desserts and sweets

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie is a staple in the South. This is the land of sweet potatoes after all! Some say you shouldn’t…

Southern Fried Banana Pudding Pie

Southern Fried Banana Pudding Pie

If you haven’t been introduced to the wonderful world of fried desserts yet, you’re missing out! There’s no diet in the world…

Banana Pudding In Mason Jars

Banana Pudding In Mason Jars

This recipe for Banana Pudding in Mason Jars will go with you wherever you need it! Banana Pudding is a classic southern…

Homemade Pear Pie

Homemade Pear Pie

I need to use up all my garden pears this year, AND this Homemade Pear Pie does just the trick! It perfectly…

Best Baked Apple Dumplings

Best Baked Apple Dumplings

This recipe for apple dumplings is almost too good—and too easy—to be true. The homemade pastry dough is simple enough that you…

Cantaloupe Ice Cream

Cantaloupe Ice Cream

Cantaloupe grew profusely in our garden this year, so we decided to try a few “experimental” recipes to make good use of…

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

I have a lot of eggs and milk that I need to use up today, so Coconut Cream Pie is on the…

Key Lime Pie Extraordinaire

Key Lime Pie Extraordinaire

Key lime pie is one of those quintessential Southern desserts. You won’t believe how easy it is to make! Additionally, this version…

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Recipe

This Spiced Pumpkin Butter Recipe sold me on growing my very own pumpkins even though I’d never liked eating pumpkin in the…

Baked Peaches with Honey and Almonds

Baked Peaches with Honey and Almonds

Did you know that peaches are rich in vitamin A and Beta-carotene as well as potassium, fluoride, and iron. Peaches actually prevent tooth decay? Baked Peaches with Honey and Almonds is a recipe I hope you will make again and again! It’s simple, elegant and declicous. Dig in!

Alabama Peanut Pie

Alabama Peanut Pie

Peanut Pie is an all-time favorite in my home. For my family, this pie has become a traditional holiday pie. I can’t…

No Fail Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

No Fail Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

I have been making this red pepper jelly for years and have never had this recipe fail. It is super easy and has the perfect consistency for glazes, sauces, and yes…thumbprint cookies (my favorite). If you’ve never tried red pepper jelly you might think it’s super spicy. The great thing about making your own pepper jelly is that you control the outcome. It doesn’t have to be spicy at all.

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

The origins of the Hummingbird Cake can be found in Jamaica’s “Doctor Bird Cake” — named after a variety of hummingbird found in…