Paleo-friendly Raspberry Banana "Ice Cream"

Raspberry Banana Ice Cream: No Added Sugar, Cream or Guilt

I love ice cream, but I try to stay away from it because the full-fat versions tend to have lots of sugar and are highly caloric. Then there’s that quarter cup serving size. Really? Umm no. Then there are the low-fat and sugar-free ice creams, which are not bad, but they may have additives that aren’t the best.

This vegan and paleo-friendly Raspberry Banana “ice cream” has no cream or added sugar. It has only 4 basic ingredients – bananas, raspberries, cinnamon and pure vanilla extract. Yum! The best part of all — it’s so easy to make and you can eat a whole cup full if you want to with not one ounce of guilt. (more…)

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Lemon Pound Cake

Mom’s Favorite – Lemon Pound Cake

My mom likes delicious, but simple pound cakes and nut cakes. So I wasn’t surprised when she asked if I would make her a lemon pound cake during the Christmas holiday. Baking is what I love to do most, so I was excited to bake it just for her. This lemon pound cake is delicious, moist and very fragrant. It was baked after everyone left our big family Christmas seafood dinner, and the kitchen smelled wonderful as it baked. The true test of the cake’s yumminess came when my little brother kept staring through the oven window, and grabbed a plate from the counter top as soon as I pulled it out of the oven. :-) (more…)

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chocolate buttermilk bread

Chocolate Buttermilk Bread

Pinterest is habit forming. It’s a great way to visually “pin” (i.e. bookmark) web pages. These could include web pages for products, recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and clothing that you would like to complete or purchase.

I have pinned many recipes that I pan to make in 2014. On January 1, I made my first pinned recipe of the year - –  “a cross between quick bread and cake, with a tangy buttermilk taste and slightly chocolate-y and sweet” – . (more…)

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Pecan Cream Cake

Pecan Cream Cake
Christmas 2013: Pecan Cream Cake

RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

This Pecan Cream Cake also known as  Italian Cream Cake was easy to make, yet took a little bit of time. The  recipe was a hit with my family and friends. It’s now requested for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and “just because”.

The recipe that I used is one of my favorite Southern recipes because when I am searching for ingredients, mixing, baking and serving it, I feel like I’m stepping in the shoes of my late grandmother, Alice Virginia. She made all of her cakes from scratch, including the one of my favorites that she made – Apple Jelly Cake.

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