4 Favorite Desserts for Easter, from our Family Favorites!

Favorite Desserts for Easter! I recently made a dessert cookbook for my three grown children. So,  I decided to share four of our Favorite Desserts for Easter with you that we have made for our Easter dinners. Two cakes and two pies. Three of them are my mother's recipes and one is Candace's. All of them are delicious and totally appropriate for your Easter dessert table. Two Easter Pies! Two of our favorite Easter pies are Mama's Strawberry Pie and Mama's Refrigerator Coconut Pie. Since it is already strawberry season in central Arkansas, the strawberry pie would be perfect. But, if you want a really easy pie, then Mama's coconut pie is the one for you. Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie . . . Mama's Strawberry Pie has a homemade crust … [Read more...]

Strawberry Jam Cake for summer!

Got leftover strawberry jam? Have you found yourself wondering what to do with strawberry jam that's been in your refrigerator for a while, and you think there's no way you and your family will be able to eat it all? Well I have! And for that reason, I looked for some recipes to use the strawberry jam. I found one for Strawberry Jam Cake in a cookbook I bought in Nashville, Tennessee entitled, "Miss Daisy Entertains". "Miss Daisy Entertains" cookbook . . . Miss Daisy was a lady who owned and operated "Miss Daisy's Tearoom", in Franklin, Tennessee, from 1971 until the late 1980's. According to the Introduction in the cookbook, her tearoom was a favorite with locals. And, the recipes in this cookbook are those that her customers enjoyed … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cake, a perfect cake for Spring!

A Perfect Spring Cake! Doesn't this Strawberry Cake look divine? My daughter, Candace, made it for her shop recently, and I asked her to share it with us! My recipe for Strawberry Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting are very similar to hers. So, I know that you can bake my recipe and decorate your cake like she has done with hers! Just set aside some pretty, fresh bright red strawberries and pink sprinkles! You will have a cake that is both delicious and pretty as a picture!!! Strawberry Season continues . . . I have been focused on strawberries recently. Can you tell? I guess because I love them and because the season for fresh ones is relatively short. So, I want to make good use of the time and the season and try out new recipes and share … [Read more...]