Category Archives: dessert

Spooky Peeps

Peeps have gone Halloween and they’re not chicks anymore. They’re Peep pumpkins and ghosts and they’re perfect for decorating Halloween treats.  Add your favorite candy to make them your own.  Calories don’t count on Halloween, right?

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Cupid’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

What’s Valentines Day without a little chocolate?  And what’s a little chocolate without a little champagne?  Go ahead, indulge yourself; count it as one of your fruit servings for the day.

Whether you eat out or stay in, make these for your Valentine and you’ll make someone very happy.    They’re perfect for any occasion and  look extra special served on a silver tray.  If you’re passing them around though, they probably won’t make it very far across the room.

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How to Make Banana Bread

Making banana bread is easy.  Waiting on it to come out of the oven is hard. Crusty on the outside and moist and flavorful inside, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. It also tastes great if you add fresh blueberries, chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Start with some ripe bananas.  I like to use them before they get too dark and mushy.

These are the basic ingredients and it’s so easy to make.

The mixed batter ready to be popped into the oven.

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Holiday Marshmallows and Homemade Hot Chocolate

Big fluffy marshmallows dipped in melted dark chocolate and dipped again in holiday sprinkles are the perfect topper for a cup of  Homemade Hot Chocolate.  Cypress greenery and silver ribbon complete the festive holiday look that’s perfect for any party.  Make these again for Valentines Day using red or pink ribbon and heart-shaped sprinkles.  These adorable and delicious marshmallows would also be great served all by themselves.

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How to Make Wedding Cookies

Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Pecan Cookies are some of the names these cookies go by but what ever you call them, they’re delicious!  This picture captures them as a rolled dough ball, a baked cookie, and the final product, a rolled twice in powdered sugar Wedding Cookie.  Take one bite of these pecan filled, crunchy, buttery cookies and you’ll be hooked.

These were a staple at my house at Christmas time and they look and tastes as good now as they did back then.  Making cookies is a wonderful tradition to share with your family and pass on from generation to generation.  I hope you’ll make these cookies and enjoy them as much as we do.

The cookie dough after all the ingredients have been mixed in.

The rolled dough balls ready to pop in the oven.

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Holiday Lace Cookies

Make ’em, bake ’em, peel ’em and eat ’em.  These holiday Lace Cookies bake on foil and they’re so thin you have to peel them off to eat them. They’re crispy, crunchy, wafer thin bites laced with oatmeal and chopped pecans.  Surely this must be a Southern cookie.

These are so easy to make you don’t even need a mixer. One bowl and a spoon for stirring is all it takes.  The hard part is trying to stop eating them and I’m still working on that!

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Get The Winning Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake won three out of five awards at the 1st Annual Chocolate Pink Cupcake contest.  Atlanta Food Bloggers judged it Best Presentation, Best Flavor and Best Overall Cupcake.  A peanut butter cupcake is topped with rich chocolate ganache frosting, topped again with a creamy soft peanut butter buttercream frosting, and garnished with a peanut and a piece of chocolate. Every bite is a taste sensation and reminds you of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, only better.  OMG.

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