Desserts

War Cake

War Cake

War Cake During the early months of 1942, the Japanese conquered the Philippines. This cut off the sugar imports to the United States. Shipments from other areas of the world were curtailed by 50% because the ships had to be used for military purposes. There […]

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Gingerbread Most people relate gingerbread with the holidays. Mom would make it any time of the year. Usually she would serve it warm with a big dollop of whipped cream on top.  Yummy!  Do you all know where this wonderful dessert came from? In Medieval […]

Tomato Soup Cake

Tomato Soup Cake

Tomato Soup Cake Have you ever had a tomato soup cake?  My Mom didn’t make it, but I had several friends whose mothers would make it. They’d have it in their lunches at school. I finally got around to making one after I was married. […]

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding This is a dessert my Mom would make often. She never did put the raisins in it, but I did after I got married. Rice pudding is a dish made from rice mixed with water or milk and other ingredients such as cinnamon and […]

Fruit Cobbler

Fruit Cobbler

Fruit Cobbler Fruit cobblers were a favorite among the chuckwagon cooks. They usually had to improvise while out on the trail. Most times they didn’t have all the ingredients, so they would improvise. The chuckwagon cooks always carried an array of spices that they kept […]

Original Boston Cream Pie

Original Boston Cream Pie

Original Boston Cream Pie Boston Cream Pie is one of those desserts that proves you’re a New Englander if you love it!  I’d keep one in the fridge all the time if I could. The true history of Boston Cream Pie is cloaked in mystery.  […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie My mother used to make rhubarb pie. I’m not sure if she put strawberries in it or not. My sister and I never got any. I think she shared it with my grandmother . It grew early in the Spring right beside […]

Root Beer Float Pie

Root Beer Float Pie

Root Beer Float Pie This is another dessert that is so good on a hot day.  The cookie crust adds lots of flavor. I’ll admit that I got lazy here. I bought a ready-made cookie crust and then got a can of Reddi-Whip. Don’t forget […]

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie This is an easy recipe for anyone’s cookout or barbecue.  The original recipe doesn’t call for it, but I chopped up some miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups and sprinkled them over the top.  

Lattice Top Apple Pie

Lattice Top Apple Pie

Lattice Top Apple Pie This is just like the pie that my Grandmother used to make.  It’s great served at your Patriotic cookouts. 

Chocolate Banana Brownies

Chocolate Banana Brownies

Chocolate Banana Brownies These are so good! It’s a great way to use up some of those old bananas that are past eating.

Cobbler

Cobbler

Cobbler Many years ago when I was first married, hubby and I lived in Gulfport, Miss.  We had this cute little house in an old neighborhood about 2 blocks from the beach.  There was a nice backyard with a clothesline. I had a washer so […]

Ultimate Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Ultimate Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Ultimate Fudgy Cocoa Brownies I would love to see a big pan of these sitting in front of me on Mother’s Day.  I love brownies that are fudgy and have all that extra chocolate in them. My goodness! I may have to go and make […]

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake This cake is so wonderfully moist. I didn’t add the glaze, but it does add alot of lemon flavor. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 70 mins Total time: […]

Easter Babka

Easter Babka

Easter Babka This is another dessert that my friends mother would make. These are so good!  If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments. Easter Babka Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: Polish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 2 hours 15 mins […]

Polish Nut Rolls

Polish Nut Rolls

Polish Nut Rolls Years ago (back when I was still single) I had a friend who was of Polish descent. Every Easter her mother would make up these wonderful nut rolls.  They were so good.  I decided to try to find a recipe so I […]

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake This cake is so incredibly good. It’s nice and moist, too.  Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 50 mins Total time: 1 hour 5 mins Serves: 12 Recipe adapted […]

Gur Cake

Gur Cake

Gur Cake Here’s another recipe I haven’t tried yet. But, I’m planning on it. It sounds really good. Gur Cake Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients 12 ounces […]

Green Velvet Cupcakes

Green Velvet Cupcakes

Green Velvet Cupcakes These are really good – nice and moist. They’ll go nicely with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Green Velvet Cupcakes Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 16 mins Total time: 36 mins Serves: 24 […]

The Great Pizookie

The Great Pizookie

The Great Pizookie It’s a cookie cooked up like a thick pizza. You just have to serve it warm with ice cream. Yummy! The Great Pizookie Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 55 […]

Neiman Marcus Cake

Neiman Marcus Cake

Neiman Marcus Cake Have you ever been in a Neiman Marcus store?  They have some gorgeous stuff. Their yearly Christmas catalog is unbelievable.   This cake is just as fantastic as their store.   Neiman Marcus Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: […]

Lemon Lava Cakes

Lemon Lava Cakes

Lemon Lava Cakes I love lava cakes. These are a wonderful change from the chocolate ones. Lemon Lava Cakes Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients 5 ounces white […]

Outrageous Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Outrageous Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Outrageous Cherry Dr Pepper Cake In Texas, Dr Pepper is practically a staple in everyone’s refrigerator. This cake just had to be made. Outrageous Cherry Dr Pepper Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total […]

Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake This is going to be so nice to have for your Valentine’s Day dinner. I’m going to make it up for us. Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook […]

Triple Berry Cheesecake Salad

Triple Berry Cheesecake Salad

Triple Berry Cheesecake Salad This is so good. I know that these are considered “summer fruits”, but these days we can find them in the stores all year. I substituted raspberries for the blackberries – personal preference. Any combination of berries is great, Triple Berry […]