Feb29

Cinnamon Pecan Swirl Monkey Bread

Happy Leap Day! February has been one bitch of a month for me personally, so to celebrate the end of it I decided to bake something really, really naughty.  I was inspired by monkey bread, a heavenly concoction of cinnamon sugar covered dough that is baked in a sticky brown sugar and butter sauce.  The end result is sweet, buttery, and perfect for sharing.  Most of the recipes I found on the interwebs for monkey bread used a short...

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Feb02

Pecan Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Oh baby, it is COLD outside! The Dallas area, and most areas in the Mid-west, are enduring what I am unofficially calling ‘Ice-pocalypse 2011′. Around the Evil Shenanigans homestead the temperatures hovering around 15 F, while ice and gusty winds have made travel and work nearly impossible.  When I get cooped up indoors during this kind of weather I tend to do some nesting.  I clean, putter around the house, read, and...

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Feb18

Flour Tortillas

When I was growing up in South Texas we had this neighbor who would, on Saturday afternoons, make her tortillas for the week.  Believe me, I made friends with her children so I could make myself available for tortilla day.  I think she enjoyed my enthusiasm and always had a few extra tortillas for me to take home.  They were sublime!  My family would fight over them, and no matter how many she sent home with me they were always gone...

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Dec12

Pumpkin Bread

With the gift giving season descending upon us it makes sense to think about home baked gifts that you can do in advance.  Homemade gifts are, to me, the best gifts.  They indicate that someone took the time and interest to make you something that took more effort than selecting a gift card.  Homemade gifts say that you are important to them to should get something made personally and with love. With that in mind, I ALWAYS make...

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