Homemade Fondant 101

Fondant has always frightened me.  During my brief period owning a bona fide bakery I always claimed to be a ‘fondant free’ environment.  Not only was it scary but it tasted bad.  And taste was, and still is, of utmost importance to me.  Then about 2 years ago I was prompted to attempt a fondant cake.  And…

French Silk Trifle

Whenever there is a function which includes food (wait, that would be ALL functions).   Whenever there is a function I take a dessert.  Rarely will you spy me toting in a salad or rolls.  Nope, I’m a dessert toting kinda gal.  Although I did make a corn casserole for an Easter dinner this year but…

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies make people nice.  If you see a mean, out-of-sorts person, just give’em a cookie.  It won’t fix their problem but it will probably make them smile.  Unless they can’t have sugar, then all you have done is make things worse.  Or if they are allergic to nuts and you give them a peanut butter…

Blackberry Cobbler

What is better then fresh blackberries? Fresh blackberries that your mom picked for you! This is exactly what my darling mother did for me and I promptly turned the gift into a cobbler whose future included vanilla Bluebell ice cream. Within 2 hours the cobbler was no more. I have found with a ravenous husband and…

Cake Balls

Everyone loves my balls.  My CAKE balls that is!  As a matter of fact I happen to know there are people who love me for this reason and this reason alone.  I’m okay with that.  And if you are needing to feel some extra love, wanting to impress someone with your wicked baking skills or simply have…

Toffee Squares

My favorite person I’ve never met is Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Women.  Anytime I need a sure enough good recipe and am hankering to try something new I head over to her blog and am never disappointed!  So this last weekend I needed a fast, easy dessert to take to a lake party. …