Look no further for the perfect brownie. These brownies have the signature brownie cracked top, a dense, fudge-like interior, and a rich and delicious flavor.
What Makes These Brownies So Good? (AKA Secret Ingredient). The secret? Coffee. Pour yourself a cup and continue reading. I will explain it here.
Whether you like coffee or not, caffeine does something amazing to brownies. Caffeine (specifically in dark coffee or expresso) enhances the flavor of chocolate and boosts the richness of the brownie without adding a coffee flavor. So simply put, the coffee makes your brownies taste brownier. Science.
German chocolate cake is an American classic, named after a chocolatier called Samuel German (as opposed to the European nation). Milder than devil’s food cake, this chocolate cake has layers that are subtle and sweet, chocolatey but not excessively so. They create a lovely, velvet-textured vehicle for the heaps of gooey, toasted coconut and pecan custard. For more chocolate appeal, rich ganache can be slathered on the sides. This not only adds another blissful layer of chocolate, but also neatens up the look and makes for a party-worthy presentation.
This Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball is the easiest crowd-pleasing appetizer to share with your family and friends this holiday season.
If you are a fan of cream cheese appetizer dips, then you are going to love this cheese ball. Grab a box of crackers and five simple ingredients (cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, green onions, and pecans) and you’re good to go!
Don’t be fooled. Just because this cheese ball is easy to throw together and requires only 5 ingredients, it is packed full of flavor. The sharp white cheddar cheese combined with the green onions gives it a strong flavor punch that is deliciously contrasted by the sweetness of the dried cranberries and finished off with the crunchy nuttiness of the pecans. After you take your first bite you won’t be able to stop going back in for more! I’m not gonna lie, I almost always eat 2 servings.
These Keto Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a filling and flavor-packed meal on their own, or you can add them as a topping to some of your favorite Keto-friendly pasta alternatives too. Maybe you could even whip up some Fathead Dough to make some rolls and turn these into an awesome Keto Meatball Sandwich!......
This easy and simple honey roasted chicken and sweet potatoes skillet is everything you want in a hearty, comforting Fall meal. This tasty one pan meal will be ready in about 30 minutes and you will love the flavors!
Sweet and savory honey butter and tender sweet potatoes!
The best part is that this is a one-pan meal and it’s ready in about 30 minutes. In my book that’s a recipe for a perfect weeknight dinner.
This is a very special recipe, one that has been highly requested and highly anticipated. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I finally perfected my Best Ever Irish Scones recipe! These are the most authentic Irish Scones around as they are quite literally a revamped recreation of what I grew up with in Ireland. To me, scones are all about texture. My Best Ever Scones have all of the signs of what a scone should be: a crunchy, crackly exterior, a moist and dense interior and a lightly sweet flavor. Overall a bite of these should feel like a big hug!
While these Best Ever Irish Scones taste like they are made in a real Irish Bakery, they are so easy to make. The key to them is really that they are made 100% by hand. In one bowl, I grate frozen butter into flour. This is the trick to making these the biggest and boldest scones. Grating the butter makes a huge difference in the texture of the scones; it creates pockets of butter throughout and adds loads of air and texture.....
Homemade jam is an incredible way to make the most of all the strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries that fill the farmer’s markets and grocery stores.
While the traditional method of making jam is a fun project, it is just that — a project.
My recipe for Easy Strawberry Jam (and more flavors!) turns making jam into a crazy simple process. With the assistance of my favorite kitchen appliance, my microwave, I make homemade jam with just berries, sugar, and lemon in no time!
Homemade Pop-Tarts are baking at its simplest. The pastry I use is my master recipe for pie crust (aka shortcrust pastry). It is easy to make by hand and yields you a lovely, buttery and flakey pastry.
Some recipes just get you talking about the old days, which is why we love them so much. This is one of those recipes. Nini loved this recipe. I remember the first time I made it and she tasted it. It was an instant hit. Nothing like an heirloom recipe to bring memories back to life, especially around the holidays....
Rich. buttery and moist Butter Pecan Cupcakes with a creamy Maple Mascarpone filling and a Praline Buttercream frosting. The flavor of New Orleans in every bite.
Praline. They’re extra rich and buttery with chunks of pecans. Absolutely delicious!
Instead of actually putting praline pieces into the cupcakes I decided to infuse every aspect of the cupcake with the amazing favor of pralines. The ingredients in pralines are butter, sugar, cream and pecans and these Butter Pecan Cupcakes taste just like a praline “cake”. Rich, buttery and very moist.
I added a luscious Praline Cream filling inside the cupcakes. A combination of mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, Imperial Confectioners Powdered Sugar and maple syrup which further enhanced the praline flavor.
For the icing, I made a feathery light praline frosting.
This is the cake I made for my mom on Mother's Day this year. It started life as a caramel cake recipe, but as I was preparing it, I decided it needed something...else. I tweaked it by adding toasted pecans and I cooked the frosting a bit more than I had intended. The result was this decadent variation on a caramel cake!
This recipe is very similar to the Praline cake prepared by PralinesNThings. You may use your favorite yellow cake recipe to make this cake. The key to this delicious Praline Cake is the cream cheese filling and the praline topping. I am sure you will enjoy!
Only FIVE INGREDIENTS, this Taco Braid made with crescent roll dough (or pizza dough) is such an easy and delicious dinner, you are going to want to make it again and again. Made with ground beef, taco seasoning, cheese, and salsa, this crescent braid could not be more simple.
Classic southern buttermilk pie with a twist. Velvety smooth, delicate in texture and rich in flavor, this old fashioned custard pie is easy to make and even easier to eat!
If you’ve never had a classic southern buttermilk pie, please run to your kitchen and bake this recipe immediately. It looks unassuming, but every bite is positively luscious. The custard is velvety smooth and delicate with a rich, buttery flavor, which, as you might imagine, is dynamite when eaten from a buttery, flakey pie crust.
If you’ve never had a buttermilk pie you are in for a treat! This Lemon Buttermilk Pie, features a bit of an extra twang due to using lemon and buttermilk for the dreamy custard filling. Buttermilk pies are basically custard pies made with a buttermilk base as opposed to using milk or cream. Buttermilk gives a nice sharp edge to the flavor, and they’re among some of the most beloved of Southern pies.
This lemon variation focuses a little more on the lemon flavor including lemon juice and fresh lemon zest. In a standard buttermilk pie often recipes do include a small amount of lemon extract however, this one takes it up a few notches. You’ve likely heard of, and eaten chess pie and for comparison purposes this lemon buttermilk pie has a more custard-like texture when compared to lemon chess pie. You can serve it with or without a dollop of fresh whipped cream, and a cup of coffee or hot tea. In the winter, the citrus flavor is a reminder that Spring is on the way and.....
Pineapple Buttermilk Pie – Buttermilk pies, are essentially custard pies with a bit of a “twang” courtesy of the buttermilk. They are one of my “go to” favorite pies because they are a tried and true Southern sweet treat in any flavor, and so easy to prepare. Most often you’ll find a simple version using a small amount of lemon flavoring to give the custard a bright flavor and perhaps dusted with a little nutmeg on the top.
For this pineapple variation you can use a frozen or homemade pie shell depending on how adventurous you’re feeling. Either way, it’s the pineapple infused buttermilk custard filling is the star of this pie. From the Lone Star state of Texas to the East coast and right here in the Carolinas slight variations will be found as cooks put their own spin on buttermilk pie. We can all agree on this one thing, that this beloved buttermilk custard pie is here to stay.
Autumn Spiced Buttermilk Pie – We love our buttermilk custard pies here in the South. The ingredients that each recipe calls for are similar, but, oftentimes they’ll vary depending on the preference and sometimes even region, of each cook. Generally speaking, traditional buttermilk pies may have a pinch of nutmeg or cornmeal in the filling, but, not every cook would add vanilla, lemon juice, or even cinnamon as I have for this Autumn spiced variation.
Lemon juice and vanilla, are ingredients that have been added to recipes by cooks throughout the years. The cinnamon and nutmeg in the custard gives the flavor of my pie warm and spicy undertones and the smooth buttermilk custard filling is both tart and sweet. The spices also give the top of the pie a beautiful brown color. A piece of buttermilk pie is a taste of Southern tradition that’s been handed down from one generation to the next.