What do you serve in the South in the summer. Banana Pudding of course! A summertime favorite and perfect for a casual supper party or family get together.  You can serve it in a bowl or use small mason jars for individual servings. Mama always topped her banana pudding with meringue, but whipped cream is […]

Banana Pudding

One of my favorite things about Summer is the abundance of fresh, local fruit.  I miss the days when we drove up to the family farm and picked peaches from the orchid.  Daddy grew several different varieties, all so good it was hard to pick a favorite.  Peach shortcake remains one of my favorite summertime […]

Peach Shortcake

The cool tartness screams summer. In fact, there are a few places that I always order their key lime pie around Savannah. One is The Crab Shack, a Tybee Island joint that has turned into a bit of a tourist hot spot. Nevertheless, after a pile of boiled shrimp with Old Bay and an icy […]

Easy Key Lime Pie

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The temperature is rising here in Savannah and spring is starting to feel more like summer. I combat the heat and humidity with cool, fresh desserts. Lemon pie’s cool, slight tartiness brings a delightful chill to my tastebuds. Plump blueberries give a little contrasting color and plump juiciness this fabulous summer pie. Did I mention […]

Lemon Blueberry Pie

lemon blueberry pie

How many times have you cut into a batch of brownies or lemon bars and ended up with a crumpled corner or broken square? Not to mention running a knife along the bottom of your pan ruins it. Well, this little trick is going to ensure clean cuts, a preserved pan, and a clean pan! […]

The Trick to Cutting Squares

No Spring or Summer get together is complete without lemon bars.  A delicious shortbread crust and a tangy but sweet lemon filling topped off with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.  These tart finger desserts are perfect for any gathering or just because. Lemon bars are a family favorite. The easy recipe doesn’t’ take much time […]

Easy Lemon Bars

Nothing enhances the cake experience like a well-paired filling. Mixed berry filling is one of my go-to profiles. It is versatile, pairing well with chocolate, vanilla, and just bout every other cake flavor. The bonus is that is is easy to make. Don’t have mixed berries, make this as a single berry flavor, too using […]

Easy Mixed Berry Filling

I love using nuts in baking. Of course, being Southern, I have a penchant for pecans but I love all nut flavors. They bring texture and saltiness to the sweet, softness of cake. Almonds, pecans, walnuts are all friends of mine but today, I am craving the compact yet powerful pistachio. The subtle taste of […]

Easy Pistachio Cake

pistachio cake

Nothing beats the delicate sweetness of powdered sugar glass. In five minutes you can have a lovely finishing touch to any dessert. I just happen to love this glaze on pound cake but imagine the possibilities: scones, coffee cake, pound cake, donuts. You can even liven up the glaze with flavors like orange, lemon or […]

Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze

A southern staple!  I can still remember visiting my grandmother Smith and being welcomed with one of her cream cheese pound cakes!  Granny was a fabulous cook and her baked goods, second to none, (forgive me, Mom.) My grandmother grew up during the depression and had very little in the way of monetary things, she […]

Cream Cheese Pound Cake