Buttermilk Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

In the summer there is nothing better than homemade ice cream. Really, there is nothing better all year round but add it to the broiling heat of summer and you get the extra benefit of all that cool, crisp freshness. I made numerous cobblers and pies for this past July 4th holiday and a little […]

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Summer Peach Cobbler with Sweet Buttermilk Biscuit Topping

Nothing says summer in the South like fresh, juicy Georgia peaches. Even as far north as Kentucky we get them shipped in by the truckload. I snagged some of the sweet peachy babies as soon as I saw them and came home to make a sugary cobbler for Independence Day. As soon as dessert was […]

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Vanilla Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

I don’t do much baking in the summer. I’m less inclined to heat up the oven (and in turn, my house) in the scorching heat. The temperature outside my home in Kentucky has been over 100 degrees for days now, unseasonably hot and record setting for this time of year. But sometimes the mood to […]

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Lightly Lemony Zucchini Buttermilk Bread

Zucchini bread was always a favorite of mine in childhood. My parents kept a large garden in the backyard on our farm in Anderson County. In the late spring and summer the golden and green hued zucchini was abundant. Steamed zucchini with a little butter and herbs was a regular side dish at our family […]

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Strawberry Season Recipe Round-Up

Strawberry season is the perfect time of year, and strawberries are my all time favorite fruit. A friend of mine pretty much summed it up with, “I love strawberries because they’re awesome.” Yep, I totally agree. I’ve posted recipes for a few strawberry goodies on this site: Sweet & Savory Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Shortcake Muffins […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Strawberry season is here, and depending on your region of the country the season may be winding down or just getting started. In Kentucky, we are at the beginning of the season. Last week I was in Tennessee, a little farther South, and the season was in full swing. We ate mounds of sweet, delicious […]

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Heavenly Brown Sugar Pie

This brown sugar pie is amazingly simple yet delicious. For this recipe, I made some modifications to a recipe I found in the Good n’ Southern Cookbook, a collection of recipes gathered by the Civil League of Newberry, SC. This particular recipe is credited to Mrs. Maude P. Cartwright. It is like a buttery caramel […]

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Best of Easter Round-Up

One of the best parts of being a food blogger is getting to know so many wonderful people who also happen to be excellent cooks. Because I travel frequently, I don’t always have enough time to make the foods I’d like for a given holiday. This Easter is one of those busy times. Luckily, I’m […]

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Irish Chocolate Cookies with Baileys Royal Icing

Chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream are a natural combo for St. Patrick’s Day food goodness. Wrap it all up into a cookie and you have a little bit of Irish perfection. I can usually make cookies, set them aside and only have one or two, saving most of them for friends and family. That is […]

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Southern Chocolate Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream

I made Minny’s Chocolate Pie from The Help for an Oscar Party yesterday. Needless to say, expectations were high and the pressure was on. Luckily, this piece of chocolate heaven turned out even more delicious than I could have imagined. My favorite comments of the night were: “Jes, Minny would be proud.” “This is the […]

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