Texas Bound

Had to post one last recipe before leaving for Texas where I will be celebrating my mom’s 90th birthday, in Corpus Christi, before going on to Dallas to get my fill of Tex-Mex, Pappadeux, Luby’s and Whataburger, oops, I mean get my fill of more grandkids, which are there…..Can you tell I am always thinking … Continue reading

Milk Chocolate Frosted Layer Cake

 1/4 cups cake flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 sticks unsalted butter 1/2 cup whole milk 6 large eggs, separated 1 cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 pounds milk chocolate, finely chopped Shaved milk chocolate, for garnish (optional) Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter … Continue reading

Dee’s Ginger Cookies

Dee is the friend which gave me the recipe for Heavenly Hots that has won the heart of one of our son-in-laws and we have to have them for breakfast anytime he is here or I go there. Dee has graciously given us this recipe which makes a great ginger cookie. They make a great … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Tip #2

Having just posted the different version of dressing, I began to remember having Thanksgiving at some friends house, years ago, which were Lebanese. They could cook better than anyone I have met (If I ever taste Paula Deens food, I will let you know how they faired against her) They didn’t use traditional dressing, but … Continue reading

Moist & Light Cornbread Dressing

After a comment from Sharon telling me that she is wanting to try a different version of Dressing this Thanksgiving, I began to go through some of my old cookbooks (at 3 a.m., that is what happens when you get old, you are awake all night) and found one that sounds very interesting. It is … Continue reading

Krusteaz Pumpkin Pie Bars

FYI…..these are amazing! Bought a box of these to make and just made them. They are absolutely wonderful. Just made them to take to a friend going through chemo and of course had to sample them. You can find them at your local Walmart and trust me on this…they are not only easy, but really … Continue reading

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

I love any recipe that has the word “mini” in it. It makes me think that even if I eat them, it will make me “mini”, no matter how much butter or cream cheese are in them. My neighbor, Nancy, has given me a couple of folders in which she and her twin sister have … Continue reading

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Today, we have listened to thunder for about 4 hours and it has been heavenly. There is nothing I like better than being at home when it is dark and rainy with thunder and a stove. I don’t know if it is the cool weather, the thunder or just knowing that we are in the … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pound Cake

This weekend will be ever so busy and I needed a cake I could bake now and freeze for Sunday so I wouldn’t have to bake all weekend. Found this on Land O Lakes Butter web site. With six eggs and butter, how can it not be good? Pound Cake 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour … Continue reading