How to Make Homemade Caramel

If you learn how to make homemade caramel, you will never again wonder what to give people as a gift.  Homemade caramel is incredibly easy to make and takes only 4 ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.  You will be amazed at how awesome your homemade caramel tastes compared to the 'blech' flavor of the stuff you buy at the grocery store.  Once you get a taste of this sweet, chewy and buttery goodness you will never again buy it in the candy aisle!Making homemade caramel is not hard.  However, you HAVE to keep … [Read more...]

This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe is a Delicious Ending to Any Meal!

This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe has been sponsored by Luck's. Product for this recipe was provided by Luck’s but all ideas are my own.When I moved to the south 20 years ago, I quickly realized that southern food is VERY different from the food I ate in New England.  I discovered that there are people who like boiled peanuts.  And that I am not one of them!  I also discovered that okra is best eaten fried and that chicken fried steak is the most delicious thing my mouth has ever tasted!  You know what else I came to love?  Peaches. … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

I have quite a sweet tooth and dinner is followed by dessert probably a little bit too often in my house.  I could probably work out a lot less if I gave up the sweets but where is the fun in that, right?  This white chocolate cheesecake mousse recipe was a treat for my teenage daughter.  Her two favorite desserts are cheesecake and anything with white chocolate.  I decided to combine them both into a deliciously creamy and sweet mousse that I topped with fresh raspberries.  It turned out delicious!This post contains affiliate links. If … [Read more...]

Decadent Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe

This Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe has been sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.  All opinions expressed here are my own.Ice cream has always been one of my family's all-time favorite desserts. My daughter tends to stick to the fruit flavors and rarely ventures away from strawberry.  The husband loves the classics...butter pecan and pistachio.  My son and I have more decadent tastes when it comes to our favorite ice cream flavors.  A bowl of rich, creamy ice cream loaded with chocolate, peanut butter and chunks of candy bits is … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Do you ever just see one food and automatically associate it with something else?  Two flavors that just go together so perfectly that when you see one, you have to have the other as well? I made this easy homemade lemon curd recipe because I discovered local Georgia blueberries on sale at the grocery store this week.  HUGE containers of fresh Georgia blueberries just begging to be paired with something lemon flavored!  I came up with the perfect creation for my dessert loving family this week.  Cheesecake topped with fresh blueberries and … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is already hot. We are getting an amazing selection of fresh produce in the stores from Florida.  Fresh strawberries are abundant and inexpensive and I am thrilled.  Berries of all sorts are my all time favorite fruit of summer.  This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious summer dessert recipe that is sweet and refreshing. While you could certainly use a premade graham cracker crust, a pretzel pie crust is the perfect salty balance to this sweet … [Read more...]

Honey Macaroonies: An Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe from Mom

From the time I was a little girl, I remember my mom baking cookies in the kitchen. My all time favorite was an old fashioned cookie recipe that until now, I had NO idea where it came from.  I remembered her calling them Honey Macaroonies but that made no sense to me and I thought she made it up.  Macaroons are a very specific kind of cookie, right?  And these are NOT macaroons.  However, when I search online for 'honey macaroonies' I find this exact recipe that someone says they found in an old copy of Good Housekeeping Magazine.  So, that is … [Read more...]

Easy Bourbon Ball Recipe Full of Rich, Smooth Bourbon!

Every year I make about 15 different kinds of homemade candy and one of my husband's favorites is this easy bourbon ball recipe.  Probably because he is a big fan of all things bourbon!  He has even toured some of the bourbon distilleries in Kentucky which he really enjoyed.  Bourbon balls are incredibly easy to make and you can make them strong or mild, depending on your own tastes.  I have played around with the recipe over the last few years and have come up with one that works for us.  Feel free to modify it to create the perfect bourbon … [Read more...]

Decadent German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I just finished making this German chocolate brownies recipe and seriously don't think I can wait for the frosting to firm up before I cut into one and devour it!  My husband and I are having an Oktoberfest party tomorrow night so I wanted to make a nice German dessert recipe to go with our Bratwurst and German beer.  I came across several recipes for German Chocolate Brownies and they looked absolutely divine.  Don't these just make your mouth water? The secret to this German chocolate brownies recipe is really the frosting. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Chewy Crystallized Ginger Chips

As I sit here typing up this recipe, I am truly amazed that any of these pumpkin ginger snaps actually survived long enough for me to photograph them.  In fact, I am amazed that the dough lasted long enough for me to actually bake the cookies at all!  Ginger snaps are one of my all time favorite cookies, especially during the fall.  Warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves all blended together with pumpkin and molasses just cry out for me to curl up under a blanket with them and read a book.  I have memories of my childhood when I begged … [Read more...]