Author Archives: Baking Better

Five Flavor Pound Cake

Pound cake, it’s a southern staple.  Pound cake isn’t just a delivery system for strawberries, but a dessert appreciated on its own.  Many southern families have a favorite recipe.  This one was given to me by a friend, it is … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Baking Chips

You know those bits that you find in muffins and scones, the ones that you can’t really find anywhere in stores?  Well instead of paying a bunch of money and shipping for chips online, why not make your own? I … Continue reading

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A Holiday Chuckle…

Once again this year, I’ve had requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe so here goes: 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup water 1 tsp. salt 1 cup brown sugar Lemon juice 4 large eggs Nuts 1 … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookie Cutouts!

Here is another recipe from my childhood.  I grew up eating these every Christmas.  My mom would let me decorate them.  They have a nice flavor beyond just a plain sugar cookie with the addition of the lemon extract.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Royal Icing, great for cookies!

You know that “cement” type icing that holds gingerbread houses together?  That’s called royal icing. It’s really simple to make with little effort required. You can use raw egg whites from fresh eggs if you wish, but I prefer buying … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Biscuits!

Here is a quick alternative to cinnamon rolls.  Sure you could pop open a can from the doughboy, but really what fun is that? If you will be having company this holiday season, here is something to feed ’em for … Continue reading

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Brownie Cheesecake!

YUM.. Brownies and cheesecake, that’s all I have to say. I had a vision, a brownie on the bottom of a cheesecake was great, but why not little brownies all over the top?  Then the light bulb appeared over my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Here are some past recipes to go with your Thanksgiving feast! Pumpkin Cream Pie Pecan Pie Pumpkin Bread Pudding Stuffing Bread Mom’s Rolls Potato Rolls   Hope everyone has a Fantastic Thanksgiving!  

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Mom’s Rolls

How about some nice homemade rolls for holiday dinners? This is my mom’s recipe, the one she made for every holiday dinner.  I can’t eat these without thinking about her.  The next morning, my dad would split them and butter … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

If the pumpkin bread wasn’t decadent enough, lets make some bread pudding out of it…. The best bread pudding that I have ever had was made with cake, not bread.  I’ve had some great bread puddings made with bread, but … Continue reading

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