Cinnamon Swirl Blueberry Coffee Cake

Every time I read a recipe on how to bake cake I always laugh and think about at the movie Sleeping Beauty. You know when the fairies decided that they are going to throw a birthday party for Aurora and not use magic. While the Red and Blue fairies are making the dress (which is […]

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Sweet Cherry Pie 2.0H So Good!

It’s finally here!! Cherry Season has finally reached Texas 🙂  While cherries don’t actually grow here in Texas every year around the first days of summer they start to crop up in the produce sections.  I usually end up coming home with two bags of cherries from the store, one bag of the sweet red […]

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Going Hawaiian Style: My Grandmother’s Coconut Cream Pie

Aloha! It has been a blast getting out of “Texas” and “Going Hawaiian Style” with all of you this week, and as the sun sets on this little adventure I want to thank everyone for their show of support and comments. Mahalo! For this last Going Hawaiian Style post I wanted to deviate from the […]

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Going Hawaiian Style: “Ono” White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies….

Aloha and Happy Saturday! This photo was taken 2 years ago along the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island  is home to volcanos, observatories, coffee plantations, breweries, and of course the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory.  I just love macadamia nuts don’t you? In Hawaii macadamia nut products are everywhere […]

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My Texas Garden Blooms and Meyer Lemon Gelato

I’ve been spending lots of time over the past few weeks getting my little box garden ready for Spring.  While some of my more hearty herbs come back every year, and some return from seeds, most everything else I get from my in-laws. This is Ross and Esther, they have been married for almost 57 […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Making Limoncello Lemon Drizzle Cake….

Dear Lemon Drizzle Cake you are a tricky one aren’t you? For the past month I have been trying to make a lemon drizzle cake. The first time I attempted to make this cake I wanted to use a traditional British Recipe….. Where did I go wrong??? It wasn’t just the fact that I was […]

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My Grandmothers Earthquake Cake…..

When I was a very little girl my parents took me to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas to see the Dinosaur tracks in the riverbed. Ever since then I have always loved dinosaurs and studying about the Earths geological history almost to an obsessive level. I had these visions of what the […]

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Merry Christmas!!! Orange Zest and Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday!!!  And for those of you who will be having a White Christmas this year…. LUCKY!!! While there is a 0% chance of me getting a White Christmas this year, last year was a different story. Last December I spent 5 days just before […]

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The Delicious Smell Of Gingerbread Cookies In The Morning

Well it’s the final Holiday Countdown is everyone ready??? Just one week until Christmas!! It seems like December has just flown by this year leaving me with not enough time to get in all of my favorite Christmas traditions, but I’ve covered most of the basics… 1) Watch Charlie Brown, Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty The […]

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Ooey, Gooey, Pecan Pie Cobbler and Pecan Pie Bars

This past weekend I hosted my first ever Friends-Giving. I was cooking the Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, rolls and a dessert. I made my to do list and I checked it twice. The night before I brined the Turkey, and made the cranberry sauce. For my dessert I decided to make a Pecan Pie […]

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