desserts and sweets

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, aka “Cowboy Cookies,” do an impressive disappearing act at our house. They’re here one second and gone…

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake

There’s no getting around the amazing textures of this Gooey Butter Cake—its cookie-like crust and gooey composition form a combination that words…

Danish Pastries

Danish Pastries

I bet you didn’t think Danish pastries were a make-at-home kind of treat, did you? They’re a lot easier than I expected! …

Sugar Cookies from Scratch

Sugar Cookies from Scratch

Homemade sugar cookies have been a family tradition of ours ever since my kids started babbling their first words. Actually, I think…

Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog

Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog

Christmastime wouldn’t be complete without a nice cup of old-fashioned homemade eggnog, now would it? This eggnog recipe will leave you with…

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Candied Nuts can be used for toppings on all kinds of desserts, from ice cream to pies, puddings, custards, trifles, and more!…

Blackberry Crumble

Blackberry Crumble

In the spring, our family has a special tradition of picking wild blackberries and coming straight home to make this wonderful Blackberry…

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!