In case you haven't noticed, I've been on a bourbon recipe kick the past few days. Today, I have an apple bourbon peanut cake recipe to share. It's a cake so moist and delicious that nobody will know that it came from a box. The cake is rich from the bourbon (not extract, the real stuff!) and crisp from the apples. And, the peanuts? They add an interesting texture and great flavor.
Pumpkin spice shortbread cookies are just the right balance of warm spice and slight sweetness. The flavors are complex and not overpoweringly sweet or pumpkiny. This means that even those who don't like overpowered with pumpkin spice will enjoy this light, crisp cookie.
Simply delicious, pineapple rum cake is a current favorite around my house. It is moist, sweet, and satisfying.
Whenever I offer to bake for a fundraiser or to take to an event, I am inevitably asked to bake my Scottish Shortbread. These are light, not overly sweet, and buttery cookies that are as much in demand in the spring or summer as at Christmastime. Today I'm sharing the secrets of how to bake … Continue reading How to Bake the Best Scottish Shortbread Cookies Ever
Holiday seasons are meant to be fun, but usually, we get caught up with a lot of important stuff to do: gift - shopping, sprucing up the house Christmas-style, choosing and decorating the tree, and yes, baking cookies. It's time to take a deep breath and cut down on the workload. This Christmas season, instead … Continue reading How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party
Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and it's time to share my secret recipe for Peanut Pie. It's rich, decadent. In the South, we have a saying when something's this good: "Slap Yo Mama!". This pie is so rich, so decadent, and so satisfying it makes me want to cry when I take a bite.
As a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, I grew up eating "pepperoni balls;" to the rest of the nation, these are called Pepperoni Rolls. I say this because I am going to try to remember to refer to them by their more common name but the Erie girl in me may pop up and stick her head into this post.
Every time I fix them for breakfast, I end up with leftover grits. I have come up with a way to bake those leftovers into a hearty, richly-textured bread with a rustic appearance. It makes a wonderful toast and is a full-bodied bread to get out the door in the morning. I know a few … Continue reading Leftover Grits? Make Grits Bread for a Quick Weekday Breakfast Toast
This quick and easy homemade, grilled pizza is a family favorite in my home. It's a quick Saturday afternoon meal and gives us a chance to break away from all our projects to just sit and have a nice, casual lunch on the back porch. Why not just order pizza? Well, my friends, that's a … Continue reading Quick Easy Homemade Grilled Pizza
Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls are exactly as the name suggests. These are simple and unpretentious dinner rolls. Using quick-rise yeast, you can have these piping hot and on your table in around an hour. No bread machine is needed, but you can run this on the "mix only cycle" if you do have one. I … Continue reading Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls