Archive for the 'Pies and Cakes' Category

Don’t Tell Mounds Cake

on Jan 3rd 2016

Make this cake but don’t tell anybody that it is gluten and sugar free.  It’s delicious!  The chocolate cake layers are inspired by Trim Healthy Mamma’s Celebration Cake.  I added the monk fruit and used Swerve sweetener in place of Super Sweet Blend.  I reduced the cooking time for my convection oven. I created a […]

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The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

on Nov 18th 2015

Alright folks, this pumpkin pie is to die for and rounds out my fall menu quite nicely.  Refrigerated pastry crust teams up with a gingersnap crust for a delicious foundation for the perfect pumpkin pie. 1 refrigerated pie crust 2  cups  crushed gingersnaps (about 40 gingersnaps) 1  cup  pecans, finely chopped 1/2  cup  sugar 1/4  cup  butter, melted […]

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Pumpkin Pie – Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free

on Nov 26th 2014

I needed to create a gluten, dairy, and sugar free recipe recently for a family gathering.  This was my first attempt at pumpkin pie without sugar.  This pie is delicious – so delish I’m not sure your guests would ever know it is free of dairy and sugar and gluten.  I found organic gluten free […]

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Grandmother’s Strawberry Pie

on May 25th 2013

When I think about spring and summer, I am often taken back to my childhood where I find myself helping Grandmother pick fresh strawberries from her own patch, or at her backyard picnic table being served up a cold slice of her Strawberry Pie.  I treasure  my copy of Grandmother’s hand written recipe for her […]

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Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

on Apr 3rd 2012

While Carrot Cake is a typical Southern Thanksgiving treat, it also deserves a place on the Easter menu as well.  This cake was one of my first “from scratch” hits when I baked it nearly 25 years ago in our first newlywed love nest.  Time has deepened my love for both my husband and this […]

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End Zone Brownies

on Jan 20th 2012

Here is a recipe that has been a kids’ favorite around our house for a long time. These are the best brownies I have ever tasted. Be careful! They are very rich, but they will be a great way to top of your Super Bowl menu. Brownies In large bowl mix 2 sticks of soft […]

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My Mamma’s Old Fashioned Southern Coconut Cake

on Dec 19th 2011

Growing up I took a lot for granted. I believed my parents existed for the sole purpose of fulfilling the needs and wants my little brother and me. I never really gave much thought to the notion that my parents might actually love each other or that they might also place a higher priority on […]

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

on Nov 21st 2011

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake Crust: In a food processor or blender add: 1 pound package Gingersnap Cookies Pulse or blend until cookies are crumbled smooth. Then add: 1 stick real butter – melted ½ cup pecan pieces 1/3 cup brown sugar Dash of salt Pulse or blend briefly. Press into a 9” springform pan. Cover the […]

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4th of July Blueberry Crumb Pie!

on Jun 30th 2011

Each year I freeze oodles of blueberries for my fruit loving son Micah.  Aldi had blueberries for cheaper than I could pick them. And over the past 2 weeks, I’ve frozen about 72 pints of blueberries.  Those pretty berries are neatly stacked in the garage freezer, just waiting to be reincarnated as blueberry pancakes, blueberry […]

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Mom’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Icebox Pie

on Jun 1st 2011

It’s ironic that I’m listening to Lauren Alaina’s Like My Mother Does while remembering how my Mom made her Chocolate Icebox Pie and blogging about it.  This pie is hands down my absolute favorite dessert my Mom ever made in our home.  And I am so thankful that I can carry on the tradition and […]

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