Nov04

Dark Chocolate Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a Southern staple. In the South – and Texas especially – food is love, and nothing says, “I love you!” better than banana pudding. Is your neighborhood having its annual pot luck supper? Count on at least one banana pudding. Did a friend or relative lose a loved one? Taking over a banana pudding is a lovely gesture to help comfort the bereaved. Is it your birthday? Banana pudding is ALWAYS...

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Jul12

Peach Pecan Bread Pudding

Summer is in full swing, and to me that means parties! Well, kids, this blog post is part of a party – a virtual pot-luck – sponsored by Lucky Leaf! You remember them, right? They sent me to Camp Blogaway* earlier this year. While I was at camp I asked a few other talented bloggers to create some fun recipes perfect for summer picnics and pot-lucks all using Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Fillings. If you want to see the other...

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Dec14

Lucky Leaf Blueberry Peach Trifle

I recently attended Mixed on a scholarship* provided by Lucky Leaf. Mixed was an intimate conference, only about 100 bloggers, and it was different and a lot of fun. There were some hands-on cookie and cake decorating demos, sessions on food styling that did not pull ANY punches, parties every night, and movies and snacks at midnight. As I said, different and lots of fun! I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend courtesy...

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Sep19

Pumpkin Beer Butterscotch Mousse Puffs

I am not usually happy to see summer go. Summer fruits and berries are leaving the markets. Just thinking about the end of peach makes me terribly sad! In Texas this time of year also means you have to keep an eye on the weather. One day it will be warm and sticky, the next it is cool and rainy, and that evening there can be dangerous thunderstorms. Good times! As the days start to get shorter, and the school buses return to tangle my...

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Aug15

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Cups

Sometimes I just can’t bear to turn on the oven. During the warmer months this is out of a desire to keep our humble little home cool. The kitchen, where I tend to spend most of my time believe it or not, is filled with lovely windows that give me a full view of our back yard from every direction. I also get a lovely view of the green belt behind our house that is filled with some beautiful trees. I do not have any drapes or...

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Jul06

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Poke Cake

Goodness, summer has come in with something of a bang! Coming from Texas I am used to the heat, and I sort of perversely look forward to summer baking. Yes, the oven makes the house hot but if you plan it just right you can get a cake baked before the heat of the day and have it cooled and ready for dinner. This is just such a cake. It is great because you serve it chilled because of the scrumptious pudding filling/topping. This is my...

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