Investigating the how and why of good cooking.

Southern Sweets

The Perfect Cake

The perfect cake is easily recognizable.  It’s shape is perfectly symmetrical with a  golden brown crust.  It has a  feathery velvet texture, and is moist and light.  The taste is pure heaven.  You can certainly recognize a perfect cake, but can you make one?  …read tips here…

Mum's lemon meringue pie from above.
Mum’s lemon meringue pie from above. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Southern Fruitcake
Southern Strawberry Jam Cake
Granny’s Pound Cake
Pound Cake
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Hummingbird Cake

Decadently Rich Chocolate Truffle Cake
How to Make Molten Chocolate Cake

Old Fashioned Southern Style Pies

Vinegar Pie
Old Fashioned Coconut Pie
Old Fashioned Lemon Pie
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pie
Southern Sweet Potato Pie With a Kick
Coconut Sweet Potato Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Sour Cream Lemon Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Green Tomato Pie
Fresh Blueberry Pie
Velvet Smooth Chocolate Cream Pie
Down South Sweet Potato Pie
How to Make Pie Crust
Upside Down Strawberry Meringue Pie

Puddings & Cobblers
My Grandmothers Homemade Southern Banana Pudding
Bread Pudding
Fresh Peach Cobbler
Simple Peach Cobbler
Guava Duff
Coconut Stuffed Oranges
Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
Strawberry Cream Meringues
Old Fashioned Strawberry Dumplings

Other Desserts

How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Muffins and Quick Breads

Cookies and Candy

Cookie Baking Tips
Preventing Burned Cookies
Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies
Rolled Gingerbread Cookies
Freezing Cookies and Cookie Dough
Peanut Butter Crackles
One Cookie Dough – Many Variations
Cookie Decorating 101
Gingerbread Houses- Step-by-Step
Black-Bottom Zucchini Bars
Lemon Meltaways
Easy Peanut Brittle
Coconut Brittle
Chocolate Candies
Easy, Elegant Baked Bananas

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