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Cookies Make Everything Better

Cookies Make Everything Better

Cookies make everything better! Cracked sugar cookies are a classic, buttery, chewy sugar cookie. Everyone loves them! Special Equipement: Insulated Cookie Sheets Silicone Baking Liner Mats Stand Mixer Cookie Scoops Wire Cooling Racks Cookie Baking Tips: Start with...

Cheaper By The Dozen

Cheaper By The Dozen

Cheaper by the dozen . . . and more delicious! Surprisingly homemade bagels are better than 99% of the bagels available at grocery stores and bakeries. During quarantine, there has been a recent surge in homemade bread baking. So if you are looking for a new bread...

We Eat Cake Because . . .

We Eat Cake Because . . .

We eat cake . . . because it's the 4th of July. Inspired by the American flag, I am decorating this white party cake with buttercream icing, blueberries and strawberries. Happy Birthday America! *My Texas Kitchen apron by Yelladawg_creative *Susan Apple, Inc. Red...

Before-and-After Porch Makeover

Before-and-After Porch Makeover

Before-and-After porch makeover . . . just in time for our 4th of July celebration! As COVID-19 puts most summer vacations on hold, porches are claiming their role as America's favorite place to enjoy a cocktail and an alfresco dinner. The porch is one of the few...

Sometimes You Just Need A Cake

Sometimes You Just Need A Cake

Sometimes you just need a cake . . . Angel Food Cake is our cake of the day! This recipe is a winner! It won a blue ribbon in the State Fair of Texas cake contest.  The delicate and beloved Angel Food Cake is a timeless American Cake. Sometime around the 1830's, the...

Make Your Bruschetta

Make Your Bruschetta

Make Your Bruschetta with local heirloom and cherry tomatoes. During the summer, it's the perfect antipasta to enjoy with a glass of wine. For the very best Bruschetta, I make it with home-grown cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes from Saint Michael's Farmers...

Peaches N’ Cream

Peaches N’ Cream

Peaches N' Cream are delicious flavors. . . a taste of summer! Peach Dumplings is a new twist on a traditional southern dessert, peach cobbler. Juicy, ripe peaches purchased at your local farmers market are the secret to this simple dish. My favorite farmers market in...

Taco ‘Bout Delicious

Taco ‘Bout Delicious

Taco 'Bout Delicious - Happy National Taco Day! I am fixing brisket tacos. It's one of my family's favorite meals. Towards the end of the brisket's cooking time, I heat up the tortillas, prepare the toppings and cook some Mexican rice. I set the table for a...