Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party

Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias Welcome to the most laid-back, fun party of the summer – my Whatever Floats Your Boat Ice Cream Party. Had you rather have an ice cream sundae? Dr. Pepper® Cherry Float? […]

Sweet Tea and Lemonade Cake

I’m as southern as the days are long, but this is a first for me – baking a sweet tea and lemonade cake!  I mean, sure, southerners are known for their good food and their sweet tea.  But to be totally honest, I haven’t had sweet tea in years – unsweetened for me, thank you […]

Hit or Miss – Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake

Since the 4th of July is right around the corner, I wanted to try something patriotic for this week’s hit or miss segment.  While I was searching high and low, the July edition of Southern Living arrived.  I really should get something out of promoting that mag, don’t you think? At the very end of […]

Cake Creations: An Interview & Recipe

I recently asked Mica Izzard, cake decorator and owner of Cake Creations, if I could interview her for my blog.  Mica attends our church and is also a Mary Kay representative.  You can read my skin care and makeup tips here! There have been several times when I’ve needed over 100 cupcakes and she has […]

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 […]

Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake and Lemon Glaze

Today I’m saluting my dad on his 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 sour cream pound cake in the world.  I promise! It’s a family favorite. Funny Story Before we Get to […]

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 […]