Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category


Sour Cream Ice Cream

I have to share this “recipe”.  There’s been too much curiosity surrounding it to keep it to myself.  Those who know me best know that I’m not very serious about recipes.  When I’m in the kitchen (and I admit – it’s not my favorite place), I’m just adding some of this and a bit of […]

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Sour Cream Cake

I’m a huge fan of sour cream.  And I love this recipe.  It’s my mom’s specialty, and she makes it for my birthday every year.  Yes… I’m a spoiled girl!   (And don’t forget.. the sour cream ice cream recipe is coming soon.) Here’s the recipe in her words: Sour Cream Cake 3/4  cup real butter….softened […]

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Ice Cream Recipe

Those of you who’ve had a few field days with me will get a chuckle out of the recipe I chose for my first batch of the summer.  Not my standard strawberry.  Not the delicious sour cream.  Breaking on out of that non-chocolate-peanut-butter-combo fetish!  And this ice cream is grand!!   Give it a try! – […]

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Red Velvet Recipe

By request – I give you Shirley’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe. I say again… butter is one of my favorite ingredients, and although I’ve seen recipes which call for butter, my mother-in-law’s incredible cake calls for Crisco, and hers is the best, so Crisco it is. Did I use the word “incredible” too often?  Couldn’t […]

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Red Velvet Cake Icing

Thinking I’d better share my mother-in-law’s icing recipe with you. Two things… One:  I LOVE cream cheese.   You can’t go wrong with cream cheese on anything… unless you’re thinking of putting a cream cheese icing on a red velvet cake.   Here I would have to argue with you.  Just like the way you eat French […]

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Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding.  Ha!  I’m going to go ahead and type what’s in my head… “It’s one of my favorite things.”  I laugh, because I realize I say that quite often!  Truly, it is. Nana always made bread pudding.  I wrote her recipe down one day on a heart-shaped piece of note paper.  It’s […]

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Chocolate Cherry Cake

Well… there was just such great response to my Nana’s pecan pie recipe, I’ve decided I should share my chocolate cherry cake recipe.  It’s with serious hesitation that I do so.  After all, my site is dedicated to the joys of simple pleasures, and this is a very difficult cake.  But so many people have […]

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Pecan Pie

My first pecan pie of the season has just gone into the oven.  Had to buy the pecans at the store… my tree just isn’t ready to give them up yet.  That’s my “new” rolling pin.  If you haven’t read about my old one, I hope you’ll scroll on down a couple of articles, or […]

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