Fruit

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 Recipe

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 […]

Shortcake Biscuits with Peach Filling Recipe

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 with Graham Crust Recipe

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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 […]

Southern Lemon Blueberry Pie Recipe

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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, Tangy & Sweet Lemon Bars Recipe

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 Recipe Filling For Any-Flavor Cakes

Here are some tips for adding fresh fruit to cake batter: Minette recommends – Before adding fruit to the batter, examine fruit and use only the unblemished fruit. Berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries can be washed and rinsed prior to using.  Leave berries whole is possible to prevent juice from the fruit from bleeding […]

How to Bake with Fruit At Home

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This moist, dense cake is simply scrumptious!  Lemon and blueberries are a match made in culinary heaven.  A little sweet, a little tart and always a summertime hit. Add a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh blueberries on a slice of Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake and enjoy!  Feel free to bake this cake as […]

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

I admit it. I cannot get enough of this perfectly chocolate cake. Fantastic fudge highlights with the satisfying sugar notes paired with the sweet and tartness of strawberry. Use one bowl for the cake and one for the frosting. Simple recipe with an elegant outcome. Whip this up when you need a taste of summer […]

Strawberry Buttercream & Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

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