Category Breads and Sweets

BANANA BUNDT CAKE with PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM GLAZE ~ Save Room for Dessert

I brought this cake to work for a meeting, a breakfast meeting, and it was gone in moments.  To me peanut butter and banana have a wonderful affinity for each other...

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Save Room for Dessert…Cajun Cake

AKA, dump cake, which is a rather unattractive moniker for such a delicious, yet easy, cake.  Growing up in largely Cajun town of LaPlace, La, I ate this cake often, and I’ve never tired of it.  Nor will you, I dare say.

My version is an adaptation from an old cookbook of my mother’s, Cajun Cook...

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Magic Brownie Bars

Hello Dollies, Seven Layer Bars, Magic Bars, these delights have many names and all of them delicious.  This is my take on this old favorite, and it’s super quick and easy to put together as it starts with a brownie mix of your choice...

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Save Room for Dessert…Christmas Cake

I love fruitcake, in fact, I’ve always loved fruitcake, even as a kid.  Weird kid, I know.  Anyway, I’m not naive enough to believe that everyone loves fruitcake; I suppose it’s likely that more people dislike fruitcake than not...
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Save Room for Dessert…Eggnog Coffee Cake

I was browsing through my recipe binder, you know, the kind filled with yellowed newspaper clippings, handwritten recipes jotted onto scraps of paper, and occasionally, a nicely done recipe card.  Today’s post is a recipe written in my own handwriting on a piece of paper from a yellow legal pad...

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It’s a Red Velvet Birthday Cake!

Greetings all!

What a great time we had while celebrating my friend and neighbor’s birthday.  Actually, it was the somewhere between 15th and 20th anniversary of the first time she turned 29, so this is really her anniversary of her birthday cake… but I digress.

Here it is in progress, all 4 tier...

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RUM RAISIN CARROT CAKE with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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RUM RAISIN CARROT CAKE with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
CAKE
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup packed golden brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup butter, softened
3 Jumbo eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup golden rum*
3 cups grated carrots
8 o...
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Try a New Recipe: Oatmeal Scotchies

These cookies are one of my favorites; crispy, chewy and wholesome-tasting. My grandma always used to make them for me, and still occasionally makes them when I see her. She lives far away, otherwise I’m sure she would bake me cookies whenever I asked...

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Three is Better Than One Muffins

The pot is on the stove and I have plenty of these muffins so come on over and visit a spell at Comfy Cook or My Sweet and Savory.
Three is Better Than One Muffins
Ingredients:
1/2 cup margarine, melted  (I used oil.)
1/2 cup Rice Dream or milk
1/2 cup Egg Beaters or 2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cu...
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Simple Saturday – Garlic Rolls

Welcome to Simple Saturday!
Basic Dinner Roll Recipe
In bread maker (or you can do it the “old” way 😉
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water

Set bread maker on dough setting and press start. Grease 9×13 pan...

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