Archive for the 'Desserts' Category

In Honor of Dad – Mocha Frappucino Ice Cream

on Jun 13th 2013

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 […]

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Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

on May 30th 2013

Here is a perfect side dish for a potluck, a special brunch, a baby or wedding shower, a light dessert, and a refreshing summer time treat – Fresh Strawberry Fruit Salad wih Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing.  Nuts and mini marshmallows are optional but delicious additions. 2 cups fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed, and sliced) 1 […]

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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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Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream!

on May 6th 2013

Each summer here at, 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 […]

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Easter Egg Bird Nests

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 […]

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Fried Hershey Bar Bites!

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 […]

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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Funnel Cake Mix

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. […]

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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Mint Brownie Jars

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 […]

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CHESS SQUARE – Themes and Variations

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 […]

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Apple Pie Biscuits

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) […]

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