Grandma’s Gingerbread Recipe

Gingerbread Muffins Recipe video (Scroll down for recipe) Grandma used to pick me and little brother up from school every day for years — all through elementary school. (Actually, Grandma also used to drop us off at school lots of mornings, too. She drove one of those cars that’s really long and solid with lots…

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April Fools Day Recipe: Weenie Surprise Muffins!

Here’s a fun little recipe that will fit perfectly into your April Fool’s Day party — you know the party where you’re supposed to bring a “wacky” food or a “surprise” food, but you still want that food to be good? Well, here you go. Innocent-looking, cheese topped corn muffins with varying ingredients hidden inside…

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Streusel Pear Cake: Old Lady Recipe #3

My mama might kill me for calling this an Old Lady Recipe, since she used to make it all the time, even before she was an old lady. (Just kidding, MOTHER!) So if I turn up dead tomorrow, you know who to blame. (Just kidding, MOTHER!) But all seriousness aside, folks, this here is one…

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Mushroom Duxelles in Puff Pastry

  If you don’t know, duxelles is just French for “mushrooms cooked down into paste”. Mushroom paste? Blech. No wonder they made up a fancy-sounding word for it. But it is yummy if you’re into mushrooms. If you’re not, I completely understand because I have hated mushrooms my whole life until very recently when I…

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Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

[Ed note: I really need to take new pictures of this bourbon pecan pie!] Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. As the only granddaughter living in the same city as my paternal grandmother, I was the one gifted with her mother’s recipe collection last year. It brings me incomparable joy…

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All-Butter Pie Crust Recipe

I’ve heard more nice things about my pie crust recipe over than years than I should say here lest I seem a braggart. Pie crust has a bad reputation, but it needn’t. There are only three absolute requirements to any pie crust: fat, flour, and liquid and once you understand the science behind it you’ll…

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Pumpkin Empanadas!

These are seriously amazing. I finally tried making my own dough for empanadas and never again will I use store-bought pie crust! For one thing, you know, generally I steer clear of pre-made anything. But mostly, this empanada dough recipe is just superior to pie crust for making these little baked hand-pies. It’s also really…

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Sun-dried Tomato and Cheddar Scones

sun-dried tomato and cheddar scones

As promised, here’s the recipe for the exquisite savory scones¬†I made for Austin Bakes last weekend.¬†People were RAVING about them (mostly me and Chris, but whatev). Scones hail from Scotland and are pretty much like biscuits in that they have the same 3 basic ingredients: flour, butter (or some kind of solid fat), and milk…

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