Category Archives for Desserts & Sweets

Tender Shortening Pie Crust Recipe

Here's how to make a tender pie crust from scratch using shortening.

Some of my favorite desserts and treats are homemade pies. What makes a great pie? A tender crust that melts in your mouth, but one that’s also strong enough to hold whatever delicious pie filling you put into it. That’s what this tender shortening pie crust does. I hope you try the recipe. Print Tender […]

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Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Here's my favorite recipe for flaky pie crust.

Is there anything better than a flaky pie crust? If you’re in the mood to bake a pie, give this simple recipe a try. The key is minimal ingredients and as little handling as possible. I’ve tried to make the directions as clear as possible. Give it a try, but like with other “simple” recipes […]

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Homemade Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

A tasty homemade buttermilk pound cake topped with powdered sugar..

It all started around Thanksgiving. Each year I buy a half-gallon of buttermilk to make the biscuits and cornbread that go into my homemade cornbread dressing. The rest of the year I use regular milk in those recipes, but for Thanksgiving and Christmas I “splurge” on some buttermilk. It tastes richer I think and it’s […]

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Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles

These old-fashioned snicker-doodle cookies are my daughter's favorite.

  1/2 cup margarine (1 stick) 3/4 cup sugar 1 medium egg 1 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-2/3 cups flour 2 tablespoons white sugar mixed with 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon In a large bowl mash together the margarine and sugar. Add the egg and beat until everything is creamy. Add the baking powder, salt […]

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Gingerbread Cookie Icing

This is the easiest and best way to ice your gingerbread cookies. Works every time - with just two ingredients.

Yesterday I shared my favorite recipe for Gingerbread cookies with you. While the cookies taste great plain (I actually prefer them that way), they are also wonderful iced and they look very pretty if you take the time to decorate with a simple gingerbread icing. Here’s the recipe we use: Gingerbread Icing 1 cup powdered […]

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Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies and a cup of coffee.

We’ve been going through a lot of craisins around here. I’m in love with everything cranberry and they are a nice addition to my oatmeal in the morning. They are also wonderful to bake with. I love making the recipe below with both regular craisins and the cherry flavored ones as suggested. Of course they […]

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