All Things Southern

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


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

lemon blueberry pie

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

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 […]

My Best Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

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

Looking for a fun and easy design feature for your Easter or Passover family celebration. These birds nests sculpted from white chocolate and coconut are the perfect little perch for a jelly bean or Cadbury egg (my fav). You can’t mess them up and they are fun for the kiddos. I love the adorable bird’s […]

No-Fail Toasted Coconut & Birds Nests Recipe

Well, it isn’t quite a snow day (or month or week) but it sure feels like it. What the heck, let’s make snowballs. These cookies are an expected delicacy during my family holiday season but they are always a welcomed surprise throughout the year. Your kids will be rolling them in powdered sugar after they […]

Stress Baking Series: Snowballs Recipe


  Hello!  Welcome to the all new Minette Rushing Custom Cakes. I am beyond excited and a tiny bit terrified (but a good terrified) to launch my renovated corner of the world wide web.   You know that Eleanor Roosevelt saying,”Do one thing that scares you every day.” Well, I have, every day for the past […]

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