Archive for the 'Pies and Cakes' Category

Karen’s New York Cheesecake

on Feb 10th 2011

Karen is one of those friends I can count on to love me, whether she sees me at my best, or my worst. I can also count on anything she cooks to be delicious. So you have to try her recipe. It is the perfect dessert to serve up for all the sweet hearts in […]

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Caramel Pecan Pie

on Nov 22nd 2010

I’ve tried many recipes for Pecan Pie. Seems like it is hard to find one that’s not too syrupy, not too sweet, or not too runny. I think I’ve found the perfect match for our family – Caramel Pecan Pie, made with those delicious Kraft caramels. Yum! 1 deep dish pie crust, store bought or hand made […]

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Toll House Cookie Sundae Pie

on Nov 15th 2010

  I recently asked my firstborn what he would like me to make him for Thanksgiving and this was his request.  This pie is a perfect holiday dessert all dressed up with vanilla bean ice cream, fudge sauce, and caramel sauce.  Nuts are optional in the pie, but every family is sure to have a few visit […]

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Absolutely the Best Apple Crumb Pie

on Sep 26th 2010

I don’t like to repost recipes, but my oven has been out for over a month now, and I am about out of crock pot meals and charcoal for the grill.  Since tonight is a crisp, cool evening, and the apples are ready to pick at the orchards, I am reposting our favorite apple pie recipe.  […]

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Margarita Pie

on May 4th 2010

This pie recipe is a new creation of mine, made with Cinco De Mayo in mind. Serve frozen or slightly thawed for a refreshing treat as the thermometer rises. 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust 1 10 oz can Bacardi Margarita Frozen drink mix 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 8oz container Cool Whip Limes for […]

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Chocolate Melting Cake

on Feb 11th 2010

Warning! This dessert is addictive and may be hazardous to your waist and hips. There – I said it. Consider yourself warned. Make this dessert for Valentine’s Day and your family will love you even more. If they fail to love you after making this, then take a cruise without them! 12 oz package semi-sweet […]

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Southern Fried Pies

on Feb 7th 2010

Both my Grandmothers were excellent fried pie makers.  I remember the process seemed to be quite involved and the end result was a special treat for family gatherings or even for birthdays.  I’ve never had a store bought fried pie that came close to matching the taste of those good old fashioned, home made pastries.  […]

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Red Velvet Cake

on Dec 6th 2009

Red Velvet Cake I used mostly organic ingredients in this cake.  I found some plant based red food coloring at Whole foods.  However, the label said the color might change when heated.  I added a bit of regular red food coloring to give the cake some color.  Feel free to use as many organic ingredients […]

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Million Dollar Pound Cake

on May 25th 2009

This is the absolute best pound cake I’ve ever tried. And it is pretty easy to make. The name is fitting because it is so rich. Our favorite way to eat this cake is smothered in strawberries and real whipping cream. But you could ladle hot fudge sauce, or caramel sauce over the cake and […]

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Betsy’s Orange Poppy Seed Bread

on May 8th 2009

Betsy was one of my best gal pals in high school.  I have fun memories of spending time with her, especially at her house.  Both she and her mother are excellent cooks and this recipe is one of my favorites.  She hand wrote me the recipe nearly 20 years ago.  I’v e made this bread […]

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