I want to make Macarons

Ive been day dreaming a lot lately about macarons. I want to learn how to make these sweet little bites of heaven. With a little research, I stumbled up this awesome blog, Food Nouveau, with a step by step guide about how to make perfect macarons! I am thinking about using this recipe to make … Continue reading

Bananas Foster

For dinner this week I had a few friends over and the dear Mr. Taylor Byrd could not handle showing up empty handed even though I insisted I already had everything and it really was not a big deal. So, even though I usually don’t eat dessert, we decided he could handle that course. Well, … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Pears

More from lessons on couch surfing: Make dinner for your friends, they will appreciate it! But I say, Desserts First! This dessert was actually made for me by one of the moms I babysit for. Undoubtedly, hers turned out prettier than mine but hey, we’re still learning here. This dessert is super simple and can’t … Continue reading

Chocolate, Brie and Basil Panini

I got creative with paninis again. Really just love a grilled sandwich, although this is more like a dessert… You’ll need: Bread (I used sourdough) Brie cheese Chocolate (milk or dark) Fresh Basil Butter Butter your bread! Slice the Brie. I left the rind on, personal preference. Heat up the panini maker! You can also … Continue reading

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This is such a pretty cake so I wanted to give it a try. The fluffy white cake, fruit and warm buttery brown sugar make this quite a treat! You’ll need: 1/4 cup of butter 2/3 cup of brown sugar Pineapple slices Maraschino cherries 1 1/3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1 … Continue reading

Snickers Cake Balls

Happy Birthday to some of my favorite people in the world!! My sister Melodie, and Cameron&Blair Conder!! I hope you are all having a great day!! Melodie, I wish you would have been here this weekend to share in all this great food with us! My friends, Cameron and Blair, they’re twins for those of … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cupcakes

For my dear friend Jessica Johnson’s birthday celebration, we had a host of treats. Of course, I made the cupcakes! She requested red velvet with cream cheese frosting and yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Red Velvet is literally my favorite, favorite cake ever! So, I’m very excited to share this recipe with you all!! You’ll … Continue reading

Sara’s Scotch Shortbread Cookies

This recipe came to me from my dear friend Senator Judith Zaffirini. The recipe was originally her sister Sara’s, hence the name. The Senator is quite the baker herself and has lots of great recipes you can check out on her Facebook page in the Notes section. These delightful little cookies are light and perfect … Continue reading

Tiger Bark

This recipe was brought to me by the lovely Cranch sisters. And it was passed to them from the Delta Delta Delta house mom at LSU. So, I trusted that this would be a delicious addition to the BCS national championship party I will be attending this evening. It’s super easy and not many ingredients … Continue reading

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

To celebrate my friend Katharine Keaton’s birthday on New Year’s Day, I made some awesome chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. She told me she wanted chocolate, so after doing a little research, I decided on the chocolate cake recipe from Hershey’s . Several of my favorite cooks and bloggers said after trying multiple recipes, … Continue reading

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