Banana Bread

Feb 25, 2014 by

  I realize that there is absolutely nothing earth shattering or trend setting about banana bread. Home cooks have been baking up...

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Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese ...

Nov 26, 2013 by

  Last week, as I was helping Little Tot get ready for bed, I was overcome with the sudden craving for apple pie a la mode. Which...

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Peach Jalapeño Jam

Aug 20, 2013 by

  I’m still trying to figure out this whole self-employed freelance writer gig.  Working from home has its advantages, like...

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Cherry Berry Vodka Lemonade

Jul 31, 2013 by

  I became inspired to make cherry-infused vodka after being introduced to clementine-infused vodka during my trip to Natchez a...

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Blackberry Corn Muffins

Jul 24, 2013 by

My birthday was a couple weeks ago.  The plan was to get manicures with my mother, have lunch, and then do a little shopping. What...

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Ricotta Dumplings with Warm Bl...

Jul 2, 2013 by

  You might notice things slow down a bit around here. No, I’m not giving up the blog.  This blog and cooking are my creative...

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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

May 16, 2013 by

  A few weeks ago, Louisiana strawberries started showing up at my farmer’s market.  Every year I buy a whole flat (sometimes...

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Five Mother’s Day Brunch...

May 6, 2013 by

  Okay fellas, in case the increase in florist commercials on TV didn’t tip you off already – Sunday is...

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Five Spring Recipes . . . and ...

Apr 18, 2013 by

  Spring sure does seem to be taking her own sweet time making her arrival, doesn’t she?  I think Winter has finally conceded...

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Mini Ham Sandwiches on Butterm...

Apr 12, 2013 by

  Today I am really honored to participate in my first ever virtual baby shower for one of my blogging friends – Nikki from...

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Hot Pineapple Casserole

Mar 25, 2013 by

  I debated on whether or not to make this a blog post since it is such a simple recipe.  However, I have noticed that when a meal...

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Buttermilk Pancakes with Homem...

Mar 4, 2013 by

  The morning I made these pancakes, The Husband was hoping for quiche.  Yes, my husband is man enough to admit he likes quiche. ...

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Strawberry Pavlovas

Feb 13, 2013 by

  After eating this dessert, The Husband had to make a painful admission.  He says this dish tops what has been his favorite...

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Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Dec 6, 2012 by

  Cranberries are synonymous with the holidays while apple pie just makes you think of fall. I love how this recipe combines the...

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Zinfandel Cranberry Sauce

Nov 12, 2012 by

  Hi dear friends! I want to start off by addressing a tiny piece of business.  If you are a fan of The Cooking Bride on Facebook...

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Pluot-Blueberry Cobbler with C...

Sep 27, 2012 by

  There are just some words that are just more fun to say than others. Take pluot for example.  Right now, stop what you are doing...

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Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cre...

Sep 20, 2012 by

  Friends, I am trying my best to hold off on the pumpkin recipes for now.  It’s kind of like when the retail stores start...

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Concord Grape Jelly

Sep 13, 2012 by

  Have you noticed when you are dating, you usually have “a type?”  There is a certain look or personality trait that you just...

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Grilled Banana Split

Sep 4, 2012 by

This was probably not what you expected to see the day after Labor Day, huh? Well, since the beginning of fall feels just as hot...

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Five Peach Recipes . . . And L...

Aug 23, 2012 by

  I had no idea when I started this post that August is National Peach Month. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits and now that...

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Peach Lavender Jam

Aug 21, 2012 by

  At the beginning of summer when I decided I would become “a canner,”  I had visions of rows and rows of shiny,...

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Five Southern Desserts . . .an...

Aug 9, 2012 by

It seems like just yesterday we were heralding the beginning of summer.  However, this week my Facebook news feed has been full of...

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Homemade Yogurt

Jul 26, 2012 by

As someone who tries to stick to a monthly budget, all this talk about rising food prices because of the drought has me worried. ...

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Spicy Pineapple Coconut Pops

Jul 2, 2012 by

  Remember back in March when I was fretting over our lack of winter weather and what the future would hold as far as the heat for...

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Peach Cobbler with Homemade Va...

Jun 28, 2012 by

The week after you return from vacation is always hard, isn’t it?  I liken it to moving your clocks one hour ahead in the...

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Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Ca...

Jun 6, 2012 by

  Back when The Husband and I were newlyweds I used to get up on Saturday mornings and make something special for breakfast....

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

May 29, 2012 by

  Ya’ll, I’m just going to go ahead and warn you right now – I have become completely obsessed with jam making.  You are...

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Strawberry Shortcakes with Cin...

May 14, 2012 by

  You know that old saying you heard from your parents growing up, “One day when you have children of your own, you will...

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Strawberry Pizza

Feb 13, 2012 by

  If the thought of making a cheesecake on Valentine’s Day for your beloved intimidates you, then this recipe has all the...

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Spiced Peach Jello Salad

Dec 15, 2011 by

  You don’t think less of me for posting a recipe about Jello salad, do you? Growing up, we always had a Jello salad on the table...

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Banana Pudding

Aug 8, 2011 by

  You’ve heard the old saying, “When in Rome. . .” When in Mississippi, it’s not pudding. It’s puddin’. Banana pudding...

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Strawberry Semifreddo

Jul 18, 2011 by

  Our neighbors and good friends are expecting their first child in a matter of days. They are beyond excited at the upcoming...

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Pluot Cake

Jul 11, 2011 by

  Pin It   It started as a trip to the store for a bag of cherries. By the time I got to the check-out counter, I had amassed about...

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Strawberry Basil Pops

Jun 30, 2011 by

  When I saw this recipe in my latest Taste of Home Magazine, I knew I had to make these popsicles. All of them. I wanted a freezer...

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Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

Jun 23, 2011 by

  Rhubarb. If you read the blog regularly, you know the story. The Husband hates it. My parents and I love it. I try to make at...

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