Desserts

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 […]

Lemon-Lime Freezer Pie Recipe

Lemon-Lime Freezer Pie

I can’t help but get really excited when I find just the right combination of flavors that make up a wonderful recipe and this lemon-lime freezer pie is no exception. It is a scrumptious combination of sweet and tart sitting proudly on top of a graham cracker crust just waiting […]

Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

On occasion, I find a recipe that I don’t think needs any tweaking.  This Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe from Grandbaby Cakes is one of those recipes.  I have pinned it to my Pinterest board @simplymauriekay under desserts for you to go check out!   The cake is definitely a pound cake.  […]

Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies

Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies

Why do I like these Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies?  Well, first of all, I love them because they are similar to banana nut bread but only takes 10 minutes to bake.  Secondly, they are just the right size to grace my plate without gracing my middle.  And lastly, they just […]

Patriotic Fruit Cookie Recipe

Patriotic Fruit Sugar Cookie

This Patriotic Fruit Sugar Cookie is a FLASH from the past!  More than 30 years ago I made this dessert for the 4th of July.  I was probably 18 or 19 years old and my fiancee (yes, I married young) and I were having some friends over for the 4th […]

Strawberry Nectar Cake Recipe

Strawberry Nectar Cake Recipe

This Strawberry Nectar Cake Recipe solved one of my biggest problems!  I have a family that loves the tastes of strawberries but will not touch a fresh one.  They eat strawberry jelly, strawberry yogurt, and even the occasional strawberry smoothie but my kids and my husband don’t like the “texture” […]

Hot Milk Cake Recipe

Hot Milk Cake Recipe

I revised a Hot Milk Cake recipe for a friend today.  I just love having friends on Instagram!  I never knew how much fun it could be to interact with people from all over the world that have the same interest that I have. This recipe is for one of […]