Jun27

Quick Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls

Boy, has it been a LONG week … For the second time in three weeks I have gone AWOL, and I am sorry for that.  I was hoping that after my last bout of family related drama things would quiet down, but it was not to be.  Last week my father was feeling a little funny, and his blood pressure was pretty high, so he went to the hospital.  After testing they found that he would need bypass surgery … sooner rather than later.  He...

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Mar21

Chocolate Banana Bread

I’m a bad baker. Over the weekend I discovered, much to my shock and horror, that I had run out of butter.  It does not happen often and I actually buy two or three pounds at a time as to have plenty on hand at all times.   When I do run out I usually discover it while in the middle of baking something and it honestly makes me feel a little edgy.  For the most part butter is my fat of choice for baking, but in cake baking oil...

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Jan29

Jalapeno, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

Growing up in Texas, cornbread was something we ate almost weekly. Mom would almost always make her cornbread in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.  That skillet gave the the cornbread a lovely crust on the bottom and I would always pick off the crusty bottom before eating the tender center.  We never got fancy with the cornbread.  We usually had regular cornbread, but on occasion we would have sweet. Now that I am making the meals I...

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Dec07

Fruit Cake

Wait!  Before you hit the back button just hear me out. I know fruit cake gets a bad rap, and most of the time it is well deserved.  Be it the candied citron, the fluorescent cherries, or insipidly sweet cake, most fruit cake is in fact very bad.  Terrible even.  I’m still asking you to hear me out, because I have created a recipe for fruit cake that is more than edible, it is actually good!  My husband and I hate fruit cake,...

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May20

Apple Blueberry Quick Bread

   It is that time of year.  Fruit is starting to come into the market that looks fresh and ripe, the weather is warmer, and my thoughts turn to baking.   I was at the market a few days ago and tucked behind a box of huge strawberries were these really beautiful blueberries.   They were on sale no less.  Bonus!  Those fat blue berries sucked me in and I took them home and contemplated what I could do with them. I thought about...

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