Granita

Granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. It’s a simple recipe and no special equipment needed. The flavor possibilities are endless! Seasonal fruits are very popular and you can kick the flavor up a notch by added fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, sage, basil, mint or even add…

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…

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…

Texas Sheet Cake

This isn’t a fancy looking cake for a special occasion, but it’s great for gatherings, potlucks and picnics when you want a little something sweet and need to feed a crowd. This is a very simple fool proof recipe that is delicious! Recipes for this cake have been found in cookbooks dating back to the…

Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

So simple, but highly addicting!!! This pie is delicious and full of flavor. No one will be able to tell that there is tofu in this pie. Note: full fat coconut milk or coconut cream, needs to be chilled overnight (no shaking the can! You want the cream and liquid to remain separate). Ingredients CRUST…

Flourless Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies

 These are a chocoholic’s dream come true!!!  Super rich, crunchy on the outside and gooey in the center.     Ingredients: 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (spooned and leveled) 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (or other type of nut) 4 large egg…