Archives for January 2011

Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake

Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake If you’ve ever heard of Paula Deen, chances are you’ve also heard of her gooey butter cake. It’s a recipe I’ve put on the back burner for a few years, but I finally tried it this weekend.      The recipe itself is almost embarrassingly simple. Beat together a yellow […]

White Chocolate Clementine Cake

White Chocolate Clementine Cake      Do you remember those creamsicle ice cream bars we had as children? I was thinking about those the other day, and wondering if I could make a cake reminiscent of one. I didn’t have any oranges in the house, only a big bag of clementines. (FYI: A clementine is […]

Slow Cooker Chicken-Mexi Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken-Mexi Soup      I love to make chili in my slow cooker. Usually I make a recipe from my grandfather called Aztec Chili, using ground beef. It is a delicious recipe, and I promise to post it one day. In the meantime, I was searching for lighter fare. My chicken-mexi soup is […]

Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip on a wheat thin cracker      For those of you that like the artichoke dip served at popular chain restaurants, I have an excellent recipe for you. This dip is a lighter version with loads of flavor. You would never know that it is low-fat and low-calorie because it tastes so […]

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar on a Tostitos Scoop      Texas Caviar actually has nothing to do with caviar; it is a type of salsa popular in the Lone Star State. There are many variations to the dish, but it always contains black-eyed peas and some type of dressing. The longer you let it sit, the more […]

Zucchini Brownies

Over the summer I was given some zucchini from a friend. Being the sweets person I am, I looked for dessert recipes that incorporate the fruit. These zucchini brownies are, as my husband says, “the bomb.” They are extremely moist, thanks to the water that releases while baking at a high temperature. There are also NO […]

Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Muffins: Side View Doughnut Muffins: Top View      Have you ever had a craving for doughnuts but didn’t feel like driving to Tim Horton’s? Sure, you could fry some homemade ones, but that takes a lot of time, effort, and oil. Well, I have a solution for you: Doughnut Muffins. Just like the […]

Yellow Cake with Caramel Frosting

Yellow Cake with Caramel Frosting      Most cakes made by hand are dense and heavy. This recipe is for a light and fluffy yellow cake. It has the texture of a boxed mix with the flavor of homemade. The secret to this recipe is in all of the mixing. Each addition of an egg […]

Heavenly White Chocolate Cake

Heavenly White Chocolate Cake      A few days ago I was thinking about how good my white chocolate brownies taste. I wasn’t in the mood for brownies though; I was in the mood for cake. I did an online search for white chocolate cakes and ended up with ingredients like buttermilk and heavy cream […]

Funfetti Fudge

Funfetti Fudge      Have you ever eaten the funfetti cake mix from Betty Crocker? It was always my favorite as a child. My mom used to make it for me almost every year for my birthday. I was thinking about this yesterday when it was time to make more fudge for my husband’s students. […]