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German Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

German Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

If you’re a fan of German chocolate cake, then you’ll want to make these German Chocolate No-Bake Cookies or Brownie Nuggets as they are sometimes called.

French Toast Or Pain Perdu (Lost Bread)

French Toast Or Pain Perdu (Lost Bread)

French toast is a classic breakfast dish also known as pain perdu or lost bread. This dish transpired years ago by saving precious daily bread before it spoiled and had to be thrown out.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Well, if you don’t and even if you do, I think you’ll be interested in meeting this one.

Cajun Cake, An Immoderate Indulgence

Cajun Cake, An Immoderate Indulgence

I’m so excited to bring you this luscious cake recipe known as the Cajun Cake.   It’s a “made from scratch“ treat of simple ingredients found in most kitchens.

Pumpkin Cheesecake With Pecan Streusel

Pumpkin Cheesecake With Pecan Streusel

The cheesecake was always one of those decadent desserts I used to think took a lot of skill to make. I have come to discover that it doesn’t and it’s really hard to mess one up. Unless you experience a mishap like I did. A […]

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Happy Y’all, It’s Fall! Finally, some cool weather instead of the hot, dry air we’ve been having. Things were a bit out of place with all of the high temps here in the ArkLaMiss this October. How about we celebrate with some bread pudding to […]

Gateau Frais Cupcakes, Or Fresh Cake Cupcakes

Gateau Frais Cupcakes, Or Fresh Cake Cupcakes

If you ever pass by a Rouse’s Supermarket, do yourself a favor and stop in for their Gentilly cake or cupcakes. A real treat! Here is a glary picture of some of their lovely creations. I dropped in for a visit to the Lafayette store […]

Blackberry Dumplings, The Prize of the Hunt

Blackberry Dumplings, The Prize of the Hunt

Picking blackberries was always worth the effort when Mama promised a pot of her blackberry dumplings. It was the bait that got us running out of the door with bucket in hand. Walking along the canal levees hunting for the red and black berry-thickets was […]

Easy Lemon Curd For A Mother’s Day Queen Cake

Easy Lemon Curd For A Mother’s Day Queen Cake

Mother’s Day calls for a special tribute to Mamas. Why not celebrate with a Queen Cake and it’s layered filling of cream and lemon curd. Recently, I found this appropriately named royal tower on Louisiana Cookin’ magazine’s website (http://louisianacookin.com/queen-cake/). I remembered reading this Mother’s Day […]

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

This tropical fruit salad is so typical of my mama’s delectable kitchen inventions. This citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal. It is a long-standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off the top of her […]