Tara on May 6th 2013
Each summer here at Taracooks.com, I have created a new ice cream recipe to share. This year I wanted to create something uniquely Southern, something rich and creamy, something with chunks of ooey gooey goodness. So I’ve taken one of the all time Southern classics – Gooey Butter Cake and married it with a simple [...]
Tara on Mar 29th 2013
These Easter Egg Bird Nests are a tradition at our house. This is another fun recipe the kids enjoy helping me make each Easter. They are incredibly tasty and equally easy to make. They don’t last long so make a batch and enjoy!
1 12oz package of Chow Mien Noodles –slightly crunched
1 12 oz [...]
Tara on Feb 26th 2013
Ever had a fried Hershey Bar? They are incredible! We made these on our last camping trip of this season. How can one go wrong with fried batter and chocolate? I used 2 of the large 4.4 oz size bars (I regular, one Special Dark) and scored each along the retangular lines printed on the [...]
Tara on Dec 15th 2012
Funnel cakes are very simple to make and the mix is even simpler. Add the following together in a large bowl and whisk to blend. Then pour into a quart jar and seal with ring and lid. Attach a funnel (97 cents at Wal-mart) and you’ve got another gift that costs under 3$ to make.
Tara on Dec 13th 2012
These cute little jars are great for gift giving. Although I’ve baked a few things in jars before, I baked these brownies in a regular pan and used a 3″ biscuit cutter to cut cooled brownies. The brownie circles fit easily into these 4 oz jars. Next I piped some tinted green, mint flavored butter [...]
Tara on Nov 8th 2012
I have not researched this, but Chess Square HAVE to be Southern, don’t they? This is something I know must be true because I FEEL it deep down in my heart. If I am wrong, please humor me and let me believe in ignorance, just once.
Here is the basic Chess Square recipe. It is [...]
Tara on Nov 4th 2012
Sometimes a recipe is just too delicious to believe it could be easy to make. Apple Pie Biscuits is one of those recipes, made with frozen biscuits and canned apple pie filling. I’m thinking these will be perfect to serve for breakfast during Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday. Here’s how:
12 frozen buttermilk biscuits (not canned)
1 can [...]
Tara on Jul 21st 2012
Looking for ways to beat the summer heat? Ice cream does the trick for me. I’m not a huge fan of heavy ice cream flavors but I do enjoy the fruity tasty of these ice creams made with orange and cherry cream soda. There are only 3 ingredients and whipping this up is a breeze.
Tara on Jun 11th 2012
Every time I see, taste, smell, or make coffee, I am reminded of my Dad – Alton Bybee. Thanks to Dad, I was familiar at a very young age with different blends and tastes of various coffees – instant, regular, decaf, mountain, Columbian, Uban.
Both my parents were coffee drinkers and my Dad’s livelihood was made [...]
Tara on May 4th 2012
Sopapillas are South of the Border pastries made with basic ingredients, deep fried, then coated with cinnamon and sugar. Some folks like to bite off the corner, squirt honey into the centers, and then devour them. Make a batch of sopapillas today and discover your favorite way to eat them!
1 ¾ cup plain flour
1 Tablespoon [...]