A Valentine’s Treat

It’s Valentine’s Day, y’all! It should come as no surprise to you that this holiday, like most all in my life, are somehow related to food.  This is why I have to weigh-in with you every week. Well, that, and I have a little Wendy’s Double Stack fascination. Anywho, here’s what’s on the menu this Valentine’s Day at our house: The World’s Best Sugar Cookies, hands down.  Turns out, sugar cookies ain’t just for Christmas, y’all!  Please, please make these […]

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At-Home Pizookie Party

In San Diego, there’s a great restaurant where “the kids” go to have what they affectionately term, “Pizookie Parties”. The kids are some of the students from the high school where I was formerly employed, and the “restaurant” is actually a brewery, so I’m hopeful that they’re really having parties filled with Pizookies and not something else. You are, aren’t you, boys? “What’s a Pizookie?” you ask.  So glad you want to know. A Pizookie is a cross between a […]

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The Best Basic, Yellow Cake You’ll Ever Eat

I’ve been cooking again.  I take it in spells, really. After a long bout of traveling hither and yon, my little family is all back together again in one place: the boonies.  Big Daddy had been traveling a bit, too, and is now back at work with people whom I’ve affectionately named, “The Boys.” The Boys are the men with whom Big Daddy works.  They seem to like my cooking. Alot. Nearly the moment Big Daddy reentered their presence, their […]

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Easy-Peasy Whipped Icing

As promised, I’m posting the icing recipe I used when I sent The Boys some cupcakes awhile back. Here’s what you need to whip it up: Some shortening, some powdered sugar, almond extract, water, and, the kicker, non-dairy coffee creamer.  I used food coloring, too, but you can just roll with the white if that’s what you’re feeling. With the mixer, beat the shortening, creamer, and extract. Gradually beat in the sugar. I don’t have enough patience for ‘gradually,’ which […]

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Vanishing Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Bars

I found the recipe for these little beauties in one of the greatest places to find good food. Besides church cookbooks, one of the best places to find new recipes is on the back of cake mix boxes and, as it turns out, inside the Quaker oat box.  I did doctor it up a bit (of course), though. My uni-dimpled, in-house food critic says these are the best thing I’ve ever made. He says that a lot; however, his rapid […]

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

My Mammaw has been making this cake as long as I can remember. Usually, she buys a tub of frozen strawberries in syrup and a container of Cool Whip and lets them sit out on the counter until they are thawed. Then, she makes the cake and serves it with a generous helping of strawberries and juice and a big, ole dollop of Cool Whip plopped right on the top. She’s been doing this so long that she now has […]

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Peanut Butter Cake. Nuff Said.

Yes, I recognize that the posting of this recipe less than 24 hours behind my Ripped in 30 update is nonsensical. The fact that I am posting something nonsensical is not news to you, so lower your eyebrows and do NOT judge me. No, I didn’t eat a bite of this cake. Didn’t even lick the icing spoon or anything. So, there. Defensive, much? Yes, I’m sending it to The Boys so it will be out of my house. No, […]

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