Southern Style Sweet Cornbread

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I love cornbread, correction….I love southern sweet cornbread. There’s a big difference when it comes to southern style baking. Everything seems to taste better in the south and it’s probably because we use more butter and more sugar in the recipes. I live in the Midwest now and they have “sweet tea” here. They need to add another 1/2 pound of sugar before they can dare call this watered down sugar the real “sweet tea”. It’s hard to come across good southern food unless you make it yourself. So, I was excited when I came across a recipe for southern style cornbread and it reminded me of what my Grandmother used to make when I was a kid. It’s sweet, sticky, and even better the next day. I love to drizzle honey on top and have it for dessert…yummy!!

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Happy National Pie Day with Blueberry Pie

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Happy National Pie Day!!! I had no idea about this yummy holiday until yesterday. My husband just bought me a beautiful new pie pan and vintage pie server so this came in handy at the perfect time.  He has been asking me all week to make him a pie so how could I refuse when it’s the only day of the year you’re allowed to eat as much pie as possible because some genius made it a holiday! Truth is, I made it last night and there’s less than half a pie left..it’s that good and easy too. It took me ten minutes to prep. The hard part was waiting for it to bake. :)

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Valentine’s DIY Card

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My blog turns 2 years old today! We’ve had many ups and a few downs but overall it’s been a great experience. :) To celebrate I made a Valentine’s Day card for the upcoming holiday. I always love making my own cards instead of buying one from the store. This card is not exactly what I envisioned but it never is, right? However, it’s super easy and takes 10 minutes. It’s the thought that counts and even if it doesn’t turn out perfect, your Valentine will appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Happy Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

Pecan Tarts

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Another Christmas has come and gone which means another year of baking delicious treats. Not that I don’t have an excuse any other time of the year. Instead of making one large pie I decided to make several bite size desserts. This took a bit longer but they all turned out so yummy and everyone loved them! The pecan tarts had a perfect flaky crust and the center was just the right amount of gooey. I’ve never been a huge fan of pecan pie because of the texture. It’s too gooey in the middle and it’s not really something you can chew. I always end up eating only the crust, pecans, and a little bit of the filling to get some flavor. This is why I love the bite size tarts, it combines all of the best parts of the pie in one bite. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading

DIY Christmas JOY Sign

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Christmas really is the best time of the year. It brings back childhood memories, you get to spend time lots of time with family, eat delicious food, give and receive presents, and decorate the house like a glorious winter wonderland! I love making new holiday crafts for my house and this year I made a great addition for the front porch. It was fairly simple and I had most of the items I already needed at home, which always makes me happy. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and have time to make a few Christmas crafts. :)

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Chewy Gluten Free, Dairy Free Brownies

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I was on the search for a delicious brownie recipe that was gluten and dairy free. However, a strange thing happens when you start to search for gluten and dairy free desserts…people add weird ingredients to desserts that just do not belong there. When I was searching for a brownies recipe, I found a ton of recipes that used avocados and black beans as the main ingredient. I don’t want to bite into a black bean brownie, that just does not sound appetizing to me. I want a nice chewy, fudgy, and full of chocolaty tasting brownie. I’ll save the avocados for my guacamole. I finally found the perfect brownies to make which came out so perfect and hit the spot. I didn’t even have to use any healthy ingredients ;)

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Pumkin Swirl Bars

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It’s cold outside and that is the best time to bake desserts, even better is pumpkin desserts since Christmas is right around the corner. When everyone is bringing another pumpkin pie, you can be the hero and show up with delicious pumpkin bars with a cream cheese swirl on top…yum! If it were me I would pick that…and a piece of pumpkin pie because I’m greedy like that and will never pass up pumpkin pie. :)

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