It seems like just yesterday we were heralding the beginning of summer. However, this week my Facebook news feed has been full of pictures of my friend’s kids as they commemorate the first day back at school. And at least once a week someone is reminding me of how many days until the beginning of SEC football.
Sorry to say, but we still have roughly six more weeks until it is acceptable to start cooking with pumpkin. That gives you plenty of time to try out these Southern desserts:
And now for a little link love! These are a few faves I have found on the web:
- New Orleans Pralines from Chez Pim. If you make a trip to New Orleans, you will find these everywhere. They are pure sugar and melt in your mouth.
- Hummingbird Cake by Southern Baker. There are several theories as to how this traditional Southern dessert got its name. Thankfully, none of them involve actual hummingbirds.
- Lemon Icebox Pie by Southern Bite. My mother-in-law turned me on to this dessert. It’s like eating a tall, sweet glass of lemonade.
- Mississippi Mud Cake from Our Life in the Kitchen. Supposedly this dessert originated right here in Mississippi and is named after the muddy banks of the Mississippi river. Don’t let the name scare you. It has chocolate, marshmallows, and pecans in it. How can you go wrong with that?
- Caramel Cake from Deep South Dish. A well-made caramel cake is a real treat for me. I have yet to master this dessert, but I’m not giving up.