes. Well I guess I will just have to practice some more! No complaints here! I got this […]

Fresh Coconut? Oh hell no..not from me!

My darling son and I took a trip to the Super Target the other day. While walking thorough the produce section, he got bright eyed and bushy tailed when he saw the odd looking coconut fruit.I said, “We can get one if you want.” He was all excited and grabbed the biggest one he could […]

A big bowl of cherries..and no inspiration!

I think my brain is completely gone. My laptop has been progressively acting up over the last few months. So today I went to Best Buy to purchase a new computer. I used their service to transfer all of my existing files from my old pile of junk to my new(probably to be outdated in […]

Watch out for the squirting blueberries!

These are little pieces of heaven with some blueberries thrown in! I know for me, sometimes I am in the mood for something sweet, but not too sweet. These fit the bill. Before I made them I just thought that they would be your average sugary cheesecake treat. Well, much to my surprise they were […]

Southern Comfort.

You have to say this recipe with a southern twang… HAM STEAK WITH CREAMY CHEESE GRITS For the Grits: 1 1/4 cups Whole Milk 1 3/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 tsp ground red pepper 1/4 tsp dried thyme 3/4 cup quick grits 1 to 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese In 2 qt. saucepan, combine milk, […]