15 Layer Chocolate Cake recipe – YUM!!! Any southern cook worth their weight in butter should have a “definitive” southern cake recipe in his or her file! By “definitive”, I mean a recipe that captures the essence of our culture… for most of us, that is a 12 -15 little layer Chocolate Cake with icing that has been cooked on top of the stove! The more layers, the better!! If you have tried and failed to make this legendary dessert, then you just haven’t found the right recipe with easy to follow instructions. With my “little layered” 15 layer Chocolate Cake recipe, you will get rave reviews from your family and friends every tine you whip up one of these puppies!! See how to make this delectable and truly “southern” 15 Layer Chocolate Cake below… [Read more…]
Chocolate Chip Cereal Cookies recipe – This is such a wonderful cookie, and the addition of breakfast cereal gives it a crunch that you just don’t get with the traditional chocolate chip cookie. It’s “different” in a very good way! See the details on this delectable Chocolate Chip Cereal Cookies recipe below… [Read more…]
Hardees Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits – UPDATED instructions – Closest recipe to the real thing that you will find! Make this fabulous Hardees Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit clone recipe in about 20 -30 minutes. FYI…As I was making anoither batch of these biscuits for my boys, I realized I’d made a mistake on the cinnamon amount and totally left out the raisin instructions, so I have corrected these issues. You MUST try this recipe, it is “to die for” y’all!!!
One of my all time favorite things to have for breakfast is a Hardees Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit. They are rich and quite awesome with a piping hot cup of coffee!! However, I generally don’t make it out of the house until around lunchtime, what with blogging and all. So, I decided to use my regular Hardees Biscuit Recipe as a basis for coming up with my own Hardees Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit clone recipe. It actually turned out great and what I believe is the closest recipe to that of Hardees you can make at home. With that said, here is what you will need for my yummy Hardees Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit clone recipe… [Read more…]
Yeast Rolls – Restaurant Quality Recipe – Closest recipe to the big fat yeast rolls served at steak houses like Ryans and Quincy’s, and buffet restaurants across the nation! Make your own fabulous yeast rolls for just a few pennies in your own bread machine, or with a stand mixer, or even by hand in about 2 – 2 & 1/2 hours in your kitchen whenever you want them!
One of things I really miss about NOT having a Ryan’s Steak House locally anymore is those big fat yeast rolls! We could literally make a meal of those rolls before the server had a chance to bring out our steaks. No kidding, I could eat 3 of them in no time at all!!! Since I did a lot of baking while working on the Hardees Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit clone recipe, it was a no brainer for me to turn my attention to yeast rolls. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for my fabulously EASY Yeast Rolls – Restaurant Quality Recipe. You won’t be able to eat just one… [Read more…]
Cinnamon Roll Cobbler – Great for breakfast or dessert – Make this wonderfully delicious and versatile Cinnamon Roll Cobbler in just a few minutes. You can put the rolls together the night before, or freeze them to use later! Nothing says, “Good Morning” or “Welcome To My Home” like this awesome Cinnamon Roll Cobbler.
As many of you know, my home is a former bed & breakfast built in 1906. So, I am constantly inspired by my surroundings to bake fresh breads and delectable sweets on a daily basis!! However, I am a size 18 woman living in a size 6 body, so I cannot just let myself eat in portions that I would LOVE to, or my size 18 woman would be unleashed in no time at all! Therefore, portion control is key! My philosophy is that you can eat anything you want, but you just have to eat some things in smaller amounts than others! With that said, here is what you will need for my yummy Cinnamon Roll Cobbler… [Read more…]
Strawberry Freezer Jam – 4 Ingredients – Make this wonderfully fresh, delicious and versatile Strawberry Freezer Jam in just a few minutes AND without cooking or processing in a water bath! It’s strawberry season, so take advantage of all these luscious berries at their lowest price and can it to use now AND in the future!!
With just 4 ingredients you can make a Strawberry Freezer Jam that will make your tongue want to slap your mouth!!! This isn’t just jam, it’s a spread that can be used to top off toast, cheesecake, pound cake, ice cream (or added to make homemade strawberry, or strawberry cheesecake ice cream), and 1 – 2 tsp of jam can even be blended together with cream cheese in a small food processor until smooth to morph into an inexpensive version of the Kraft Philadelphia Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread….which is great on bagels too!!! Here is what you will need… [Read more…]
Sour Cream Coconut Bunny Cake – Turn a boxed cake mix into a fabulous Easter dessert! If you are looking for a make ahead dessert that keeps well in the refrigerator, you’ll definitely want to give this very easy and delicious Sour Cream Coconut Bunny Cake a try! It can be made up to a week before you serve it. The longer the flavors blend, the better the cake!! With just a few staple items from your pantry and freezer, a bag of coconut and some candy pieces, you won’t believe how something so simple can be so wonderful!! Take a look… [Read more…]
Chocolate Ecstasy Cake – Turn a boxed cake mix into a fabulous dessert! If you are looking for a make ahead dessert that keeps well in the refrigerator, you’ll definitely want to give this very easy and delicious Chocolate Ecstasy Cake a whirl! With just a few staple items from your pantry and freezer, a jar of ice cream sauce and some candy bars, you won’t believe how something so simple can be so wonderful!! Take a look…
Salmon Salad Recipe – fabulously light and tasty salad!! A fresh spin on seafood!! If you are a fan of tuna salad,or egg salad, then you will certainly want to try this super simple and delicious salmon salad! It tastes great on a bead of lettuce, and pairs equally well with a hearty sandwich bread too!! Best of all, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes – recipe with cream cheese glaze , a swirl of cinnamon syrup and toasted pecans!! A fresh spin on a family favorite!! What’s not to LOVE?!? Yes, you DID read that correctly…Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! Your family will definitely enjoy this decadent breakfast confection. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast!!! This is so good, that the first time I served these pancakes up to my brood, they thought I had purchased the pancakes! They were surprised that I actually MADE them in our kitchen, which irked me…I mean, have they forgotten my father is a fabulous chef and I have picked up a few things along the way?!?! DUH?!?!? This pancake recipe has a HUGE “WOW” FACTOR!! they ARE very rich, so have a glass of milk ready!! You’ll want to make these delicious pancakes a couple times each month for your family.