Simple Chocolate Pie

Simple Chocolate Pie In my continuing quest to use items from my pantry and freezer, I found a frozen graham cracker pie crust that begged to be used. So I pulled out some dark baking chocolate and a can of sweetened condensed milk to honor that request. This is an old recipe that I discovered…

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Yield: 4 servings The other day I decided to make a pie, but for some reason I made pie pastry for a double crust pie rather than the single I needed for the recipe. Never fear! It was put to excellent use with some cinnamon sugar. I simply rolled out the…

Peach Cake

Make it anything you want cake! As I continue to utilize all the items I had stocked up in my pantry, I needed to focus on something for dessert. To the rescue came a box of white cake mix. I found a box of peach jello and a can of peach nectar. All of it…

Rice Krispie Treats

Sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying. My husband’s birthday is this week and as always, I offer to make him anything his heart desires. And as always, he asks for Rice Krispie Treats. He won’t even let me get creative with them and brown the butter, add a hint of nutmeg or throw…

Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee What’s not to like about smooth, rich creamy custard topped with a caramelized sugar topping? Crème brulee is French for “burnt cream” but the origins are English. It seems difficult, but is actually very easy to make with just an investment in time. And while a blow torch is fun for preparing the…

Pear Crumble

Pear Crumble If you ever run across a pear variety named Royal Riviera, grab all you can! I used to think all pears were basically the same … somewhat sweet, juicy and a tiny bit of grit to the teeth. In other words, they were OK, but not exceptional. That is until I had my…

Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread I love fresh cranberries and stock up during this time of year so I have plenty in my freezer. One of my favorite recipes pairs them with  zesty orange juice to make a quick bread that is a marvelous eye opener on cold mornings. I have seen many versions of this recope…

Sweet Potato Pie

Everyone’s Favorite Sweet Potato Pie Yield: 8 servings 1 recipe Single Pie Pastry 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon pure vanilla or walnut extract Dash of ground nutmeg Dash of ground cinnamon 1 1/3 cups cooked, mash sweet potatoes Preheat the oven to 350°F….

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie I grew up in Mississippi surrounded by pecan trees. It seemed as if there were always bowls of these whole nuts sitting around with crackers and picks for anyone who had a craving. And sometimes it just won’t do to have any other dessert other than a freshly baked pecan pie. While there…

One Pan Brownies

One Pan Brownies There are some days when only chocolate will do. I had one of those days the other day, so it meant a pan of brownies. I am a huge fan of the 8×8-inch pan. Unlike the larger cousins, it gives you just enough of whatever dessert you are craving. I have used…