Watergate Salad

This is a deliciously simple recipe to whip up in a hurry. Also known as Pistachio Delight and Green Fluff, this recipe is popular in the American southern states. I grew up eating this on most holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter). The ingredients sound a little odd, but it is delightful! Ingredients: 1 (4 ounce)…

Oh-so-good Pie

Though the origin of this pie is unknown, recipes occasionally appear in regional cookbooks of Southern states where pecans are grown. Ingredients 1/2 cup raisins, coarsly chopped 2 tablespoons brandy 4 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 eggs, separated 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup apple, grated…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

This is a delicious recipe and trust me you do not taste the avocado in the frosting at all.   Ingredients Cupcake batter 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 bananas 1/2 cup applesauce 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1…

Carrot Cake Supreme

This is an amazing carrot cake recipe! I’ve been making this for several years now and everyone loves it. Sometimes I make it with the traditional cream cheese icing, but it’s equally good with just a simple glaze poured on top since the cake has so much great flavor all on it’s own. Ingredients 2…

Preacher Cake

  Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts, divided 1 cup flaked coconut (optional) Cream Cheese Frosting 1  8-ounce…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

In all honesty, this is not the same as traditional pizza dough, but it’s a great alternative if you’re trying to cut back on carbs or if you have a gluten allergy. It’s more of a thin crust style pizza and if you like it crispy then don’t add too many toppings. Ingredients 1 small…

Butterscotch Budino with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Budino is a sweet Italian dish, usually rich and creamy like a custard or pudding. This is a great dessert for any occasion. The sweet and savory combination is surprisingly delightful! Ingredients 3 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cups whole milk 1 large egg 3 large egg yolks 5 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup plus 2…

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

This is a simple recipe, but it’s delicious and great for lunch or a light dinner. Ingredients 1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled and 3/4-inch) diced Good olive oil 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed, washed and spun…

King Ranch Casserole

A delicious staple recipe in Texas! There are many versions of this recipe. Some people layer the corn tortillas whole, while others like my Mom, cut the tortillas into small squares. Typically this recipe has shredded chicken in it, but I mainly prepare it vegetarian style. Either way it’s easy to throw together and tasty!…

German Chocolate Pecan Pie

A delicious twist on an old favorite! The addition of chocolate and flake coconut completely transforms this pie.  Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1 4 ounce stick  plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 stick chilled and cut into small pieces 1/4 cup ice water 2 large eggs 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn…

Baked Churros

One of my favorite sweet treats! These were actually easier to bake than fry and healthier. Ingredients Yield: 8 (10-inch) churros, about 6 servings 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/3 cup margarine or unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup sugar 1…

Chocolate Eclair Pie

Today is National Pie Day!!! To celebrate I’m sharing this wonderful Chocolate Eclair Pie recipe.  You don’t have to make this recipe in a pie plate, you could easily make it in a 13X9 baking dish to serve more people if you want.  Either way, it still taste just as yummy! Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup…