Holidays & Seasonal

It’s cookie swap time! Except instead of another cookie recipe, I interrupt this year’s holiday cookie swap with more cookie baking secrets from the pros for you. By now, you’ve been baking your little fingers off like holiday elfs, so it is only fitting that I share my tips for how to store all those […]

Cookie Swap: How To Store Holiday Cookies

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Well, hello, and welcome back to my next cookie swap recipe in this year’s holiday cookie extravaganza! Yesterday, I did savory cookies with my Southern cheese straws recipe, and today, I’m taking it back to my childhood with a classic. These pressed butter cookies made in the shape of poinsettias remind me of my childhood […]

Cookie Swap: Pressed Butter Cookie Poinsettias Recipe

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OK, I’m back with my annual cookie swap! Can you feel the excitement today? I’m sharing my favorite Southern delicacy that is the only savory cookie I’m doing in this year’s cookie swap. Southern Cheese Straws make the perfect snack with holiday drinks, holiday gifts for friends or a salty snack for a night in. […]

Cookie Swap: Southern Cheese Straws Recipe

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It’s the holidays and I’m hosting my annual cookie swap. (Some of you might call it a cookie exchange!) I’ve been sharing my best cookie recipes and I know you’re hard at work baking, so before we go any further, I need to take a short break and share some of my best cookie baking […]

Cookie Swap: Cookie Baking Secrets

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Today, we are talking snowball cookies. And not just any snowballs, we’re talking Southern snowballs. Welcome to the first day of my annual Holiday Cookie Swap! I’m so excited to celebrate the holiday season with you and yours by bringing you the best (and my personal favorite) holiday cookies recipes. All of the recipes in […]

Cookie Swap: Southern Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Every year, for decades, I have attended a cookie swap with my neighbors. Though we wave from our driveways during the year, we pour the wine and socialize hard this one night. We all look forward to it with great joy. I sure am going to miss our gathering this year. Bah Humbug to 2020! […]

Welcome to Minette’s Holiday Cookie Swap + What Is A Cookie Swap

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A Fall favorite, this Pumpkin Cake is always a crowd pleaser.  Frosted and filled with cream cheese frosting or dusted with a light sprinkling of powdered sugar, it really doesn’t need anything else.  Watch the Video!

Favorite Fall Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Oh yes, it is apple season. Fresh apple cake is one of my family’s favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of Fall. Chock full of pecans and apples with a hint of cinnamon, this cake hits all the right notes. I also use a variety of apple so use your favorite varieties. Come on, put […]

Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

I know, I know. Tis the season for all things pumpkin. I mean there is pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING in the stores. I want to take you back to the original pumpkin fall treat, Perfect Pumpkin Bread. When something is this good, you make two. And it just so happens this recipe makes two loaves. One for […]

Perfect Pumpkin Bread with Glaze Recipe + How To Video

My occasional drink of choice is always a Margarita made with Patron, salted rim, and on the rocks. With guests coming over for a Mexican dinner party, I wanted to serve a cheesecake version of my favorite drink and the Margarita cheesecake cupcake was born. I love cheesecake cupcakes.  Quicker to make, quicker to cool, […]

Patron Tequila Margarita Cheesecake Cupcakes with Pretzel Crust Recipe

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