Mile High Key Lime Pie

by October 9, 2014
Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is one of our favorites and I think I’ve made at least 20 different variations.  The one I’ve been making most often is a version that uses sour cream and doesn’t have eggs, so I was really curious to see how a pie made with 6 (!) eggs would compare. The eggs […]

Read the full article →

Chocolate Orange Walnut Cookies

by October 5, 2014
Double Chocolate Cookie

My stepmother is crazy about chocolate/orange, so over the years I’ve made a lot of desserts using that flavor combo. The only problem is sometimes the orange overpowers the chocolate and makes me wish I’d left it out completely. But that’s not the case here! The dough is straight double chocolate and the orange flavor […]

Read the full article →

Cake Mix Conundrums and Key Lime Layer Cake

by October 2, 2014
Key Lime Cake

A standard box of cake mix used to be 18.25 oz, but cake mix has been reformulated and most boxes now hold between 15.25 and 16.5 oz of mix depending on the brand. A few months ago you could still find 18.25 oz boxes of certain flavors of Duncan Hines, but I’ve searched high and […]

Read the full article →

Luby’s Chocolate Icebox Pie

by September 29, 2014
Chocolate Cream Pie

Having grown up in Texas, I’ve eaten at Luby’s Cafeteria more times than I can count. They’ve updated the menu to include healthier fare such as salads and grilled meat, but one thing that hasn’t changed much is their dessert section. Part of the fun of going through the line is and always has been […]

Read the full article →

White Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Spice Creme Oreos

by September 27, 2014
Pumpkin Spice Oreos

There’s been some backlash towards pumpkin spice this week, but do yourself a favorite and don’t let the negativity put you off the new limited edition Pumpkin Spice Creme Oreos. They’re really good! Having been burned by some of the other flavors (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos, I’m looking at you), the Pumpkin Spice Oreos […]

Read the full article →

Fig & Walnut Loaf Cake

by September 24, 2014
Fig Cake

Today’s recipe is from The Triangle News and Observer.  It’s a fig cake, but instead of actual figs it gets its flavor and texture from fig preserves.  I had about 3/4 of a bottle of fig preserves leftover from another little cooking project, and since there are very few other places I use fig preserves, […]

Read the full article →

Franken Berry Monster Marshmallow Bars

by September 22, 2014
Frankenberry Marshmallow Treats

It’s Monster Cereal season, so for today’s treat here’s a recipe made with Franken Berry™. These no-bake marshmallow bars are absolutely perfect for upcoming Halloween parties and fall festivities. And of course if strawberry is not your thing, you can use Count Chocula™ for chocolate flavored bars, or Boo Berry™ for mixed berry flavored treats. […]

Read the full article →

Magnolia Pie

by September 19, 2014
Buttermilk Pie

Also known as Buttermilk Pie, Magnolia Pie is a dessert I re-discovered last Thanksgiving when my sister-in-law served one she’d bought from a lady in Llano. I don’t know the lady’s name or what recipe she used, but my family was crazy for that pie. I vowed to make it one day, but forgot about […]

Read the full article →