Desserts

Reese's Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies

Nothing can satisfy a chocolate craving better than a brownie, and these Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies, along with a tall glass of milk, can make your hunger disappear.  This recipe is inspired by a 1968 cookbook my mom recently passed on to me.  Looking at “vintage” cookbooks for inspiration has […]

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes I am lucky enough to make a recipe that is so good that I make it over and over again.  That is the case with these triple chocolate chip cookies.  They are super moist and super delicious.  I love keeping a batch on hand for an after-school snack or […]

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookie

This is not your traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  This chocolate chip butter cookie recipe starts with a butter cookie base for a lighter more shortbread feeling with just the perfect touch of chocolate.  It makes the perfect company for a nice cup of coffee or tea.  They are also […]

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Sometimes I start wanting something different.  I love chocolate cake, just as much as the next person, but when the hankering hits me for a different kind of chocolate cake I become obsessed with figuring out what my stomach is telling my brain it wants. I pull out the legal […]

Chocolate Delight Recipe

Chocolate Delight

Light and airy, this Chocolate Delight was a popular recipe during the hot summer months at my restaurant.  Now that we are hitting 100 plus degrees here in Texas for weeks on end, I am reaching for this light and cool dessert yet again. This Chocolate Delight probably got its […]

Watergate Salad Recipe

Watergate Salad

Are you ready for a salad that will bring back memories of grandma?  Here is another of my favorite “dinner on the ground” selections.  This Watergate Salad is made with marshmallows and pineapple, always served cold, and when my mom wasn’t looking, took up half of my plate.  Grad a […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This Pineapple Upside Down Cake is the stuff memories are made of. If I was to say “dinner on the ground,” what is the thing that comes to mind for you?  For me, it is Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (where my Daddy led the singing) and hot muggy East Texas […]

Oatmeal Cream Bar Recipe

Oatmeal Cream Bars

These Oatmeal Cream Bars are so addictive!   My daughter and her best friend came to the house for the weekend, and with them came the request for Oatmeal Cream Bars.  I took my recipe for oatmeal cookies and modified it to make a softer flat bar and then added a […]

Damn-Good-Chocolate-Cake

Damn Good Chocolate Cake

Yes, I said it.  This cake is a Damn Good Chocolate Cake.  I made this one probably once a week in the restaurant because it was not only easy to make, but it sold so well.  When you have a restaurant you have to serve dessert, right? Desserts on the […]

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Magical Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler

Growing up in Fred, Texas (at least from birth to fourteen) was quite the experience.  An experience that peaches never really played a role in.  Don’t get me wrong, Fred (what with all the rain it gets in South East Texas) is full of some wonderful homegrown food.  My childhood […]