Hit or Miss – Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

When I received my Southern Living magazine (if you live in the south, you are required to subscribe to Southern Living – it’s actually young, hip, cool, chic – well, you get the picture) last week, the cover photo of their Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake captured my attention immediately!  Duh!  That’s why it’s on the […]

How to Make Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Today I’m saluting my dad on his 80th birthday!  He was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, weighing in at 11 lbs. and 11 ounces.  I kid you not!  And he makes the best pound cake in the world.  I promise! Funny Story Before we Get to Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake […]

Grandma’s Apple Tarts and Tea Cakes

When I think of Grandma, I can’t help but think of apple tarts, tea cakes and hoe cakes.  You can find the hoe cake recipe here. Grandma Elrod is my mom’s mother.  She passed away when I was 18.  It was my first experience of losing someone that I dearly loved and it was difficult […]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

To me, the perfect breakfast includes a nice cup of decaf (click to read about my coffee experience) and a big chunk of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake.  And, since we are in the midst of blueberry season and my brother-in-law just happens to own a blueberry/blackberry farm, I’m in blueberry heaven! Helpful Hint:  Planning a summer brunch? […]

Pumpkin Cake Roll Is a Favorite Fall Dessert

Fall has arrived and there’s a chill in the air! I’ve always wanted to say that, but here in the south, the chill hasn’t arrived yet. That fact doesn’t stop me from thinking about Pumpkin Cake Roll. I’ll be making Pumpkin Cake Roll again real soon! It will be one of the desserts I serve […]