Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Having been assigned to bring a dessert to a luncheon today, I quickly started to explore cookbooks for something pumpkin, since it is officially Pumpkin Month here in Pumpkinville. As I leafed through The Cake Doctor, I came across a Pumpkin spice cake, which I used for the cupcake base (making a few adjustments) and … Continue reading

Muffins & Toast

This week, I have had the blessing of being invited to two different friends homes, one for lunch, the other for breakfast. At both homes, I came away with great recipes that I wanted to share. Debbie, who had the luncheon served cheese muffins which were just so good. Actually, anything with 3 cups of … Continue reading

Carrot Cream Cheese Pound Cake

The thought of going a full day without posting something sweet just makes me crazy. When I found this in the same old Tea Time  Magazine that the Bittersweet brownie recipe came from, I saved it for when I had the energy to shred 2 cups of carrots, but now that you can buy them … Continue reading

Frozen Strawberry Salad

In 2002, after moving back to Dallas from California, our house became the meeting place of several ladies groups for luncheon’s. I loved the opportunity to not only cook for a large gathering, but to grab the chance to show friends how much fun it can be to have people in your home. Cooking for … Continue reading

Cream Cheese Blueberry Shortcakes

My neighbor puts all her magazines on my front porch when she is finished looking through them. I subscribe to Southern Lady, Southern Living, Taste of Home and Paula Deen, but benefit from of all the ones Nancy receives as well. Today, opening the front door, I saw a new Martha Stewart magazine on the … Continue reading

Key Lime Bars

When you can’t have Houston’s Key Lime pie, go for these. These bars can even be frozen for later use or when you are just wanting to get them out of sight so you don’t eat the whole pan. Then you can just take a couple out (or 5) whenever you have a craving for … Continue reading

Lemon Tassies

I couldn’t wait to share these with you. Going through my Martha Stewart Cookie Cookbook today looking for my usual Chocolate Biscotti recipe, I found these. They just sound to good not to bake today. I am so glad I listened to my heart yesterday that said, “go ahead and pick up that pretty little … Continue reading

Paula Deen Strawberry Cake

To show support of Paula I thought today I would post a recipe from the new July magazine that just arrived the other day. I have not make it but intend to do so after I finish baking what I have committed to for some people. So, Paula, this one’s for you! Thank you for … Continue reading