Pineapple Coconut Cake

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The Contender Dearest loves fresh pineapple and loves coconut cake. I wanted to bring these two flavors together in one of his favorite kinds of desserts - cake! The first cake I tried was good, but didn't work out that well.  This one is pretty good, it has a pound cake consistency, but doesn't yet have the flavor I'm hoping … [Read more...]

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Blueberry Peach Pound Cake

Blueberry Peach Pound Cake

I love the freshness of summer fruit! My daughter and I both were wanting something sweet and I knew whatever we came up with, Dearest would love too! I searched for recipes and decided to tweak a recipe I'd found to create my Blueberry Peach Pound Cake. Peaches and Blueberries My Darling Daughter brought home these blueberries from a … [Read more...]

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National Ice Cream Month

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Celebrate with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla I am joining Nielsen-Massey Vannilla co. in celebrating National Ice Cream Month and Day on July 20. Cool Off on Warm Summer Days Who doesn't like ice cream? What about homemade ice cream! Nielsen-Massey Vanilla is well known and adds just the perfect vanila flavoring to most everything - especially … [Read more...]

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Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

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With Two Sauces This is a dessert that will transport you. Dearest and I first discovered Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding a couple months back when we dined in Buckhead at Dantanna's restaurant. The food was quite delicious and of course we had to have dessert. Dearest and I chose the Chocolate Pie and his boss chose the Krispy Kreme Bread … [Read more...]

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Mystery Ingredient Club

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I am delighted to join Michael Lee West's fourth gathering in her Mystery Ingredient Club! Michael is an amazing author, blogger and noted 'Foodie'! She has a wonderful blog, Rattlebridge Farm where she chronicles her adventures restoring her beautiful home nestled among serene hills as well as beautiful tablescapes and mouthwatering recipes. … [Read more...]

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Garden Party

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I went to a Garden Party.... several of our friends and neighbors gathered again for a lovely garden party at my friend Maria's home. I've shared her store, Rooms U Love with you a number of times as well as her home. Her garden is beautiful and the setting was quite lovely. It is always lovely to get together with friends and have such … [Read more...]

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

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From the moment my children could stand on a chair to make biscuits or pancakes, they've been making Mother's Day and Father's Day breakfast for myself and Dearest. My fondest memories are those happy, smiling floured faces. Their hands would be covered in dough and so would the kitchen counters and floors. I couldn't have been happier! It is … [Read more...]

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Classic Oatmeal Cookies

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Dearest's Favorite When given the opportunity to have something sweet - Dearest has his favorites - cakes, pies, ice cream - BOY! Does he love ice cream! When it comes to cookies, Dearest's favorite is Oatmeal.  The more loaded down with raisins and pecans, the better. Sometimes, I really load them down with dried cranberries, … [Read more...]

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A Spring Lunch

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Pink Cakes are for Daughters Last week I made a cake just for Dearest. This weekend, I made a cake welcoming our daughter back from her trip to Mexico. In her honor I made it pink. She loved it! It is a pink pound cake with a simple pink lemonade icing. The day today was perfect for Lunch outdoors. The temperatures are mild enough, … [Read more...]

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Cookies are For Babies

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Cake for Dearest This weekend Dearest and I are on our own…sigh, I know we've had an unofficial empty nest throughout the week. But, usually for the weekends our youngest daughter would come home adding her special spark of life to our weekend activities.  I just love it when she plays the piano. It fills the house with her … [Read more...]

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