Desserts

Carrot Cake with Buttercream Icing

Carrot Cake

YUM!  This carrot cake is the perfect balance of spice cake and sweet cake.  I am not a big fan of a TON of carrots in a cake so I came up with this recipe.  It is the perfect cake with a cup of coffee and a good book. The […]

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Hummingbird Cake

I made a cake every single day in my restaurant, and I think this Hummingbird Cake was the most requested. It has sweet pineapple, bananas, and cinnamon in a deliciously moist cake.  I top it with a fluffy cream cheese icing and some lightly toasted pecans. The combination of flavors […]

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

Baking the perfect cake has always been a goal of mine! After years of making a cake every day several started to rise to the top of the perfect cake top ten lists.  This strawberry cake is one of my top three all-time favorites. It is super easy to make […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Muffin Cake

Breakfast Muffin Cake

The weekend is a time for baking! My daughter, Raychel, tries to come home once a month from college, and when she does, it is all about making foods she can easily take back with her to store in her tiny dorm room freezer for later meals. This weekend she […]

Lemon Apricot Nectar Cake

Lemon Apricot Cake

This Lemon Apricot cake is great for those days when you just feel like you need a good cake!  Late in the day and the sweet tooth starts to call me, and there is nothing in the house, so I head to the pantry and grab a yellow cake mix.  […]

Chocolate Rum Cake Peanut Butter Icing

Chocolate Rum Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing

This Chocolate Rum Cake with a creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing and an ice-cold cup of milk (my husband actually puts a glass in the freezer to get it extra cold before the milk is poured in!) definitely satisfies that occasional, overpowering craving for something sweet and delicious!  This chocolate […]

Italian Cream Cake with Coconut and Pecans

Italian Cream Cake

This is a beautiful Italian Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Coconut, and Pecans. Pair it with a delicious cup of coffee for the perfect dessert.

Homemade from scratch chocolate chip oatmeal cookie

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

I have three children, and they each have their own distinct personalities as well as their own favorite cookie.  Raychel’s favorite is a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. We have played with several different recipes over the years and have created our favorite rendition.  Our cookie recipe is so versatile, I […]

Chocolate Pie

Beginners Chocolate Pie

This Beginners Chocolate Pie recipe is the easiest thing you will ever make!  My family loves it and requests it for birthdays and holidays. I don’t think it will ever get a mention in Texas Monthly (like my crab cakes have) but it is still a crowd-pleaser.  So, if you […]