baking · desserts · easy recipes · southern food

Mississippi Mud on a rainy day

There’s a lot to love about Southern food…not the least of which is this decadent Mississippi Mud Cake, which features moist chocolate cake, crisp pecans, and a gooey chocolate-marshmallow icing. Perfect for dessert after a family supper, or to take to a holiday gathering. Today, we are enjoying it during football games. It’s so good!

comfort food · desserts

Moist lemon bundt cake

Lemons are simple. They’re bright, tart, happy, sunny. They make me think of a Sicilian housewife in white apron and her hair piled up on her head, stepping out of her kitchen door on a sunny day, out to the lemon tree to pluck a juicy citrus orb from the tree. They bring a sunny… Continue reading Moist lemon bundt cake


Caramel apple snack cake for back-to-school

There has always been a lot of buzz about apples. (No, not the Steve Jobs kind…the fruit.)   An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. An apple for teacher. You’re the apple of my eye. And there’s that whole Garden of Eden thing….   How did… Continue reading Caramel apple snack cake for back-to-school

Breakfast and brunch · Farmers Market recipes · Uncategorized

Mama Steph’s blueberry-peach breakfast cake

There’s no better recipe for fun in the summertime than going to the beach. Walking along the sandy shore, feeling the cool water on your toes, smelling the scent of the salty air on the breeze, and hearing the waves and gulls singing for joy…. There’s nothing like it. Well,  I’m not able to get… Continue reading Mama Steph’s blueberry-peach breakfast cake


A Bit Of Sweet Sunshine In Your Mouth~ Lemon Sour Cream Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Do you ever buy a bunch of fruit and use what you needed and then wonder, “What am I going to do with the rest of these _(insert fruit here)__?”   Or maybe you just forget about them and they sit there in the produce drawer, quietly waiting for you to take them out and… Continue reading A Bit Of Sweet Sunshine In Your Mouth~ Lemon Sour Cream Cake with Strawberry Sauce


Clever & tasty ideas for your November Table

Some of us have acquired lots of lovely things with which to set our Thanksgiving tables over the years. If you’ve been married more than, say, ten years, you likely have closets and cabinets overflowing with things to pull out and make a gorgeous, even formal, table for special dinners.  Whether it’s been received from… Continue reading Clever & tasty ideas for your November Table


Nanny’s Chocolate Icing

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~ Laurie Colwin I love this quote by American author Laurie Colwin; I think most cooks feel this connection with… Continue reading Nanny’s Chocolate Icing