Summer is my favorite season, crazy I know!  I love the long, hot days, the unexpected afternoon rain showers, and the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit from the local farms. My favorite Savannah produce stand is Davis Produce. Their peaches…OMG! But for this cake, berries , I couldn’t resist the berries. This cake combines […]

Chantilly Cake

The world looks different. I have sat this past week with my thoughts. I want to offer clarity and for me, clarity comes from stillness. Sitting in that stillness, I keep coming back to my “why” for you Simon Sinek fans..my why for my business, my blog, and social media. My passion is two-fold for […]

CAKE AND COVID-19

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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

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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

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