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Not Your Typical Holiday Dessert…Brandied Caramel & Pecan Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I’m a baker, and I have been since my first 4-H cooking class when I was 8 years old.  Before I could boil pasta, I could make yeast bread and orange marmalade.  Before I could cook myself a meal, I was baking award winning cakes.  I’ve learned a lot since then.  I no longer have …

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Chubby Hubby PIE…

Yes, gentlemen, it really does exist! A cookie crust filled with more chocolate chip cookie, caramel, chocolate, and pretzel pieces, and topped off with massive amounts of  peanut butter! People constantly ask me how I’m able to bake all the things that I make and be a diabetic at the same time.  I always say, “it’s …

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Ean’s Award Winning Cake…Chocolate-Peanut Butter Explosion

As previously mentioned today, boys should be taught to cook.  Boys should, not only be able to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they should also be able to prepare dessert. When Ean first decided that he wanted to bake a cake for 4-H, I asked him to decide the flavor and style.  Then, I …

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Mini Apple Pies with Hard Cider Glaze

For some reason, I love small, individualized desserts.  Maybe it’s because they’re so personal; maybe it’s because they’re perfect platings.  Either way, I love the fact that each person gets their own little masterpiece…not just a slice of a beautiful work of art.  

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Andes Candies meet Chocolate Cake

This one is totally for my husband and son.  They LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream, Andes candies, after dinner mints, Thin Mint cookies, and anything else that’s chocolatey and minty.  As my husband said, “I’m gonna love it and hug it and make it my very own!”

Desserts Uncategorized World Food Championships

Sangria’d Strawberry & Orange Zabaglione Parfait

After learning my lesson at World Food Championships in 2013, by not having a finals dessert planned, I now fully plan and prep for all rounds of competition.  Had I gone to Dessert Finals this year, this would have been my entry.  Too bad…this is a DELICIOUS as it is pretty!  Oh and it’s not …

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Pumpkin Overload

I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin scones, and pumpkin risotto, but I hate pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin coffee creamer, and everything else that has taken the humble pumpkin and turned it into something completely unnatural.  So now, let me say that I feel like a complete hypocrite. 

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Buttercream is a Food Group

Disclaimer: My husband is a health nut.  He works out every day…running, weights, bike.  He’s lost 100lbs, and his only vice is…BUTTERCREAM!

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Old Fashioned Southern Tea Ring

As a young girl growing up in the south, going to church socials and covered dish luncheons was nothing unusual.  Whether it was the monthly, after-Sunday-service lunch or a holiday social, the ladies of the church always put their best dishes forward.  As a foodie from birth, I have always associated food with people and …

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Barb’s Chocolate Cherry Bread–a Holiday Tradition

After my husband & I met, he had one simple request our first Christmas together–to make his mother’s chocolate bread. I’m not sure if he was excited to be dating someone who could bake or if he was testing me.  Either way, the chocolate bread worked, and we were engaged less than a month after …

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