Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies You know you want to have at least a few over the holidays and don’t act like you don’t!  At the first holiday party where they are on the dessert table, you know you’ll head that direction.  And you probably grew up with a metal tin of them that appeared…

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle Christmas time is candy making time at my house. Now that all the decorating is done, cards mailed, shopping finished and gifts are wrapped, it leaves weekends free to hit the kitchen. My husband’s favorite is peanut brittle. Over the years, I have quite literally made dozens of different recipes for one pot…

Eggnog Muffins

Eggnog Muffins Long before it became a marketing campaign, as kids we used eggnog to make the best milk mustaches. While the adults added bourbon to their cups, we felt just as grown up by adding a couple of drops of vanilla extract to ours. During the holiday season, I keep a carton in my…

Cookies

Cookies It’s the original grab-it-and-go dessert or mid-afternoon snack … cookies! And I love those that are perfectly baked meaning not too crisp, not too soft and not too flat. I know there are literally thousands of recipes out there claiming to be the best, but this one really is. It uses a combination of…

Ralph’s Donut Shop

Ralph’s Donut Shop I have lived in Nashville for 30 years and in that time, I’ve visited the wonderful city of Cookeville on countless occasions. I’ve eaten and shopped all over the town … I thought! On a recent dinner there with 4 friends, my husband stopped on our way home at Ralph’s Donut Shop…

Pimento Cornmeal Muffins

I love cornmeal. Maybe it’s the crunch it adds, or that it’s inexpensive and easy to use. I’m sure that it’s partially because it reminds me of my grandmother. She always had it in the pantry and it was one of the first things I remember she allowed me to measure. Cornmeal makes me happy,…

Peach Wine Cake

Cold Cakes I like anything served cold during the dog days of summer. The heat causes me to  beg for something that cools me down while not filling me up. This cold cake is just perfect. It looks like you spent a lot of time on it, but it’s actually quite easy thanks to white…